The Courier news briefs, March 21 to April 6 | Local –

Relay For Life kick off Thursday

The Relay For Life of Rock River will hold its kick off meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Watertown Senior Center. Participants can learn what the relay is all about and how to start a team or get onto a team. All team captains are encouraged to attend the informational meeting and get team packets. The Relay For Life of Rock River, Patti’s Angels team, will host a bags tournament at Watertown Turner Hall ,301 S. Fourth St., Watertown, on March 31, starting at 11am. Entry fee donation is $10 per person. This tournament is for any level of bags experience. Contact Michelle Zache at 920-285-4067 or email for more information about the bags event. It is the 25th year of relay and Watertown was one the first relays in the area. This year’s event will be held Aug. 2 at the Watertown High School track, 5 to 11 p.m. The goal is to have 25 teams and raise $65,000.00. A second meeting at Tribeca Gallery Café and Books on Saturday, March 23 at 8 a.m. will be available to whoever cannot come Thursday. For more information, contact Kay Christian at 920-261-0077 or

KJML to host Nerf Battle Friday

The Karl Junginger Memorial Library in Waterloo will host a nerf battle for young adults on Friday, March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. Registration is requested at the library or online at Scraf tying with Mary’s Unique Boutique will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March. 26. The library will hold a Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt Monday through Friday, March 25-29.

Marshall library to hold CBD Oil presentation Saturday

The Marshall Community Library will hold a free informational presentation on CBD Oil for Your Health from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Stephanie Hahn from Apple Wellness will discuss cannabidiol (CBD) oil as it becomes a hot new product in the states that have legalized medical marijuana. A program for students during spring break on robots and coding will be held Tuesday, March 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the library. Best for those 6 and older. The free program is part of spring break brain building. Folk singer Dan Robinson will present “Feel the Beat,” a hands-on program where kids get to use instruments to help create inspiring music and fun singalong songs. All ages welcome. It is part of the spring break brain building.

Rabies vaccination clinic set Saturday

The spring rabies vaccination clinic, sponsored by the Humane Society of Jefferson County and Badger Veterinary Hospital in Cambridge, will hold a rabies clinic at the Jefferson County Fair Park on Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 per animal and payment musts be made with cash or check. All rabies vaccinations will be valid for one year unless a rabies certificate is provided as proof of a prior vaccination. With a valid rabies certificate, the vaccine will be good for three years. Cats must be contained in carriers and dog must be on a leash. For more information, contact the humane society at 920-674-2048.

Marshall FFA, alumni to host breakfast Sunday

The Marshall FFA Chapter and FFA Alumni will hold a pancake breakfast Sunday, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Marshall High School commons. The menu will feature blueberry, chocolate chip, or regular pancakes. Additional menu items include scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, applesauce, donuts, milk and juice. Proceeds are used to support FFA leadership and career opportunities as well as the Marshall Agriculture Department’s goal to build an animal learning center. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and $5 for children 11 and under. Tickets are available at the door.

American Legion Post to meet Monday

The American Legion Post 233 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25 at the Legion Hall, N9250 State Highway 89 South. All Legionnaires and prospective members are welcome. Meetings are held on the fourth Mondays of the month, except December.

Special Waterloo chamber meeting set for Tuesday

The Waterloo Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a special meeting to discuss he upcoming 60th Wiener & Kraut festival. The special session will be held in the Community Room at Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Waterloo. The meeting will start at 6:15 pm, Tuesday, March 26. Festival budget, activity planning, logistics, sponsorships and volunteering opportunities will be discussed. All local businesses, chamber members and community members are welcome.

Euchre offered at VFW Hall on Tuesday

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is holding Euchre on Tuesday nights at its hall on South Monroe Street in Waterloo.

The Courier to hold office hours Wednesday

The Courier will hold office hours at the Karl Junginger Memorial Library in Waterloo on Wednesday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to noon and at the Marshall Community Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Community members can stop in and drop off news and press releases or visit with the managing editor.

Jefferson County GOP to host speaker March 28

Assembly District 38 Representative Barb Dittrich will be guest speaker at the next Jefferson County GOP Pints & Politics. The event will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Hi-Way Harry’s, Johnson Creek. Dittrich will give updates on legislative activity, particularly regarding persons with disabilities. Contact for the event is Sandy McManama,

VFW to host bean bag tournament March 30

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6614, located at 115 S. Monroe St., will hold a bean bag tournament March 30. Check in is at noon and starts at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $5 per person. There will also be raffles and auctions with many donated items. The VFW and American Legion Post 233 will hold a rummage sale April 11-13 at the VFW hall with proceeds for the Veterans Memorial Park.

Spaghetti dinner, silent auction set March 31 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 Madison St., Marshall on Sunday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The spaghetti dinner will include lettuce salad with toppings, French bread and homemade desserts. For a peek at the auction items, go to Holy Trinity’s website: Auction bids will close at 1:30 p.m. Children will be entertained with kid friendly activities including the movie Wreck-It Ralph 2 from noon to 2 p.m. with childcare provided. Tickets for the event are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 11-17, and $3 for children ages 4-10. Children ages 3 and under will eat free. Carry outs will be available.

