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 By Kara OKeeffe    News    July 18, 2019 

Sauk Prairie school district welcomes new administrators

Sauk Prairie School superintendent, Cliff Thompson introduced two of the newest administrators to...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    July 4, 2019

Sauk City village board gets tour of new library building

The Sauk City Village board members and others attending the meeting on June 25, 2019 got a tour of...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    July 4, 2019

Summer school for the school district off to a strong start

Board members and guests were given an update on summer school at the Sauk Prairie School Board meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019. Summer school...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    June 20, 2019

Sauk City resident urges board to look at affordable housing

Sauk City resident Shari Cook started off the Sauk City Village board meeting with a citizen...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    June 20, 2019

Sauk Prairie School District has successful spring sports season

The Sauk Prairie High School spring activities update was presented at the Sauk Prairie School Board meeting on Monday, June 10, 2019. The 2018-2019...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    June 6, 2019

Changes to planned unit development district zoning approved by Sauk City

The Sauk City Village Board approved amendments to the Planned Unit Development District (PUD) Zoning Ordinance which makes it more understandable...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    May 23, 2019

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,...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    May 23, 2019

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...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    May 9, 2019

Sauk City Village Board to look into honoring August Derleth with trail

The Sauk City Village board started a discussion with members of the August Derleth Society (ADS)...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    Community    May 9, 2019

SP Cycling Without Age group introduces bikes

As of April, the Sauk Prairie area is now home to a Trishaw or Triobike, which is a pleasure bike...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    May 2, 2019

Sauk Prairie School District gets new compensation plan

After six years of working with a group of teachers, school board members and community members the Sauk Prairie School Board approved a new school di...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    April 18, 2019

$1 million donation from Culvers gives Sauk City library a new home

The Sauk City Public Library will soon call 615 Phillips Blvd home after a $1 million donation from...

 

Sauk City Library has on-demand streaming service

Sauk City Library patrons will now have access to more than 30,000 films for free with the popular on-demand streaming service, Kanopy. “We are...

 

Annual Service of Remembrance April 25

Maplewood Health & Rehabilitation Center, Home Health United, & Hooverson Funeral Home invite you and your loved ones to an annual Service of...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    April 18, 2019

Sauk Prairie School Board hears community education annual report

The community education annual report was presented by John Lehan, community education &...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    April 4, 2019

Two residents make comments about former Derleth Park at meeting

Two residents made comments regarding the recent vote to change the name of August Derleth Park to Sauk City Riverside Park during the March 26, 2019...

 

Sauk City Community Center offering Aging Mastery Program

We are all living longer and longer, current average life expectancy for females is 81 years and 76 for males. This also means that there is more...

 

Sauk City and Ruth Culver libraries go fine-free, following nationwide trend

As of March 1, 2019, both the Sauk City Public Library and the Ruth Culver Public Library are now fine free. “The Sauk City Library decided to go...

 

Charles Naffz Building named local Sauk City landmark by village board

The Sauk City Village Board voted 4-2 to approve 735 Water Street also known as the Charles Naffz...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    Schools    March 28, 2019

Sauk Prairie School District tops 2,800 students, facilities staff receive thanks

The Sauk Prairie School Board meeting started off with an update on the current student enrollment for the district. “We’ve crossed the threshold...

 

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...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    March 14, 2019

Sauk Prairie School District faces housing crunch for employees

Assistant Superintendent Jeff Wright presented ten slides from the 2019 Economic Outlook to the Sauk Prairie School Board, that were “of greatest in...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    February 28, 2019

Sauk City awards construction project to two companies for Derleth Park

The Sauk City Village awarded the August Derleth Park Project to two construction companies during the February 12, 2019 Village Board meeting, Meise...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    February 7, 2019

New park features and upgrades coming to August Derleth Park

From new soccer fields to new park equipment and a splash pad, a $1.7 million-dollar renovation...

 

Principals present high school data to Sauk Prairie School Board

During the first Sauk Prairie School Board Meeting of 2019, Sauk Prairie High School principal,...

 

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