Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin awards grants last year to Sauk Prairie organizations

Multiple agencies in Dane and Sauk Counties qualified for Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin grants for their efforts last year.

Wisconsin DNR says its time to prune trees to avoid oak wilt

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds everyone that now is the time to prune oak trees as there’s high risk of harmful pests spreading tree diseases such as oak wilt come April. Oak wilt is Wisconsin’s most destructive oak disease, killing thousands of healthy trees annually.

Fire in Township of Troy put out by Sauk City Fire with assistance

At 2:44 p.m. on February 14, 2023, Sauk City Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched along with Prairie du Sac Fire, Merrimac Fire and Sauk Prairie Ambulance as auto aid to a residence on Schauer Road in the Township of Troy for a reported structure fire.

Abandoned but not forgotten: Dogs of Chernobyl thrive in new environment

The paint on their nose is a temporary hair dye used this last time to indicate that they were recently spayed and neutered. Instead of putting ear tags in their ear. The hair dye washes off after four weeks. The tags were becoming problematic in some dogs and we ended up removing a lot of them. So I used the hair dye this past campaign. They also have a ear tattoo, a belly tattoo and a microchip.

“Everyone up and left, but they left their dogs and cats. The first few days I went around pouring milk for all the cats, and I’d give the dogs a piece of bread. They were standing in their yards waiting for their masters. They waited a long time.” 


Resolution calling for more testing at Badger gains support

A resolution by the Badger Restoration Advisory Board members calling on the DNR to do more testing at the site of the former Army Ammunition Plant has gained momentum recently, with both the Village of Prairie du Sac and State Representative Dave Considine signing on. 

The signatories say the following:

An oasis in a childcare desert: Group taking a big swing at a solution

Sauk Prairie is a childcare desert.

At least according to every parent seeking it, with 9-12 month wait lists, and according to an interested group of Sauk Prairie residents who have been looking for a potential solution. 

And they may have found one.

The candidates in the February 21st Spring Primary for Wisconsin Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Supreme court seat left open by the retirement of Justice Patience Roggensack who served two terms on the state’s highest court has a field of four, who would like to fill her seat. 

State Bank of Cross Plains, Monona Bank prepare for merger

It began with two friends, both bankers, meeting for lunch in April 2021 and a suggestion that perhaps their banks should merge.

Emergency Medical Services face staffing crunch as volunteer numbers decline

By Josh Wescott, Assistant Chief, New Glarus Area EMS


Wisconsin eyes fixes for emergency mental health system

By Erin McGroarty

Wisconsin Watch 


When Chrissy Barnard faced a mental health crisis and most needed care, law enforcement  handcuffed her, placed her in the back of a patrol car and drove her five hours to Wisconsin’s only state-run mental health facility for the general public. 


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