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New Heights’ “The Grove” takes next steps after brainstorming sessions


Attendance was good at The Grove brainstorming sessions.

On February 5, 2022, the Mazomanie Elementary School was put up for sale. Believing we are all better off when we work and gather together; New Heights Church (Black Earth) had been dreaming of creating a regional space for everyone to find connection, community, and love for their neighbor—they couldn’t pass up this opportunity. 

Man from Plain who hit and killed bicyclist had good view of the road

A man from Plain, Pat Nachreiner, who allegedly hit and killed a bicyclist on County B in Sauk City with his work van did not encounter any environmental factors that would have played a role in the crash when it occurred.

Truck misses Highway 78/19 stop sign, crashes into building


On August 10, at 7:13 a.m., a delivery truck ran the stop sign at Highway 19 and Highway 78, running through a building, which is considered at total loss. It was foggy that morning. The driver was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

On August 10, at 7:13 a.m., a delivery truck ran the stop sign at Highway 19 and Highway 78, running through a building, which is considered at total loss. It was foggy that morning. The driver was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

Benish cruises in 81st Assembly Republican primary, Pocan’s Republican challenger squeaks by

In the area’s most meaningful race in last week’s primary, Republican candidate Shellie Benish beat opponent Bob Wood by 13 points, with a vote total of 2,826 to 2,139, for a chance to face Dave Considine. One county in the Assembly District 81 race was critical to her victory—Dane, where she nearly doubled up Wood’s vote total 1,027 to 560.

Sauk County election news

In Sauk County election news:

For Senate District 17, Democrat Pat Skogen received 1,926 votes in Sauk County. Skogen was the only Democrat on the ballot for that race and is looking to unseat Republican and incumbent Howard Marklein, who was unopposed in the Republican side of that race. Marklein received 3,004 votes in Sauk County.

Benish wins, will face Considine

The Assembly Republican Primary was the race to watch in the area, as Shellie Benish outlasted Bob Wood to face off against Dave Considine, who ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary, for the 81st Assembly District.

Sauk Prairie PD pursue vehicle and arrest suspect

Sauk City residents surrounding the 1600 block of Washington Avenue were under a shelter in place request after the Sauk Prairie Police Department pursued a suspect associated with a vehicle used in a Dane County shooting into their area.

Dane County conducting gun buyback

The Dane County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution at its July 21 meeting, which would provide funding for a voluntary Gun Buyback Program for the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. 

Republicans, Democrats, go to primary for 81st Assembly District seat


Shellie Benish

The 81st Assembly District race is upon us.

The 81st Assembly District, covering the Sauk Prairie area as well as Black Earth and Mazomanie, features two primaries. Running unopposed in the Democratic Primary is incumbent Dave Considine.

Dane County COVID level is High

On July 21, 2022, Dane County moved into the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) “high” COVID-19 community level. At this level, in accordance with CDC guidance, Public Health Madison & Dane County recommends that everyone be up-to-date on their vaccines and take additional precautions, including wearing a mask in indoor public spaces.

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