Editor’s note: The article was meant to run in May in the Hub’s Syttende Mai’s Special Section, but with the recent cancelation, it is running earlier. City of Stoughton residents Dave and Liz Nelson were given the 2020 Community Appreciation Award at the Norse Afternoon of Fun on Feb. 9.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many institutions to adapt to new social distancing protocols and, really, a new way of life.

The trails at Lake Kegonsa State Park remain open to the public in the wake of COVID-19, and registration fees there, and all state parks, are voluntary as of March 19.

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Many Stoughton businesses have seen a drastic reduction in foot traffic as cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin have continued to rise – to 47 as of Monday, March 16.

The Stoughton Police Department is three weeks into the biannual “Citizen’s Academy” workshop.

The Madison College Big Band and three local bands will perform at the Upbeat on Main Jazz fundraiser March 19.

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