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 By Erika Wittekind    News    May 24, 2018

Mazo saves on bonds

The Village of Mazomanie has awarded two bond issues totaling $5.5 million, receiving better than expected interest rates that led to $30,000 in...

 
 By Erika Wittekind    News    April 12, 2018

Mazomanie awards bids for street projects

The Village of Mazomanie awarded bids to Raymond P. Cattell for street improvements and downtown streetscaping projects, and to Joe Daniels for the...

 
 By Erika Wittekind    News    April 5, 2018

Black Earth and Mazomanie villages begin discussion on potential consolidation of fire departments

The Black Earth and Mazomanie fire departments have started testing the waters of joining forces; now they have to contemplate if and how to go...

 
 By Erika Wittekind    News    April 5, 2018

Wisconsin Grassroots Festival draws crowd

A red pickup truck sitting in the parking lot at Wisconsin Heights Middle and High School on...

 
 By Erika Wittekind    News    March 15, 2018

Study may be conducted for potential merge of Black Earth and Mazomanie fire departments

The Village of Mazomanie took its first formal step toward possibly combining its fire department with that of Black Earth. The Mazomanie village...

 
 By Erika Wittekind    News    March 1, 2018

DA's office to wrap up investigation of Mazo village administrator's hiring

The Dane County District Attorney’s office would like to wrap up the investigation into Village Administrator Peter Huebner’s hiring, according to...

 

Village of Mazomanie Board approves bid for Lake Marion project

omanie residents will be fishing in Lake Marion again by the end of 2018. After receiving a strong response to its latest round of bidding, the...

 

Village of Mazomanie to open bids for Lake Marion project

The Village of Mazomanie is hoping for a strong showing when it opens bids for the Lake Marion project this week. Twenty-one potential bidders have...

 

Mazo village board to discuss planning for future projects

The Village of Mazomanie plans to discuss long-range planning and financing for a variety of projects at its Jan. 23 regular board meeting, from big...

 

Mazomanie board votes to rehire village administrator

The Mazomanie Village Board began its meeting Nov. 28 by announcing the resignation of Village Administrator Peter Huebner—and ended it two hours...

 

Questions raised on hiring of Village of Mazo administrator

A Village of Mazomanie trustee has asked the Dane County District Attorney’s Office to investigate last year’s hiring of the village administrator...

 

Village of Mazomanie looks to improve pedestrian safety at road intersections

The Village of Mazomanie is trying to move up the schedule on painting crosswalks on Highway 14 after a community member reported it as a safety...

 

Niches can be reserved at Mazo cemetery

Columbarium niches can now be reserved at the Mazomanie cemetery for a deposit of $100. The granite columbarium, to be installed next spring, will...

 

Mazo audit looks good

The Village of Mazomanie had a mostly favorable report following an audit of its 2016 finances. The size of the general fund increased by $62,949 for...

 

Cross Plains to provide incentives for certain types of land use

The Town of Cross Plains is moving forward with its plan to incentivize certain kinds of land use. Board members approved a motion to begin the...

 

Low-income housing in Mazo to be controlled by the DCHA

Low-income housing in the Village of Mazomanie will be rehabilitated as control passes from the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program to...

 

Highway 14 through Mazo to be rebuilt in 2021

The Village of Mazomanie has entered into an agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to rebuild Highway 14 through town in 2021,...

 

Boehnen named new patrolman

The Town of Cross Plains has hired Bruce Boehnen as its new patrolman, filling a position that had been open since spring. The patrolman is the...

 

Steps taken to preserve historic Mazomanie

The Mazomanie Historic Preservation Commission is regrouping under new leadership, with plans to be more proactive about preserving buildings in...

 

Black Earth, Mazo may form bond

The Village of Mazomanie may join forces with Black Earth to tie together parts of the two electric systems. The public utility commissions of the...

 

Lake Marion project being rebid

The Village of Mazomanie will rebid the Lake Marion project, delaying the work until 2018, in the hopes an extended schedule and other accommodations...

 
 By Erika Wittekind    News    July 13, 2017

Village of Mazo unhappy

After agreeing to a reduced fee for the use of Lion’s Park for Wild West Days, the Village of Mazomanie has found out it will be paying...

 
 By Erika Wittekind    News    July 6, 2017

Village of Mazo considering altering Lake Marion project

After disappointing bid results for the Lake Marion project, the Village of Mazomanie may consider...

 
 By Erika Wittekind    News    June 29, 2017

Rebuild of Stagecoach Road to begin August 1

The rebuild of Stagecoach Road is slated to begin August 1 with work estimated to be completed by October 14. The Town of Cross Plains Board of...

 

Price of gravesites going up in Mazo

It will cost more to be buried in Mazomanie going forward as gravesites in the municipal cemetery will go up from $400 to $650. The Mazomanie Village...

 

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