A few years ago, Waunakee’s Main Street looked tired.
A decaying section of Highway 19 took motorists past dated storefronts and elderly street lights. A few folks came to town to visit Mill House Quilts, but there wasn’t much else to see. Locals were more likely to head to Madison after the kids got off school.
“We had bad infrastructure, overhead power lines,” said Roberta Baumann, editor of the Waunakee Tribune. “It wasn’t pretty.”