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Responding to a video of three teenagers shouting racial hate speech from a vehicle, the Waunakee Village Board issued a statement Monday condemning words and actions that marginalize others based on race, culture, background or orientation.

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Concerns about the coronavirus has canceled another Waunakee tradition. Monday night, Waunakee Village President Chris Zellner announced that WaunaBoom would not take place.

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Gov. Tony Evers has announced the launch of the “Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants” program, a $200 million effort aimed at helping local leaders address some of their most urgent and unique COVID-19 recovery needs. Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DO…

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The Dane County Towns Association held its annual meeting last week via videoconference, where members discussed their option to waive interest and penalties on upcoming property-tax installments.

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Waunakee resident David Boetcher has been elected to serve as a delegate at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, where he hopes to advance labor and veteran issues.

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Six sites. Five phases. Four years. About $10 million-$15 million. That’s what makes up the Dane County sediment removal project in the Yahara Chain of Lakes aimed at mitigating the risk of flooding.

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Six sites. Five phases. Four years. About $10 million-$15 million. That’s what makes up the Dane County sediment removal project in the Yahara Chain of Lakes aimed at mitigating the risk of flooding.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, a $50 million investment to provide direct payments to Wisconsin farmers in support of the agricultural sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a $15 million Food Security Initiative to combat hunger in Wisconsin.

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As the Waunakee High School Class of 2020 celebrates the completion of their K-12 education virtually in June, their pictures will be hung on street-pole banners allowing the entire village to honor them.

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After it was discovered a convicted sex offender was living near Prairie Elementary School earlier this year, the Waunakee Village board has discussed the option of adopting an ordinance prohibiting convicted sex offenders from residing within a certain distance from schools and other center…

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced on Monday a multi-million dollar effort to reduce evictions and improve access to housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health crisis has brought more than 36,000 new filers to unemployment in Dane County, rendering thousands of those hou…

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Dane County is experiencing a significant increase in the number of medical emergencies related to alcohol overconsumption and substance abuse in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Joe Parisi announced Friday. According to new data from Dane County Emergency Management, bet…

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The first phase of the Heritage Hill subdivision just north of Hwy. 113/19 between N. Division Street and Schumacher Road got a green light at the Waunakee Village Board’s May 4 meeting, as did an amendment to the annexation agreement.

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With some newer trustees on the Waunakee Village Board, including Nila Frye who attended her first meeting as an elected official May 7, the board was presented with guidelines for complying with the state’s open meetings and open records act.

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The coronavirus pandemic has quashed momentous ceremonies and annual events this spring, and perhaps no one feels the loss as deeply as high school seniors, who looked forward to an important rite of passage at their graduation in June.

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Dane County will remain under an Emergency Declaration until at least mid-summer, County Executive Joe Parisi announced Tuesday. In consultation with Public Health Madison-Dane County, Parisi is extending the order currently in place until at least July 15. The current order, lasting 60 days…

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A plan for a 50-unit apartment complex just west of McDonald’s was one of 23 projects to receive 9 percent housing tax credits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, Gov. Tony Evers announced on April 28.

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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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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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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi today directed county attorneys to intervene with a case pending before the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding the Governor's Safer at Home Orders. At the request of the County Executive, the county will file legal briefs in support of protecting the public he…

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Five weeks after Gov. Tony Evers signed the Safer at Home order, the number of new cases seemed to be decreasing, particularly in Dane County. At Monday’s Waunakee Village Board meeting, some of the discussion centered around the COVID-19 pandemic, which in some ways, has altered plans in th…

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Monday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined community partners to announce the first climate action plan, which sets goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 50% county-wide by 2030 and puts the county on a path to be carbon-neutral by 2050. The 2020 Dane County Climate Action Plan…

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Today, County Executive Joe Parisi announced that Dane County has invested more than $1.8 million in services to support individuals experiencing homelessness since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts have included reserving hotel rooms to help create proper social distancing, …

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Gov. Tony Evers Thursday 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 superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and suppor…

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Despite directives that seemed to change hour by hour for the April 7 spring election, causing confusion for many, in-person voting went on as planned in Waunakee with far fewer people showing up to the polls than in other elections.

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Today, the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL), the agency that manages the Common School Fund, made a special distribution of $5.25 million in additional aid for public school libraries to address distance learning needs during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the state treas…

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Waunakee voters decided a five-way race for three village trustee seats in the April 7 election, with Dane County’s unofficial results showing incumbents Erin Moran and Bill Ranum being elected for another term, and Nila Frye elected to her first term as trustee.

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Dane County has posted the unofficial results of the April 7 election, showing that Mary Lou Hyatt has won the election for Dane Village President.

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The Hwy. M trail bridge was delivered last week and was installed. Boardwalks are currently under construction for the North Mendota Trail near Hwy. M in the Town of Westport as part of Dane County trail system in partnership with the town.

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The renewable natural gas (RNG) offloading station at Dane County’s landfill is scheduled to receive its first load of biogas this week. The biogas will be brought from a Wisconsin digester that collects the methane from manure which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and harmful runoff to lak…

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The Town of Westport has awarded a construction contract to Raymond P. Catell, Inc., who will take on road improvements in the Mary Lake neighborhood this summer.

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The Village of Waunakee approved a proposal to settle two lawsuits filed by Main Street Waunakee LLC, the company formed when Terrance Wall sought to develop the 200 block of W. Main and Second streets in 2018.

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The fate of the April 7 election seemed to change minute by minute just days before it would be held, but in Waunakee, the village clerk and staff proceeded with the assumption that it would occur all along.

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At the Waunakee Village Board’s first virtual Zoom meeting Monday, village department heads updated trustees about changes in their operations during the COVID-19 emergency. Public works, police, EMS, library, senior center and administration workers are all doing their day-to-day jobs differently.