News

Thu
09
Jan

Sauk City Library opposes restrictive e-book policy

On Nov. 1, 2019, Macmillan Publishing made changes to their e-book policy. The changes make it that only one copy of a new release can be purchased in the entire state of Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium for the first eight weeks of a release.

Thu
09
Jan

Wisconsin Recreation Bridge plans unveiled

A public survey for the proposed multi-use recreation bridge shows the majority of respondents favor a traditional, steel truss style structure that pays homage to the original bridge’s railroad history.

Thu
02
Jan

2019 Year in Review

In Memoriam

 

The area saw several prominent residents pass away in 2019, as well as a few local tragedies.

Thu
26
Dec

Pocan faces Republican challenger in election


Jeff Heller

A conservative political newcomer hopes to topple progressive incumbent U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan in the Second District next year. 

Jeff Heller, 41, who lives in Fitchburg, announced his candidacy last week. 

Thu
26
Dec

Star News communities receive grants from Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation

‘Tis the season of giving. Every year, Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation supports community projects that contribute to the health of the community. Organizations apply for these “Healthy Life Initiative Grants.” Applications are reviewed by the members of the Foundation Board Grants & Gifts Committee. 

Thu
26
Dec
Thu
19
Dec

Want to run for public office? Deadlines are coming up

The nomination period for the spring election opened Dec. 1, and local citizens who wish to run for school, village or town boards can now circulate papers and begin readying their campaigns. If you live in the area represented by a seat in the election, you are likely eligible to run. 

Thu
19
Dec

“Putting one foot in front of the other”

Autumn Luedke is a local journalist living with major depressive disorder.  

Thu
19
Dec

Hope Sauk Prairie grows from the tragedy of local suicides

Anna Block loved being in the outdoors, whether deer hunting, running or biking; and she loved and competed in gymnastics. A good friend with a caring heart, she was known to dance around the living room of her Prairie du Sac home to whatever song inspired her in the moment. Having just turned 16, Block was set to get her driver’s license. 

Thu
12
Dec

Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board celebrates 30 years


State Senator Jon Erpenbach (left) presented Mark Cupp, Riverway Board Executive Director, with a Legislative citation from the state elected officials representing the Riverway in the Wisconsin Legislature.

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board (LWSRB) celebrated the agency’s 30th anniversary at an event held on November 10th at the Vintage Brewery in Sauk City.  The roots of the unique and innovative Riverway law, fashioned through a bipartisan collaborative effort, were lauded by current and former governmental leaders.  The Riverway was creat

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