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A Night of Hope

 

Sauk Prairie Against Hunger is once again looking forward to hosting its Night of Hope at 6:8 on Friday, April 26th starting at 6 p.m.

Village of Prairie du Sac helps school district stay energy efficient with $40,000 in funding


Village staff delivers donation check to the Sauk Prairie School District for energy efficiency investments at High School. Pictured, left to right: Jeff Wright, Superintendent, Sauk Prairie School District; Alan Wildman, Village Administrator, Prairie du Sac; Chad Harnisch, Principal, Sauk Prairie High School; and Anna Stieve, Energy Services Manager, Village of Prairie du Sac.

The Village of Prairie du Sac, in partnership with its wholesale power supplier, presented the Sauk Prairie School District with over $40,000 in energy efficiency funding Monday, February 12th.

This funding contributed to the recent renovation and expansion of the Sauk Prairie High School.

Local group donates to SP Healthcare


Pictured, Judy Spencer (left) and Kathy Johnson (right), founders of SJS present a $10,000 check to Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Executive Director Todd Wuerger (center). The funds will be used to support women’s health initiatives.

Twelve years ago, Kathy Johnson, Judy Spencer along with Kevin Schell started SJS, a non-profit organization to raise funds for cancer patients.  Their goal was to raise money that would stay in Sauk County.  

Black Earth Library Book Club member celebrates 101st birthday


At the Black Earth library’s recent book club meeting the members helped Charlotte Argraves, center, celebrate her 101st birthday. She has been a very active member of the group for many, many years. The unique dimension that she adds to the group with her lively discussions and insightful, historical views are appreciated by all. A club member says, “She is a very special woman and we all enjoy her so much.” Argraves has even offered to be the person to choose the book for her 102nd birthday next year.

At the Black Earth library’s recent book club meeting the members helped Charlotte Argraves, center, celebrate her 101st birthday. She has been a very active member of the group for many, many years. The unique dimension that she adds to the group with her lively discussions and insightful, historical views are appreciated by all.

St. Aloysius Church celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday was celebrated on April 7 at St.

Black Earth and Mazomanie community news

 

Black Earth Historical Society annual rummage sale

 

The largest annual rummage sale in Black Earth will be held at the History Center, 1022 Blue Mounds Street, Black Earth on Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No early sales.

Optimist Club donates to Dollars for Scholars


Andrea Mauch, center, Executive Director of Sauk Prairie Dollars for Scholars, receives a $4,000 check from the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club. The Optimist Club funds four $1,000 scholarships: one in its own name and memorial scholarships recognizing past Optimist members Denman Kramer, Forrest “Woody” Zantow, and Milly Zantow. In the photo, Andrea Mauch is flanked by Optimist members Margaret Mauch and Bart Mauch.

Andrea Mauch, center, Executive Director of Sauk Prairie Dollars for Scholars, receives a $4,000 check from the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club. The Optimist Club funds four $1,000 scholarships: one in its own name and memorial scholarships recognizing past Optimist members Denman Kramer, Forrest “Woody” Zantow, and Milly Zantow.

Optimists hear from new owner of Water Street Social Club


New owner of the former Blue Spoon/Jaybird Cafe, Jesse Steinberg, informed the Sauk Prairie Optimists about his new business, the Water Street Social Club on March 3. Formerly the co-owner of the Red Rooster in Madison, he sold his share to his former business partner. Hoping to open in the Spring, he plans on hours from 4-8 p.m. initially, Tuesdays through Saturdays. He plans on having music two to three times per week, including bands on Saturday nights. A stage is being built as part of the renovations of the interior. A Trivia Night is in the plans as well. The “back room” will become a speakeasy with comfortable seating and a relaxed atmosphere with low lighting. Eventually, he plans on having a bakery area to the right as one enters. Plans to have small plates, pastas, salads, cheese boards, soups and casseroles for purchase are in the works. Steinberg has met with other businesses in the community to get a reading on their thoughts and suggestions as well. Employment applications are online at waterstreetsocialclub.com and over 40 people have applied as of March 3. Steinberg is also a UW Philosophy professor and has two young children. He is looking forward to becoming part of the community. The Sauk Prairie Optimists meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 a.m. at the 6:8 Inc. dining room at 821 Industry Rd. in Sauk City. When there is a fifth Wednesday, they meet at noon at the Sauk Prairie School District Board meeting room. All are invited to attend. There are speakers at each meeting. The speakers in April will be foreign exchange students from Sauk Prairie High School. Pictured, new owner of the former Blue Spoon and Jaybird Cafe, Jesse Steinberg, left, and SP Optimist member and March program chair, Diane Shaw, after Steinberg shared with the Optimist Club about his Water Street Social Club on March 3.

New owner of the former Blue Spoon/Jaybird Cafe, Jesse Steinberg, informed the Sauk Prairie Optimists about his new business, the Water Street Social Club on March 3.

Logan Magnuson is April Student of the Month


Logan Magnuson, son of Kristin and Daniel Magnuson, is the Sauk Prairie High School April 2024 Student of the Month. Magnuson is passionate about creating community and helping others to be involved. As Matt Brennan, Sauk Prairie High School vocal teacher, states: “Logan Magnuson may be the kindest person at Sauk Prairie High School, staff included. He has taken leadership roles and handled them with extreme care and while he has high standards, he meets his students and makes them feel great about the learning they are doing. Logan was head of our drumline, our set player for both varsity show choirs, and now a lead in our spring musical. I continue to be impressed with his learning.” “Besides his outstanding work in the music department, Logan has been involved with volunteering and being active at a variety of schools throughout the district. He volunteers as a student intern in two different schools and also works in the Afterschool Club. In whatever he does, he strives to be a positive and inspiring role model to younger students. He especially appreciates the work of the Sources of Strength program throughout the district. Logan is a thoughtful young man with a bright future ahead of him.” Magnuson will attend University of Minnesota-Duluth in the fall and will major in Teaching Communication, Arts and Literature. He plans on entering the education field as a high school English teacher. Pictured, from left, Jeff Boll, Sauk Prairie Optimist member; Chad Harnisch, Sauk Prairie High School Principal; Logan Magnuson, April Sauk Prairie Optimist Student of the Month; and his mother, Kristin Magnuuson on April 10 at the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club meeting.

Logan Magnuson, son of Kristin and Daniel Magnuson, is the Sauk Prairie High School April 2024 Student of the Month.

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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