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Goss discusses her book, The Uncommitted, at Crossroads Coffeehouse

Taxes to increase slightly in the Village of Cross Plains

Local taxes will rise, but only slightly, for the Village of Cross Plains in 2017. The Cross Plains Village Board approved next year’s budget at...

Wisconsin Heights hires WASB to conduct new administrator search

At their November 28 meeting, the Wisconsin Heights Board of Education approved a contract with the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB)...

Transmission line meeting to be held in Arena on Dec. 15

A public meeting to discuss potential consequences and alternatives to a high voltage electricity transmission line proposed for construction...

Goss discusses her book, The Uncommitted, at Crossroads Coffeehouse

When award-winning author Margaret Goss came to Crossroads Coffeehouse in Cross Plains recently,...

Don't let scammers bank on your goodwill

In the spirit of the season, many consumers give generously to charities over the holidays.  But while they are looking to share, scammers are...

Santa visits Arena

Santa Claus visited Arena last Saturday morning, stopping at the V.F.W. hall. Children were given...

Girl Scouts volunteer at NWDSS

Cross Plains Girl Scout Troop 1115 volunteered at NWDSS on Sunday, Nov. 20 to do some cleaning and...

Coffee with area cops

Join your neighbors and local police officers for coffee on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. at...

Ron's jam

Ron’s “old-time” music jam will be held on Friday, Dec. 9. The music starts at 1 p.m. in the lower level of the State Bank of Cross Plains,...

Cross Plains Berry Historical Society to meet December 12

The Cross Plains Berry Historical Society will be meeting on Monday evening, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at the St. Martins Lutheran Church, 2427 Church St.,...

Help the CP Community Caring Tree

The Cross Plains Community Caring Tree, administered by American Legion Post 245, started many years ago to help the less fortunate in the local...

Arena VFW steak and chicken feed

The Arena VFW Post 9336 will hold their next steak and chicken feed on Saturday, Dec. 10, with serving from 5 to 8 p.m. Carryouts and free delivery...

American Legion Christmas party

Members, Auxiliary members, and SAL members of American Legion Post 245 Cross Plains, Middleton will be getting together to celebrate the Christmas...

Town approves budget

After a quiet public hearing, the Town of Cross Plains Village Board approved the 2017 budget and levy, as well as resolutions authorizing borrowing...

Making a splash

Danny Lynam has high hopes, big goals. And by the looks of it, Middleton's first-year boys swimming ...

Splitting the difference

Storm Murphy stood in a nearly empty locker room last Thursday and put his Wofford College shirt on ...

Middleton gets best of Sun Prairie

Kevin Bavery was surprised by the style. He was also thrilled with the result. Middleton’s boys basketball team rebounded from a tough loss to...

Living up to the hype

Receiving preseason hype is one thing. Living up to the hype is another. So far, Wisconsin Heights' ...

Middleton girls take care of business

The meat of the schedule is coming. For now, though, Middleton's girls basketball team is doing...

Heights falls twice

Wisconsin Heights' boys basketball team dropped its first two games of the season last week. The...

Wrestlers 11th at Watertown

Middleton's wrestling team opened the season with an 11th place finish at the 16-team Watertown...

Hockey Cards split a pair

Middleton's hockey team split a pair of games last week. The Cardinals defeated visiting Green Bay...

Monona State Bank merger with Middleton Community Bank approved recently

Shareholders of MCB Bankshares, the parent company of Middleton Community Bank, voted recently to approve their acquisition by Monona Bankshares,...

Rookies joins businesses bringing help

Area businesses are showing their hearts are in the right place, jumping at the chance to help Heights Unlimited Community Service Center get off...

MHS band winter concerts

The MHS band kicks off their concert season with their winter band concerts on Wednesday, Dec. 14...

Esser is October Student of the Month

The Cross Plains Optimist Club recently presented Keagan Esser with the October Student of the...

CANstruction event at Black Earth

Black Earth Elementary students collected items the week of November 14 for the Mazomanie Food...

First quarter Wisconsin Heights Middle School Honor Roll

HIGH HONOR ROLL Eighth Grade Kylie Bartel Sydnee Duhr Isabel Graham Maisey Gullickson Preston Herrling Jonathon Holcomb Hana King Grace Reindl Riley...

DeVerne Simpson

DeVerne "Bud" Cecil Simpson, 84, of Mazomanie, Wis. passed away after a brief illness.  He was...

Arena Locals

Ray and Kris Porter came down and brought us a wonderful dinner – no work for us and enough food to last two days and gain pounds. Lots of birds...

 
 
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