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Man accused of pepper spraying Columbia County deputy caught in Sauk City

A man suspected of spraying a Columbia County deputy with pepper spray during a traffic stop on May 12 was captured. Joshua A. Martin, 30, was taken...

SPSD superintendent Cliff Thompson to step down in the fall

Note: the print edition incorrectly listed Cliff Thompson's last name as "Anderson." The Star regrets the error. The Sauk Prairie School District...

Heights adopts new transportation company

The Wisconsin Heights School District entered into contract with a new transportation company for...

Looking forward: What are the future space needs of the Sauk Prairie School District?

Presenting research and strategic options regarding the space needs to meet facility, safety,...

DNR calls for more testing near Badger

The detection of unsafe levels of explosives in a rural drinking water well near the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant has prompted State...

Town of Mazomanie votes down ATV/UTV use on roads

The town of Mazomanie board voted 3-2 against allowing ATV/UTV use on township roads. In April, a non-binding referendum produced a 165-140 result...

Local Sauk Prairie student heading to Italy as an exchange student next year

Krystel Cumbajin Lara will be studying abroad in Italy next year, as a high school senior through...

Arena village board welcomes three new members

Arena's village board meeting in May found two new board members and later the board voted in a...

Prairie du Sac opens up emergency access to Sauk Prairie Ambulance

The Prairie du Sac village board approved an ordinance that will allow Sauk Prairie Ambulance emergency access to buildings after hours. Lockboxes,...

Fortepianist to play at Park Hall June 9th

Fortepianist Trevor Stephenson, director of the Madison Bach Musicians, will perform at Historic Park Hall, Free Congregation of Sauk County, June...

ABC to feature show on Black Earth and last August's flooding

Flood survivors from Black Earth and Mazomanie first responders will be featured on a television special about last year’s August floods. The...

Groups to celebrate expansion of Ferry Bluff

Groundswell Conservancy and Ferry Bluff Eagle Council invite you to celebrate the addition of 31 acres at Ferry Bluff State Natural Area. Thanks to...

Click It or Ticket season in Dane County

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office, along with hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin, will be participating in Click It or...

Patzka named Capitol's Male Athlete of the Year

Christian Patzka has had another memorable track and field season. And the Wisconsin...

Eagles' softball team wins playoff opener

With the beginning of the postseason at hand, the Sauk Prairie softball team was given a clean slate and gladly took advantage of it. Junior...

Eagles' track teams 5th at conference

The 2019 prep track and field season has been a work in progress for both the Sauk Prairie boys and girls teams, with several newcomers making their...

Sauk Prairie lacrosse in midst of stellar season

Sauk Prairie has one of the state's top lacrosse teams. The Eagles are 13-1 and ranked No. 2 in the...

Waunakee spoils Eagles' title dreams

WAUNAKEE - There were plenty of tears when the Sauk Prairie girls' soccer team left the pitch last...

Wankerl-Mack shine at conference

Sauk Prairie juniors Noah Wankerl and Kelby Mack were destined to form a dynamite doubles team. It...

Baseball Vanguards receive No. 4 seed

The Wisconsin Heights baseball team received the No. 4 seed in its WIAA Division 3 sectional. The...

Vanguards' girls soccer team earns No. 2 seed

The Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld girls' soccer team received the No. 2 seed in their WIAA Division 4...

Berhard "Bernie", "Bern" Bach

BLACK EARTH-Berhard "Bernie", "Bern" Bach was born June 4, 1949, to Leo Bach and Emma Drews who...

Around the Block

“It’s happening again” Lyndon township was always a strange place for me. Weird vibrations in the air. Twenty years ago I covered board...

Gary Engberg Outdoors

2019 Kids Fishing Day by the Yahara Fishing Club Charities “The Yahara Fishing Club is a multi-species fishing club that focuses on the lakes of...

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, The Bridges Elementary School Staff would like to thank the many parents, guardians and families of our students for making Teacher...

Geiger Counter

When I was little, and I’d get hurt, soiled or sodden, my dad would saunter toward me, searching around in his pockets. His stroll lacked urgency,...

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Arena village board welcomes three new members

SPORTS

Baseball Vanguards receive No. 4 seed

NEWS

Crash on Highway 12 claims 1 life, injures 2

COMMUNITY

Dr. McAuliffe talks to 6:8 men's group

COMMUNITY

Ellie Hilliard SP Optimist Middle Leader for May

COMMUNITY

Explore your artistic side with River Arts mixed media class

COMMUNITY

Girl Scouts of Badgerland accept donation from Optimist club

COMMUNITY

Grand Avenue students 'Persevere'

COMMUNITY

Grand Avenue students raise pennies for cycling

NEWS

Heights adopts new transportation company

COMMUNITY

Lindsey Giese updates Optimist Club on events

NEWS

Local Sauk Prairie student heading to Italy as an exchange student next year

NEWS

Looking forward: What are the future space needs of the Sauk Prairie School District?

COMMUNITY

Mazo and Black Earth PD hosting summer recreation program

COMMUNITY

McFarlane's gives grant to SP FFA

SPORTS

Patzka named Capitol's Male Athlete of the Year

COMMUNITY

Ripp and Gullickson donate to Heights Educational Foundation

COMMUNITY

Sauk Prairie Community Club donate to Dollars for Scholars

COMMUNITY

Sauk Prairie Healthcare donates $1,000 to Mazomanie Fire

SPORTS

Sauk Prairie lacrosse in midst of stellar season

COMMUNITY

Sauk Prairie math athletes compete in mathematical problem solving contest

COMMUNITY

SP Against Hunger holds cook off

COMMUNITY

SP Earthlings make cat scratching posts for Kitties

COMMUNITY

SP Optimist Club donates to Sauk City library

COMMUNITY

SPMS holds Battle of the Books competition

COMMUNITY

SPMS named Sprout School for green initiatives

COMMUNITY

State representative Dave Considine meets with Wisconsin Heights School Board

SPORTS

Vanguards' girls soccer team earns No. 2 seed

SPORTS

Wankerl-Mack shine at conference

SPORTS

Waunakee spoils Eagles' title dreams

COMMUNITY

Wisconsin Heights Optimist Club awards winners of essay contest

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