Historic Dane County church vandalized

A Dane County church on the National Register of Historic Places has been vandalized, with bee bees puncturing panes of every one of the structure's windows. 

"To me, somebody would do that, I just don't understand their thinking,"  says Hauge Log Church Preservation Society member Richard Frederickson. 

The church was built in 1852, and was the first Norwegian Lutheran Church in the region.  It is no longer an active church, but hosts hundreds of visitors yearly, as well as baptisms and weddings. 

"We got married July 20, 1966 here,"  says visitor Sherrie Frame of Cody, Wyoming.  "It was just, it was perfect.""It seemed like it was set apart from the bustling world,"  Frame says of the church she's come back to for the first time since saying her vows.  "It's just sad," she says of the vandalism. 

Frederickson says a society member discovered the vandalism Friday morning.  He says cameras on the property show three people near the church at 3:30 a.m.

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