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Troy Township resident killed in hit and run, Plain man arrested


Patrick J. Nachreiner

A Plain man has been charged with Hit and Run Causing Death and a Troy resident is dead after an accident on June 20 on County Road B east of Cassel Road, according to the Sauk County Sherriff’s Department.

Flo and FLOW help educate about the Lower WIsconsin River


On Friday, June 17 at VFW Park in Prairie du Sac, the Friends of the Lower Wisconsin (FLOW) held a “field trip” to see the fish in the lower Wisconsin River. Timothy Parks, Dr. John Lyons and several local DNR staff shocked fish below the Prairie du Sac Dam. The showed the fish to the gathering, explaining the biology, ecology, and conservation issues surround each species. FLOW’s mascot is Flo, the giant paddlefish, who proudly floats down the river at events. Pictured here, at right, is Flo, then you’ll find some DNR staff showing off a Paddlefish, identifiable by its long, flattened nose. Flo the mascot also happens to be a paddlefish. Photo by Timm Zumm

On Friday, June 17 at VFW Park in Prairie du Sac, the Friends of the Lower Wisconsin (FLOW) held a “field trip” to see the fish in the lower Wisconsin River. Timothy Parks, Dr. John Lyons and several local DNR staff shocked fish below the Prairie du Sac Dam.

Dane County continues Broadband Taskforce

At the most recent Dane County Board meeting, County Board Supervisor Melissa Ratcliff introduced a resolution to continue the Dane County Broadband Task Force. 

11 youth apprentices at McFarlane’s this summer

The school year is ending, which means a new class is starting their Youth Apprenticeship journey at McFarlane Mfg. There are several unique employment opportunities for local youth to gain real-world experience during the school year and summer break.

Fish below Prairie du Sac dam will be shockingly revealed

The Lower Wisconsin River is home to 98 species of fish, including several large river and backwater fish species with unique populations. Timothy Parks, Dr. John Lyons and several local DNR staff will shock a variety of large river fish species that inhabits the river below the dam at Prairie Du Sac on Friday, June 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Sauk Prairie Chamber receives grant to expand child care

The Sauk Prairie Chamber is excited to announce that local administrators and volunteers continue to work collaboratively to better understand and find ways to expand childcare in the Sauk Prairie area. The Sauk Prairie Area Chamber was recently one of the twenty-eight communities chosen from Wisconsin to receive the Dream Up!

Juvenile bald eagle saved by Diederich Tree Care, Audubon Society

By Zach Engelking

 

Sauk Prairie Police open their first police station

In their 72-year history the Sauk Prairie Police Department never had their own police station. Throughout the years they’ve shared space with both villages, in facilities not primarily designed for them.

Meet Brian Cole, Mazomanie’s new Library Director


Brian Cole

In the past year, Sauk City, Black Earth—and now, Mazomanie—have seen a new Library Director come in. Each time the Star News brought you an interview soon after they arrived. Each article was on the front page. The Star continues its coverage with this, an interview with Brian Cole, the new Library Director for Mazomanie.

COVID-19 cases on the rise in Dane County; Parisi had virus

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi told a group of reporters on a press conference last week that the county had been looking for a way to express COVID-19 cases were on the rise.

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