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 By Joe Block    News    December 27, 2018

The top stories of 2018

The Star News is doing a roundup of the stories covered this year. They range from new businesses,...

 

SPHS Giving Tree rasies $4,000 for Sauk Prairie Special Olympics

Every year around the holiday season, the Sauk Prairie High School’s National Honor Society...

 

Sauk County Board passes resolution to 'explore solutions to hate'

A program to assist farmers and a stance against hate were among the main items before the Sauk County Board last Tuesday night. The board accepted a...

 

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation offers loans for flooded businesses

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) announced December 17 that MadREP is...

 
 By Joe Block    News    December 27, 2018

Two more dog carcasses turn up in Mazomanie

Two more dead dogs were found on DNR land off Amenda Road on December 18 in Mazomanie. An an adult brown and white medium mixed breed, sex unknown,...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

First Ice Hopefully, the cold weather that blew in last week will help make some quality ice for some good ice fishing. It’s difficult to predict...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    December 27, 2018

Around the Block

I’ve always had a good family. My mother’s side was a grand Italian family, and I had 5 great aunts and uncles who lived within a few houses of...

 

Letter to the editor

Sauk Prairie Giving Tree thank you Thank you to those contributing to the Sauk Prairie giving tree: Jean Knickmeyer, Francis and Barb Young, Aaron...

 

Conrad C. Markley

Conrad C. Markley, age 95, of Reedsburg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the...

 

Wisconsin Heights receives $60,000 grant

The Wisconsin Heights School District was awarded a Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) Teacher Training and Development Grant for $67,233.00 by the...

 

Tower Rock 4th graders participate in Day of Caring with NHS students

On Friday, December 21, 4th grade students from Tower Rock Elementary School, participated in the...

 

Schwartz Insurance names new CEO, partners with Seeman Holtz

An active employee since 1987 and a co-owner of the company since 1993, Kathy Schwarz has been named...

 

The Book Nook

Two adventurous books for younger readers Since most of my articles are aimed at adults, I wanted to give a couple of suggestions for younger...

 
 By Gary Schuetz    News    December 27, 2018

Vermont Township voters to have a say on ATVs on roads

Although the specific wording of the question has yet to be finalized, the Vermont board of supervisors will ask the town voters in April 2019 to...

 

Heights Unlimited there to help

Heights Unlimited Community Resource Center distributes food, personal essentials and clothing every Tuesday from 4-6 pm and the second Saturday from...

 

Knights of Columbus to hold free throw contest

The Knights of Columbus, Council 7811, will be holding a free throw content this year. It is open to all girls and boys age 9-14. It will be held...

 

Arena residents gather to discuss uses of school building

There were about 25 residents who turned out for the meeting at Grandma Mary’s restaurant at Arena to find out what the Arena residents felt should...

 

Sauk wrestlers keep on rolling

Sophomore heavyweight Connor Warren wanted to make an impact on Alumni Night, when he competed in...

 

Sauk girls split a pair

Amber Fiene received an early Christmas present last Friday. It was perfectly timed for the...

 

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