Pocan turns town hall meeting into virtual meeting

Mark Pocan at his recent virtual town hall.

COVID-19 forced a congressman to try something new to interact with the media.

Rep. Mark Pocan, a democrat representing the second congressional district, recently held a virtual meeting to discuss current issues and projects affecting Sauk and Iowa counties.

Black Earth fills two vacant board seats

The Village of Black Earth has two new trustees, filling vacancies initially caused by Pat Troge’s resignation in the winter and Matt Kahl filing the Public Works Director position. Jared Brammerson and Scott Patchin will serve until next April, when the seats go up for election. 

Wisconsin River Bridge for Great Sauk State Trail is a go

The Sauk County board voted in agreement to hire Geotechnical Services to build a bridge over the Wisconsin River, which would connect the Great Sauk State Trail with the proposed Walking Iron Trail in Dane County. The hiring will cost $145,955. Sauk and Dane counties have already agreed to contribute $40,000 each for the initial process.

Wisconsin Heights referendum information

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As the Wisconsin Heights School District continues to “Reach New Heights” the need to invest in the schools has never been more important.  

Sauk City ponders sewer rate increase, Prairie du Sac completes financial management plan

Sauk City


Sauk City residents may see a sewer rate increase, after the  Village Board reviewed the financial impact at their Aug. 25 meeting.

Sauk Prairie School District rolls out COVID-19 protocols

With school opening on Sept. 1 and 2, the Sauk Prairie School District administration reviewed COVID-19 protocols with the board at their meeting last Monday.

Sauk County Board to limit public input at meetings

Sauk County Board meeting participants will now only be able to share their opinions on agenda items.

The board voted at its August meeting to limit public comments to only topics to be discussed at that particular meeting. Prior to the change, anyone could comment on anything.

Sauk City gets new County Board supervisor

The Sauk County Board replaced a supervisor, refilled some committee seats and found out the status of the Census at this month’s regular meeting.

Board supervisors convened last Tuesday night at the county seat in Baraboo. Supervisor Brandon Lohr was absent and thus did not vote.


New supervisor

$4.8 million Highway 14 project will cost Mazomanie $150,000

The Mazomanie Village Board straightened out a few ordinances governing vehicles on village streets at their August 11 meeting, as well as accepting the provisional cost for the Highway 14 project.

Village of Mazomanie hosting virtual focus groups to discuss “Smart Growth” Plan

Facing a changing world, the Village of Mazomanie will host a series of online community conversations in September about future growth and key long-term planning questions. 


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