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Community splash pad open

The Wisconsin Heights Community Splash Pad was opened on Saturday, May 27 by the Jeremy and Amy...

 

Black Earth Children's Museum to hold grand opening June 12

The Black Earth Children's Museum, located at 1131 Mills St., will have their much-anticipated...

 

Lake Marion Trail dedicated in honor of Buzz Holcomb

The Lake Marion Trail in Mazomanie was dedicated in memory of Lowell "Buzz" Holcomb who worked hard...

 

Work begins on WIS 19, to be finished in mid-August this year

Work began on Monday, June 5 along a 10-mile stretch of WIS 19 in Dane County. Construction on WIS...

 

Town of Vermont looking for more public involvement

The Vermont Board of Supervisors is looking for a little more involvement from the residents of the western Dane County town. At the May 8 town board...

 

UCC to hold annual pie sale

The Mazomanie United Church of Christ (UCC) is holding their annual pie and more bake sale on Saturday, June 10 during the city-wide garage sales...

 

Calling ALL actors!

Wisconsin Height Players and WHP 2.0 is preparing for a busy season or two and is currently looking for actors for a variety of programs in several...

 

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,...

 

Ron's Jam on Friday

Ron’s Jam, a monthly gathering of “old time music” fans and musicians, will be held on Friday, June 9 in the Black Earth fire station meeting...

 

Register now for the St. Francis Fun Run/Walk!

Registration is now open for the 34th Annual St. Francis Xavier Fun Run/Walk! This family-friendly event will be held on Sunday, July 16 at St....

 

Prairie and savana tour June 15

There will be a prairie and savanna tour on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at 9580 Union Valley Rd. in Black Earth. Join the Blue Mounds Area...

 

Free activities in Dane County parks

Dane County is once again offering residents the opportunity to get out and enjoy their parks, permit free, on dedicated days this spring and...

 

Mazo library book sale starts Friday

The “Not Just Books” sale at the Mazomanie Free Library is part of the village-wide yard sales. Friday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to noon and Saturday,...

 

Dedication for Helen's Bridge to be held on Saturday, June 10

On Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be dedication at Helen's Bridge on the Wolf...

 

Riverway board to meet at Black Hawk Unit

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board will conduct a regular monthly business meeting at the Rhinelander Cabin located on the Riverway’s Black...

 

Thomas Bautch

Thomas J. Bautch, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Meriter Hospital in Madison. He... Full story

 

Summer food service program available for MCPASD students

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Middleton Cross Plains Food & Nutrition Services...

 

Volunteers needed for Dane County invasive species landing blitz July 1

The Fourth of July weekend is one of Wisconsin’s busiest boating holidays of the year with many people traveling to enjoy Madison and other...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    June 8, 2017

The Book Nook

For me, spring is the time when my senses get a treat. The temperatures are warming, the birds I’ve missed all winter are singing, and the scent and...

 

Glacier Creek Destination Imagination teams finish in the top 10 at Global Finals

Destination Imagination teams "Charlie Committed the Crime" and "DI ACES" from Glacier Creek Middle...

 
 By Leslie Afeawo    Schools    June 8, 2017

Partnership formed in response to Jesus Lunch

The Partnership for Student Support and Success was formed late last year in response to the controversy sparked by the Tuesday free lunches, also...

 

Legion awards scholarships to MHS seniors

This past Memorial Day, two $1,000 scholarships were awarded to two Middleton High School seniors...

 

Veidel and Peters earn Girl Scouts honors

On Sunday, May 21, 2017 Membership Area 17 (Cross Plains and Middleton Girl Scouts) held their awards and bridging evening.  Honored that evening...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    June 8, 2017

Arena Locals

We had a visit from Ron and Mary Melvin of Madison. They were on their way to their cabin in LaFarge. He came to tell us about his upcoming tractor...

 

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