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Project Recovery looks to provide emotional support after floods

In the aftermath of flooding last summer and this spring, many survivors struggle to make ends meet after losing many of their possessions, as well...

 
 By Rob Westerlund    News    April 25, 2019

Black Earth Trustee Louis-Reindl resigns due to time constraints

Upon opening the monthly board meeting for Black Earth village, President Pat Troge noted the resignation of Trustee Pam Louis-Reindl due to time...

 

District One EMS director Jim Wick speaks at Coffee With A Cop

On Thursday, April 11, around 35 area residents gathered in the Black Earth village conference room...

 
 By Rob Westerlund    News    April 18, 2019

Mazomanie wraps up FEMA application process, thinking about dog park

The Village of Mazomanie board opened their meeting on Tuesday, April 9, with approval of agenda and minutes and turned to public comment. A crisis...

 
 By Rob Westerlund    News    April 4, 2019

Mazomanie village property values rise $1.1 million, FEMA deadline met

The village board of Mazomanie met at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 26 in its second scheduled meeting of the month. The board president, Gary Harrop,...

 

DNR talks flooding and Black Earth Creek at Coffee With A Cop

Residents of Black Earth gathered at the village offices on March 14 for coffee and pastries provide...

 
 By Rob Westerlund    News    March 21, 2019

Black Earth to demolish and rebuild Community Park due to flood damage

After the pledge of allegiance and roll call on Tuesday, March 12 the Black Earth Village Board convened into a closed session pursuant to...

 
 By Rob Westerlund    News    March 21, 2019

Representative Considine visits Mazo board, talks Minimum Markup Law, Dark Store loophole, TIF limitations

After opening the village board meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, with approval of the agenda and minutes from the previous meeting, board...

 
 By Rob Westerlund    News    March 14, 2019

Mazomanie to discuss flood damage estimates, how to fund village's share

The Village Board of Mazomanie met at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The board members in attendance were Village President Gary Harrop, and...

 

Mazomanie residents receive explanation for FEMA buyouts

The Mazomanie village board members turned their attention to the subject which has drawn much attention over the past weeks and months. In order to...

 

Coffee With A Cop features Dane County Evidence Coordinator

Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over...

 

Black Earth police department has active December, fire department receives boat

The Village of Black Earth Board met on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss village business and to hear reports from members of the village...

 

Mazomanie to buy damaged houses

The village board of Mazomanie received many questions concerning the proposal by the village board to buyout flood damaged properties along the...

 

State Bank of Cross Plains merges

State Bank of Cross Plains (SBCP) Bankcorp, Inc. and Union Bancorp of Evansville, Inc., the bank holding company for Union Bank & Trust Company...

 

Village of Mazomanie residents may know if they are FEMA list by end of month

The Village Board of Mazomanie met on Tuesday, Janurary 8 at 6:00 for its first meeting of the year. Present were village president Gary Harrop and...

 

Black Earth Village Board discusses mixed-use building and economic development

The Village of Black Earth Board Meeting was held on January 7 at 6:30 p.m. Board president Pat Troge and trustees James Coyle, Pam Louis-Reindl,...

 

Black Earth Veterinary Clinic adds two new members

Black Earth Veterinary Clinic welcomes new Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Meghan Nelson and Dr....

 

Coffee With A Cop draws a crowd

Gathered in the Black Earth village meeting room, observed by the visage of village leaders of the...

 

Black Earth Vet Clinic welcomes groomer

Black Earth Vet Clinic is excited to welcome a new groomer to their staff. Anna Pulvermacher has...

 

Black Earth focusing on long-term flood recovery, transfers liquor license

The Village of Black Earth Board Meeting was held on December 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Board president Pat Troge and trustees James Coyle, Pam...

 

Black Earth board passes 2019 budget

The Black Earth Village Board met on November 13 at 6:00 p.m. to review items of village business, including the proposed 2019 budget. The board...

 

Black Earth Creek bridges open

After nearly three months of losing the main artery for regional traffic, both bridges spanning Black Earth Creek are open for business. The flood wat...

 

Kraemer's 5-ton military truck worth its weight

Citizens of the village of Cross Plains will remember Aug. 20 as the day of the deluge. The rain started earlier that afternoon, and by 11 p.m. the...

 

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