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Enthusiasm is contagious. Nowhere is that more evident this week than at GenCyber Co-ed Camp at Dakota State University. Of the six Madison students in attendance, five are related to one another.

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Construction workers with TE Underground were busy on Tuesday in Nunda, installing the connections that will deliver water from the Kingbrook Rural Water System to residents later this summer.

Adventurous individuals wanting to test their talents against others at maneuvering trash carts through obstacles and sorting aluminum cans and plastic bottles can sign up for the Garbage Man Olympics scheduled this week in Madison.

Madison firefighters responded to an emergency call on Sunday afternoon. A fire caused substantial damage to a detached garage located at a rural residence south of Madison.

The Lake County Sheriff's Department reported that law enforcement officers have arrested four persons on a number of charges that include burglary, theft, illegal narcotics and firearms violations.

Stories and experience blended to create a rich cultural experience for visitors at Lake Herman State Park on Saturday. In the cool shade of tents, volunteers provided young people with a variety of hands-on activities.

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City commissioners on Monday morning approved having Mayor Marshall Dennert sign two applicant project reviews for the federal government that seek funding for repairs to the damaged rock-and-mortar walls along Park Creek.

Area law-enforcement agencies dealt with a vehicle and on-foot pursuit of a male suspect on Thursday night that led to the person's arrest Friday morning.

The Madison City Commission will hold its Monday meeting in The Community Center, the city's wellness facility located at 500 N.E. 11th St., when it gathers for a morning meeting at 9 a.m.

The Madison School Board will hold a hearing to hear any comments about plans to approve a $15.6-million budget for the 2021-22 school year when it meets at 5:30 p.m. on Monday in the combined library at the high school.

Lake County commissioners will conclude their meeting on Tuesday by attending the surplus public auction at the Lake County Highway Department at noon. The item was included on the agenda because a quorum might be present as the county auctions off items which have been declared surplus at r…

Area law-enforcement agencies dealt with a vehicle and on-foot pursuit of a male suspect on Thursday night that led to the person's arrest Friday morning.

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After hearing additional information on Monday about difficulties in purchasing equipment for repairs to the electrical infrastructure at Madison's outdoor swimming pool, city commissioners and other officials discussed ideas for providing replacement summer activities for children while the…

Madison Regional Health System has begun offering a free, one-dose regimen of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to all individuals age 18 or older. These vaccinations are now available through June 23.

(Editor's note: This is the final report in a four-part series reviewing information presented at a public meeting regarding a possible school consolidation between Oldham-Ramona and Rutland. Student enrollment, consolidation process and building needs are considered in other stories.)

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The Madison City Commission has paid close attention to efforts to repair damage at the Madison Aquatic Center and to have city staff open the municipal swimming pool this summer, but the commissioners received a report on Monday that provided doubts about whether the pool could open during …

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In recent days, the windows on the front of the building at 118 E. Center St. were decorated with popped popcorn kernel designs that foreshadow the intentions of the business owners who plan to make the Madison location a new home for Gaylen's Gourmet Popcorn.

(Editor's note: This is the third in a four-part series reviewing information presented at a public meeting regarding a possible school consolidation between Oldham-Ramona and Rutland. Student enrollment, consolidation process and impact are considered in other stories.)

Two dozen young women had the opportunity to shine on Sunday evening as they gathered in the Lawrence Welk Opera House at Prairie Village to compete for crowns. The annual pageant returned after a one-year hiatus in response to the pandemic.

The Madison City Commission will dedicate most of its time to reviewing the efforts to reopen the city's outdoor swimming pool when it meets at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at City Hall.

(Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part series reviewing information presented at a public meeting regarding a possible school consolidation between Oldham-Ramona and Rutland. Student enrollment, building needs and impact are considered in other stories.)

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While Madison's public schools were mostly unoccupied on Friday morning during summer break, Madison High School and its staff members did host about 20 motorcyclists wearing Harley-Davidson T-shirts and other H-D apparel.

Workers recently cleared the lot of land where organizers are planning to construct a Veterans Honor Park along S. Washington Ave. in Madison, and the project's organizers held a ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday that provided the opportunity to announce plans for additional work at the site.

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(Editor's note: This is the first in a four-part series reviewing information presented at a public meeting regarding a possible school consolidation between Oldham-Ramona and Rutland. The process, building needs and impact will be considered in coming stories.)

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Madison hasn't experienced the hot days of summer so far during 2021, but with the city's outdoor swimming pool in need of repair, members of the Madison Fire Department are proposing a schedule of "splash zones" during June and early July to keep boys and girls active and help beat the heat.

Madison firefighters responded to an emergency call on Tuesday afternoon that sent six fire trucks to the scene of a fire located about 12 miles south of Madison, an area in northern Minnehaha County.

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The Madison City Commission approved on Tuesday an application filled out by Madison Parks Department personnel that will ask for $7,500 to help the city control the local mosquito population this summer.

The Madison City Commission will hear the second reading of a temporary ordinance that will assign city officials the authority to regulate medical marijuana establishments in Madison when it meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall.

Customers who are looking for several choice cuts of meat to place on their grills this summer and perhaps a few side dishes to complete their meals can find many of those menu items available from the new owners of the 605 Meat Locker in Chester.