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The Easter Bunny is hopping into town again

 

Easter Egg hunt in Black Earth

 

Dane County’s Farm to Foodbank program set for another year

Residents in Dane County that have relied on pantries for food and farmers who have been providing fresh, local produce will benefit from an extension of the Farm to Foodbank program, which started nearly a year ago in response to the pandemic.

Village of Mazomanie offers zero percent interest loans for home repairs

The Village of Mazomanie has a Community Development Block Grant for Housing Rehabilitation.  The funds will be loaned at 0% interest to eligible households for home repairs.  Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis.  There is no cost to fill out an application and all information submitted is strictly confidential.  

River Arts featuring virtual workshop with nationally recognized artist


Pictured, Helen Klebesadel.

River Arts Inc is hosting a virtual workshop with nationally recognized artist and instructor Helen Klebesadel titled “Envisioning the Art Career You Actually Want to Have”. It will take place via zoom from April 16 – May 13; an in-depth class calendar is available at www.riverartsinc.org.

Great Sauk State Trail t-shirts for sale

Adorable Alert!

Sauk Prairie FFA has award-winning website

The Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni was recognized at the February WI FFA Alumni Convention as the State Winner of the Website Competition.  Their website was the overall state winner as they found Sauk Prairie’s to be most up to date and informative.  The Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni really utilized their website and facebook pages during the pandemic year

Knights of Columbus holding brat stand

Knights of Columbus Council 3099 (Roxbury/Sauk City) is sponsoring a Spring Brat Stand at Piggly Wiggly Friday and Saturday April 9th and 10th from, 10 a.m.

Wisconsin Heights Optimist Club announces winners of essay contest

The Wisconsin Heights Optimist Club is pleased to announce the winners of their annual essay contest. Emma Schaefer was awarded first place in this year’s contest.

Optimist Middle Level Leader


MariElla Viola is the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club’s Middle Level Leader for March. She is an eighth grader and the daughter of Brian and Melissa Viola. She and her parents were honored at the Optimist Club via Zoom on March 17. She was nominated by her core teachers who had this to say: “In a COVID year and in a class of over 200 students it can be hard to stand out but MariElla Viola has been outstanding. In her own quiet way, MariElla has shown the leadership qualities that makes us proud to present her as a Middle Level Leader. MariElla is a conscientious and empathetic person that shows the value of service leadership. MariElla takes the time required to understand her classmates and to help them without calling attention to herself or to mistakes. MariElla is willing to spend her time helping others in and outside class and school. As a student, MariElla also leads. She leads by helping make classrooms respectful and safe spaces to learn and grow. MariElla is an eighth grade leader that reflects the standards Sauk Prairie Middle School challenges all the eighth graders to aspire toward. The teachers and administrators appreciate the support of the Optimist Club and are positive that MariElla is a current and future leader that will make the Sauk Prairie community a better place to live.” At the Middle School, MariElla is involved with We Are Who We Are, a Black student club. Outside school she is active in both dance and softball. MariElla plans to attend college and is keeping her career options open. MariElla Viola was selected for the Optimist March Middle Level Leader and was honored at their March 17 Zoom meeting. Ted Harter, SPMS Middle School Principal, introduced MariElla and her parents who all attended via Zoom.

MariElla Viola  is the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club’s Middle Level Leader for March.  She is an eighth grader and the daughter of Brian and Melissa Viola.  She and her parents were honored at the Optimist Club via Zoom on March 17.

Optimist Student of the Month


The SP Optimist SPHS March Student of the Month is Maddie Ganshert. Her parents are Amanda Ganshert and Ryan Keith (stepfather) and Paul Ganshert and Kathleen Ganshert (stepmother). She and her parents were honored at the March 17 Optimist Zoom meeting. Maddie is a four-year member of the SPHS show choirs with one year in YTBN (Yet To Be Named) and three years in Executive Session. She has been a section leader of choir and show choir for two years! As a National Honor Society member, Maddie was instrumental in creating Trauma Kits which are needed supplies for classrooms in case of an emergency and helped raise $3000 to restock 116 kits. She also organized a singing group that visited assisted living facilities in Sauk Prairie (pre-pandemic). Shane Been, Assistant Principal at SPHS, who introduced her to the Optimist Club, shared a recent example of her service. Friday, March 12, school was not in session. However, Maddie was there all day organizing the SPHS Music department’s costumes in the River Arts Center’s costume shop. Due to renovations and additions to the River Arts Center, all costumes need to be moved by May 1. An excellent student, Maddie is in three Advanced Placement classes. Plus, she is a shift leader at a local restaurant. When asked how she would describe herself in three words, Maddie replied “tenacious, reflective and driven.” Been described her additionally as “optimistic and full of energy.” Maddie plans on going to college and majoring in biochemistry with a minor in Spanish.

The SP Optimist SPHS March Student of the Month is Maddie Ganshert.  Her parents are Amanda Ganshert and Ryan Keith (stepfather) and Paul Ganshert and Kathleen Ganshert (stepmother).  She and her parents were honored at the March 17 Optimist Zoom meeting.

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