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Established in 1880, the Oregon Observer serves the Oregon School District, which comprises the village of Oregon (population 10,170) and the neighboring communities Brooklyn and towns of Oregon, Dunn, Rutland and Brooklyn, as well as the southern portion of the city of Fitchburg.

A quaint commuter village, Oregon is located about seven miles south of Madison, Wis. It was founded in 1841 as a transportation crossroads and quickly became a rail and agricultural center in Dane County. The village of Oregon was the first in the nation to erect a World War I monument, which is located downtown.

The Observer office is located at 156 N. Main St. in the heart of the downtown. 

The Oregon Observer is part of Unified Newspaper Group, publisher of the Fitchburg Star, Verona Press, Stoughton Courier Hub, Your Family magazine and the Great Dane shopper. Unified Newspaper Group is a division of Woodward Communications Incorporated, headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, and is a dynamic, employee-owned (ESOP) media company, comprising mass and niche media products as well as niche marketing and communication services

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Diane Mary Odegard, 73 of Oregon died on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital Hospice in Madison, WI.

Gloria Marlene Webster, 87, departed this life to her heavenly home on Aug. 25, 2020 in Mesa, AZ. Gloria was born to the late Edmund and Joanna Pawlowski, first generation immigrants, in Milwaukee on Dec. 24, 1932.

Thomas G. “Tom” Meyer, age 75, of Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. He was born on Nov. 1, 1944, in Madison, the son of Herbert and Helen (Mell) Meyer.

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