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 By Joe Block    News    August 15, 2019 

Black Earth approves Community Park project after village board debate

The Black Earth village board narrowly approved $743,000 in improvements to Community Park. The village will have to initially pay for the project...

 
 By Joe Block    News    August 15, 2019 

United Church of Christ steeple burns

The United Church of Christ in Mazomanie lost its steeple and bell tower to fire Sunday, Aug. 11. It was a suspected lightning strike. The Mazomanie...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    August 15, 2019 

Condo neighbors ask for Riverfront Park shelter to be moved

A group of residents from Makasa Towers Condominiums attended the Sauk City Village Board meeting...

 

GO Riteway, Wisconsin Heights transportation service, looking for help

GO Riteway Transportation Group, which is currently under contract with the Wisconsin Heights School District to provide transportation for students,...

 

Dane County mosquitos test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes found in Dane County have tested positive for West Nile virus. Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) monitors mosquito traps across...

 
 By Autumn Luedke    News    August 8, 2019

New Sauk City Library a perfect fit

When Sauk City Library Executive Director Emily Judd first walked into the former Straight Forward...

 
 By Joe Block    News    August 8, 2019

Wenzel pleads not guilty to possession of child pornography charges

William Wenzel, 72, of Prairie du Sac, has pled not guilty to five counts of possession of child pornography. He appeared in Sauk County court Aug....

 
 By Autumn Luedke    News    August 8, 2019

Dane and Sauk County partner to study trail bridge over river

A 500-foot pedestrian and snowmobile bridge proposed over the Wisconsin River could connect Dane...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    August 8, 2019

Tower Rock Elementary receives $500,000 grant to fund community learning center

As a school that serves children outside of the Sauk Prairie village limits, Tower Rock Elementary has been envisioning a way to create a community...

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    August 8, 2019

Erlandson thanks summer school staff

Superintendent, Cliff Thompson started off the school board meeting on July 22, 2019 by speaking about summer school leadership and recognizing Dr....

 
 By Joe Block    News    August 8, 2019

Cow Chip gets fencing change

At its July 23 meeting, the village of Prairie du Sac approved changes to an ordinance which will make things easier for the organizers of the annual...

 
 By Joe Block    News    August 8, 2019

Heights middle school/high school test scores look good

Wisconsin Heights middle school/high school principal Liz Dostal provided a breakdown of state assessments at the board meeting Monday, July 22....

 
 By Ellen Paul    News    August 1, 2019

SP School District sets plan in motion for new superintendent

The Sauk Prairie School Board recently set in motion a transition to a new superintendent, Jeff Wright, on Sept. 1. The current superintendent, Cliff...

 
 By Autumn Luedke    News    August 1, 2019

Mazomanie and Black Earth to hold first National Night Out

The villages of Black Earth and Mazomanie will join together to hold its first, locally-sponsored National Night Out from 5:30-7:30 p.m. August 6 in...

 
 By Joe Block    News    August 1, 2019

Sauk Prairie National Night Out

Sauk Prairie’s National Night Out will be held Tuesday, August 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Marion Park. Local emergency services including fire and EMS,...

 
 By Autumn Luedke    News    August 1, 2019

Mazomanie working toward brush dump solution

The Mazomanie Community Garden could have a brush dump and burning area on the same property if the village isn’t able to find a different suitable...

 
 By Matt Geiger    News    August 1, 2019

Dane County files brief over Cardinal-Hickory Creek line

A brief filed by Dane County with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin claims there is no need for the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek power...

 
 By Marian Copus    News    August 1, 2019

Arena has wide-ranging regular and special July meetings

The July meeting of the Arena Village Board was led by village president Kate Reiman. Speakers on the agenda for the evening were with Dalo...

 
 By Joe Block    News    July 25, 2019

DA refuses to say why Wepking wasn't charged

The Columbia County District Attorney has declined to make public documents concerning the case against former Sauk Prairie police officer Jaime...

 
 By Joe Block    News    July 25, 2019

8 rescued from Wisconsin River after storm

A group of eight teenagers got more than they bargained for on the evening of July 16. Settling into camp on an island in the Wisconsin River about 5...

 
 By Heather Stanek    News    July 25, 2019

County Board votes to add captions to meeting videos, proposal will cost nearly $40,000 annually

Following a contentious discussion, the Sauk County Board of Supervisors voted to pay $36,400 per year to add captions to its meeting videos. The...

 
 By Joe Block    News    July 18, 2019

Black Earth complies with law, publishes minutes

The village of Black Earth is now in compliance with state law after delivering previously unpublished board meeting minutes to the Star News on...

 
 By Joe Block    News    July 18, 2019

Man drowns at Prairie du Sac Dam after rescuing children

A man drowned after rescuing his children below the Prairie du Sac damn Saturday, July 13. The man was Kou Her, age 53, of Madison. His body was...

 
 By Joe Block    News    July 18, 2019

Lake Marion regulations remain the same, no swimming, boating allowed

The Mazomanie village board clarified issues concerning Lake Marion usage at their meeting July 9....

 
 By Kara OKeeffe    News    July 18, 2019

Sauk Prairie school district welcomes new administrators

Sauk Prairie School superintendent, Cliff Thompson introduced two of the newest administrators to...

 

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