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 By Ellen Paul    News    August 16, 2018 

Prairie du Sac Village Administrator Wildman updates Optimist Club

Alan Wildman, Prairie du Sac Village Administrator, spoke with the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club on August 8.  Wildman shared that in October he will...

 By Joe Block    News    August 9, 2018

More details emerge in nursing home sexual assault

A 12-day investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services revealed nine federal deficiencies and substandard quality of care at Maplewood... Full story

 By Joe Block    News    August 9, 2018

Conservation Alliance releases Badger app

The Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance completed a 26-minute documentary on the former Badger Plant. In addition, they have completed their Badger...

 By Joe Block    News    August 9, 2018

Wisconsin Heights revises capital improvement plan

The Wisconsin Heights School Board recently completed its Board retreat. District Administrator Jordan Sinz provided insights into the purpose and...

 By Joe Block    News    August 9, 2018

Sauk City to wait on Derleth Park improvements

The Village of Sauk City chose to deny the three bids for the August Derleth Park improvement, citing high costs, and will rebid in the Spring. The...


Correction for last week

In the week 30 issue of the Star News the front page photo was incorrectly credited to Travis Mitchell. It should have read Mitchell...

 By Joe Block    News    August 9, 2018

Great Sauk State Trail to feature new art

The Great Sauk State Trail will feature new art in the coming year. Two projects have been...

 By Joe Block    News    August 9, 2018

Prairie du Sac to install solar panels

The Village of Prairie du Sac elected to go forward with a solar power project at its July 24 meeting. The solar power array will be installed at the...


Senate candidates answer questions in run up to partisan primary

Party Affiliation: Republican Why are you running for public office? Vukmir: Over the last eight years in Wisconsin we have been able to turn budget d...

 By Joe Block    News    August 2, 2018

Man accused of Maplewood sexual assault files motion to dismiss

Galen J. Malisch, a former resident of Maplewood Nursing Home, filed a motion on July 30 to dismiss two charges against him. Malisch was arrested on...


Resident near Badger on bottled water

Residents around the Former Badger Army Ammunition Plant met with officials on July 25th at the Rive...


Army responds to questions about Badger cleanup

Citizens For Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB) is a local group that has been tracking the Army’s work on Badger. Laura Olah, Executive Director of...

 By Joe Block    News    August 2, 2018

Virta proposes change to District supplement policy

Sauk Prairie School Board member Dennis Virta’s proposal for a change to the wording of a District policy concerning food supplements for athletes...

 By Marian Copus    News    August 2, 2018

Matthew Schroeder to take Pustina's place as Arena Village President

Arena Village president pro-tem Matthew Schroeder chaired a special meeting of the village board last Friday evening to discuss replacing former... Full story

 By Gary Schuetz    News    August 2, 2018

Town of Vermont looks into zoning issues

The pending changes to Dane County’s Chapter 10 zoning ordinance could be an opportunity to bring two heavy commercial properties in the Town of Ver...

 By Gary Schuetz    News    August 2, 2018

Vermont hears first Inter Municipal Energy Planning Committee report

As part of the first formal Inter Municipal Energy Planning Committee report to the Town of Vermont board of supervisors, town resident Michael... Full story

 By Joe Block    News    July 26, 2018

Man in Maplewood sexual assault case to have hearing

A former resident of Maplewood Nursing Home Sauk Prairie faces a preliminary hearing on July 26 for sexual assault charges. Galen J. Malisch, 59,...

 By Michael Carignan    News    July 26, 2018

Legalize medical marijuana? Referendum to ask voters

The Sauk County Board of Supervisors wants to know how the county’s citizens feel about legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin. In an effort to...

 By Heather Stanek    News    July 26, 2018

Reedsburg holds forum for several Democratic Gubernatorial candidates

Several Democratic candidates for Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race attended a forum a few weeks ago in Reedsburg. They talked about such topics as...

 By Matt Geiger    News    July 26, 2018

All the information you need to know about August's Partisan Primary

Local voters will head the polls Tuesday, August 14 to take part in one of the most significant Primary Elections in years in Wisconsin. While voter...


Stolen car recovered in Chicago

An SUV stolen from the Kwik Trip in Black Earth has been recovered in Chicago, IL and the suspect, Dylan W. Schlough, age 28, has been arrested. The...

 By Joe Block    News    July 26, 2018

Basement fire in Sauk City house

An uninhabited house suffered smoke and fire damage on July 19 from a fire located in its basement. Neighbors reported smoke coming from the house....

 By Joe Block    News    July 26, 2018

Prairie du Sac welcomes new library board member

James Witecha was recently named to the Ruth Culver Library Board by the Village of Prairie du Sac. His term will end in June of 2020. He recently...


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