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Articles from the March 7, 2019 edition

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 By Joe Block    News    March 7, 2019

Hambrecht retires after 50 years with SP area emergency services

The members of the Prairie du Sac Fire Department have announced that Fire Chief Jim Hambrecht has...

 
 By Matt Geiger    News    March 7, 2019

Man accused of burglary in Black Earth

A Mount Horeb man is in jail after being charged with stealing car parts, ammunition, a motorcycle,...

 

Open house to celebrate Pulsfus

Municipal Court Judge Dwight Pulsfus announced last December that he would not seek an additional four year term on the bench of the Sauk Prairie...

 
 By Joe Block    News    March 7, 2019

Head on crash on 14 flips car

On Wednesday, February 27, at 11:05 a.m., a vehicle crossed the centerline in front of Wisconsin Heights High school and struck an oncoming vehicle....

 
 By Heather Stanek    News    March 7, 2019

Sauk County Board chooses not to condemn Czuprynko's actions

A resolution to condemn the actions of a Sauk County Board supervisor failed to pass at this month’s board meeting. The resolution called for...

 
 By Heather Stanek    News    March 7, 2019

Housing and rental costs are a hot topic at Chamber's Economic Outlook

Local leaders and experts had a lot to say about housing and rental costs during the annual Economic Outlook. The event was held Feb. 20 at the River...

 

PdS Bancorp elects new board members, compliments Bank of Prairie du Sac

PdS Bancorp held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 26, at Lake Wisconsin Country Club. Bank of Prairie du Sac is a wholly-owned subsidiary of...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Around the Block

About two weeks ago we were preparing for a wet weekend. Over an inch of rain was forecast, there wa...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Geiger Counter

Baby shoes A bunch of writers are sitting around a table in a bar, debating who can write the most powerful story in the fewest words. They all throw...

 

Letter to the editor

Thank you for local coverage Dear Editor, Thank you for the excellent coverage of recent meetings of the Mazomanie Village Board and the “Coffee...

 

Lois J. Turner

Lois J. Turner, age 63, passed away at home surrounded by her family, Feb. 26, 2019 following a...

 

Tracy Lynn (Breunig) Joseph

Tracy Lynn (Breunig) Joseph, age 38, of Elroy/Prairie du Sac, passed away peacefully surrounded by...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Gary Engberg outdoors

It’s Seminar Time This is the time of the year when anglers and outdoors people are caught between seasons. It’s difficult to find any “good...

 

Volunteer Stewardship days at Badger

Join us for one or many of our 2019 Volunteer Stewardship Days at Badger! These work days are a chance to get outdoors, learn something about the...

 
 By Heather Stanek    News    March 7, 2019

Sauk County Board to accept property tax payments late due to weather

Certain tax payments that would normally be late will get a break due to the Post Office being affected by inclement weather. The Sauk County Board...

 

AFS-USA invites SP families to host an exchange student

AFS-USA, a leader in high school student exchange for more than 70 years, invites families of all kinds from the Sauk City area to become hosts for...

 

Dinner and talk about kids and drugs at SPHS

There will be a free dinner and panel discussion in Sauk Prairie High School’s cafeteria Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. The presentation will...

 
 By Joe Block    Community    March 7, 2019

Learn about Cuca Records at Tripp Museum

The Tripp Museum in Prairie du Sac will be hosting a Q and A about Cuca Records with founder Jim Kirchstein, Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. He tells...

 

Town of Mazo offers scholarship

Since the spring of 2010, The Town of Mazomanie has offered up to $1000 for scholarships to graduating Town of Mazomanie resident high school seniors...

 

Wisconsin Heights holds district solo & ensemble music festival

Wisconsin Heights held its District Solo & Ensemble Music Festival for the high school and...

 
 By Ellen Paul    Schools    March 7, 2019

Sauk Prairie Middle School celebrates 50 years

February 24, 2019 marked 50 years since the dedication of Sauk Prairie Middle School. The day...

 

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