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Strunz, Dederich and Haag win Village of Sauk City trustee seats

Abigail Strunz will be the new trustee serving on the Village of Sauk City board.  In the April 3 spring election, Strunz was elected with 285 votes...

 

Newcomer and two incumbents earn seats on Village of Mazo board

In the April 3 election, newcomer Natalie Beil won a seat on the Village of Mazomanie board as one of the top three vote-getters in the race with...

 
 By Brenda Schultz    News    April 12, 2018

Black Earth deputies share reports at village board meeting

Deputies James Kartman and Michelle Viney joined the Black Earth Village Board meeting April 5 to share monthly and annual policing reports, as well...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 12, 2018

Village of Prairie du Sac board endorses riverfront park concept

The Village of Prairie du Sac Board officially endorsed the proposed Downtown Riverfront Park Concept on Tuesday, March 27. In addition, the concept...

 

Sauk Prairie prom court announced

The Sauk Prairie High School Class of 2019 will present "Vintage Prom 2018" on April 21. The 2018...

 
 By Erika Wittekind    News    April 12, 2018

Mazomanie awards bids for street projects

The Village of Mazomanie awarded bids to Raymond P. Cattell for street improvements and downtown streetscaping projects, and to Joe Daniels for the...

 

Pancake breakfast raises funds for Black Earth Fire Department

There was record high attendance at the Black Earth Fire Department's pancake breakfast fundraiser...

 
 By Matt Geiger    News    April 12, 2018

Man receives five years probation for starting two fires in Sauk City

A Mount Horeb man last week received five years of probation and was ordered to pay nearly $10,000...

 

Wright announces campaign for state assembly

Town of Bear Creek resident Jeff Wright announced his campaign last week to seek the 51st State...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Geiger Counter: Great Reviews

A good review can be good. But only a bad review can achieve greatness. Like it or not, human existence is subjective. More than any other species,...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Gary Engberg Outdoors: Planning for Backyard Wildlife

Every day the continuing growth and expansion of cities and suburbs are transforming more and more of Wisconsin’s and the Midwest’s wild lands...

 

Back Through Time

Week of April 12, 1918 War Time Bread Recipe:  1 cup milk and water, or water (8oz.), 1 T. fat, 2 T. sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 1/2 cups rye flour, 2...

 

Leonard "Leo" Frazier

Leonard "Leo" Frazier, 55, died unexpectedly at his home in Mazomanie, WI on Friday, April 6, 2018....

 

Linda L. Watkins

Linda L. Watkins, age 69, of Mazomanie, WI died of ovarian cancer on Monday, April 2, 2018 at...

 

Wick Buildings employee honored

MAZOMANIE, Wis. (APRIL 4, 2018) – "Marlene Hauge, a 40-year employee of Wick Buildings and a Mazom...

 

Pets of the Week

Orion is a six-month-old domestic shorthair cat who was found outside in the bitter cold, sick,...

 
 By Phyllis Both    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Sauk County Gardener

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir April is coming in like a lion and...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

During the 40 days of the Easter season, a boy returned from Sunday school where he learned about Jesus’ resurrection. During his walk home, he st...

 

Wisconsin Heights Players group to present comedy play

Wisconsin Heights Players 2.0, is presenting "The Great Bank Robbery Hostage Crisis" at the...

 

Eagles' duo named to All-Star game

Sauk Prairie seniors Spencer Kostroski and Hannah Schneider have earned the opportunity to play one...

 
 By Rob Reischel    Sports    April 12, 2018

Double trouble

Wisconsin Heights football standouts Alex Klaschus and D.J. Geishirt were selected to play in the Wi...

 

Heights girls soccer team aiming high

The weather has been particularly unkind to begin the year. But once things improve, Wisconsin...

 
 By Dennis Semrau    Sports    April 12, 2018

Sauk Prairie's tennis team thinking big

No one on Sauk Prairie’s boys’ tennis team was more eager to get the season started than senior co-captain Parker Chrisler. Not even first-year...

 
 By Dennis Semrau    Sports    April 12, 2018

Eagles' tennis team young, talented

Picture this setting: You’re on the first tee, green grass underfoot with a light breeze at your back and a driver in your hands on a sun-splashed d...

 

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