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 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,...

 

Sauk Prairie earns silver status

The Sauk Prairie Community has earned a Silver Status through the Wisconsin Health Communities Designation. The designation which is in its inaugural...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    December 20, 2018

Sauk Prairie School Board hears highlights of Bridges Elementary's year

Principal of Bridges Elementary School, Chanda Kulow and Heather Reader, behavior program coordinator, presented highlights of the 2017-2018 school...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    December 6, 2018

Sauk City approves 2019 budget, taxes lower than 2013

The Sauk City Village board unanimously approved the 2019 budget at the board meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. There were no comments during the...

 

Sauk Prairie School District 'Exceeds expectations' on report card

The Sauk Prairie School District earned an “Exceeds Expectations” rating on the newly-released state report card. Jeff Wright, assistant...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    November 22, 2018

Sauk City proposes 2019 budget, includes funding for new officer

The Sauk City Village Board reviewed the proposed 2019 budget during the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 and covered some of the...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    November 22, 2018

Sauk City Library presents conceptual designs before board

The Sauk City Library presented conceptual designs to a proposed addition to the current library to the Sauk City Village Board on Tuesday, November...

 

Turning back the clock

As we prepare for the holidays and Thanksgiving, an article from the December 2, 1882 issue of the Mazomanie Sickle had the recipes for an entire...

 

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