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Mazomanie passes budget, waits for new construction to offset flood losses

The Village of Mazomanie approved a lean budget at its Nov. 27 meeting, whittling thousands from proposed expenditures to bring it under the levy...

Black Earth focusing on long-term flood recovery, transfers liquor license

The Village of Black Earth Board Meeting was held on December 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Board president Pat Troge and trustees James Coyle, Pam...

Lame-duck Republican bills on Governor's desk

Wisconsin lawmakers were called back into session last week, planning to take a vote on whether the state should give tax credits to paper giant...

Holiday news deadlines

The deadline for news submission during the holidays will be Friday, December 21, 5 p.m. for the issue on the 27rd and Friday, December 28, by 5...

Ruth Community Library Director Lauren White eager to get to work

New Ruth Community Library Director Lauren White has come away with a good impression of the area...

Sauk Prairie named Carrier Town USA

Sauk Prairie has won the competition and is Aircraft Carrier Town for 2018. Competing in an online...

Tower Rock Elementary taps into social emotional learning

It was a strange sight in the 4th grade room at Tower Rock Elementary. The students, normally...

News Publishing Executive Editor publishes new book

Author, humorist and newspaper editor Matt Geiger believes Jorge Luis Borges when he says the thing...

Get your dance on, Mazomanie!

The Village of Mazomanie is hosting a free dance and “Family Get Together” Saturday night, December 15 at the Mazo Community Building, 9...

Heights Unlimited matching gifts challenge

Heights Unlimited Community Resource Center is holding its 3rd Annual Matching Gifts Challenge! A very generous donor, who wishes to remain...

Heights spikers holding alumni tournament

The second annual Wisconsin Heights volleyball alumni tournament will be held Dec. 22. Teams can consist of players from the same year or a...

Vanguards fall in 6 OTs

Late last Tuesday night, in the middle of the chaos, Wisconsin Heights boys' basketball coach Zach...

Eagles girls basketball team struggling

BEAVER DAM – After dropping a pair of games early last week, the Sauk Prairie girls’ basketball team drew the toughest opponent it will most...

Sauk wrestlers sixth at Sun Prairie

SUN PRAIRIE – There is something that motivates Sauk Prairie senior Bryant Schaaf when he is in...

Wisconsin Heights girls notch first win

Wisconsin Heights’ girls basketball team is in the win column. The Vanguards toppled visiting Columbus, 55-43, last Friday. Junior guard Ashlee...

Sauk Prairie gymnasts making gains

Justine Anderson was eager to see how the first month of practice impacted her Sauk Prairie girls’ gymnastics team when the Eagles began...

Sauk swimmers second at Waunakee

The Sauk Prairie co-op boys’ swimming team was a bit short-handed when it competed at the annual Badger North Conference Relays on Dec. 4. But the...

Bowling

Monday Night Special 11-12-18 Dave Dickson 695 Ricky Thaden 694 Tony Thaden 654 Rollin Pins Nov. 13 Steve Moritz 702 Dave Dickson 642 Riviera Ladies...

Wisconsin Heights schools

Winter is in full effect. With the icy roads and chilling winds comes Christmas, the jolliest holiday of the year. While the sleigh bells are...

Melvin J. Ballweg

Melvin J. Ballweg, age 79, passed away on Dec. 4, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on...

Lee Mathew Kelter

Lee Mathew Kelter, age 85, of Columbus, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at Fountain Head...

Around the Block

You may or may not remember the 43rd issue of the Star News, dated October 26, 2017. I had been a reporter for the newspaper for about 7 months at...

Letters to the editor

Thanks to the BEFD Thanks to All! Appreciate the use of the firehouse provided by the Black Earth Fire Department. We would also like to thank all...

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