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…
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Groups planning to use one of the Waunakee school district’s facilities this summer might want to find another venue for their program. That was the message from its school board last week.
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:
The Waunakee school board was presented budget requests from members of its administrative team last week as part of the district’s annual budget planning process.
A Waunakee High School senior is one of five in Southwest Wisconsin to be awarded a $1,000 Edvest gift card from the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions and Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt.
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…
One of Waunakee’s longstanding businesses has closed due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, ending Dave Loeffelholz’s 50-year career as a hairstylist.
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.
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 …
As businesses begin to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic in accordance with the Forward Dane plan, many still have questions about compliance and safety.
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.
During a school year when Waunakee High School’s first Black Student Union has formed, and while the school district is assembling an Ad Hoc committee to address issues of equity and inclusion, a video has been posted on social media of Waunakee students shouting the N-word.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
This year, Waunakee High School’s first Black Student Union has offered something the district previously lacked – a place where students of color could gather and talk about issues uniquely affecting them.
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.
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.
For many in the Waunakee community, imagining the Intermediate School without its principal, Chris Hetzel, may be a difficult stretch. After all, Hetzel has been the principal at the intermediate school since its creation when the grade structure was realigned.
Minuteman Press has been producing face masks at its Waunakee facility to combat a shortage of personal protective equipment in the area. However, its owners have refused to sell them.
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.
Westport officials have reported that the second phase of the North Mendota Trail expansion is nearing completion, with the new pathway parallel to County Hwy. M now open for public use.
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.