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Sauk City man dies in Monroe County crash

On May 9, 2019, shortly after 1:30 p.m., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal two vehicle accident on State Highway 71 near...

Road construction coming to Mazo

Mazomanie public works is beginning a water main replacement project on Crocker St. at Exchange St. The project will continue south to Commercial...

Mazomanie seeking a 5% utility rate increase

The Village of Mazomanie is seeking a 5.18 percent rate increase for its electric utility as well as changes to the utility’s rate structure. On...

Eagles' baseball team enjoys solid week

There was little time for Ben German to focus on what might have been when the Sauk Prairie Eagles began a string of five games in six days last...

Sauk Prairie track teams ready for postseason run

The Wisconsin Dells Invitational was on the schedule to serve as a tune-up for coach Andy Sherman's...

Eagles' dream season alive and well

The Badger North Conference championship will be on the line when the Sauk Prairie girls' soccer...

Eagles' tennis team set for postseason

It has been a challenge for Sauk Prairie tennis coach Sam Mack to put his best possible lineup on the court this spring. How successful Mack has...

Heights boys track team 7th at Belleville

The Wisconsin Heights boys track and field team tied for seventh at the 12-team Belleville Invite last Friday. The Vanguards’ girls were 11th out...

Everything coming up roses for Heights softball

Wisconsin Heights' girls softball team finished out regular season in style last week. The...

Heights soccer ties Lake Mills

The Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld girls soccer team tied Lake Mills, 1-1, on May 7. Ava Stelter...

Lucille E. (Weynand) Bongard

Lucille E. (Weynand) Bongard, passed away at the age of 85 years on May 9, 2019 at the Sauk Prairie...

Kevin G. Cox

Kevin G. Cox, age 62, passed away peacefully at his home on May 9, 2019. He was born in Janesville...

Edward J. Theis

Edward J. Theis age 87 of Sioux Falls, formerly of Mazomanie, WI died Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Avera...

Around the Block

Note: The following was written in 1999, just a few months after I was first hired as a reporter. The Hallucinatory Lament of a Tired Journalist Odd...

Letter to the editor

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, 2019 with Tuesday, May 7, 2019 designated as National Teacher Day. National Teacher Day has been celebrated...

Gary Engberg Outdoors

This spring, I’ve talked about the roller-coaster ride that we’ve been on with fronts and cold weather, rain, wind, and even snow happening...

Geiger Counter

Shortly after we brought the new puppy home, I discovered my daughter dresses like an elaborate fishing lure. One of those fancy ones you see...

The Book Nook

Less is More Recently I found myself in an interesting dilemma. The book originally slated for this column turned out to be too awful to inflict on...

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