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Heights Education Foundation looking for support

Every fall, the Wisconsin Heights Education Foundation (“WHEF”) begins reaching out to the public for funds. WHEF’s focus is senior scholarships. Support is welcomed from anyone, from parents, to community members, to businesses.

From the Black Earth Historical Society

The 2022 calendars for the Black Earth Historical Society’s annual fundraiser are now available. Take a look back at the history of Black Earth and the surrounding area in the 2022 calendar, featuring historical photos from the BEHS archives and more.

Heights 5th grader takes down 27-point buck


Sunday in Richland County, 10-year-old Madelyn Slaney shot a 27-point buck, only the fourth shot she’d ever taken. Hunting with her dad Jeremy during Wisconsin’s Youth Hunt, Madelyn took the buck in a 70-yard shot with a 243 rifle. A fifth grader at Wisconsin Heights, Madelyn is the daughter of Jeremy and Michelle Slaney of Black Earth.

Sunday in Richland County, 10-year-old Madelyn Slaney shot a 27-point buck, only the fourth shot she’d ever taken. Hunting with her dad Jeremy during Wisconsin’s Youth Hunt, Madelyn took the buck in a 70-yard shot with a 243 rifle.

The Peoples Community Bank has a long history in Mazomanie


Early days at the bank, in 1909.

There were five known banks in Mazomanie during the early days. There were probably more in the very early days. Only the Peoples State Bank has survived today. The early bank shared a building with the US Post Office located at 1 Brodhead Street on the corner with East Hudson Street in downtown Mazomanie. The building was built in 1877. 

From the Mazomanie Historical Society


The water tank in 1925, with an enclosed bottom. Photo by Sherwin Gillette.

Early railroad steam engines needed to fill up with water every 20 to 30 miles so a water tank was needed in the railroad town of Mazomanie. A water tank and pump house were built in 1856 east of the tail race, at the track near the mill. This location was off the northeast corner of the flour mill.

News from the Black Earth Historical Society


In an effort to keep the public informed about the Black Earth Historical Society’s upcoming events and display some of the local history, the society has taken over one of the wall display cases in the lobby of the Black Earth Post Office. Currently posted are copies of old Black Earth post cards from about 100 years ago. Also posted are special events, fundraisers, membership information and meeting dates of the society. More information is available at www.blackearthwihistory.org

The 2022 calendars for the Black Earth Historical Society’s annual fundraiser are now available. Take a look back at the history of Black Earth and the surrounding area in the 2022 calendar, featuring historical photos from the BEHS archives and more.

Free Congregation’s Founders Day talk will be about Nature and Spirituality

The Free Congregation of Sauk County, a Unitarian Universalist fellowship, will celebrate their annual Founders Day, Stiftungsfest, on October 17 beginning at 10:10 a.m. at Park Hall (aka Free Thinkers Hall), 307 Polk St., Sauk City.

Guest presenter is Greg Armstong speaking on Nature and Spirituality.  

Participate in a conversation about racism


Left to right, Some of the Sauk Prairie Social Justice and Equity Initiative members on October 7 are Vicki Gullickson (SP Optimist member and retired teacher), Veronica Gallas (SPSD staff), Lauren White (Ruth Culver Community Library Director), Teresa Bare-Inman and Tanya Bare (Both Optimist members and business partners). They are just a few people on the SPSJEI committee working on the Sauk Prairie Community Read.

A Sauk Prairie Community Read is planned for the book, “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, which will be followed by community conversations. 

NWDSS teams up with Cross Plains for Cycling Without Age program

Cycling Without Age (CWA) is coming to Cross Plains! This program will bring the joy of cycling to the elders of Cross Plains through a global movement.

Friends of Black Earth Library holding annual auction

The Friends of the Black Earth Public Library are holding a silent auction of donated arts and crafts as a fundraiser. Donated items will be on display at the library for bids from Nov. 19 – Dec. 10. 

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