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 By Joe Block    News    March 28, 2019

Wisconsin Heights going to operational referendum

The Wisconsin heights School District will have an operational referendum on the ballot Tuesday, April 2. The district is asking for $2.2 million a ye...

 

Contested races in local elections

Local elections are coming up April 2, and the Star News reached out to candidates of contested...

 

Diabetes Alert Day to be held in late March

According to the CDC, almost 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes, or 9.4% of the population. While an estimated 23 million have...

 

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...

 
 By Joe Block    News    March 28, 2019

Prairie du Sac's electric utility gets new truck, village accepts bid for roadwork

The Village of Prairie du Sac’s electric utility will be getting a new truck to better serve the area. At its March 12 meeting, the board voted to...

 

Sauk Prairie Hospital celebrates 5 year anniversary

Sauk Prairie Healthcare is marking five years since cutting the ribbon at its new hospital. On...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Geiger Counter

There are people who’ve won the Boston Marathon with less supplemental hydration than most of the kids walking around in America these days. I knew...

 

Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor, On behalf of the students, staff, and School Board of the Wisconsin Heights School District, I write this informational piece...

 

Wenzel's seat vacant

At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Sauk County Board of Supervisors, County Board Chairperson Peter Vedro announced he had received a letter of res...

 

Heights summer school program

Tired of hearing “I’m bored,” or “There’s nothing to do,” over summer vacation? Well, Wisconsin Heights School District will be hosting a...

 

David Fehr

David Fehr died unexpectedly at home in Black Earth on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Dave was born July...

 

Lorraine Mary Breunig

Lorraine Mary Breunig, age 94, passed away peacefully at Maplewood Village surrounded by her family...

 

Jacqueline Esther (Buchanan) Appleyard Berger

Jacqueline Esther (Buchanan) Appleyard Berger, age 89, passed away on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at...

 

Blessed Trinity fish fry

Blessed Trinity Parish will be hosting a Fish Fry at St Michael’s church, 109 S Military Rd, Dane on Friday, April 5, 2019. Serving buffet style...

 

6:8 to hold men's community group

The 6:8 Men’s Community is a new initiative which has been launched to bring men in the Sauk Prairie Community together, once a month for fellowship...

 

Night of Hope,benefitting hunger, to be held in April

Night of Hope, benefiting Sauk Prairie Against Hunger, will be held at the 6:8 building this year, on Friday April 26 at 6 p.m. 6:8 is located at 821...

 
 By Kevin Murphy    News    March 28, 2019

Wisconsin Supreme Court seat up for grabs in April election

Voters in the April 2 election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court have choices in candidates with sharply differing political backgrounds in the...

 

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...

 

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