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Articles from the December 28, 2017 edition

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Sauk County Board postpones consideration of solar contract

It took the Sauk County Board of Supervisors a full six hours to wade through the agenda of its Dec. 19 meeting as the board attempted to wrap up...

 

Mazo village board to discuss planning for future projects

The Village of Mazomanie plans to discuss long-range planning and financing for a variety of projects at its Jan. 23 regular board meeting, from big...

 

Carolers spread holiday joy

Students from Merrimac Community Charter School spent the morning of Dec. 22 caroling at nursing...

 
 By Gary Schuetz    News    December 28, 2017

Vermont town board reviews reserve fund allocations for 2018

After a review of the 2017 budget in preparation for the 2018 budget uncovered a number of potentially duplicate entries for reserve funds in the...

 

From the Pastor's Pen: 'The Fingertips of God'

By Rev. Carol Quinn Denzer and North Freedom United Methodist Churches In the midst of all the busyness that comes with Christmas, I can’t help but...

 

Great Sauk Trail temporarily detoured in Prairie du Sac to reduce eagle disturbance

As of Dec. 18, the Great Sauk State Trail is detoured along Water Street between Lincoln Avenue and a quarter mile north of the Highway 60 bridge in...

 

Pets of the Week

Bert is a one-year-old Plotthound mix who was surrendered because his family was not able to keep...

 

Back Through Time

Week of Dec. 28, 1917 We hereby extend our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly tendered their sympathy and aid during the...

 

Crystal Lake means Bluegills

Serious bluegill anglers in southern Wisconsin usually go to the Madison Chain of Lakes for America’s favorite panfish, the bluegill. Madison’s...

 

Janice Ruth Bender

Janice Ruth Bender (Wintermantel), age 92, passed away peacefully on Dec. 16, 2017, at The Pines...

 

Anthony "Tony" J. Statz

Anthony "Tony" J. Statz, age 86, passed away on Dec. 20, 2017. He was born at St. Mary's Hospital...

 

Lawrence "Larry" E. Neumaier

Lawrence "Larry" E. Neumaier, age 68, passed away Dec. 21, 2017 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in...

 

June JoAnne Harrop

June JoAnne Harrop, 85, of Bluemounds passed away on Dec. 6, 2017 at Ingleside surrounded by her...

 

UW-Whitewater Women's Wheelchair basketball team visits Heights

The UW - Whitewater Women's Wheelchair basketball team paid a surprise visit to Wisconsin Heights...

 

Two suggestions to 'liven' up your reading list

Last week I settled in to read a library book I’d ordered and the jacket’s description sounded so promising I was planning to feature it today....

 

Wrestlers on quest for a title

Sauk Prairie's wrestling team continued its march toward another conference title when the Eagles...

 

Sauk Prairie's best of 2017

Sauk Prairie's boys and girls sports teams provided many highlights and lifetime memories in 2017,...

 

Heights boys move to 6-1

Wisconsin Heights' boys basketball continued its outstanding season last week. The Vanguards routed...

 

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