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Lindsey Giese honored by alma mater for River Arts work


Lindsey Giese

Lindsey Giese, Sauk Prairie 03’ graduate, has been chosen to receive Viterbo University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in Professional Development.  Distinguished alumni are people who display Viterbo’s core values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service.

From the Black Earth Historical Society

This Sunday, September 26 is your last chance this season to visit the Black Earth Historical Societies’ Museum at the Depot. If you have not visited the Museum yet this year, you have not seen all the new exhibits and refurbished displays that were done since the last year that we were open. Admission is free.

Muddlers celebrate Mary Beth Schall


The Mazo Muddlers, a group of local, politically active women, recently gathered on the Mazomanie Promenade to honor the Base Camp Cafe and show appreciation for its many contributions to the community. The Muddlers have met routinely at Base Camp for the better part of five years. Mary Beth Schall, the cafe’s owner, was presented with a keepsake book of the Driftless region she has so enhanced through her efforts. Chef Nadja Larini (Izzy) received a book celebrating the power of cooking to connect us to one another. The Mazo Muddlers are a testament to that power to connect, and Base Camp has served as it’s realization. Pictured, front row from left: Jeannie Campbell, Susan Michaud, Sandie Stanfield, Mary Beth Schall, Fredericka Shilling, Bonita Sitter, Nadja Larini, Donna Huntington, Sally Mather, Janet Brandt, Harriet irwin. Back row from left: Patricia McConnell, Mary Boetcher, Gaila Olsen.

The Mazo Muddlers, a group of local, politically active women, recently gathered on the Mazomanie Promenade to honor the Base Camp Cafe and show appreciation for its many contributions to the community.  The Muddlers have met routinely at Base Camp for the better part of five years.  Mary Beth Schall, the cafe’s owner, was presented with

Prairie du Sac High School Class of ‘61 celebrates reunion


The Prairie du Sac High School Class of 1961 met for their 60th Class Reunion on September 12, 2021 at the Lake Wisconsin Country Club. There were 27 Classmates in attendance plus spouses. Everyone enjoyed the nice meal and there was lots of reminiscing. Tribute was made to the 24 classmates who have passed away. A highlight was the LP records that were made into placemats emphasizing the class colors of green and silver. Classmates who attended the class reunion were: Row 1: Barbara Koch Keller, John Keller, Mary Ann Hutter Van Allen, Henrietta Thies Lowery, Lorraine Klukas Zinda Row 2: Joyce Quace Sorg, Melvina Flentje Meyer, Ruth Mueller Keller, Gerri Witte Kamrath, Sandy Diehl Schlender, Mary Jo Ferry Christensen, Sharon O’Donnell Uselman, Okla Armstrong Yanke, Kathy Mallon Lester, Velma Unke Marquardt, Kathy Cole Statz Row 3: Lynn Lamphiear, Bob Meyer, Don Wenzel, Everett Niles, Bob Kehl, Neil Bishop, Jim Adams, Mike O’Donnell, Martin Ohlsen, Nick Lester. Unavailable for picture: Linda Greene Ganser & Judy Schwarten Murphy.

The Prairie du Sac High School Class of 1961 met for their 60th Class Reunion on September 12, 2021 at the Lake Wisconsin Country Club.  There were 27 Classmates in attendance plus spouses.  Everyone enjoyed the nice meal and there was lots of reminiscing.  Tribute was made to the 24 classmates who have passed away.  A highlight was the

Former VFW president given award for service


Pictured above, on September 18, Kevin Krohn, the present Post Commander of the Sauk Prairie Veterans of Foreign Wars Lachmund-Cramer Post 7694, presents a Past Post Commander Certificate of Appreciation to member Roy Gag. The Navy veteran was the Post Commander in 1964, 57 years ago. Mr. Gag remains an active member. In the photographs in the background: on the left is a picture of Navy Ensign Edward Lachmund and to the right, Army Private James Cramer, the namesakes of Post 7694, and the First World War II veterans of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac respectively, to lose their lives in combat.

Pictured above, on September 18, Kevin Krohn, the present Post Commander of the Sauk Prairie Veterans of Foreign Wars Lachmund-Cramer Post 7694, presents a Past Post Commander  Certificate of Appreciation to member Roy Gag. The Navy veteran was the Post Commander in 1964, 57 years ago. Mr. Gag remains an active member.

Mazomanie Class of ‘61 celebrates reunion


15 of 31 classmates from the Mazomanie class of 1961 recently celebrated 60 years since graduation, meeting at the Vines in Sauk City for an afternoon of reminiscing. Left to right: Tom Ethen, Jim & Sharon Royston Craney, Paul Evert, Neal Schoepp, Betty Fincher Maas, Joan Statz Runk, Frank Wolf, Jo Ann Booth Eckstein, Bill Grove, Sharon Morey Kelter, Kay Grabham Lehman, John Shackleton, & Shelbie Runk Flamme. Phil Schadler arrived later.

15 of 31 classmates from the Mazomanie class of 1961 recently celebrated 60 years since graduation, meeting at the Vines in Sauk City for an afternoon of reminiscing.  Left to right: Tom Ethen, Jim & Sharon Royston Craney, Paul Evert, Neal Schoepp, Betty Fincher Maas, Joan Statz Runk, Frank Wolf, Jo Ann Booth Eckstein, Bill Grove, Sh

Coyle family visits parks and earns treasure


Kids in the Black Earth area were recently encouraged to get out and visit parks and conservancies in the area by filling out a Driftless Explorer Passport to earn “treasure.” These passports were a partnership project between the Black Earth Library and the Gateway to The Driftless organization. Pictured here is the Coyle family turning in their passports to receive their certificates and treasure.

Kids in the Black Earth area were recently encouraged to get out and visit parks and conservancies in the area by filling out a Driftless Explorer Passport to earn “treasure.” These passports were a partnership project between the Black Earth Library and the Gateway to The Driftless organization.

Storytime at the park


At the George Culver Community Library, Miss Becky met the kids and their caregivers at the Riverfront Park in Sauk City for Storytime. They listened to music, made their own and had a parade around the park.

At the George Culver Community Library, Miss Becky met the kids and their caregivers at the Riverfront Park in Sauk City for Storytime. They listened to music, made their own and had a parade around the park.

Green Beret shares experiences in Afghanistan


On September 1, Green Beret James Bell, left, Optimist guest speaker and Optimist President Bart Mauch.

On September 1, James Bell shared his experiences serving in Afghanistan and Iraq as Sergeant First Class.  Raised in Middleton, WI, he attended Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. 

Local resident and journalist pens new cookbook with focus on local sources


Jennifer Rude Klett

Announcing the release of her new 2021 cookbook, Home Cooking Comeback: Neighborly Advice & 40 Pleasing Recipes From the Farm Kitchen of a Midwestern Food Journalist, local resident Jennifer Rude Klett hopes to better acquaint home cooks with Wisconsin foods and extend the trend of cooking and baking at home. 

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