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Articles from the August 31, 2017 edition

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Administrator Sinz excited about upcoming school year at Heights

"There wasn't a better opportunity for me in a place that supports education, but is a small, rural...

 

Brockman and Grovers honored for time spent volunteering at Old Halfway Prairie Schoolhouse

On Sunday, Aug. 27, the Dane County Parks and local community honored Cleo Brockman and Darlene and...

 

UNITY public art project shows how unified we are

Compelled to counter the divisiveness and negativity surrounding the country’s national political conversations and bring community cohesiveness,...

 

ATV club has formed in Arena Township

The Wildlife Forever ATV Club in Arena Township has begun meeting the second Monday of each month...

 

Village of Black Earth receives loan for TID projects from BCPL

The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) approved a state trust fund loan totaling $457,500 to the Village of Black Earth to finance TID #3...

 

Wildlife Forever ATV Club

Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the ATV-UTV club in Arena – Wildlife Forever ATV Club.   The meeting will be held...

 

Metal mania

Time to search your garage, basement, yard, attic, etc. for all your metal items you need to get rid of - bikes, bed frames, swing sets, car ramps,... Full story

 

Black Earth Historical Society holding brat fry September 2

Please come out to the Black Earth Historical Society Bray Fry on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Shoe...

 

'State of the Riverway' gathering September 16-17 in Spring Green

Conservationists, canoeists, teachers, sportspeople, local residents, and scientists are gathering for two days of learning and sharing about the...

 

The Rev. Curtis P. Everson

The Rev. Curtis P. Everson, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. He was born on Aug. 6,... Full story

 

Howard Obright

Howard L. Obright, age 85, passed away at The Village Skilled Nursing Complex in Hemet, Calif. He was born May 8, 1932, in the Town of Black Earth,... Full story

 

Heights garden 'open garden' event

The Wisconsin Heights Community Garden, located at 813 W. Hudson St. in Mazomanie, is holding an “Open Garden and Appreciation” event Saturday,...

 

MMC free concert being held Friday

The Mazomanie Music Conservancy will present its monthly free concert this Friday night, Sept. 1, at the Mazomanie Community Building in downtown...

 

Scouts raising money by selling popcorn

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from communities across south-central Wisconsin will be hitting the streets over the next several weeks to raise money...

 

Antique auto show nears

The Village of Cross Plains is preparing for the 34th Annual Hill and Valley Antique Auto and Americana Show which will be held September 16 from...

 

Get a team ready for trivia night on October 7

It’s time to organize a team for trivia night, which will be hosted by the Friends of the Black Earth and Mazomanie Libraries. This year’s event...

 

The Book Nook

Growing up, one of my favorite places to go was our town’s library. Mom let us check out as many books that we wanted as long as we read them all.... Full story

 

Library program money donated to three local non-profits

Over the summer, as part of Black Earth Public Library's "Build a Better World" summer reading...

 

Arena Locals

Good news from Arena – the groundwater has gone down and almost everyone has been able to stop pumping water from their basements. More big rains... Full story

 

Spike Rett weekend

Spike Rett weekend in Cross Plains was a smashing success with awesome weather and lots of fun to...

 

A message from George Mavroulis Middleton-Cross Plains superintendent

Dear Middleton-Cross Plains Area Families, Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District is dedicated to...

 

Preliminary budget approved by MCPASD Board of Education

The Board of Education approved the 2017-18 preliminary budget at its regular meeting on Monday, July 10. This budget will be presented at the...

 

Facilities planning committee will get back to work

The Facilities Planning Committee will reconvene after a summer break and plans to hold at least six more meetings before March 2018. The FPC, which...

 

Important information for homeless students

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act provides certain rights and protections for students experiencing homelessness. Students...

 

Enrollment in local schools continues to rise

Assistant Superintendent Sherri Cyra provided her monthly update on enrollment to the Board of Education at its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 14...

 

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