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On a day when the CDC estimated that 20 million Americans already have been infected with the coronavirus, Jefferson County topped 200 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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The Waterloo Plan Commission took up an unusual conditional use permit (CUP) for four properties within the city – the request was coming from the city and not a private developer. The city’s request for the CUPs to allow for the construction of more than one dwelling unit for lots 1, 2, 3 a…

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There was a lot of discussion, but little action, when the Medina Town Board held a June 24 special meeting. As the body continues to consider what type of development it would like to see at 5536 Missouri Road, Town Chairman Todd Weinberger, along with Supervisor Sue Zingsheim and Town Patr…

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A female spiny softshell turtle basks in the sun as she nests on the Town of Medina gravel pile. While typically found in large rivers or lakes, from late May until early July female aquatic turtles move upland to nest and deposit their eggs. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural …

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The United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties has announced that it is merging with the Watertown Area United Way, effective July 1st.

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi on June 24 joined representatives of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and Badger Prairie Needs Network to highlight new investments the partners are making within the local food pantry system to bolster food delivery and food storage capacity as …

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Stay seated and keep your distance when at Dane County restaurants; Thursday afternoon Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) issued order #6, which keeps Dane County in Phase 2. This order went into effect at 10 p.m. on June 25. The order limits private gatherings and adjusts langu…

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One of the state’s largest aggregate crushing facilities operators will be expanding its operations in the Town of Portland. The town board approved a conditional use permit (CUP) for Michels Materials, W11184 Hubbleton Road, to expand its non-metallic mineral extraction just south of Highway 19.

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JEFFERSON — There will be no carnival, no midway, no exhibitors napping in the stalls with their beautifully groomed cows in between judging.

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JEFFERSON — The move toward greater energy efficiency could not have come at a better time for the Humane Society of Jefferson County, which completed the installation of its new solar array earlier this month and began generating energy through solar power.

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The Waterloo City Council made quick work of its June 18 agenda with only a handful of action items.

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Amid the rising number of nationwide concerns about having police officers in schools, the Marshall School Board heard the annual update during its June 12 meeting from outgoing school resource officer (SRO) Joe Nickel. According to Nickel, from the start of the 2019-2020 until buildings clo…

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To graduate from Marshall High School, a student must earn 27 credits, but this may change in the future. The Marshall School District is looking at possibly lowering the required number of credits to graduate from high school.

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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Monday issued Education Forward, a guidance document for Wisconsin district and school leaders to use as they plan for a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school for the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Law enforcement agencies and transportation safety officials are delivering a simple, but potentially life-saving message to all motorists: buckle up – every seat – every trip. During the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign that begins Monday, June 22 and runs through Sunday, July 5…

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JUNEAU — Ashley Siegmann waved her U.S. flag as she stood in solidarity Tuesday evening with her husband, Nathan, and nearly 270 other demonstrators at the Dodge County Administration Building opposing an ordinance that would have set clearer guidelines for health officials when combating communicable diseases.

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OCONOMOWOC — For at least one doctor on the front lines, it’s not the new coronavirus he’s worried about. It’s what happens when people are unnecessarily fearful of it.

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Upcoming road repair projects in the Town of Waterloo will in many cases be the start of a two-year process.

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While no decision was made, the Medina Town Board discussed the potential of using an alternate method to funding future roadwork. During the June 10 meeting, Chairman Todd Weinberger said even though the municipality had multiple road work projects set for 2020, “we’re not even putting in a…

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JEFFERSON — Many in the community are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people are anxious about getting the virus, or passing it on to vulnerable friends or family members, but there are also the economic impacts that have affected people’s lives.

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As a form of relief for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Marshall will waive penalties and interest on personal property tax installments.

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Members of the Waterloo fitness center only had a limited amount of time to enjoy the new space before it needed to shut down due to COVID-19. However, pool and fitness center director Janessa Henning is eyeing July 6 as the reopening date for both facilities.

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As a result of meeting criteria outlined in Forward Dane, Public Health Madison & Dane County issued an order to move Dane County to phase two effective Monday, June 15.

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The City of Waterloo will soon be updating its website after the city council on June 4 approved a resolution to enter into a multi-year contract with CivicPlus.

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The school year may just be getting over, but the Marshall School District is already looking at what the 2020-2021 academic year may look like in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The Marshall School Board met as a committee of the whole on June 3 to take part in a workshop about plans for…

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Scott Peterson, managing editor of the Watertown Daily Times, has been promoted to group editor of APG Southern Wisconsin, Robb Grindstaff, general manager of APG Media’s Southern Wisconsin newspapers, recently announced.

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The Waterloo High School Class of 2020 chose “Stole the Show” by Kygo as its class song, but people watching the livestream of Sunday’s three-hour event may not have known this. As each student approached the outdoor stage, placed in front of the elementary school entrance, a song of their c…

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With a 45% increase in turtle crossing reports in the last year and a growing number of landowners taking action to protect turtle nests from raccoons, state conservation biologists are hopeful for the next generation of these hard-shelled reptiles.

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Waterloo Parks Coordinator Gabe Haberkorn on Thursday afternoon announced the cancellation of the annual Waterloo Fourth of July celebration at Firemen’s Park. In an open letter to the community, he said the decision to cancel the event, which has been held since 1905, did not come lightly.