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Articles from the April 4, 2019 edition

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 By Joe Block    Community    April 4, 2019

Mazomanie's Mark Geisler recognized with awards and nominations

Mazomanie public works director and fire chief Mark Geisler was a steady, calm influence on the...

 
 By Joe Block    Community    April 4, 2019

Local man starts volunteer effort to help Nebraska farmers

Joe Keller, a 22-year employee at Wollersheim Winery and local farmer, organized a benefit for farmers in Nebraska impacted by recent flooding. It...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 4, 2019

Prairie du Sac makes emergency declaration due to spring floods

The village of Prairie du Sac passed a disaster declaration at its meeting last week in order to seek funds for the recent flooding. The declaration,...

 

Public comes out to voice opinions on Cardinal Hickory Creek line

Dozens of citizens from around the Driftless Area, as well as those across the southwest section of the state, came out to give public comments on...

 
 By Cody Amble    Schools    April 4, 2019

Wisconsin Heights schools

One of the hardest things that students in high school have to do is try and decide what career path they want to follow. Some knew since their first...

 
 By Gary Schuetz    News    April 4, 2019

Vermont signs off on criticism of ATC draft environmental statement

The Inter-Municipal Energy Planning Committee (IMPEC) says the Rural Utilities Services’ (RUS) draft environmental impact statement (EIS) has numero...

 

River Arts harpist

On April 13 from 3-4:30 p.m., harpist Susie Tatone, will perform classical and modern harp music at Park Hall (aka Freethinkers Hall, 307 Polk St. in...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Geiger Counter

Our narrative species We are a narrative species. Each animal has its own special adaptations that allow it to survive, and sometimes even thrive, in...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Around the block

We are bombarded daily about the evils of social media. From outright incorrect news, to breaking stories with incorrect information, to foreign...

 

Dwight W. Pulsfus

Dwight W. Pulsfus, age 70, passed away peacefully at his Sauk City home on March 31, 2019. He was...

 

Joan Clara Bachhuber (Young)

Joan Clara Bachhuber (Young), age 87, of Sauk City WI. passed away peacefully at Oak Park Place...

 

"Coach" Ronald G. W. Pinnt

“Coach” Ronald G. W. Pinnt, age 88, passed away March 26, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 10, 1931 in Avon, South Dak...

 

Joseph "Joey" Barsness

Joseph "Joey" Barsness, age 48, of Black Earth, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 25, 2019....

 

District One offering free kids' bike helmets

District One EMS will be offering free children’s bike helmets. Stop by 316 W. Commercial to pick one up, while supplies last. The helmets are...

 

Project Recovery to begin presentations

Beginning April 10th, Project Recovery will be hosting presentations relevant to flood recovery issues. An on-going gathering for the people of...

 

Mazo police starting seasonal newsletter

The Mazomanie Police Department will be offering a seasonal newsletter. The newsletters will contain pertinent information about events happening...

 

Dam safety awareness

It seems that spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin, and warmer temperatures are bringing higher water flows on area rivers due to melting snow and...

 
 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...

 

Prairie du Sac Fire buys 'Jaws of life'

The Prairie du Sac Fire Department is excited to announce that they have been awarded a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation valued...

 

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