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Town of Cross Plains supports revoking permit

The Town of Cross Plains Board of Supervisors approved a letter supporting a county decision to revoke a building permit for the property at 4200...

Girl Scouts collect food for local food pantries

Girl Scout Troop 8020 recently conducted a food drive community service project with all collected...

Eight local organizations make Leopold benches

On Sunday, March 12 eight local organizations including Black Earth Historical Society, Black Earth ...

Friends bake sale Saturday, April 8

The Friends of Sauk Prairie Healthcare is sponsoring a bake sale on Saturday, April 8 starting at 8 a.m. just inside the entrance of Ace Sauk...

UCC 'Souper Supper' April 2

The Mazomanie United Church of Christ’s “Souper Supper” contest is set for Sunday, April 2. This event, held each spring since 1996, will take...

Cross Plains metal mania pickup

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,...

Dane County kicks off process to update Parks/Open Space Plan

Dane County is requesting input from county residents to update a plan that helps determine how it manages outdoor resources, including what...

Mazo Easter egg hunt on April 8

Join the Easter Bunny for the Mazomanie community Easter egg hunt on ...

Local Girl Scouts hosting book drive

The local Wisconsin Heights fifth Grade Girl Scout Troop 1131 has built two Little Free Libraries that will be installed at the Black Earth Veterans...

Spotlight on veterans: Dentist Betsy Hanna

I first remember my interest in dentistry beginning at the age of 14. In eighth grade, we were...

Friends of the Mazo Marsh and Creek

Friends of the Mazo Marsh and Creek (FOMMAC) is having an informational meeting at Base Camp in...

Candidates' forum March 22

Come one; come all! The Village of Cross Plains and the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library have partnered to host a spring election candidates’ forum...

Busch, Francois, Pomykalski, and Zander running to be on Village of Cross Plains Board

For the Village of Cross Plains Board, three trustee seats are open. Four people are running for...

Girls track team thinking big

Cory Christnovich isn't shy. Middleton's girls track and field coach knows the Big Eight Conference ...

Middleton trio earns honors

They had another memorable season. And in the end, Middleton’s girls basketball team was justly rewarded. Cardinals senior point guard Bria...

Vanguards trio honored

The Wisconsin Heights girls basketball team had a record-setting season. And when it came time for ...

Great expectations await

Joe Line's debut season was one to remember. Now, Middleton's boys track and field coach hopes the...

Softball Cardinals packed with potential

Perry Hibner looks up and down his Middleton softball roster and loves what he sees. There are two experienced pitchers returning to anchor the...

Sharp shooters

The Wisconsin Heights girls basketball program encourages its youth players to participate in a...

Local cheeses win awards

Mill Creek Cheese’s reduced fat muenster cheese was one of 20 finalists at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest held recently in Green Bay. There...

Urban safety improvements achieve engineering award for local USH 14 project

Mead & Hunt received an Engineering Excellence Award for their role on the $10 million, environmentally-sensitive roadway reconstruction of USH 14...

Increasing special needs factored in Heights referendum

The Wisconsin Heights Board of Education held their regular meeting after a special presentation about the referendum on Monday, March 13. There...

Register for the second annual Heights Hustle 5K run/walk

The second annual Heights Hustle 5K run/walk and one-mile kid's run will be held on Friday, April...

Badgers visit St. Francis Xavier Middle School students as part of the Give Back program

St. Francis Xavier Middle School students had a special visit from UW Madison student athletes on...

Heights prom fashion show

The Wisconsin Heights prom fashion show will be on Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at the high school. Cost is $5 at the door, and the theme of this...

Dodgeball for a Cause

The Wisconsin Heights National Honor Society will be hosting Dodgeball for a Cause on March 22. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the WHHS North Gym. Come...

Marilyn Coyle

Marilyn Jane Coyle, age 77 of Cross Plains, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 recovering from surgery...

Ardith Buttke

Ardith M. Buttke of Mazomanie passed away at Unity Point Health-Meriter in Madison, Wisconsin. She...

Let's Grow

Over the next two months, I will review various vegetable gardening methods. Each has its benefits...

Arena Locals

Clarence and I had dinner at Grandma Mary’s this week – fresh donuts were being made, what a treat! Bird feeders are busy with lots of visitors....

The Book Nook

If you’re in the mood for a short yet powerful book, I’d suggest “My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout and “The Alchemist” by...

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