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Steps taken to preserve historic Mazomanie

The Mazomanie Historic Preservation Commission is regrouping under new leadership, with plans to be more proactive about preserving buildings in...

Field Days festivities

Black Earth held its annual Field Days last weekend. See more photos from the weekend... Full story

Coffee with a cop

Attorney Forrest Crawford talked to local residents about the various scams going on in the area at ... Full story

Giddy up!

The Villages of Black Earth and Mazomanie hosted Vet Clinic-Horse Day on Aug. 8. Fifty four local...

Arena Locals

This last week’s harvest of Lester Baker’s wheat field has brought to town flocks of geese and cranes. Each morning the sky has been filled with...

Girl Scouts Celebrate and Support Local Charities

Approximately 130 Girl Scouts ranging from Daisy to Senior Scouts from the Cross Plains/Middleton...

Springdale car show

The 7th Annual Springdale Car Show will be held on Aug. 26, at 2752 Town Hall Road in Mount Horeb....

Barracudas 7th at conference

At the 8-team Tri-County Conference swim meet, many swimmers had their best performances of the year, giving the Mazomanie Barracudas a seventh...

Heights aiming high again

Last season was a smashing success for the Wisconsin Heights football team. The Vanguards had a new ...

MHS tries overcoming adversity

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. - C.S. Lewis This quote from ...

Injuries leave Middleton with questions

If it wasn’t for bad luck, it doesn’t appear Middleton’s football team would have any luck whatsoever. The 2017 season hasn’t even arrived,...

Middleton KOs Black Earth

The Middleton 29ers last lost a game five weeks ago. With each passing week, it's more obvious that ...

MHS golfers start strong

They are young and inexperienced, but definitely gifted. And by the time the postseason rolls around in September and October, Middleton’s girls...

Wisconsin Heights Fall Sports Schedules

Varsity football Aug. 18 at Oakfield 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Westminster Christian 1 p.m. Aug. 31 at McConnell Central 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9 vs. Abundant Life...

The Big Cheese

Arena Cheese won two gold medals for its pimento colby and cheddar curds and a bronze medal for...

Sepetys retires as principal at Heights

Asta Sepetys, the principal at Wisconsin Heights Middle/High School, recently announced her retirement. Sepetys was named the 2014 Wisconsin High...

Obnoxious weeds - and how to control them

Last month you were introduced to a survey done by the Dane County Community Gardens Coalition. Community Garden leaders were asked what insects,...

Suggestions to stock up on your reading

Many library patrons share my “need” to have several books on hand for winter, summer, vacations, etc. This column is dedicated to all of you...

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