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Sawyer Denu named March Middle Level Leader


Sawyer Denu is the March 2024 Sauk Prairie Optimist Middle Level Leader award winner. Sawyer is the son of Rocky and Heather Denu. Sawyer was nominated by his 8th grade teachers who indicated they were proud to present Sawyer for the Middle Level Leader Award. Sawyer earned this distinction by demonstrating the characteristics of a leader within the Middle School. Sawyer is a focused, hardworking, student and it is obvious he values his education. His attitude and work ethic provide a blueprint for all of his fellow students. An example of Sawyer’s leadership is reflected in homeroom and English class. Sawyer always notifies his teacher when he has a commitment. Sawyer’s writing in English class is insightful and he is willing to ask questions in pursuit of literacy improvement. In Social Studies, Sawyer is a constant and willing participant and he also helps others when he has completed his projects. In Science, Sawyer shows a flair for humor and an ability to show his personality. Sawyer is involved in FFA and is an 8th grade mentor. He reports that History is his favorite class. Outside the classroom, Sawyer plays baseball, loves animals and video games. His future plans include going to college to obtain a degree in Business or Engineering. Pictured, from left: mother, Heather; brother, Slater; dad, Rocky; and March Sauk Prairie Optimist Middle Level Leader Sawyer Denu; Sauk Prairie Middle School Principal Tricia Rodey; and Sauk Prairie Optimist member Pam Reisinger on March 20.

Sawyer Denu is the March 2024 Sauk Prairie Optimist Middle Level Leader award winner. Sawyer is the son of Rocky and Heather Denu.  

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Mental Health First Aid

 

Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation is sponsoring Mental Health First Aid, a course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 

West Point Historical Society purchases AED for Town of West Point Hall


On March 24, 2024, the West Point Area Historical Society/Commission presented an AED Defibrillator to board members of the Town of West Point. This life-saving device is for the West Point Town Hall and will be available if needed. John Miller, Sauk Prairie’s EMS Representative and Kevin Weber, Director of the Sauk Prairie Ambulance advised and assisted the West Point Historical Society in purchasing this unit. Funds from the annual West Point Area’s Historical Society Calendars were used for this donation to the West Point Town Hall. Pictured from left to right: Taffy Buchanan, West Point Town Clerk; John Miller, Sauk Prairie EMS Rep; Mary Ann Johnson, West Point Area Historical Society President; Scott Earnest, West Point Town Supervisor #2; Kevin Weber, Director of Sauk Prairie Ambulance; Ashley Nedeau-Owen, West Point Town Chair; Dave Lendved, West Point Town Supervisor #4.

On March 24, 2024, the West Point Area Historical Society/Commission presented an AED Defibrillator to board members of the Town of West Point.

Sauk Prairie Lions thank Chamber of Commerce, welcome District Governor

The Sauk Prairie Lions Club wants to thank the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce for a wonderful Business After Hours that spotlighted area service clubs on March 7, 2024.  It was informative, great to meet and share with so many people. Thanks to Laurie Killam for the creative charcuterie board for our table.

Mazomanie Library Corner (corrected)

MAZOMANIE FREE LIBRARY – mazolibrary.org – 608-795-2104   

 

Located downtown at 102 Brodhead St in Mazomanie’s historic Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad Depot. HOURS: Mon. & Tue. 10:00 AM–6:00 PM, Wed. 10:00 AM–7:00 PM, Thur. 10:00 AM–6:00 PM, Fri. 10:00 AM–5:00 PM, Sat. 10:00 AM–1:00 PM, Sun. Closed.

Swifties gather at Ruth Culver Library on April 2nd


On April 2nd, neither a snowstorm nor an election could keep these young Taylor Swift fans from attending a party at the Ruth Culver Community Library. The night was filled with rounds of Name That Tune, bingo, making friendship bracelets, singing favorite Taylor songs, and striking poses in the photobooth. Attendees donned their best era’s-themed costumes, and the night was sparkling. Pictured, left to right: Adalyn Howe, Lyllian Luinstra, Louella Luinstra (front) and Coral Neeb.

On April 2nd, neither a snowstorm nor an election could keep these young Taylor Swift fans from attending a party at the Ruth Culver Community Library. The night was filled with rounds of Name That Tune, bingo, making friendship bracelets, singing favorite Taylor songs, and striking poses in the photobooth.

Masons donate to District One EMS


Recently Lodi Valley Lodge #99 made its annual contribution to the Dane County District 1 Emergency Medical Service. Lodge member Roger Haarklau, seated at left, presented District 1 director Pete Peterson with a check for $500 at the EMS station in Mazomanie. Lodi Valley several years ago merged with Crescent Valley Lodge of the Wisconsin Heights area that District 1 covers. Left to right are Lodge members Justin Martinez, Greg Flanagan, Michael Thumm. Joe Reeve, Scott Anderson and Dale Reeve, all from the Wisconsin Heights area, and EMS members Stacy Schmidt, Lyn Instefjord and Camden Parman.

Recently Lodi Valley Lodge #99 made its annual contribution to the Dane County District 1 Emergency Medical Service. Lodge member Roger Haarklau, seated at left, presented District 1 director Pete Peterson with a check for $500 at the EMS station in Mazomanie.

Wisconsin Heights Education Foundation offering Legacy Walk bricks


To help raise funds for our outgoing senior scholarships the Wisconsin Heights Educational Foundation is selling bricks in the amount of $75 each. These bricks are displayed in the Legacy Walk outside the middle school entrance. Bricks measure 4” X 8” with engraving up to three lines. Each line can have 14 characters with punctuation marks and spaces considered characters. What a great gift for a graduating senior or alumni. This would also help build our scholarship fund. If you would like to purchase a brick or have questions please contact Sue Dresen (sdresen@chorus.net) or Sharon Craney (craneys@charter.net).

To help raise funds for our outgoing senior scholarships the Wisconsin Heights Educational Foundation is selling bricks in the amount of $75 each.

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WHP 2.0 performing “Barbecuing Hamlet”

 

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