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 By Joe Block    News    July 18, 2019

Prairie du Sac changes fence ordinance

The village of Prairie du Sac approved changes to an ordinance which will make things easier for the organizers of the annual Cow Chip Festival. The...


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation adds local residents to board, staff

Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation welcomes two local leaders to its board of directors. The new board members are Rochelle Ripp Schnadt and Matt Joyc...

 By Heather Stanek    News    July 18, 2019

Sauk County Board to conduct long-term groundwater study

The Sauk County Board unanimously supported a proposal to study groundwater quality. The proposal passed with no naysayers during the board’s June...

 By Autumn Luedke    News    July 18, 2019

Village of Black Earth set to fix Community Park

The proposal to reconstruct Community Park in Black Earth will go out to bid Aug. 1. The village...

 By Joe Block    News    July 11, 2019

Crocker St. railroad crossing to undergo improvements

The railroad crossing on Crocker St. in Mazomanie will be improved over the next two weeks. According to Mark Geisler, director of public works, the...


Village of Mazomanie offers information on flood insurance

Flood insurance is available to everyone and may be purchased from your local insurance agent. If your property is located in a floodplain and you...

 By Joe Block    News    July 4, 2019

Black Earth fails to publish board meeting minutes in newspaper

The village of Black Earth has failed to publish meeting minutes for every board meeting of the past 18 months in the newspaper. According to...

 By Autumn Luedke    News    July 4, 2019

No swimming allowed in Lake Marion: village faces problems with violators

Recent watersport activity on Lake Marion has many residents and organizations in town concerned about the integrity of the seal on the lake bottom....

 By Joe Block    News    July 4, 2019

Former Mazo resident arrested at Kwik Trip

A Reedsburg man has been arrested after passing out in the Kwik Trip in Sauk City. On June 15 around 7 p.m., officers located Travis Stoltz, 35, in...

 By Joe Block    News    July 4, 2019

What's in a name? Locally christened August Derleth Bridge loses a sign

A mystery concerning the disappearance of one of the "August Derleth bridge" signs was resolved with...

 By Kara OKeeffe    News    July 4, 2019

Sauk City village board gets tour of new library building

The Sauk City Village board members and others attending the meeting on June 25, 2019 got a tour of...

 By Kara OKeeffe    News    July 4, 2019

Summer school for the school district off to a strong start

Board members and guests were given an update on summer school at the Sauk Prairie School Board meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019. Summer school...

 By Joe Block    News    July 4, 2019

Heights high school students attend forum on social justice

A group of students from the district participated in the 2019 youth social justice forum in late April. Held in Sun Prairie, the forum included...

 By Autumn Luedke    News    July 4, 2019

Black Earth public works can't "do it all," residents need to help with sandbags

A sandbagging policy brought before the Black Earth Village Board was tabled and Public Works Director Brian Schultz was asked to gather information...

 By Joe Block    News    July 4, 2019

Mazo man arrested for meth posession

A Mazomanie man was arrested in Mauston on May 18 after a deputy found him slumped over the wheel of his car in a Kwik Trip parking lot. Raymond...

 By Joe Block    News    July 4, 2019

Black Earth woman flees Huber assignment

A Black Earth woman failed to return to the Sauk County Huber Center on June 26. Jasmine-Rose Rebecca Decorah is serving a one-year work release...

 By Marian Copus    News    July 4, 2019

Arena hears about new shop, residents told not to drain sumps into sewer

The Arena Village Board held a special meeting last week with several items to be discussed. Trustee Chuck Burch was absent from the meeting. After...


Arena holding meetings for resident feedback

The Village of Arena is holding a series of gatherings to discuss what is working well and what can be improved in the village. The village wants...

 By Autumn Luedke    News    June 27, 2019

Mazomanie acts to avoid "catastrophic" failure of sewer line by creek

The erosion of land along a section of the Black Earth Creek is at critical mass and could have a...

 By Joe Block    News    June 27, 2019

Badger cleanup starting over

The effort by the Army to clean up pollutants affecting residential wells around the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant has gone back to the drawing...



Last week’s article “Middleton resident on the front lines of asylum process” was given an incorrect byline. It was written by Katherine...

 By Joe Block    News    June 20, 2019

Wepking denies pulling taser's trigger, "did not know what he was thinking"

A Rock County Sherriff’s Department investigation into former Sauk Prairie police officer Jamie Wepking’s alleged firing of a taser at a fellow... Full story

 By Kara OKeeffe    News    June 20, 2019

Sauk City resident urges board to look at affordable housing

Sauk City resident Shari Cook started off the Sauk City Village board meeting with a citizen...

 By Joe Block    News    June 20, 2019

Prairie du Sac to modify ordinance allowing one fence for Cow Chip

Changes will be coming to the fencing at this summer’s Cow Chip Festival. At the request of the Cow Chip committee, the Prairie du Sac board will be...

 By Kara OKeeffe    News    June 20, 2019

Sauk Prairie School District has successful spring sports season

The Sauk Prairie High School spring activities update was presented at the Sauk Prairie School Board meeting on Monday, June 10, 2019. The 2018-2019...


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