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On the rise!

Recent storms have sent the water in Black Earth Creek to extremely high levels. In fact, after one ...

Free physicals now available

Each year, almost 100,000 students participate in high school athletics in Wisconsin. Of those living in Dane County, it’s estimated that two to...

Summer food service program

The Middleton Cross Plains Food & Nutrition Services Department is still offering a Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program...

RSVP welcomes 10,000th volunteer

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Dane County proudly announces that it welcomed the 10,000th volunteer into its ranks this year, which...

Cross Plains reunion

An all school reunion for people who attended Park High School in Cross Plains will be held at Main Street Lanes, 1721 Main St., Cross Plains on...

Trail Blazers

The Cross Plains Ice Age Trail Community event took place last weekend. Here, Luke Kloberdanz...

Brat fry at the Shoe Box

Come out to the Shoe Box on Sunday, July 30 to support our neighbors in need! Heights Unlimited Community Service Center will be serving up brats,...

Good times at the museum

It's been six weeks since the doors of the Black Earth Children's Museum opened and it has been six ...

An instant classic

The Mazomanie Motion Car and Bike Show was held last Saturday in downtown Mazomanie. More than 140...

Businessmen KO Black Earth

The recipe has been simple for the Cross Plains Home Talent baseball team of late: staunch pitching ...

Sun Prairie gets best of Barracudas

Last Wednesday night the Mazomanie Barracudas traveled to Sun Prairie for the last dual meet of the season. Although inclement weather eventually...

Schedule in place for Spike Rett Tournament

Events are scheduled for the 14th annual Spike Rett Volleyball Tournament and Fundraiser in Cross Plains on Aug. 5-6. This annual event is a major...

Middleton drills Dells

The No. 1 seed is locked up. Now, Middleton's Home Talent League team hopes it pays off in spades....

Stingrays cruise past Baraboo

The Cross Plains Stingrays rolled past Baraboo, 505-152, last Saturday. Girls 8&U 25 Meter Free 2. Ellie Roenneburg, 22.19 3. Maureen Spann, 22.58...

No doubting Thomas

Former Middleton High School standout Alexis Thomas won the Sheri Steinhauer Tournament last week....

Hodson heading to Valparaiso

Middleton senior-to-be Payton Hodson has committed to play collegiate golf at Valparaiso University. Hodson was named first-team all-Big Eight...

Schlicht suffers ACL tear

Middleton High School junior-to-be Max Schlicht, a key member of the Cardinals’ boys basketball program, recently tore his ACL and will likely...

Alumni soccer game

The Middleton High School Alumni soccer game will be held Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at Firefigher’s Stadium on Airport Road. Contact ...

Youth football sign-up

Wisconsin Heights Youth Football ( www.whyouthfootball.com ) and St Francis Xavier Youth Football ( www.sfxfootball.org ) are both open for...

Wisconsin Heights School Board unveils preliminary budget

The Wisconsin Heights School Board introduced a preliminary budget Monday night. The final budget will be unveiled at the Board’s Oct. 23 meeting,...

A memorable trip!

A group of Wisconsin Heights eighth grade students recently went on a trip to Washington D.C. They...

School supply drive

The Cross Plains Boy Scouts and Middleton Outreach Ministry are having a School Supplies Drive that runs through Aug. 11. Collection barrels will be...

Calvin J. Tollefson

Calvin J. "Cal" Tollefson, age 76 of Black Earth, WI died on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Bloomfield...

Judy Patton

Judith (Judy) Kay Patton, age 74, passed away at home on July 16, 2017 with family by her side....

For wildlife issues, contact a trapper

Recently, the Village has received multiple calls regarding wildlife in the village.  The Department of Natural Resources has referred us to the...

The Geiger Counter

We’re rich. I know, because I often decide I want something, only to later discover we already own it. “I really think we should buy a bike...

New age political correctness vs. free speech

The USA was founded on several principles that were seen as fundamental to a free and democratic government, with the key principles being civil...

Heights Unlimited says thanks

Heights Unlimited Community Service Center would like express its deep appreciation to all community members for your wonderful support by giving so...

Arena Locals

The news from the Porter house in Arena is that I took another ambulance ride. As Clarence put it, I slipped and fell into old age. A fall in the...

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