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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Since the May 11 launch of free COVID-19 testing at the Alliant Energy Center there has been more than 2,800 people taking advantage of the program.
The trend of voters casting absentee ballots has grown in recent years, and as the April 7 election took place amid the COVID-19 crisis, an unprecedented number of Wisconsinites mailed in their votes.
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…
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.
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.
Shown above, Debbie Ackatz, assistant manager at Poyer’s Farm Market in Fort Atkinson, right, helps Sarah Torre of Fort Atkinson in selecting some flowers. Torre also purchased some heirloom tomato plants.
State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor proclaimed the week of May 4 as ‘Teacher Appreciation Week’ in Wisconsin. Stanford Taylor noted her gratitude to teachers, especially during the temporary statewide school building closures due to COVID-19.
Garden centers and nurseries are used to being busy this time of year with spring planting, but this season it feels different, while the traditional kickoff to biking season has moved up.
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.
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 …
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…
One of the first COVID-19 positive test results in the nation was seen in Dane County, and the county’s response has been one of the most aggressive, as well.
JEFFERSON — Jefferson County Fair Park has been the premier spot in the county for large gatherings, not only the annual fair, but also the popular car shows and swap meets, horse shows, 5k runs, flea markets and community festivals such as Gemuetlichkeit Days.
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.
Spring is the beginning of peak tick season, and in the past few years, numbers of deer ticks in our area have increased significantly. A bite from an infected deer tick can transmit Lyme disease and other diseases, which are becoming more common.
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.
Thirty-five percent of Wisconsin businesses responding to a recent statewide survey reported they will be forced to close if current conditions persist for more than three months amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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…
People don’t have to go to the post office to use many postal products and services. In fact, most simple tasks can be done from the convenience and safety of your home with or without a computer.
The Newcomer household near Monroe is fairly typical for rural Wisconsin. It is surrounded by cornfields. The nearest neighbor is a quarter-mile down the road.
While keeping people distanced from each other during the current public health emergency is critical to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the people of Wisconsin still require health care – related to COVID-19 or not.
Fees are now waived for all Wisconsin State Parks and Trails that continue to remain open to the public. Parks, law enforcement and property staff will also continue to provide routine sweeps of state park system properties.
Gov. Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order.
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…
Both federal and Wisconsin income tax payment and return due dates are automatically extended to July 15, 2020. Wisconsin law will automatically extend time and waive interest and penalties for taxpayers due to a presidentially declared disaster.
In this time of social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and news changing minute to minute, many people are experiencing anxiety. Parents with children at home now that schools are closed also may wonder how best to use that time.
MADISON (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses starting Tuesday, and is urging people to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus that has killed four people in the state and infected at least nearly 400.
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…
The first case of COVID-19 in Jefferson County has been confirmed and is a person who has recently traveled domestically and developed symptoms shortly after, said Jefferson County health officials Friday.
The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting a unique set of challenges for the funeral industry nationwide, and Watertown’s funeral directors are not being spared the confusion and concerns.
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Wisconsin, significant community needs are developing in response to individuals having to self-quarantine and practice social distancing and the closure of schools, businesses, and other community resources.
Shortly after returning home from school one day in spring 2010, luscely Flores, who was 13 at the time, and her mother heard a knock on the door. Peering through the window, Flores’ mother saw a man holding a laptop. He wore business casual attire and a lanyard around his neck.
In association with the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network, the regional Academic Bowl took place at Fort Atkinson Middle School on Thursday, bringing together top achievers from several area school districts.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Evers has directed Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson to ensure continuation of essential services of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and protect the health and safety of citizens and employees.