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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.

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It has been several months before the public has been able to walk through the doors of local libraries. That changes this month as the Marshall Community Library and Karl Junginger Memorial Library reopen to the public.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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As the COVID-19 pandemic sheltered humankind in place, a prose poem penned by a Jefferson County woman went viral, capturing a glimmer of hope during this uncertain time and painting an idealistic outcome toward which all the world should strive.

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising unemployment, WIC continues to serve WIC participants and encourages all eligible parents and expecting parents to sign up. Jefferson County WIC is supporting WIC families at this time, but it is recommended to call 920-674-7189 before coming in.

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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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The white SUV idling at the front of the line had reportedly been there since 9:30 a.m., approximately four hours before the drive through line would begin creeping forward. By 12:15 p.m., the perimeter of the Marshall High School parking lot was lined with various vehicles, many with their …

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Spring is in full swing, which means it is the busiest time of year at Dane County Humane Society’s (DCHS) Wildlife Center just as Wisconsin is set to reach its COVID-19 peak. The wildlife rehabilitation program of DCHS provides comfort and care for ill, injured or orphaned wild animals with…

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Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday directed the Department of Natural Resources to reopen several state parks, forests, and recreational areas originally closed due to unprecedented crowds and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health.

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The Karl Junginger Memorial Library and Marshall Community Library will be offering “no contact” curbside services beginning this week. The libraries are allowed to begin this service as part of Gov. Tony Evers updated Safer at Home orders.

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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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As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, so does uncertainty and fear: two elements that con artists thrive on. During these stressful times, BBB recommends consumers to be especially alert to avoid falling for a scam. Below are the top six coronavirus scams along with as tips to help identify and …

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Four days after extending the Safer at Home order to May 26, Gov. Tony Evers outlined the plan to use a phased approach to reopen the economy. Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm on Monday issued Emergency Order #31 establishing the process and outlining th…

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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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All Wisconsin public and private schools will be closed for the rest of the school year after Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, or until a supe…

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The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) recently announced a new web tool to assist users in finding free-to-use public broadband locations in their area. These "Emergency Internet" locations are for when a user's own internet…

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While most dental offices have temporarily suspended cleanings and other elective procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, an email from the Wisconsin Dental Association sent Monday reminds that dentists continue to be available for emergency treatment in their offices. WDA said this is an i…

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Becky has a spouse, a stepdaughter, and lately has been doing her job from home because of the safer-at-home restrictions implemented last month by Gov. Tony Evers to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

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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…

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When Father Jorge Miramontes calls from a response from the pews during mass, he is met with silence. It is Holy Week, a time when the church should be filled with members recognizing Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. Instead, the pastor, a pair of seminarians assigned t…

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Each day, healthcare personnel face the possibility of being in contact with a patient who has novel coronavirus. To help prevent the spread of the disease, these individuals wear personal protective equipment (PPE) ranging from face shields and gloves to multiple layers of clothing.