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Residents around Lodi can once again peruse the bookshelves at the Lodi Woman’s Club Public Library. The library re-opened its doors on June 1, Library Director Alex LeClair announced recently.

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The Poynette Village Board approved to temporarily eliminate three operating license costs and drastically reduce two others.

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During the evening of Tuesday, June 2, between 7:30-10:30 p.m., the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office communications center received numerous telephone calls regarding weather related incidents.

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The Wisconsin DNR will host the eighth annual Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend on June 6-7. Park admission fees, fishing license and trail pass requirements will be waived to encourage people to take advantage of and enjoy Wisconsin's outdoors.

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The Columbia County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is taking the lead to establish the Columbia County Economic Recovery Team, with the purpose of building a collaborative effort with organizations across Columbia County. The Economic Recovery Team will meet the unique needs of the…

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Getting signatures on Nomination Papers is hard enough, but getting them while trying to keep everyone safe is downright challenging. Ken Van Dyke, candidate for State Senate District 14, is shown here with one of his solutions. People are invited to come outside while Ken sets up his truck …

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On Monday, May 25 at 5:45 p.m., the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on South Main Street in the Village of Pardeeville. The search warrant was related to suspected drug trafficking.

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For several months the Wisconsin State Fair Park Board of Directors and staff have been working to analyze all facets of the annual event, in hopes of being able to provide the Wisconsin State Fair experience that fairgoers have come to know and love over the past 169 years.

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Eleven area students are set to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. However, the spring commencement has been rescheduled for Oct. 10 to honor the nearly 3,600 graduates.

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Memorial Day is a day for me to remember all the men and women who have given their lives while in military service for their country. This day is especially important to me as two neighbor boys I grew up with gave their lives during World War II, as well as others from the small town of Joh…

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On Memorial Day, my thoughts go back to the day in February, 1944, when four Japanese suicide planes crashed into my ship, the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga off Iwo Jima, killing 120 and injuring many more. And, I think how lucky I was as a first loader on a quad 40 anti-aircraft gun, when o…

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As a veteran who served in France and Germany during World War II, Memorial Day to me, is a day to remember those who did not return home. Just after my graduation from high school and prior to being drafted into the Army, a telegram was delivered to my father stating that my cousin, James C…

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A parade was held Saturday to celebrate the graduating seniors of Poynette High School. Those who came out to support the class of 2020 lined both sides of the streets along the parade route.

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On May 20, Poynette High School held its annual award night — virtually. It honored the senior class and those who received various scholarships and awards. There were 10 seniors who received Capitol Conference Academic Honors. they were Molly Anderson, John Bergeman, Mollie Blochwitz, Jake …

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued a formal letter to the U.S. Army cautioning the military that it must fully comply with state environmental regulations in pending cleanup decisions at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant (Badger) located in rural Sauk County, west…

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Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Division of State Patrol are reminding motorists to be extra alert for deer along roadways. Deer activity typically increases during May and June as females search for places to give birth and young deer separate from their mothers.

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, high school seniors were already in countdown mode — counting down the numbers of days they had left in their respective schools before they walked across a stage at graduation.

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Food pantries, school meal programs, and other food security efforts throughout south central Wisconsin will be able to provide dairy, beef and pork products to families and individuals in need thanks to $4,500 worth of contributions from Vita Plus.

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Poynette’s public Memorial Day celebration has been canceled this year. The event is annually sponsored by the American Legion Post 271, the Women’s Auxiliaries of the American Legion and the Sons of the American Legion.

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Wisconsin’s hospitals and emergency physicians are reminding the state’s citizens that they should not put off seeking important health care, as hospital emergency departments and urgent care clinics are fully staffed, safe and ready as always to help treat members of the community.

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) protects consumers by ensuring vehicle dealers meet eligibility requirements and follow Wisconsin’s laws. After recent investigations and reviews, the DMV revoked the wholesale dealer licenses of these Columbia Cou…

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The University of Wisconsin System is offering an 11-day free application period for anyone wishing to apply to one of its two-year campuses for the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters. The free application period will run from June 5-15.

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Discover Wisconsin has launched its popular photo contest via social media. In partnership with Wisconsin Counties Association, 12 fan-submitted photos will be published in Discover Wisconsin’s annual calendar, featuring images of Wisconsin destinations. The photo contest is accessible on th…

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On May 1, the Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) joined forces to start a new program connecting Wisconsin pork producers to local meat processors, consumers and the growing number of people experiencing food in…

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There’s no doubt things look a lot different than they did before COVID-19, but Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council has embraced the “new normal” by providing virtual formats of its iconic programming – including summer camp.

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Alliant Energy customers in Wisconsin would see steady electric and natural gas rates into 2021 under a proposal the company filed today with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW). This proposal delays the periodic rate review the company otherwise would have filed this month, wh…