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Mazo house burns in fire

On Friday, October 12 at 7:36 p.m,. Dane County Deputies responded to a residential house fire in the 5800 Block of Beuthin Road, in the Town of...

Black Earth officials identify need to update emergency management plan

When the August 21 flood hit Black Earth, its Emergency Management Plan (EMP) from 1999 was put to the test. 30% of Village homes called the 2-1-1...

Prairie du Sac Board allows elderly pets to stay

By a vote of 4-2, the Board of the Village of Prairie du Sac agreed to an exemption for Maria Thompson’s five dogs and two cats at her residence....

Macker Backer open for lip smackers

Macker Backer is officially open at 1204 Mills St., Black Earth. Hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays. Breakfasts at Macker Backer will...

Cross Plains drug take back

The Village of Cross Plains, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justic and the Drug Enforcement Administration, will hold a...

Harvest dinner time

Mark your calendars for the Mazomanie Lions Club annual Harvest Dinner. This fun evening is quickly approaching. This year it will be held October...

Knights of Columbus pork dinner

Knights of Columbus Council 3099 from St. Al’s (Sauk City) and St. Norbert’s (Roxbury) invite everyone to their Annual Pork Chop Dinner on...

Free Congregation to hold 166th Founders Day

The Free Congregation of Sauk County (FCSC), 307 Polk St., Sauk City will hold its 166th Founders Day on Sunday, October 21 at 10 a.m. The address...

My neighbor in need

My Neighbor In Need has a website along with this news article, which connects those who have a need with those who wish to fulfill this need. For...

They are the champions

Nearly three months ago, Wisconsin Heights football coach Jeff Supernaw stood before his Vanguards...

Sauk Football falls in finale

It was an ugly ending for Sauk Prairie’s 2018 football season. Mount Horeb/Barneveld senior Malik Winston ran for 164 yards and four touchdowns as...

Heights spikers earn top seed

Amy Schlimgen was surprised. Pleasantly surprised, that is. Schlimgen, the girls’ volleyball coach at Wisconsin Heights, went to her postseason...

Sauk Prairie's XC boys win conference title

BEAVER DAM — At first glance, it appeared that Sauk Prairie’s dreams of winning the Badger North Conference boys’ cross country title last...

A final act

For Sauk Prairie seniors Camryn Ballweg and Taylor Breininger, their appearance at the WIAA...

Heights soccer receives No. 5 seed

The Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld boys’ soccer team received a No. 5 seed in the postseason. Vanguards coach Bartlett Holmes believed his team...

Sauk Prairie swimmers third at Fort

Sauk Prairie recorded a pair of runner-up finishes to spark a third-place team finish at the nine-team Fort Atkinson Invitational last Saturday....

Sauk Prairie School Board hears about progress at Tower Rock

The Sauk Prairie School Board continued their tour of schools in the district by holding their Oct. 8, 2018 board meeting at Tower Rock Elementary....

Patzka captures conference title

Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld junior Christian Patzka continued his stellar cross country season last weekend. Patzka won the Capitol Conference South...

Heights School Board crafts guidelines for member conduct and meetings

The Wisconsin Heights School Board discussed crafting a document outlining Board norms and goals. This type of document has become more popular with...

Leon A. Statz

Leon A. Statz, age 57, of Loganville, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018, after a long fought...

Norbert J. Albrecht

Norbert J. Albrecht, age 92, passed away peacefully at home on October 14, 2018 with his loving...

Mary Jane Catherine Rauls Lochner

Mary Jane Catherine Rauls Lochner, age 89, of Sauk City, WI passed away peacefully at St. Clare...

Ruby McFarlane

Ruby McFarlane, age 87, returned to her heavenly home on Saturday, October 6th; Her firm belief in...

Around the Block

I am in a codependent relationship with my dog, and I'm fine with that. My social media accounts...

Letters to the editor

Blood drive thank you Letter to the editor: Thank you to all those who attended the Red Cross Blood Drive held at the Cross Plains Fire Station on...

Turning back the clock

The Book Nook

Keen-Eyed Coming of Age Novel In “Object Lessons” by Anna Quindlen we meet Maggie Scanlan, a twelve-year-old from an Irish family living in a...

Pastor's Pen

When you get a chance read through Mark 10:17-31. What is standing in the way of your relationship with God? What is it that would make you walk...

Gary Engberg Outdoors

It’s the second week of October and many of the trees in the southern third of Wisconsin are just starting to change their colors. The weather...

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