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 By Kara OKeeffe    News    April 18, 2019 

$1 million donation from Culvers gives Sauk City library a new home

The Sauk City Public Library will soon call 615 Phillips Blvd home after a $1 million donation from...

 
 By Dennis Semrau    News    April 18, 2019 

Clay Iverson named Eagles' head football coach

The 2019 prep football season is four months away, but the Sauk Prairie community can’t wait for the opening kickoff. After a nearly two-year search...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 18, 2019 

Sauk Prairie ambulance rolls over, two injured

A Sauk Prairie ambulance rolled over April 11 on Highway 78 while responding to a call. Two of three...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 18, 2019 

Sauk Prairie high school student allegedly steals car

A 17-year old Sauk City teen allegedly stole a car on April 3. Sauk Prairie High School resource officer Joel Ludowitz received a tip and found...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 18, 2019 

Prairie du Sac accepts grant

The Sauk Prairie Village Board reflected on the service of board member Eldor Fruehling at its meeting on April 9. Fruehling lost his reelection bid...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    April 18, 2019 

Sauk Prairie School Board hears community education annual report

The community education annual report was presented by John Lehan, community education &...

 
 By Rob Westerlund    News    April 18, 2019 

Mazomanie wraps up FEMA application process, thinking about dog park

The Village of Mazomanie board opened their meeting on Tuesday, April 9, with approval of agenda and minutes and turned to public comment. A crisis...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Arena News

By Mariah and Cheryl Schmidt Happy Birthday to Margaret A. and Bob S. Herbs Spices and More are hosting the annual Arena Food Pantry Fundraiser...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 11, 2019

Elections bring in new board member, funding for Heights

The Village of Prairie du Sac will be welcoming a new board member. Abby Howell Dinger totaled 503 votes to Eldor Fruehling’s 459. Nick Lester and R...

 
 By Heather Stanek    News    April 11, 2019

Sauk County Board seeking new member in wake of Wenzel's departure

The search for a new member was among the numerous items of business at March’s Sauk County Board meeting. A supervisor is needed for District 29,...

 
 By Heather Stanek    News    April 11, 2019

Sauk County purchases 15 passenger van for Aging and Disability Resource Center

A couple of Sauk County departments will get new phones and vehicles following March’s meeting. The board agreed to allow the purchase of a 2018...

 
 By Heather Stanek    News    April 11, 2019

County upgrades phone system for court, law enforcement

A couple of Sauk County departments will get new phones and vehicles following March’s meeting. The board agreed to allow the purchase of a 2018...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 11, 2019

Sauk City Riverfront Park/Derleth Park renaming dates back to 2017

The renaming of August Derleth Park was in the woks dating back to an October 31, 2017 village board meeting. While accepting the grants awarded for t...

 
 By Kevin Murphy    News    April 11, 2019

Black Earth electric rates to increase 9%, rates in line with revenue

Electric rates for average residential Black Earth Electric Utility customers will increase by nearly 9 percent or, $7.56 monthly on April 15,...

 
 By Joe Block    News    April 4, 2019

Prairie du Sac makes emergency declaration due to spring floods

The village of Prairie du Sac passed a disaster declaration at its meeting last week in order to seek funds for the recent flooding. The declaration,...

 

Public comes out to voice opinions on Cardinal Hickory Creek line

Dozens of citizens from around the Driftless Area, as well as those across the southwest section of the state, came out to give public comments on...

 
 By Gary Schuetz    News    April 4, 2019

Vermont signs off on criticism of ATC draft environmental statement

The Inter-Municipal Energy Planning Committee (IMPEC) says the Rural Utilities Services’ (RUS) draft environmental impact statement (EIS) has numero...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    April 4, 2019

Two residents make comments about former Derleth Park at meeting

Two residents made comments regarding the recent vote to change the name of August Derleth Park to Sauk City Riverside Park during the March 26, 2019...

 

Prairie du Sac Fire buys 'Jaws of life'

The Prairie du Sac Fire Department is excited to announce that they have been awarded a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation valued...

 

Sauk County seeks input on hazard plan

Sauk County prepared a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan in 2005 and is working to update the plan, Jeff Jelinek, Sauk County Emergency...

 
 By Rob Westerlund    News    April 4, 2019

Mazomanie village property values rise $1.1 million, FEMA deadline met

The village board of Mazomanie met at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 26 in its second scheduled meeting of the month. The board president, Gary Harrop,...

 
 By Joe Block    News    March 28, 2019

Wisconsin Heights going to operational referendum

The Wisconsin heights School District will have an operational referendum on the ballot Tuesday, April 2. The district is asking for $2.2 million a ye...

 

Contested races in local elections

Local elections are coming up April 2, and the Star News reached out to candidates of contested...

 
 By Joe Block    News    March 28, 2019

Prairie du Sac's electric utility gets new truck, village accepts bid for roadwork

The Village of Prairie du Sac’s electric utility will be getting a new truck to better serve the area. At its March 12 meeting, the board voted to...

 

Wenzel's seat vacant

At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Sauk County Board of Supervisors, County Board Chairperson Peter Vedro announced he had received a letter of res...

 

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