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Sauk Prairie Healthcare earns “A” grade for hospital safety

Sauk Prairie Healthcare earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care.

6:8 pitches Sycamore Center to Sauk City Plan Commission

John and Sarah Ramthun’s dream inched closer to reality on November 28th when they got to share their vision for the Sycamore Center with the Sauk City Plan Commission and the public at large.

Correction

Last week’s front page article, “Mazomanie Bluff opens,” incorrectly referred to School Section Bluff.

Mazomanie Bluff opens


Mazo Bluff opening.

[Editor's note: the print version of this story has the name of School Section Bluff incorrect; it has been corrected here.]

 

State gun-deer season begins November 18

DNR statistics show that Sauk County’s herd has been growing steadily since 2012 in forests. Since then, the deer population has risen from an estimated 18,700 to 34,400. Current prognostics show the herd could max out at 35,000 this year, despite hunting.

Thomas Cox is new Executive Director of Sauk County Development Corporation


Thomas Cox

Thomas Cox has taken the helm of Sauk County Development Corporation (SCDC) as executive director.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi looks back on career, forward to retirement


Dane County Executive Joe Parisi

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced his retirement last month and that his last day will be May 1, 2024, marking 13 years in the elected position.

Parisi said that he has accomplished the things he set out to do and feels comfortable in his decision to retire.

“Possible explosive material” found in Prairie du Sac

Some residents of Prairie du Sac faced evacuation from their homes temporarily on November 8th when “possible explosive material” was found in a residence on the 800 block of Washington Street. A suspicious item was located by someone cleaning out a home.

Local filmmaker talks about anxiety


Mazomanie filmmaker Alex Klett.

Local Mazomanie filmmaker Alex Klett deftly places his finger on the pulse of a sick American society suffering from “AngstXiety” in his latest film, which was shown at Base Camp on October 15th in front of an audience of about 25. The film, named “AngstXiety,” is a 35-minute diagnosis of an illness we all seem to suffer from.

Sauk Prairie’s Rebecca Litscher honored with Purple Heart


Sauk Prairie native and business owner SPC Rebecca Litscher received her long-awaited Purple Heart from Senator Tammy Baldwin at a ceremony last Friday. It was the culmination of a 20 year odyssey by Litcher to receive her Purple Heart, an honor some say that is not earned, but rather deserved. In 2003 Litscher was serving with the 998th Quartermaster Company of the 362 Quartermaster Battalion, deployed to Kuwait for the invasion of Iraq. Litscher and her unity spent 15 months shuttling fuel, supplies, and prisoners across a dangerous and active battlefield. Litscher was injured when an Iraqi stole a truck and drove it into the military base, sending her to the hospital for a few weeks. She emotionally recounted after receiving her Purple Heart how that experience—the injury, the hospital stay—inspired her and led to where she is today, a small business owner and fitness expert. Litscher reached out to Baldwin’s office for help in receiving the Purple Heart she had earned. About 20 community members gathered Friday Morning at the VFW Lachmund-Cramer Post 7694 headquarters, along with a few members of the Madison media. Litscher’s family accompanied her.

Sauk Prairie native and business owner SPC Rebecca Litscher received her long-awaited Purple Heart from Senator Tammy Baldwin at a ceremony last Friday. It was the culmination of a 20 year odyssey by Litcher to receive her Purple Heart, an honor some say that is not earned, but rather deserved.

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