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Garske arrested for thefts

The Cross Plains community has experienced a rash of burglaries and thefts from autos since the beginning of the year. On September 18, 2017, the...

Community members gather in Mount Horeb to talk about the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line

“Raise hell.” That’s the advice Sondy Pope, the state representative for Wisconsin’s 80th district, gave to citizens at an informational...

Remembering 9/11

Mickelsons-Martin American Legion Post 313 along with the Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion ...

Dane County works to strengthen bee populations

The overall health and survival of bee colonies in pollinating plants is a lingering concern in the ...

Promoting UNITY

Dr. Kyle Collins (right) participates in the UNITY project in Veteran's Park in Black Earth with...

Coffee with a Cop

October's Coffee with a Cop event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at ...

United We Stand blood drive in Cross Plains September 21

Please come out for the fourth Annual United We Stand Blood Drive on September 21! Come support one of the participating volunteer organizations!...

Metal mania pickup to be held on Saturday, Oct. 7

Time to search your garage, basement, yard, attic, etc. for all your metal items you need to get rid of - bikes, bed frames, swing sets, car ramps,...

Oktoberfest will be Oct. 7

The Cross Plains Lions are sponsoring the fifth annual Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The event will be held at the Cross Plains...

Old Halfway Prairie Schoolhouse meeting happening on Sept. 21

The fall meeting for the Old Halfway Prairie Schoolhouse Park will be on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m.  Discussion will include review of the...

Valley Home Cemetery Association annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Valley Home Cemetery Association will be held on Monday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Cross...

Trivia night set for October 7

It’s time to organize a team for trivia night, which will be hosted by the Friends of the Black Earth and Mazomanie Libraries. This year’s event...

Village of Black Earth needs new board member after Schultz resigns

At their monthly board meeting, the Village of Black Earth trustees sent up a plea to the public for their involvement as recently elected Patrick...

Cross Plains to provide incentives for certain types of land use

The Town of Cross Plains is moving forward with its plan to incentivize certain kinds of land use. Board members approved a motion to begin the...

Low-income housing in Mazo to be controlled by the DCHA

Low-income housing in the Village of Mazomanie will be rehabilitated as control passes from the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program...

Middleton rolls past Verona

VERONA – Sometimes it pays to go against the grain. After gathering a punt off the turf, Kevin...

Heights spikers picking up steam

Wisconsin Heights notched a pair of big Capitol Conference wins last week. The Vanguards then...

Heights soccer team wins three of four

The Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld boys soccer enjoyed another good week, going 3-1 overall. The...

Phillips rallies past Vanguards

Two weeks ago, with the game on the line, Wisconsin Heights’ football team made play after play and rallied past Madison Abundant Life. Last week,...

Boys spikers keep on rolling

The good times keep rolling for Middleton's boys volleyball team. The Cardinals went to the...

Golfers win Big 8 again

Their first goal is in the books. Now, Middleton's girls golf team will chase their other...

MHS girls spikers enjoy strong week

Middleton’s girls volleyball team had a busy — and highly productive — week. The Cardinals won a pair of Big Eight Conference matches....

Swimmers notch two huge wins

Middleton's brilliant girls swimming and diving team had another memorable weekend. The Cardinals...

Soccer Cardinals have strong week

Middleton's boys soccer team had its busiest week of the year. And the Cardinals came through it...

XC teams compete at grade level challenge

Middleton’s boys cross country team gave several of its runners the night off at the Big Eight Conference Grade Level Challenge last week. Even...

Community members concerned about optional Wednesday practices for middle school students

At the September 11 Wisconsin Heights Board of Education meeting, several members of the public spoke about the importance of middle school students...

Marion Porter

Marion Viola Porter, age 89 of Arena, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Greenway Manor...

Alta Connors

Alta Adele (Moore) Connors, age 100 of Black Earth and formerly of Richland Center, passed away on...

Books that show people struggling with tough issues

Today’s two suggestions show people struggling with tough issues. While I describe most of the plot in Small, Great Things by Jodi Picoult,...

Arena Locals

We are still having visitors stop by the house bringing good and gifts. Kathy and Ron McGuire were here for a long visit and brought a vase of...

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