Messy fun at Black Earth Elementary

At Black Earth Elementary, Ms. Sweson’s kindergarten class used shaving cream to practice writing their sight words.

Elizabeth (Libby) Hasheider is Optimist Student of the Month

Elizabeth (Libby) Hasheider

Elizabeth (Libby) Hasheider, Sauk Prairie Optimist SPHS January Student of the Month, was nominated by her teachers and FFA advisors. Libby is the daughter of Josh and Jennifer Hasheider and is a senior at SPHS.  She received her award at the January 20 Optimist Club Zoom meeting.

Merrimac students make valentines for Veterans

Valentines for Veterans have been sealed and sent! Students at Merrimac Community School teamed up to send 177 cards filled with kindness to all of our local veterans from VFW post 7694! Pictured from left to right are Merric and Oliver Bell (Sauk City), Easton Luth (Baraboo), and Evelyn Klecker (Merrimac).

6:8’s Ramthun talks about COVID-19 assistance programs with Optimists

6:8’s co-director John Ramthun was guest speaker at the Sauk Prairie Optimist Zoom meeting on January 20.

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by Mariah and Cheryl Schmidt

River Arts has an After School Art club

After School Art Club is back at River Arts Inc (virtually)! This session includes 5 art projects for kids ranging from textiles to Pop Art. Students ages 8-11 are invited to register at! 

Heights Optimists name Students of the Quarter

The Wisconsin Heights Optimist Club of Mazomanie and Black Earth have announced their Quarterly Quality Student Award for the 2nd term. 

These awards go to 7th grader Haley Wipperfurth and Emma Schaefer, a 12th grader.

Community events: Black Earth and Mazomanie

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Black Earth Historical Society holds annual meeting

The Black Earth Historical Society held an abbreviated annual meeting on February 3, at the Black Earth History Center. The meeting was held after the regular monthly meeting and due to COVID-19 restrictions, no program was held.

Sauk Prairie Healthcare doctor helps out student athletes with app

Masaru Furukawa, MD, MS

Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation funds a wide variety of projects, in the community and for the hospital and clinics. Sometimes those projects cross over in a harmonious win-win, as in the Healthy Roster project.


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