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Nobody harmed in charter bus fire

Last Friday evening, the charter bus that was being used by the Wisconsin Heights students and chaperones on the field ecology trip in Yosemite...

Black Earth doesn't vote on opting out of Dane County zoning due to error

At their annual meeting on Tuesday, April 18, the residents of the Town of Black Earth did not hold a vote as scheduled on whether to opt out of or...

Town of Berry opts out of Dane County zoning with a vote of 69-19

On Tuesday, April 18, the Town of Berry held its annual meeting, and the residents voted yes to opting out of Dane County zoning, 69-19. Earlier in...

Glacier Creek Destination Imagination team places first at state tournament

Destination Imagination team, "Charlie Committed the Crime," from Glacier Creek Middle School...

Van Cleve named 'Citizen of the Year'

Maria Van Cleve, former Mazomanie town clerk and town board member, accepted the Town of...

Trout Days is coming up soon!

The Cross Plains Lions want to remind you that their annual Trout Days celebration is nearly here. The date is scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and...

Volunteer at Heights Unlimited; kids, too!

Volunteer at Heights Unlimited. Kids, too! Come lend a hand to those less fortunate. Heights...

4-H club donates $100 to Heights Unlimited

Heights Unlimited Community Service Center (HU) thanks the Wisconsin Heights Energizers 4-H Club...

Wenzler appointed to U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary staff position

National Commodore Richard Washburn announced James C. Wenzler's appointment to the U.S. Coast...

The Bard on Broadway comes to life

There was a large turnout for The Bard on Broadway performance on Friday, April 21 at the Black...

Bicycle safety course

Learn about bicycle safety while having fun at the Cross Plains Police Department’s and Cross Plains Optimists’ bike safety program on Saturday,...

ATV course to be offered

The Badger ATV Club and Cross Plains Area Wheelers will be sponsoring an all-terrain vehicle safety course on Friday, May 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. and...

Heights volleyball meeting

There will be a Wisconsin Heights volleyball meeting on Sunday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the step room in the Wisconsin Heights Middle School.  Bring...

The 4th Quarter: Conversations on the Fourth Quarter of our lives

Did you spend the first quarter of your life preparing for the “rest of your life”? Are you now in the middle half of your life and looking...

Mazomanie moves up timetable for Lake Marion bids

Concerned about getting Lake Marion out to bid before potential companies book up for the summer, the Mazomanie Village Board asked to have final...

Staying hot

The Tayler Kraemer Show continues. And that's a great thing for Wisconsin Heights' girls softball...

Baseball Vanguards stumble

Wisconsin Heights’ baseball team had a nine-day hiatus. Unfortunately for the Vanguards, they entered that break following a loss. Heights dropped...

Softball Cardinals shining bright

Last week marked an exciting one for the Hibner Family. First, Middleton softball coach Perry...

Heights track teams compete at invite

Wisconsin Heights’ girls track and field team finished sixth at the nine-team Verle Clark Invitational last Friday. The Vanguards’ boys placed...

Golfers can't find their groove

The lineup remains in flux. And that's because when players are getting a chance to shine for...

A great season

The Wisconsin Heights eighth grade girls basketball team recently capped their season by finishing ...

Off and rolling

Middleton's boys tennis team is off to a rip-roaring start. The Cardinals won the Madison Memorial...

Splitting the difference

Middleton's baseball team split a pair of games last week. The Cardinals fell to Janesville Parker, ...

Getting their kicks

Middleton's girls soccer team made a statement to the Big Eight Conference last week. Now, the...

Girls lacrosse team splits two

Middleton’s girls lacrosse team split a pair of games last week and is now 7-1 on the year. Middleton is in first place with a 7-0 record in...

Wisconsin Heights Quarter 3 Honor Roll announced

HIGH HONOR ROLL Seniors Alexandria Brown Lucas Caminiti Mackenzie Doherty Isabelle Evert Daniel Fingerson Julia Forseth Ann Heathcote Dylan...

The Vangarden to open May 6 for two weekends

Do you enjoy a beautiful landscape, a simple Mother's Day gift, or fresh vegetables and herbs? Then ...

Wisconsin Heights summer science camp

Interested in learning more about science this summer? The UW-Madison Biocore Outreach Ambassadors...

Heights students visit NYC

On March 23-27, members of the Wisconsin Heights Music and Drama Departments traveled to New York...

Great crowd attends MHS spring supper and silent auction

A great crowd of parents, family members, friends, and community members attended the MHS Band and ...

Arena Locals

Jan and Dean Swenson are back from California visiting their daughter Pam and her family. Judy Swenson was also on a trip to Italy. All are doing...

The Book Nook

Have you ever finished a book by someone you hadn’t read previously and felt as if you’d discovered a treasure? When a friend urged me to read...

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