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Bud Van Alstine of East Third Street sent the Tribune this picture, thinking it would bring a smile. The family wanted to save their tree so created the first gnome apartment homes.

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The sign near the Village Park at S. Division and Main streets shows that George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died in the custody of officers there, is on the minds of Waunakee residents, as well. The other side of it reads, "Black Lives Matter."

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The Waunakee Farmers Market opened Wednesday with a few vendors at the Waun-A-Bowl and Rocky Rococo parking lot. A sign included safety precautions to take during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The acclaimed writer, Maya Angelou, said, “I have great respect for the past. If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going.”

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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 Dane County Dairy Promotion Committee has announced that nine local students will receive scholarships. The program recognizes students who are residents of Dane County and pursuing post-secondary educations in an agriculture-related field.

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The Town of Westport has adopted a resolution waiving interest and penalties on property-tax payments due after July 31, in consideration of the hardship caused the by COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Madison Area Builders Association ("MABA") has announced that after weeks of discussion with Madison & Dane County Public Health officials (“Public Health”) that Public Health has provided approval and procedural guidelines for the Parade of Homes to occur in accordance with Forward …

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SSM Health will soon resume clinical operations at four of the clinic locations, including Waunakee's, where service was temporarily suspended services as part of its pandemic response.

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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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WaunaBoom was not the only event to be canceled; Tuesday morning, the WaunaFest Run organizers announced their decision to cancel that event this year, as well. The organizers sent this statement to the Tribune:

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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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Ted Tweed was one of many community members who played taps at their home on Memorial Day.

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The 54th annual Waunakee High School Scholarship Drive went virtual this year due to COVID-19, and the scholarship committee has almost reached its goal of $40,000.

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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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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide ban on evictions expired on May 26, leaving renters at risk of losing housing during a pandemic that has left hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites unemployed.

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Construction workers are in the process of building Waunakee’s second Kwik Trip store at the intersection of Hwy. Q and Water Wheel Drive, near Boston’s Pizza.

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American Legion Post 360 led honors for veterans at local cemeteries on Memorial Day, with limited members participating because of the coronavirus pandemic. Boy Scout Troop 46 also participated. The day started at the Legion Hall at 7:30 a.m. and went on to Union Cemetery in Vienna, Kolman …

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The Waunakee Music Scholarship Committee awarded four middle school students a Jan and Ted Tweed scholarship of $250 each. Vincent Chou, Blake Beam, Sydney Ray, and Gwen Severson were nominated by their music teacher and chosen by a committee because of their contributions to middle school music.

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State Bank of Cross Plains (SBCP) has disbursed $20,000 in Relief Grants to five nonprofit organizations with missions aimed at helping communities cope with economic uncertainty due to COVID-19 by providing humanitarian support in various forms. The five nonprofits equally sharing these fun…

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Waunakee Community Bank, a branch of Oregon Community Bank, has announced the addition of Sue Beck to the bank as an Assistant Vice President Mortgage Loan Officer. Sue will help provide financing for residential home purchases, new construction and refinances in the Waunakee bank market.

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Endres Manufacturing Company was presented with the prestigious Project of the Year Award in May for their work on The Cosmos project in Madison, Wisconsin. The award was given by the Steel Plus Network in the “Medium Project” category. Endres is one of Wisconsin’s largest and most highly re…

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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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Though members of American Legion Post 360 and its Auxiliary in Waunakee couldn’t celebrate Memorial Day with the traditional ceremony and picnic afterwards, they served up hotdogs to local residents who drove by for pickup. One came equipped with a cooler to bring the lunch home.

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The Waunakee American Legion Post 360’s Memorial Day drive by hotdog pickup gave friends a chance to say hello during this time of social distancing.

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In honor of National Dairy Month, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin is encouraging consumers to stand united with the state’s dairy farmers and find simple ways to show support for an industry that contributes so much to Wisconsin’s culture and identity.

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With spring in full bloom, many are looking forward to farmers markets to purchase flowers and seasonal produce.

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A Sun Prairie woman who conducts business at a studio in Waunakee is among 17 plaintiffs listed on a lawsuit asking a federal court to stop local health departments’ orders restricting social gatherings and businesses from opening and to cease enforcement of the orders.

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A Windsor woman who runs a salon and spa in the Village of Windsor is among 17 plaintiffs listed on a lawsuit asking a federal court to stop local health departments’ orders restricting social gatherings and businesses from opening and to cease enforcement of the orders.

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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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The Waunakee school district has announced that summer school will be held remotely this year, following guidance released by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) last week.