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One only needs to read the comments on the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) Facebook page to understand the frustration of the state’s unemployed workers. Many of the complaints are related to being unable to get in contact with a claims specialist to ask questions about…

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After two years of operation, Hubbleton Brewing Company has been given the green light to extend its conditional use permit (CUP) and expand its production capabilities. Owner Dan Schey came before the Portland Town Board at its May 26 meeting to renew the CUP and outline his future plans fo…

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Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on community health and well-being, the 2020 Jefferson County Fair has been canceled. The safety of the Jefferson County Fair’s attendees, participants and community is the highest priority in producing the annual fair.

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There’s nothing sweeter than tasting the first berry of the season you’ve pulled right off the vine. The king berry as it’s known, it’s the biggest berry of the season.

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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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FFA members and agriculture students at Marshall High School wanted to help their local community during these challenging times. They decided providing nutritious food for the community was one of the best ways to lend a hand, and Vita Plus employee owners were happy to support the effort b…

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For several months the Wisconsin State Fair Park Board of Directors and staff have been working tirelessly analyzing 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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During troubling times for the community, the American Family Insurance Smokey Anderson Agency decided to give back auto refunds it received. On Wednesday April 22, the team presented a check for $2,900 to the Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry and the Marshall/Waterloo Food Pantry. The Premi…

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Two companies will share the task of repairing six aging roads in the Town of Medina.

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Local businesses with class B liquor licenses will have the ability to receive a two-month cost reduction when reapplying for annual the license, but it won’t be automatic. The Waterloo City Council on Thursday narrowly approved a resolution reducing the next cycle of liquor license fee paym…

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Thirteen students from Waterloo were named to the 2019-20 third-quarter honor roll at Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills.

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While coronavirus has disrupted people’s lives and businesses, it may also cause problems with next school year’s budget. During the May 20 Marshall School Board meeting, business director Bob Chady said, “we are living in extraordinary times, which nobody would doubt or challenge. To set th…

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In accordance with public health guidelines and safety recommendations, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is modifying current operations to maintain the safest environment for visitors and staff.

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Earlier this week, Public Health Madison & Dane County released Forward Dane, a phased reopening plan for Dane County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, based on active monitoring of the data-based metrics outlined in the plan, an order has been issued that moves Dane County into Phase…

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It may be more than a month later than the original graduation date, but the Marshall High School Class of 2020 will accept their diplomas – hopefully in person – Saturday, July 25. District administrator Dan Grady announced the date of the ceremony during the May 20 Marshall School Board meeting.

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Sherri Smith and Jim Stonestreet, of the Krause-Langer VFW Post, stand alongside West Main Street in Marshall Friday afternoon to sell signs supporting the Class of 2020. The local veterans organization was selling the yard signs as a fundraiser for its scholarships and as a way to offer sup…

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JEFFERSON — Rarely are proclamations that come at the end of Jefferson County board meetings among the most meaningful items of the sessions, but Tuesday night’s “June Is Dairy Month” declaration carried considerable weight in the current COVID-19 environment that is severely affecting area farmers.

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The Waterloo and Marshall school districts along with local first responders will be receiving a portion of a $20,000 grant provided to Farmers & Merchants State Bank. The funds are part of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s (FHLBank Chicago) COVID-19 Relief Program.

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When it comes to risky behavior, there are a few areas where the Waterloo School District can grow, particularly when it comes to how it compares to the state results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey numbers.

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For as long as Mary Stodola can remember, each Saturday her husband, Dave, and son, Joey, go grocery shopping.

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U.S. Gain, a leader in renewable natural gas (RNG) development and distribution, recently announced it has reached an off-take agreement with DTE Biomass Energy for RNG produced at Statz Brothers Farms located in Marshall. Purchased RNG will be taken to the California transportation market.

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During troubling times for the community, the American Family Insurance Smokey Anderson Agency decided to give back auto refunds it received. On Wednesday April 22, the team presented a check for $2,900 to the Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry and the Marshall/Waterloo Food Pantry. The Premi…

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Due to an oversight, last week’s Marshall police reports were omitted from the May 7 print edition of The Courier. The reports are printed along with this week’s report.

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When the Wisconsin Supreme Court yesterday voted to invalidate the Safer at Home extension order, which was in place through May 26, issued by the Department of Health Services, Public Health Madison and Dane County chose to use its local authority to continue the Safer at Home guidelines un…

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended the mandate for another month without consulting legislators.

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Marcus Truschinski said there’s a picture in his high school yearbook featuring himself and several other boys wearing Marshall High School football jerseys, sitting in the back row at American Player’s Theatre (APT). The group was in Spring Green to see “Macbeth” as part of a school field trip.

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As the fight against coronavirus continues, it is integral to ensure the medical personnel on the frontlines of the pandemic have access to personal protective equipment (PPE). In order to process the offers coming into Wisconsin’s State Emergency Operations Center, at the Department of Mili…

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The Waterloo High School class of 2020 won’t be graduating in July; instead, district administration decided to have the event shifted back to June 7. But, it will not look like any commencement ceremony seen by the district before.

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To say the final semester for the Class of 2020 has been disrupted by coronavirus would be an understatement – plans for graduation ceremonies are still up in the air, grading policies have been amended, all spring activities have been canceled, and home now serves as the classroom.

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Glenn Soldner, a member of Waterloo American Legion Post 233, said Memorial Day is one of his favorite days of the year. Unfortunately, veterans and the public will not be able to publicly recognize the sacrifices made by military personnel.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced that starting May 11 the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin National Guard will have free COVID-19 testing at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

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With the exception of a no vote by Alderman Ron Griffin, the Waterloo City Council approved a contract agreement between the city and Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. during Thursday’s regular meeting for 2020 and 2021 exterior-only property revaluation services and an additional data …

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Nine local food projects — including one from Waterloo — have been selected to receive grants through the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (BLBW) program, a competitive grant program designed to strengthen Wisconsin’s food industries by helping farms and businesses more efficiently process, market a…