Holy Family in Marshall to hold fish fry April 5

Holy Family Parish in Marshall will hold its annual fish fry on Friday, April 5 at St. Mary’s Church, 120 S. Beebe St., Marshall. Serving will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes deep fried and baked cod, French fries, baked potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, rye bread, tater sauce, coffee and milk. The cost is $11 for adults ages 12 and older; $10 for seniors 65 and older; $7 for children ages 6-11, and free for those 5 and younger. Carry outs are available for $12. Tickets are available at the door.

Waterloo Athletic Booster Club fun night April 6

The Waterloo Athletic Booster Club’s 28th annual Fun Night is set for Saturday, April 6 at Waterloo Firemen’s Park Pavilion. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the high school’s athletic programs. Last year’s fun night raised over $9,000. The funds help to purchase uniforms, equipment, and other items that our student athletes get to utilize throughout their sports seasons. During the banquet there will be raffles, silent auction items, a live auction and door prizes. Door open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 per person and $30 at the door. Contact Ann Renforth at 920-253-8188 or Rakhee Stonestreet at 608-395-6610 for ticket information.

Marshall Legion to hold ham, turkey bingo April 7

The Marshall American Legion will hold its annual ham and turkey bingo on Sunday, April 7 starting at 1 p.m. at its hall on American Legion Drive.

Music & Memory program offered by KJML

Music & Memory is a program that helps people living with a range of cognitive and physical challenges by listening to their musical favorites. Beloved music helps to reduce depression and anxiety and can also tap into lost or forgotten memories helping to improve the overall quality of life. It can benefit anyone with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, individuals who are home bound, people with chronic pain, and those receiving hospice care. The Karl Junginger Memorial Library invites family members, caregivers, or those who are interested in volunteering to participate in this program. For more information contact Paula Jacob 920-478-3344.

Dogs need to be licensed in Town of Portland

All dogs, including house dogs, need to be licenses in the Town of Portland by April 1 to avoid citation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department per town ordinance. The license fee is $10 per dog for males and females, or $5 for spayed or neutered animals. After April 1, a late fee of $25 will be charged along with the licensed fee. Current rabies certificate must accompany application. Applications with checks made payable to the Township of Portland can be sent to Carleen Benninger, treasurer, W10284 County Highway I, Reeseville, WI 53579.

Waterloo 4K registration packets available

Packets for 4K have been mailed to families in the Waterloo census. If you have a child who will be 4 by Sept. 1 and did not receive a packet, call Mary Marty at 478-2168. The 4K program consists of two, regularly assigned full days per week, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday and alternating Fridays. Packets should be returned by March 22 for priority scheduling.

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Marshall Community Library offers Senior Meal Program on Tuesdays

Every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Marshall Library, volunteers will serve a nutritious meal to anyone age 60 or older. All are welcome to stay after lunch for games or other activities. Those who can may donate a few dollars towards this service, but it is not at all required to get lunch. This program is managed by the Sun Prairie Colonial Club, and funded in part by the Village of Marshall.

To make sure everyone gets served, the Colonial Club asks that you tell them 24 hours in advance that you will be attending the meal. Call by 11 a.m. on Mondays to 608-837-4611 extension 113. The Marshall library already offers free senior aerobics classes every Monday at 10 a.m., during which time the Marshall EMS does free blood pressure and heart rate checks.

Waterloo fire, rescue looking for volunteers

Waterloo fire and rescue is currently accepting applications for volunteer fire and/or emergency medical services personnel. At this time, the department is in need of people 18 and older. To be a firefighter, one needs to live within the Waterloo Fire Department’s response area. There are no residency requirements for emergency medical technicians. For more information, stop by the station at 900 Industrial Lane or call 920-478-2535.

Veterans collecting donations for memorial

The Waterloo American Legion Post 233 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars are collecting donations for a memorial at Oak Hill Cemetery. The memorial will include three granite stones to honor the service and memory of those who served in the Armed Forces from Waterloo. Donations can be sent to the American Legion Post No. 233, Humphrey-Wilson Post, N8661 Island Church Road, Waterloo, WI 53594. Donations are also being accepted for memorial bricks to be laid before the memorial. For more information, contact Larry Killian at 920-478-3697.

Marshall Scholarship Foundation Dollars has on-going fundraisers

The Marshall Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars has an ongoing fundraiser with Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate .5 percent of a purchase to the Marshall Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars when an order is placed using Amazon Smile. Log into Amazon Search and select Marshall Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars and place the order.

Marshall resident seeking troop addresses

Pete Ponti, who has worked with both the Marshall VFW and American Legion, is seeking the addresses of local soldiers stationed overseas to send care packages to. Anyone with the address should contact Ponti at 608-655-3568. Ponti also reminds residents that bricks are still for sale in Marshall Veterans Memorial Park.