Mazo residents reminded to purchase flood insurance

Flood insurance is available to everyone and may be purchased from your local insurance agent.  If your property is located in a floodplain and you have a mortgage with a Federally insured financial institution or FHA, VA, or FMHA, flood insurance is required.  Financial service institutions processing mortgage applications are now required to d

Town of Troy wins battle against sex offender

Facing the prospect of a potential sex offender moving into their neighborhood, the residents of the town of Troy took action. The community got the resolution they wanted, but it’s not clear if they had anything to do with it. In the end, the sale of the house fell through.

Arena’s Pustina accused of stalking former trustee

Meeting with one trustee spot still to be filled, the Arena Village Board officially confirmed Rachel DePouw as new trustee last Tuesday evening.

Village of Prairie du Sac electric utility earns award

Village of Prairie du Sac Staff, from left to right: Robert Wyss, Apprentice Line Technician; Jordan Robertson, Lead Journey Line Technician; Troy Murphy, Public Works/Utilities Director; Gregg Coenen, Journey Line Technician.

The Village of Prairie du Sac’s electric utility has earned a Safety Achievement Award from the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW).  On April 29, 2021, MEUW held its Electric Operations Expo in Baraboo, Wis., and presented the award to the utility. 

Correction to last week’s Black Earth article

In last week’s Black Earth article, the quote at the end indicated as being said by Tyler Munson was actually said by Jared Brammerson. The Star News regrets the error.

Mazo sees progress with bandstand

The Village of Mazomanie has hired a new clerk to replace current Clerk Sue Dietzen, who is retiring soon. Angela Volkman has been hired. The Village has also begun looking for a replacement for officer Kyle Keller, who was promoted to Sargent.

Wisconsin Heights looks back on referendum

The Wisconsin Heights School Board got an early glimpse of health insurance option at their April 12 meeting. The board asked for more information so they can make a decision in the future.

Sauk City honors linemen, celebrates board member Rich Marks

The Village of Sauk City waived the parking requirement for Tools and Marketing, and expressed excitement about the company’s excitement despite the COVID-19 downturn.

Sauk Prairie School District honors board members

The Sauk Prairie School District board honored soon-to-be former board members Dennis Virta and Steven Sprecher at their meeting April 12. Neither chose to run for reelection.

Prairie du Sac purchases truck, seeks electric rate increase

The Village of Prairie du Sac approved the purchase of a 2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Crew Cab from Kayser Chrysler for the cost of $50,504, as a replacement for its current truck, at their April 13 meeting.


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