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 By Joe Block    News    May 16, 2019 

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 and...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    May 16, 2019 

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 k...

 
 By Joe Block    Community    May 9, 2019

Black Earth Fire Department receives rescue boat

The Black Earth Fire Department, thanks to grant funding from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety...

 
 By Joe Block    News    May 2, 2019

Vanguard Vision: Heights looks back at a year of progress

Wisconsin Heights School District held its ‘Vanguard Vision: Reaching new heights’ one-year follow up on April 18. This was a gathering of...

 
 By Joe Block    News    May 2, 2019

Heights introducing new math curriculum

The Wisconsin Heights School Board elected a new president at its April 22 meeting. James Kartman was elected with a unanimous vote. A Middle...

 
 By Joe Block    News    May 2, 2019

County Y bridge over Dunlap Creek under construction, down to 1 lane for a month

The County Highway Y bridge over Dunlap Creek, located in Mazomanie Township, just north of Racek Road, will be reduced to 1 lane for the next four...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 25, 2019

Armed Mazomanie man given 30 days in jail

A Mazomanie man who allegedly kidnapped a Black Earth resident at gunpoint and beat him into unconsciousness has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. Ca...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    April 25, 2019

Around the Block

A long time ago, I ran across an aphorism that every new baby should be given two things for life: free education through college, and a therapist. Ir...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 18, 2019

Sauk Prairie ambulance rolls over, two injured

A Sauk Prairie ambulance rolled over April 11 on Highway 78 while responding to a call. Two of three...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Around the Block

Yesterday I watched Notre Dame Cathedral burn. It was emotional for me, and I think for many...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 18, 2019

Sauk Prairie high school student allegedly steals car

A 17-year old Sauk City teen allegedly stole a car on April 3. Sauk Prairie High School resource officer Joel Ludowitz received a tip and found...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 18, 2019

Prairie du Sac accepts grant

The Sauk Prairie Village Board reflected on the service of board member Eldor Fruehling at its meeting on April 9. Fruehling lost his reelection bid...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 11, 2019

Elections bring in new board member, funding for Heights

The Village of Prairie du Sac will be welcoming a new board member. Abby Howell Dinger totaled 503 votes to Eldor Fruehling’s 459. Nick Lester and R...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 11, 2019

Sauk City Riverfront Park/Derleth Park renaming dates back to 2017

The renaming of August Derleth Park was in the woks dating back to an October 31, 2017 village board meeting. While accepting the grants awarded for t...

 
 By Joe Block    Community    April 4, 2019

Mazomanie's Mark Geisler recognized with awards and nominations

Mazomanie public works director and fire chief Mark Geisler was a steady, calm influence on the...

 
 By Joe Block    Community    April 4, 2019

Local man starts volunteer effort to help Nebraska farmers

Joe Keller, a 22-year employee at Wollersheim Winery and local farmer, organized a benefit for farmers in Nebraska impacted by recent flooding. It...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 4, 2019

Prairie du Sac makes emergency declaration due to spring floods

The village of Prairie du Sac passed a disaster declaration at its meeting last week in order to seek funds for the recent flooding. The declaration,...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Around the block

We are bombarded daily about the evils of social media. From outright incorrect news, to breaking stories with incorrect information, to foreign...

 
 By Joe Block    News    March 28, 2019

Wisconsin Heights going to operational referendum

The Wisconsin heights School District will have an operational referendum on the ballot Tuesday, April 2. The district is asking for $2.2 million a ye...

 
 By Joe Block    News    March 28, 2019

Prairie du Sac's electric utility gets new truck, village accepts bid for roadwork

The Village of Prairie du Sac’s electric utility will be getting a new truck to better serve the area. At its March 12 meeting, the board voted to...

 
 By Joe Block    News    March 28, 2019

Town of Mazo to hold referendum on ATV/UTV use

The town of Mazomanie will have a non-binding referendum question on the ballot April 2 about the use of ATV/UTVs on township roads. There will be an...

 

Sauk City votes 6-1 to rename Derleth Park

Update: Sauk City Village officials and the Star News will be meeting Thursday. August Derleth Park...

 

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