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Regional iron pour attracts Edgerton, Milton participants

Editor’s Note: A set of personal circumstances took me away from reporting last month, so this story is rather late in coming. It should be noted, however, that the following iron pour described is offered biannually, UW-Whitewater sculpture department instructor Teresa Lind said, once each semester, and the regional nonprofit Wisconsin Makers, Inc. facility, which co-hosted …

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In the driver’s seat: coding club students program small LEGO cars, robots

By Kim McDarison It cruised along the Edgerton Board of Education dais, then further delighted those in attendance during the recent (March 13) meeting as it moved across the floor. Yahara Valley Elementary school students, both fourth-graders: Cody Brehm and Adam Nelson, “drove” their small LEGO-built car using a LEGO® Education construction kit called WeDo, …

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Fish, Friends, Fun and a visit with Buck all for a good cause

By Kim McDarison It might be an understatement to say that Edgerton native Buck Jenkins likes to fish, and not during the summer like most, no, his preferred season is winter, when the ice fishing’s good. He was so devoted to the sport, he said, that in 1997, he moved to Wisconsin’s north woods, just …

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‘Toy Story’: Gifts for Kids distributes Christmas

By Kim McDarison A small army of volunteers descended upon the Tri-County Community Center, where some 87 Edgerton-area families – with a total of nearly 160 birth through elementary-school-aged children between them – ultimately arrived to gather holiday supplies. Those in need, having registered earlier through the Edgerton Community Outreach program, were given numbers and then …

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Pub Crawl: one bus, 22 elves, 16 establishments, all for a good cause

By Kim McDarison As most holiday tales would have you believe, you might think Santa tours the earth by sleigh, but, in Edgerton, on one magical night each year, specifically, during the Gifts for Kids Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl (held Friday, Dec. 9), you’d be mistaken; he, Mrs. Claus  and an energetic clan of festoon-clad “elves” travel …

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Collective delight marks second annual ‘Home for the Holidays’ event

Under a canopy of lights, with warming fires blazing, the community of Edgerton gathered in the train depot parking lot and welcomed in the season. To say the second annual Home for the Holidays event was a success would be an understatement. Families, folks, and even pets of all ages lined the city streets and waited …

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Getting up to speed: powerful imagery on display at Rock River Thresheree

Editor’s Note: While this collage is a little late in coming (the Rock River Thresheree was held over Labor Day weekend), it was this reporter’s first visit to the Industrial Revolution-era event, offering a look at yesteryear’s powerful ingenuity and serving today as an end-point distention for summertime visitors. For those with an eye for and interest in photography, …

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