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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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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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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…

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With the coronavirus severely affecting the meatpacking industry, Watertown butchers and grocers are hoping that — as there was with eggs, toilet paper and disinfectants — there will not again be panic-buying that wipes out meat counters.

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Following the annual shareholders meeting on April 21, Farmers & Merchants State Bank in Marshall and Waterloo, with a mortgage loan office in Oconomowoc, announced the promotions of three employees. Cindy Anton, of Waterloo, has been promoted to human resources officer; she has been wit…

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The presidents of the tavern leagues of Jefferson and Dodge counties said Monday their organizations are on board with the Tavern League of Wisconsin's proposal to have bars and restaurants reopening — in limited fashion — by May 1.

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At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, members of the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce received an email from Chamber President Evan Kurkowski on the future of the organization.

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This spring was supposed to mark the last hurrah for senior athletes – one final opportunity to play for their high school team. Unfortunately, all sports contests were canceled as of Tuesday when the WIAA announced the decision.

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The Courier and other Adams Publishing Group newspapers are reducing the hours of employees to compensate for lost advertising revenue resulting from business closures and event cancellations caused by the coronavirus crisis, a company official said.

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Netwurx and TDS are working together in order to increase bandwidth to its rural broadband network in Southeast Wisconsin in a proactive manner to address the expected high usage increase by customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Ken Baehler, Netwurx director of business d…

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Officials are announcing restrictions on mass public gatherings to limit the spread of the coronavirus. While the numbers of how many people may gather at one time vary from state to state, it is causing the immediate cancellation or delay of concerts, major sporting events, theater producti…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Grocers big and small are hiring more workers, paying overtime and limiting purchases on certain high demand items as they scramble to restock shelves that have been wiped out by panic shopping in response to the global viral pandemic.

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With four members of the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce stepping down from their positions and two already open board positions, the future of the organization – and Wiener & Kraut Day – rests on the willingness of people to step into the roles.

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Sara Dahlke remembers that as a child, she would walk to downtown Waterloo and all of the stores were occupied by businesses. The number of shops has since decreased since then, but the lifelong resident decided to fill some of those empty buildings.

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Professional cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), announced that the first round of their redesigned Cyclocross World Cup schedule will take place in Waterloo. The race will be on the grounds of Trek’s global headquarters on Oct. 4.

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The Marshall Scholarship Foundation recently received a $1,000 donation from Farmers & Merchants State Bank. Pictured from left are foundation member Joe Marceil, Marshall branch manager Kim Abraham and foundation member Callie Hellenbrand. Money donated to and raised by the organization…

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Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) has announced the winners of its annual scholarships. The cooperative recently presented 15 scholarships of $750 each to a group of local high school seniors and collegiate students pursuing post-secondary education.

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A recent Waterloo School District Community Conversation aimed at increasing community-based employment opportunities for young adults with disabilities brought more than 40 area businesses, organizations, parents and guests together at the Waterloo Farmers and Merchants State Bank.

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Each year since 2008, Watertown and Waterloo Piggly Wigglys raise money to donate back to those in the local communities who need assistance with food during the holiday season. More than $120,000 has been donated back to the community since the yearly fundraiser started. During the 2019 Hol…

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Each year since 2008, Watertown and Waterloo Piggly Wigglys raise money to donate back to those in the local communities who need assistance with food during the holiday season. More than $120,000 has been donated back to the community since the yearly fundraiser started. During the 2019 Hol…

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Each year since 2008, Watertown and Waterloo Piggly Wigglys raise money to donate back to those in the local communities who need assistance with food during the holiday season. More than $120,000 has been donated back to the community since the yearly fundraiser started. During the 2019 Hol…

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A lot can happen in 365 days, and 2019 was no exception for Waterloo, Marshall and the surrounding towns. There were insights to the future for the communities through groundbreakings and changes of leadership; additionally, there were events that typically don’t impact the peaceful rural mu…

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Sometimes, appearances can be deceiving; for instance, people may see Ted out for a walk and assume the large dog may not be friendly. People might also see the inside of the pole barn on Traut Road in the Town of Medina and conclude it’s a space for training canines.

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Duck hearts, beef hearts, chicken hearts and oxtail may not sound all that appetizing to humans, but one area man has found that furry pets can’t get enough of these flavors.

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Students in grades 4k to 4 who attend Waterloo public schools, St. John Lutheran School and Holy Family Catholic School all received a new book courtesy of Waterloo American Family Insurance agent Larry “Smokey” Anderson. Pictured are students in the St. John’s 3k and 4k class along with, fr…

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A Waterloo business aimed at helping make people healthier is celebrating 10 years. Life Changing Nutrition, 347 Portland Road, was opened Oct. 1, 2009 by Tama Griffin and her husband, Ron. The business has been at the Portland Road location for five years; it had initially opened at 315 Hen…

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Waterloo Piggly Wiggly’s employees and its customers recently raised $1,437.66, in a week-long round up for the Waterloo Friends for the Library. Pictured from left are Brian Wohlfeil, Piggly Wiggly; Susan Fouts, Friends volunteer coordinator; Jeff Tate, Piggly Wiggly; and Angela Byers-Krant…

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“Did you know there’s a difference between chiming and striking, right?” Jim Reynolds asks. “Chiming is playing the tune and striking is marking the hour. Most people don’t know that –– if they hear a clock make a noise, they say it’s chiming.”

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Award-winning Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese is made with milk produced by cows from the Crave family’s own dairy herd, so it’s no surprise that the cows are winning awards, too.

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Some gyms may have people at the doors to greet clients; at The Ranch Personal Training, the unofficial greeters are a pair of horses who may whinny in acknowledgement of a person’s presence. Clients might also get greeted by canine Arya. The Town of Waterloo personal training facility, whic…