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 By Joe Block    News    November 15, 2018

Local turnout tops 75% in election

Mazomanie, Black Earth, Sauk City, and Prairie du Sac voter turnout topped Dane County’s 69%, and was well past the state’s 59%. 5,534 residents i...

 

Sauk County turnout at 60%, Meister re-elected as sheriff

Incumbents in two regional races say they are glad to continue serving in office. Sheriff Chip...

 

FEMA center remains open

A Disaster Recovery Center is open in Dane County to help renters, homeowners and businesses in Wisconsin affected by the severe storms and flooding....

 

Good Neighbor Clinic provides Sauk Prairie area healthcare for those in need

On October 24, Kathy Kuhnen, clinic director at the Good Neighbor Clinic of Sauk Prairie, gave the...

 

Town of Merrimac passes $532,000 budget, mill rate increases 1 cent

Residents in the Town of Merrimac won’t see much of a tax increase next year. The town board approved the $532,807 budget last week with a mill rate...

 

Nutrient Concentration System will turn manure into fertilizer and water

Cleaning up waste from dairy farms and removing phosphorous just got easier for Dane County farmers...

 

Berdina Padrutt

Berdina Padrutt, age 95 of Cross Plains, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Girlie's...

 

Mazo star lighting begins on the 25th

Mazomanie Annual Star Lighting starts Sunday, November 25. Head to the base of the hill on Cramer St with flashlights at 5:15, church bells from...

 

Merrimac Ecumenical Thanksgiving service

All are invited to come to the Merrimac Area Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service. It will be held at the Merrimac United Methodist Church located at 117...

 

Want to host a foreign exchange student?

AFS-USA, a leader in high school exchange for more than 70 years, invites families of all kinds in the Sauk Prairie and Baraboo area, to become hosts...

 

Sauk Prairie FFA fruit and nut sale in time for holidays

For people looking for a healthy holiday gift or a delicious snack, they will be pleased to know the annual Sauk Prairie FFA fruit and nut sale has...

 

Area FFAs travel to Indianapolis for national convention, tours candy factory, farms

The week of October 23-27 members of the Sauk Prairie FFA chapter and the surrounding chapters of Lodi, Wisconsin Heights, and Columbus made their...

 

Nuts and candy sale by SP Optimists

The Sauk Prairie Optimists are now having a nuts and candy sale. Nuts that will be sold include giant cashews, pecan halves, smoked pecans, praline...

 

Sauk Prairie students sharpen chess skills

On November 3, young chess players from Sauk Prairie enjoyed a day of lessons and a mini-tournament hosted by the chess clubs at Sauk Prairie Middle...

 

Remnants of prairie still present around Sauk Prairie

What is prairie? That is a question Aldo Leopold asked three quarters of a century ago in an essay...

 

Kraemer's 5-ton military truck worth its weight

Citizens of the village of Cross Plains will remember Aug. 20 as the day of the deluge. The rain started earlier that afternoon, and by 11 p.m. the...

 

Community Sharing Tree begins

Soon it will be time for the Holidays and the W.H. Community Sharing Tree could use your help. Last year 35 families with over 104 children came to...

 

Arena News

by Mariah and Cheryl Schmidt We hope everyone voted on November 6. There are very few excuses left as to why you couldn’t vote. There’s early...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

One of the Best Times of the Year A week from this coming Saturday, November 17th, is the opening...

 

Winds whip Honey Creek fire

At 4:30 p.m. on November 6, 2018 Sauk City Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched along with...

 

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