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Thu
13
Feb

Mazomanie performing arts center under construction

In 2018 the School of Architecture at Taliesin, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1932, chose Mazomanie as a community project for the Summer Immersion class. After hours of survey, studying Mazomanie History and viewing the Downtown Historic District, the students presented choices for the Mazomanie Village Board to consider.

Thu
13
Feb

Chamber presents Sauk Prairie economic outlook

On January 15 Dr. Steven C. Deller, an economist and professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison came to discuss the economic outlook of Sauk Prairie. He discussed population growth, employment growth, unemployment rates and commuting in the area. 

Thu
06
Feb

Middleton Drainage District, created 106 years ago, hopes to help flooding

Some residents of Hidden Oaks subdivision and other properties dealing with high water tables since August 2018 are finding some solace in reviving a long dormant drainage district.

Thu
06
Feb

Voter registration opportunities across the area in February and March

Over 60 people from surrounding communities attended a Jan. 9 training in Mazomanie, conducted by the League of Women Voters of WI.  The volunteers will offer free, non-partisan assistance with voter registration at local libraries, Southwest Technical College, UW-Platteville and local high schools.

Thu
06
Feb

Prairie du Sac looks at bond sale for village improvements

The Village of Prairie du Sac board met on Jan. 28. The board was presented with a pre-sale report of $3,690,000 in general obligation corporate purpose bonds by Ehlers. The sale of these bonds would be used to cover capital projects in the village.

Thu
06
Feb

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney reflects on role of Department

The word “sheriff” sparks a vivid image in the minds of most Americans. A beige uniform, a shotgun and a vast, rural territory in which geography and culture make law enforcement very different than it is in bustling cities. The word comes from late Old English, when it was used to describe royal authorities in various shires.

Thu
06
Feb

Nicholas Day’s homicide in Mount Horeb still unsolved

Damon Michalski had been Nicholas Day’s friend since the fifth grade. Even after Day left to serve in the Navy, they remained close. “There was just no disconnect,” said Michalski, who said his friend’s appetite for life – for jet skiing, for laughing and joking around, for running – was insatiable.

Thu
06
Feb

Coronavirus the latest worldwide contagion

Swine flu. Bird flu. Zika. Ebola. It seems like every year, a different potential pandemic makes headlines. While they cause worry, conversation and speculation in the general population, medical professionals must tackle how each contagion could impact local communities - and how to respond. 

Thu
06
Feb

Does the planning work?

In the middle of the 20th century, American schools used to run “duck and cover” drills in which students were taught to hide beneath their desks under the pretext that doing so would protect them from an atomic bomb. The A-bomb didn’t end up dropping in the United States. It was Japan that felt the brunt of those blasts.

Thu
06
Feb

Corporation counsel suspended in light of Sauk County Board investigation

An attorney for the county is on paid administrative leave and a former Reedsburg Independent editor has filed an open meetings complaint regarding an investigation taking place within the county.

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