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Articles from the February 28, 2019 edition

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 By Joe Block    News    February 28, 2019

Wisconsin Heights to go forward with $500,000 remodel

The Wisconsin Heights school board approved a $493,000 renovation to the tech ed area of the middle...

 
 By Joe Block    News    February 28, 2019

Village of Prairie du Sac sells $1 million in bonds to fund construction

The Village of Prairie du Sac sold $1.205 million in general obligation bonds for upcoming public works projects at their meeting two weeks ago. The...

 
 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...

 

Geiger Counter

When I paid for my clown nose, the woman behind the counter began stuffing it into a noisy little brown paper bag. “No thanks,” I said, waving at...

 

Letters to the editor

Wildlife Friever says thanks Dear editor, Wildlife Forever ATV Club would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their donations...

 

Denman G. Kramer

Denman G. Kramer, "The Balloon Man," age 100, passed away Feb. 14, 2019, at the Pines Assisted...

 

Ivan Richard Steckelberg, Sr

Ivan Richard Steckelberg, Sr., age 96, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2019. He was born...

 

Phyllis A. Mercurio

Phyllis A. Mercurio, age 94, passed away at her home Feb. 16, 2019. She was born in Omaha, NE....

 

Larry "Chuck" Smith

Larry "Chuck" Smith, age 71, passed away unexpectedly of unknown causes surrounded by family on...

 

Roman Henry Frey

Roman Henry Frey, age 86, passed away peacefully at Sauk Prairie Hospital on Feb. 18, 2019 surrounde...

 

Dean D. Rischmueller

Dean D. Rischmueller of Richland Center, age 91, passed away peacefully at the Atrium Post Acute...

 

Wildlife Forever Club to hold meeting

Wildlife Forever ATV/UTV Club’s next meeting is Monday, March 11, 2019, 7 P p.m. at Trader’s Bar & Grill, 6174 US 14, Arena, WI 53503. Meetings...

 

Saying goodbye to Denman Kramer: "This is the story of my friend Denman"

I somehow thought it would all be easier, maybe not so traumatic and perhaps understandable to my...

 

Cross Plains Optimist Club hosting basketball contest

The Cross Plains Optimist Club will be hosting its annual Tri-Star basketball contest on Monday, March 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Francis. The top 2...

 

Black Earth Longbeards holding annual fundraiser

The Black Earth Creek Longbeards will be holding their annual fundraiser March 9 at Grandma Mary’s Café, in the Brisbane Hall, in Arena. Doors...

 

Vermont Lutheran Church provides cabin fever relief

Everyone is invited to Vermont Lutheran Church at 7 p.m., Sunday March 10th for a fun and informative presentation Cabin Fever Reliever. Popcorn and...

 

Wisconsin Heights school district

The past month has been filled with an unprecedented number of snow days, more than Wisconsin Heights has seen in a long time. Whether it was snow...

 
 By Joe Block    News    February 28, 2019

Correction

The Village of Mazomanie’s final motion at their meeting two weeks ago, concerning the buyout, was the following: “Motion by Ray Schlamp, second...

 
 By Marian Copus    News    February 28, 2019

Arena village board elects to not purchase school building

On an icy February 5 evening, the Arena Village Board held their monthly board meeting. All board members were present as well as a large crowd. The...

 
 By Joe Block    News    February 28, 2019

Village of Mazomanie public comments policy in line with other boards

At the last Village of Mazomanie board meeting, Village president enforced the existing public comment policy. He noted that the public was allowed...

 

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