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Schedule of events noted for Memorial Day in Cross Plains

The Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce (CPACC) is busy preparing for its annual chicken barbecue...

 

Belgum opens salon in BE

Styles Express Hair and Tanning Salon opened earlier this year in March under stylist Patty Belgum....

 

Appleberry Farm to offer alcohol

Appleberry Farm will be serving up a few new offerings this summer season along with its usual berries and sunshine: beer and wine. The Town of Cross...

 

Arena hears from Driftless Area Land Conservancy

David Clutter, Executive Director of Driftless Area Land Conservancy (DALC), spoke to the Arena Village Board at their May meeting about the high volt...

 

Construction continues on Center Street project

Starting next week, May 29, two pipe crews will be working on Center Street from Remington Street...

 
 By Janelle Miller    News    May 25, 2017

Village of Black Earth looks at preliminary sewer rate increases

Eugene Laschinger from Town and Country Engineering gave the Village of Black Earth Board a preliminary sewer report in preparation for a sewer rate...

 

Mazomanie Village Board discusses cemetery options

The Mazomanie Village Board started talking about options for the village cemetery, amidst dwindling cash reserves. In recent years, the cemetery’s...

 

Dane County Board to pursue clean energy financing tool

In a move to boost private sector clean energy development, the Dane County Board is pursuing an innovative program to provide low-cost financing for...

 

Coffee with a Cop

June’s Coffee with a Cop event will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Village of Black Earth Municipal Building...

 

Cross Plains Legion Memorial Day schedule for cemeteries

Leave legion club house at 8 a.m. SAINT MARTINS-CROSS PLAINS – Service 8:10 a.m. SAINT MARTINS-MARTINSVILLE – Service 8:30 a.m. SAINT...

 

Black Earth Legion Memorial Day schedule for cemeteries

Mickelsons-Martin Post 313 Black Earth will continue its tradition of visiting local cemeteries on Memorial Day to Honor fallen comrades. The...

 

Mazomanie Memorial Day schedule of events noted

Mazomanie Greening-Buelow American Legion Post 437 will be holding their annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 29 at the Mazomanie Elementary...

 

St. Peter Ashton annual church picnic June 17-18

St. Peter Catholic Church of Ashton (7121 County Hwy K, Middleton) will be holding its annual church picnic on Father’s Day weekend. On Saturday,...

 

'The Geiger Counter: Raised by Wolves & Other Stories' named an indie book award finalist

“The Geiger Counter: Raised by Wolves & Other Stories” has been named a finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA). It was...

 

MHS symphony orchestra Almost Summer Concert on May 31

On May 31, at 7:30 p.m., the MHS Symphony Orchestra proudly presents their annual Almost Summer...

 

Edward Johnson

Edward James Johnson, age 85, of Sauk City went to "shoot the breeze" in Heaven on Monday, May 15,...

 

Spring cleaning?...Donate!

The Friends of the Mazomanie Library are setting up their annual “Not Just Books” sale, so now is the time to scan your shelves, sort your...

 

Black Earth Depot Museum open May 28-29 for the 2017 season

The Black Earth Depot Museum will be open for the 2017 season on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    May 25, 2017

Arena Locals

It’s been a busy week with visitors. Jan Swenson stopped by to check on Clarence and I. Lots of news about California and the grandkids. The little...

 

Lock vehicles and secure valuables

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind citizens to lock their vehicles and secure valuables. Deputies working the western part of Dane...

 

Post 9336 gives special honor

The Arena Ewing-Olson VFW Post 9336 hall was the setting for a big surprise for one of its own at a...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 25, 2017

The Book Nook

With school winding down, both students and adults may be thinking about their summer reading list. Many of us relish tales that let us escape, and...

 
 By Kevin Murphy    News    May 25, 2017

Railroad commissioner approves vital pedestrian bicycle path crossing in Village of Cross Plains

The railroad commissioner recently approved a pedestrian crossing providing a short but vital link in the Zander Park Trail extension. “For us, it...

 

Bicyclists enjoying the local trails

Young and old have been out biking the trails.  John Wick, (90 years old and still biking over...

 

Friends of the Halfway Prairie Schoolhouse meeting May 25

On Thursday, May 25, the Friends of the Halfway Prairie Schoolhouse will have a spring meeting at 6:30 p.m.  It will be at the schoolhouse located...

 

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