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Mazomanie passes budget, waits for new construction to offset flood losses

The Village of Mazomanie approved a lean budget at its Nov. 27 meeting, whittling thousands from proposed expenditures to bring it under the levy...

 

Prairie du Sac, WPPI donate locally

Village of Prairie du Sac Municipal Electric Utility, in collaboration with WPPI Energy, recently donated a total of $1,500 to local community...

 

Black Earth focusing on long-term flood recovery, transfers liquor license

The Village of Black Earth Board Meeting was held on December 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Board president Pat Troge and trustees James Coyle, Pam...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    December 13, 2018

Around the Block

You may or may not remember the 43rd issue of the Star News, dated October 26, 2017. I had been a reporter for the newspaper for about 7 months at...

 

Letters to the editor

Thanks to the BEFD Thanks to All! Appreciate the use of the firehouse provided by the Black Earth Fire Department. We would also like to thank all of...

 

Lee Mathew Kelter

Lee Mathew Kelter, age 85, of Columbus, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at Fountain Head...

 

Melvin J. Ballweg

Melvin J. Ballweg, age 79, passed away on Dec. 4, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on the...

 

Holiday Shop to benefit food pantry

The 4th annual Holiday Shop To Benefit The Sauk Prairie Food Pantry will be this weekend, Saturday December 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the old...

 

Lame-duck Republican bills on Governor's desk

Wisconsin lawmakers were called back into session last week, planning to take a vote on whether the state should give tax credits to paper giant...

 

2nd annual Christmas Pageant at Merrimac United Methodist Church

Can’t make it to the Christmas Pageant at the Wisconsin State Capital? Then come to the second annual Christmas Pageant at Merrimac United...

 

Holiday news deadlines

The deadline for news submission during the holidays will be Friday, December 21, 5 p.m. for the issue on the 27rd and Friday, December 28, by 5...

 

Tower Rock Elementary taps into social emotional learning

It was a strange sight in the 4th grade room at Tower Rock Elementary. The students, normally vivaci...

 

News Publishing Executive Editor publishes new book

Author, humorist and newspaper editor Matt Geiger believes Jorge Luis Borges when he says the thing...

 

Wisconsin Heights schools

Winter is in full effect. With the icy roads and chilling winds comes Christmas, the jolliest holiday of the year. While the sleigh bells are ringing...

 

Ruth Community Library Director Lauren White eager to get to work

New Ruth Community Library Director Lauren White has come away with a good impression of the area...

 

Sauk Prairie named Carrier Town USA

Sauk Prairie has won the competition and is Aircraft Carrier Town for 2018. Competing in an online...

 

Heights Unlimited matching gifts challenge

Heights Unlimited Community Resource Center is holding its 3rd Annual Matching Gifts Challenge! A very generous donor, who wishes to remain...

 

Indian Lake areated, keeping it ice free

On December 6, 2018, Dane County Parks began aerating Indian Lake in Indian Lake County Park. The aeration system will circulate water, allowing a...

 

Community sharing tree and decorations

This Saturday, December 15, New Heights Lutheran Church, 1705 Center St. will host the Community Sharing Tree. We know that not all families have...

 

Get your dance on, Mazomanie!

The Village of Mazomanie is hosting a free dance and “Family Get Together” Saturday night, December 15 at the Mazo Community Building, 9 Brodhead...

 

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