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Articles from the May 9, 2019 edition

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 By Kara OKeeffe    News    May 9, 2019

Sauk City Village Board to look into honoring August Derleth with trail

The Sauk City Village board started a discussion with members of the August Derleth Society (ADS)...

 
 By Heather Stanek    News    May 9, 2019

Attempt to fill Sauk County board seat sparks debate

After a lengthy discussion at April’s Sauk County Board meeting, supervisors voted to fill a vacant seat. Dr. John DeGiovanni was approved to take...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    Community    May 9, 2019

SP Cycling Without Age group introduces bikes

As of April, the Sauk Prairie area is now home to a Trishaw or Triobike, which is a pleasure bike...

 
 By Joe Block    Community    May 9, 2019

Black Earth Fire Department receives rescue boat

The Black Earth Fire Department, thanks to grant funding from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Gary Engberg outdoors

Weather Has Hampered Many Outdoor Activities If you go back to the winter with the heavy snow and cold temperatures one can see how the adverse...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Geiger Counter

Critics of drinking often claim that it doesn’t actually make you happy. “Those kinds of things don’t really make you happy,” they’ll say. ...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Building transmission infrastructure is necessary to keep up with the demands of our society’s growing dependence on electricity. Trans...

 

Pamela K. Russo

Pamela K. Russo, age 72 of Monroe, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her home. Pam...

 

Merna Sarah Cook

Merna Sarah Cook, age 102, passed away on April 30 at HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on...

 

Diane M. Kreuziger

Diane M. Kreuziger, "Grammy", formerly of Reeseville and Sauk Prairie, born October 25, 1944 has...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Prairie du Sac dam lot and road to be closed temporarily for improvement project

Alliant Energy will close the parking lot area and access road at its Prairie du Sac Dam the week of May 13. The company is continuing work on a dam...

 
 By Heather Stanek    News    May 9, 2019

Sauk County Board votes to allow ATV/UTV use on county roads

Motorists may see more ATVs and UTVs on county highways following a vote by the county board. The board approved changing the current ordinance to...

 

Sauk Prairie

Sauk Prairie The Village of Prairie du Sac meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall. The Village of Sauk...

 

Black Earth and Mazomanie

MAZOMANIE Village of Mazomanie board meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, except in December. The board meets on the first Tuesday o...

 

'Decoding the Driftless" to play at Base Camp

Just in case you missed it, you’ll have a chance on Friday evening, May 17, in downtown Mazomanie to see “Decoding the Driftless,” an...

 

Mazo native sworn in as new Dane County deputy

On Friday, May 3rd, 2019, Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney swore in 14 new deputies. Included was Mazomanie native Andrew Reithmeyer, age 30....

 

Good jammin' at Ron's Jam

Ron’s Jam, a monthly gathering of “old time” music fans and musicians, will be held at the Black Earth Fire Station meeting room on Friday, May...

 

Vermont Lutheran Church to hold annual bicycle breakfast on May 19th

Vermont Lutheran Church’s Annual Bicycle Breakfast Will be held Sunday, May 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Blessing of the bikes will be at 11:45 a.m....

 

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