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Former nude beach to get a facelift

The former infamous Mazo nude beach will be redeveloped beginning this summer into a picnic area and canoe landing, in a $506,000 project approved...

Prairie du Sac closes in on Highway 12 and PF plan

The Prairie du Sac Plan Commission adopted a resolution at its May 7th meeting recommending that TID #5 be created. The Village has been... Full story

Time for Rural Safety day

Spring is here and it is time for Sauk County Rural Safety Day Camp. The 25th annual Rural Safety Days will be held at the Sauk County Fairgrounds... Full story

Veterans celebrate Memorial Day

Sauk City American Legion Kuoni Reuter Post 167 and Sauk Prairie Veterans of Foreign Wars Lachmund-Cramer Post 7694 are jointly presenting Memorial...

Neighbor in need

Current Needs: My Neighbor In Need is a single mom working 2 jobs who is requesting help to enable her children ages 6, 8 and 10 to attend Kids’...

Student achievements at college

UW Oshkosh announces fall 2017 graduates Mazomanie,WI  Erin M. Z. Heredia, College of Nursing, Nursing Amanda S. Topp, College of Education and...

Join Vermont Church's Bicycle Breakfast

Bike or drive to Vermont Church’s annual bicycle breakfast, located just off Highway 78, 4 miles south of Black Earth, on Sunday, May 20th, from...

Blood drive a success

The Friends of Sauk Prairie Healthcare held a Red Cross Blood Drive on May 7th. 70 units were collected. “Thank you donors! Also a huge thanks to...

Fruhlingsfest arriving

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10:10 a.m., 166th Annual Frühlingsfest, “What Is a Farm? A Personal Reflection” with special guest speakers Dick and...

Black Earth Post to visit local cemeteries

Mickelsons-Martin Post 313 Black Earth will continue it’s tradition of visiting local cemeteries on Memorial Day to Honor our fallen comrades. The...

Heights soccer toppled

The Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld girls soccer team lost their only game last week, dropping a 3-0...

The one that got away

The Waunakee softball team plus inclement weather that washed out three games proved to be a double ... Full story

Sauk leaves foes all wet

When junior pitcher Bryant Schaaf woke up last Saturday morning, he wasn't convinced that Sauk... Full story

Eagles' girls soccer team getting their kicks

The weather has been nasty this spring. But Sauk Prairie's girls' soccer team hasn't let anything...

Eagles tennis ready for conference tourney

First-year Sauk Prairie tennis coach Sam Mack is eager to see what the Eagles are made of when they compete at the annual Badger Conference...

Inactivity frustrates Heights

Frustration. That’s really the only way to put it. Wisconsin Heights’ girls softball team was scheduled to play four games last week. Instead...

Sara Jo Kippley

Sara Jo Kippley, age 25, passed away at University Hospital in Madison on May 10, 2018. She was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison on Oct. 27,...

Nathalie E. Bergum

Nathalie E. Bergum, age 89, of Cross Plains, WI died on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Heartland Country Village in Black Earth, WI. She was born on...

Delbert W. Kerl

Delbert W. Kerl, age 75, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. He was born on November 23, 1942, in Madison, the son of...

Gertrude E. (Schuette) Wilhelm

Gertrud E. (Schuette) Wilhelm, age 95, passed away at Maplewood Nursing Home, Sauk City on May 12, 2018. She was born in Reedsburg on May 3, 1923 to...

John Hoelzhammer, Jr.

John Hoelzlhammer, Jr., age 91, passed away on Apr. 27, 2018 at Maplewood Sauk Prairie. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on Nov. 1, 1926 to the late...

Pets of the Week

Zeva is a two year old domestic shorthair cat who came into the shelter from another county and was ...

Around the Block

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” - Hamlet Although there is no doubt I had read...

Word was inappropriate

Dear Editor: The Geiger Counter column in the May 10 issue of the Star News contained profanity; not just your run-of-the-mill profanity, but the...

A sincere Mea Cupla

My column in last week’s newspaper contained a swear. I was shocked to learn this, after it was published, and I am very, very sorry for the...

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Mark Osiecki's 1st Annual Casting for Kids Musky Tournament will be held on May 26th. Most of us... Full story

Back Through Time

Week of May 17, 1918      Notice:  I herewith give public notice to Dr. L. J. Steuber, for reasons known to him, but not herein mentioned,...

The Book Nook

Fall into a comfortable seat for a fast read “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley is a contemporary character-driven novel that I found easy to pick...

From the Pastor's Pen

There are many call stories in the bible, but one that I’ve been thinking about lately has been the call of Jeremiah. When the Lord called him, he...

Geiger Counter

Great Reviews A good review can be good. But only a bad review can achieve greatness. Like it or not, human existence is subjective. More than any...

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