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 By Janelle Miller    News    June 22, 2017

Damaschke appointed to Wisconsin Heights Board of Education to fill spot left by Crowe

Mazomanie resident Gary Damaschke was appointed to the Wisconsin Heights Board of Education to fill...

 

Arena hears plans for two upcoming celebrations

Village president Paul Pustina called on Dave Jones for information about the upcoming Mary Jones Memorial Fireworks at the start of the of Village...

 

Bridge dedicated in memory of the late Helen Wick

Around 125 people walked, biked, kayaked, or drove to the Wolf Run Trail below Fred Wolf's farm on...

 

House fire on Hudson Street

At 3:22 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, Dane County Sheriff's Deputies and the Mazomanie Fire Department...

 

Parks still open during HWY 19 construction

The Dane County Parks on HWY 19 northeast of Mazomanie and Black Earth are accessible during the HWY 19 2017 summer construction which is now...

 

Strawberry season!

Fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, strawberry sundaes, and more! Fields all over Wisconsin are starting to turn red with...

 

Permits needed in Mazo for fireworks

With the 4th of July just around the corner, this is just a reminder that a permit is needed in the Village of Mazomanie to shoot off fireworks....

 

Flood insurance available to all

Flood insurance is available to everyone and may be purchased from your local insurance agent. If your property is located in a floodplain and you...

 

Lil Cards defeat Lil Cubs, 31-12

There was a great turnout this past Sunday at Rookies Food & Spirits to watch the Lil Cards...

 

Riverway board to host canoe trips

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board will sponsor a series of canoe outings on the Wisconsin...

 

Coffee and conversation

July's Coffee with a Cop event will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at...

 

Rural Musicians Forum concert to feature Rhee

"His performance knocked our socks off." That from the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra about Rhee's comp...

 

Milestone Senior Living residents receive 'Birthday Bags' from Cross Plains 4-H club

The Cross Plains Wondermakers 4-H club applied and received money from the Dane County 4-H...

 

Arts and crafts fair in Spring Green

More than 10,000 art lovers and buyers attended the annual Spring Green Arts and Crafts Fair in 2016, which is always held the last full weekend in...

 

The Prairie Enthusiasts to see early summer prairie flowers on June 27

On Tuesday, June 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. venture with the Prairie Enthusiasts for Flowers of...

 

Arena Fun Day is planned

The Taste of Arena Family Fun Day takes place on Saturday, June 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Arena Park. The Arena Community Elementary...

 

The 4th Quarter: Conversations on the Fourth Quarter of our lives

Did you spend the first quarter of your life preparing for the “rest of your life?” Are you now in the middle half of your life and looking...

 

Let's Grow

For the next few months, I am going to share excerpts that are a result of a survey done by the...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    June 22, 2017

The Book Nook

Ever hear the phrase “So many books, so little time”?  We hear this occasionally when a library patron arrives to pick up books they’ve...

 

Midlife Crisis to perform June 27 at Concerts in the Park

Performing at next week’s 2017 Concerts in the Park on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. will be Midlife Crisis (rock classics). Food is available each...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    June 22, 2017

Arena locals

We were saddened to hear of the passing Myra Creasey. She was a long-time resident of Arena Manor. Also, Judi Salava passed away at her home in Pennsy...

 

Celebration in Arena

The 15th annual Yolanda Peterson and Mary Jones Memorial Fireworks celebration will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8, at the Arena park....

 

Village of Black Earth recycling event on July 8 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Resource Solutions will be in Black Earth collecting computers, electronics, and appliances for recycling on Saturday, July 8 from 9 to 11 a.m....

 

Free meals offered for all children ages 18 and under

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

 

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