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Decoding the Driftless showing at River Arts

Join River Arts virtually for a wild ride of adventure above, on, and below the amazing Driftless Region on Tuesday, January 26 at 6 p.m.  Emmy-winning filmmakers George Howe, Tim Jacobson, Rob Nelson, and Neil Rettig have teamed up with Jonas Stenstrom of Untamed Science, to capture fantastic footage of the Driftless Region, and weave i

Architects and photographers

Left, Sauk Prairie students created some Frank Lloyd Wright inspired designs. Right, Wisconsin Heights students are trying their hands at photography.

Mickelsons-Martin American Legion honors Pearl Harbor vets


Mickelsons-Martin American Legion Post 313 Black Earth honored WWII Veterans and their families on December 7th, commemorating the 79th year since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Pictured, Chaplain Bill Rettenmund and Commander Dennis J Wood, laying a wreath for WWII Veterans and families.

Mickelsons-Martin American Legion Post 313 Black Earth honored WWII Veterans and their families on December 7th, commemorating the 79th year since the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Pictured, Chaplain Bill Rettenmund and Commander Dennis J Wood, laying a wreath for WWII Veterans and families.

Greater Sauk Community Foundation changes name

The Greater Sauk Community Foundation announced today that it will change its name to the Community Foundation of South Central Wisconsin, Inc., effective December 31.

Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister visits Optimist Club

On December 16, Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister shared an overview of happenings in his department via Zoom with the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club.

Optimist Club gives to River Arts


Sauk Prairie Optimist Club President Bart Mauch, right, presented River Arts Inc. (RAI) Executive Director Lindsey Giese, left, with a check for $250 on December 10 on the back deck of the River Arts on Water Gallery in Prairie du Sac. The money was used to partially fund art kits for SPSD students K-12 to be used at home, especially during their holiday break. This was a joint project of RAI and Sauk Prairie School District Social Worker Susan Baumann Duren. The money was raised through donations given at the Optimist Spaghetti Dinner, a drive-through event held at Riviera Bowl and Pizzeria on Election Day.

Sauk Prairie Optimist Club President Bart Mauch, right, presented River Arts Inc. (RAI) Executive Director Lindsey Giese, left, with a check for $250 on  December 10 on the back deck of the River Arts on Water Gallery in Prairie du Sac.

Baumgardt named Optimist Student of the Month


On December 16 at the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club Zoom meeting, senior Joseph (Joe) Baumgardt, left, son of Kenneth and Tiffany Baumgardt, was presented the Optimist Club’s Student of the Month award for November by Shane Been, Assistant Principal at SPHS, and Optimist President Bart Mauch. Joe and his mother, Tiffany, were at home, and Been was at the HS; all participated via Zoom. Joe received a plaque, an Optimist pen and a Culver’s gift certificate. Been, starting his sharing about Joe, said, “When you are in his presence, you just feel good!” In the top 10 percent of this class, he is “an outstanding student who has persevered during these difficult times” and takes Advance Placement classes as well as hands on classes. The qualities he brings to the classroom are two-fold, Been shared. “He has a curiosity about him. When he is interested in something, he pursues it.” The second is his energy. “He was part of the soccer team that went to State and earned a second place finish. Joe was a ‘rock’ for his team and displayed high energy always. He has the ability to bring people together and the chemistry he brought to the team was outstanding.” Joe is considering attending UW-Madison in either biology or chemistry.

On December 16 at the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club Zoom meeting, senior Joseph (Joe) Baumgardt, left, son of Kenneth and Tiffany Baumgardt, was presented the Optimist Club’s Student of the Month award for November by Shane Been, Assistant Principal at SPHS, and Optimist President Bart Mauch.  Joe and his mother, Tiffany, were at home, and

River Arts holding presentation on Badgerlands


Left to right: Dennis Kindschi, Curt Meine, Dan Bussey, and Alison Duff.

Join River Arts on Tuesday, January 5th at 6 p.m. to learn more about the Badger Lands. This free presentation will include two short videos. “Restoring the Sauk Prairie, A Story of Hope and Healing” was originally produced in 2018 to celebrate the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance’s 20th anniversary; the video was updated in 2019.

Sauk Prairie High School National Honor Society provides gift certificates to hospital employees


SPHS NHS Advisor Mary Walz and NHS co-chairs Ava Roach and Emma Kopecky presented Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Executive Director Todd Wuerger and Department Secretary Anne Brickl with gift certificates for every employee of the hospital. The certificates were part of a service project and a way to thank front line employees for their contributions during the pandemic. Left to right: Anne Brickl, Mary Walz, Emma Kopecky, Ava Roach, Todd Wuerger.

Christmas came a little early to the employees of Sauk Prairie Healthcare. On Tuesday, December 22, two SHPS National Honor Society representatives and their advisor arrived to present gift certificates for every employee of the hospital. The certificates were the group’s way of saying thank you to front line workers during the pandemic.

Veterans remember Christmas while in service

We are being informed by media, that this upcoming Christmas is going to be so different  due to Covid-19. Will we always remember this Christmas compared to previous Christmases? 

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