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Articles from the September 21, 2017 edition

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Remembering 9/11

Mickelsons-Martin American Legion Post 313 along with the Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion...

 

Village of Black Earth needs new board member after Schultz resigns

At their monthly board meeting, the Village of Black Earth trustees sent up a plea to the public for their involvement as recently elected Patrick...

 

Cross Plains to provide incentives for certain types of land use

The Town of Cross Plains is moving forward with its plan to incentivize certain kinds of land use. Board members approved a motion to begin the...

 

Community members concerned about optional Wednesday practices for middle school students

At the September 11 Wisconsin Heights Board of Education meeting, several members of the public spoke about the importance of middle school students...

 

Low-income housing in Mazo to be controlled by the DCHA

Low-income housing in the Village of Mazomanie will be rehabilitated as control passes from the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program to...

 

Dane County works to strengthen bee populations

The overall health and survival of bee colonies in pollinating plants is a lingering concern in the...

 

Garske arrested for thefts

The Cross Plains community has experienced a rash of burglaries and thefts from autos since the beginning of the year. On September 18, 2017, the...

 

Promoting UNITY

Dr. Kyle Collins (right) participates in the UNITY project in Veteran's Park in Black Earth with...

 
 By Nora Hill    News    September 21, 2017

Community members gather in Mount Horeb to talk about the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line

“Raise hell.” That’s the advice Sondy Pope, the state representative for Wisconsin’s 80th district, gave to citizens at an informational...

 

Coffee with a Cop

October's Coffee with a Cop event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at...

 

United We Stand blood drive in Cross Plains September 21

Please come out for the fourth Annual United We Stand Blood Drive on September 21! Come support one of the participating volunteer organizations!...

 

Metal mania pickup to be held on Saturday, Oct. 7

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,...

 

Oktoberfest will be Oct. 7

The Cross Plains Lions are sponsoring the fifth annual Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The event will be held at the Cross Plains...

 

Old Halfway Prairie Schoolhouse meeting happening on Sept. 21

The fall meeting for the Old Halfway Prairie Schoolhouse Park will be on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m.  Discussion will include review of the...

 

Valley Home Cemetery Association annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Valley Home Cemetery Association will be held on Monday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Cross...

 

Trivia night set for 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...

 

Dine on Harvest Moon slated for Thursday, Sept. 28 at Sugarland

Gather with friends, family, and community business partners amid the rustic elegance of Sugarland, a magnificent 1800s farm outside Arena, to taste...

 

St. Paul hosting pork dinner

Come and enjoy a pork dinner on Sunday, Oct. 1 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, located at 8748 State Road 19, Mazomanie, from 11-2 p.m. The church...

 

Marion Porter

Marion Viola Porter, age 89 of Arena, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Greenway Manor... Full story

 

Alta Connors

Alta Adele (Moore) Connors, age 100 of Black Earth and formerly of Richland Center, passed away on... Full story

 

Apply now for 2018 Healthy Life grants

The Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation will be accepting Healthy Life grant applications through November 10, 2017.  A total of $20,000 will be...

 

Scouts selling wreaths, popcorn, and poinsettias

Starting on Saturday, Sept. 16, it was popcorn, wreath, and poinsettia time in Cross Plains. The Cub Scouts are selling popcorn while the Boy Scouts...

 

Holy Cross Parish estate sale starts Thursday, Sept. 21

Holy Cross Parish is having an estate sale at St. Barnabas/St. John the Baptist on the corner of Highway 14 and Cramer St. in Mazomanie on Thursday,...

 

Actors sought for RVP production

River Valley Players (RVP) seeks actors for their production of “The Cricket on the Hearth,” adapted from the Charles Dickens Christmas story by d...

 

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