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After sitting around the house for over a month, area residents can indulge themselves in the books that their local libraries have to offer.

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In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, while people are cooped up inside to remain healthy, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is offering online activities to inspire travel plans for the future and virtually explore the state’s natural wonders.

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In an effort to tout local businesses and thriving agro-tourism enterprises, the Poynette Area Chamber of Commerce and four organizations teamed up with Discover Wisconsin on an upcoming episode of the long-standing show.

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2019 was a year of changes and growth for the Poynette area. Construction began on the new elementary school. The local True Value Hardware store closed after its owner retired. Student athletes garnered awards, annual traditions continued and voters marked ballots.

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Hometown Bancorp Ltd., parent company of Hometown Bank, has entered into an agreement to acquire United Community Bank, located in south-central Wisconsin. The Poynette and Harmony Grove locations will be included in the acquisition.

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Watching the Packer game on a Sunday is a Wisconsin tradition, resulting in shouts at the television (usually at the referee), large family gatherings, full stomachs and laughs all around, unless the Packers lose.

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An apartment and local business were significantly damaged after a terrarium heat lamp caused a fire in the morning of Oct. 8, leaving no people injured.

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Poynette Auto Body has come a long way since Luke Walz, a “young and stupid” new graduate of Madison Area Technical College, bought the business with his wife, Jenny.

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Kathy Doucey embraces small-town life 

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To some, Pete McCormick’s career change may look like a drastic revolution, but to him, it’s his lifelong dream come true.

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Six years ago, Tony Belay and Ben Colrud were employed as full-time Columbia County deputies and working on their business out of a garage in Poynette. About a month ago, the business they built, Belco Vehicle Solutions in Lodi, won the Columbia County Economic Development Corporation’s “Small Business of the Year” award.

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Bell Ford in Arlington was recently awarded “Business of the Year” by the Columbia County Economic Development Corporation – a recognition that owner Nolan Campbell credits to an evolving atmosphere at the company, in addition to longstanding community support and hardworking employees.

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MADISON, Wis. Rural Mutual Insurance, premier insurance provider of Wisconsin families, businesses and farms, announces its selection as a Ward’s 50â Property-Casualty Company for the eighth straight year. The honor is bolstered by Rural Mutual Insurance’s recently-designated A.M. Best Positive Outlook on their already strong A rating. A.M. Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating source.

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KMA Bodilly CPAs and Consultants, S.C., a well respected Madison-based full-service business accounting, tax and financial services firm recently acquired Stephen D. Brokish, CPA in Lodi. The acquisition will allow the combined firm to provide a wider range of services to a larger number of …