The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will reopen state campgrounds on June 10 with special conditions to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.
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.
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.
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…
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 …
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.
Nursing homes — in the state and nationally — have been hot spots for outbreaks of COVID-19, and their residents face increased risk of illness and death. This has been heightened by the statistic that 40% of COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin were those living in nursing homes.
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.
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.
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.
As a member of the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Board, local entrepreneur Caleb Maier has a keen interest in the local healthcare system. For the last month, the Foundation has been engaged in a fundraising campaign to purchase supplies and equipment to help care for COVID-19 patients.…
After careful consideration, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) has cancelled the 62nd annual Art Fair on the Square. The event was scheduled for July 11 and 12.
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…
The current pandemic hasn’t slowed down area gardeners from growing fresh vegetables to keep their homes filled with healthy foods during the coming months.
More than one million meals have been provided to Wisconsin students since the closure of K-12 school buildings because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to claims filed to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
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.
Business had dried up for DeForest’s Degnan Design-Build-Remodel with the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak and Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order.
Golfers in the Lodi and Poynette areas can once again hit the links at Lodi Golf Club, Shepherds Meadow in Poynette or their other favorites. However, there are restrictions in play as the state is still under the “Safer at Home” order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Tony Evers today announced Wisconsin’s “Badger Bounce Back” plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.
The COVID-19 coronavirus has elevated fear among people afraid of catching the disease and facing uncertain circumstances. Constant worrying may have a negative impact on how we sleep as thoughts of coronavirus continually linger inside our heads.
Sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know. An interesting chain of relationships resulted in Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation procuring three trailers to be used at area clinics as they perform curbside testing for COVID-19.
The Department of Natural Resources has closed over 40 state properties amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, per the direction of Governor Tony Evers.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on April 13 unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural lead…
As society digs into its battle against COVID-19, a health researcher at Ball State University in Indiana recommends behaviors that to adapt as soon as possible to avoid illness.
With the postponing of in-person voting denied by the state Supreme Court, spring elections around Wisconsin went off as normal — or as normal as they could be given the current situation — on Tuesday, April 7.
City of Lodi and Village of Poynette officials and board/council members are on the list of people who are exempted from Governor Tony Evers’ “Safer at Home” order.
The recent passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act could provide some much-needed help to area businesses.
Gov. Tony Evers, in the absence of legislative action, today signed Executive Order #74, suspending in-person voting for the April 7 spring election, moving in-person voting to June 9.
MADISON – Following new guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) are notifying the state’s farmers a…
There has been a slight change to how often parents of children within the Poynette and Lodi school district's will be picking up the free lunches being offered.
The Poynette School District has been doing virtual learning since March 18 and before it was implemented, the district sent home letters from each school to inform parents and guardians what was expected of the students at each grade level.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to be as flexible as possible to get food out to the people who need it during the COVID-19 National Emergency. On March 18, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes billions of …
Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to temporarily order the suspension of evictions and foreclosures amid the COVID-19 public health emergency. The order can be found here.
The Lodi and Poynette police departments are doing the best they can to continue and help protect and serve the public, as well as all of its officers, during the COVID-19 pandemic.