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Ruth Culver Friends pull off great golf outing


The Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library 12th Annual Golf Outing, Silent Auction and Dinner held on September 8 was a great success, thanks to the many generous sponsors, donors, volunteers, all the golfers, and perfect weather. A full list of sponsors, silent auction, gift and prize donors can be found at https://www.pdslibrary.org/golf-2021. The Friends Board would also like to thank the staff at Lake Wisconsin Country Club for their outstanding service and donations. The success of the event was made possible by many committee members and volunteers. The financial success of the golf outing allows the Friends to continue to support the Ruth Culver Community Library with donations for needed equipment, materials, and programs. The twelve golf outings have provided over $110,000 in support to the library. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 7, 2022 for the lucky 13th Annual Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library Golf Outing, Silent Auction and Dinner.

The Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library 12th Annual Golf Outing, Silent Auction and Dinner held on September 8 was a great success, thanks to the many generous sponsors, donors, volunteers, all the golfers, and perfect weather.

Lions welcome puppy trainer for the blind


The August 18, 2021 meeting of the Sauk Prairie Lions Club welcomed guest Deb Delie of Green Bay and special guest Snickers to their monthly meeting. Delie is a volunteer puppy raiser and trainer for Leader Dogs For The Blind. Leader Dogs was founded in 1939 by three Lions Club members to help their friend who was blinded in war. There are trainers all across the United States that work with these puppies for four to eight months to help the visually impaired live a more independent life. All services are provided free of charged and is funded by Lions Clubs, private and corporate donations. The trainers are all volunteers who provide the food and supplies for the dogs they train. There is no cost to the clients who receive the dogs and Leader Dog provides two weeks of training and a life time of support. For more information, go to leaderdog.org or call 888-777-5332. The motto of the Lions is “We Serve,” and the Lions do just that. Through several fund raising events, they donate back 100% to the community including eye exams, glasses and hearing aids to those in need, the food pantry, Good Neighbor Clinic, Neighbor In Need, Kids Ranch, Caring Tree, Fire on the River, Hope House, Sauk Prairie School Scholarships, Lions Camp for the Disable, Diabetes Awareness, to name a few. The Sauk Prairie Lions hold their monthly meetings every third Wednesday of the month at the The Prairie House in Prairie du Sac. All are welcome to come, meet some new people, have a good time and help your community. Dinner and meeting at 6 p.m. For more information or any questions, please contact Nancy Passehl at 608-643-3008. Pictured, Club President Leon Mindham, Deb Delie and Snickers, Jerry Fienetured.

The August 18, 2021 meeting of the Sauk Prairie Lions Club welcomed guest Deb Delie of Green Bay and special guest Snickers to their monthly meeting. Delie is a volunteer puppy raiser and trainer for Leader Dogs For The Blind. Leader Dogs was founded in 1939 by three Lions Club members to help their friend who was blinded in war.

St. John’s fills 232 backpacks for the underprivileged


St. John’s Lutheran Church in Prairie du Sac has completed its annual backpack project by filling 232 backpacks. Each backpack contains 4 spiral notebooks, 1 box of crayons, a pencil sharpener, scissors, ruler, eraser, 5 pens and 5 pencils. These backpacks are sent to Lutheran World Relief where they are distributed to those children who cannot afford backpacks and school supplies. Pictured above are those who helped this year: Jeff Nimmow, Ruth Dressser, Linda Hines, Pastor Fred Rilling, Ginny Nimmow, Maren Boerger Andersen, Barb Salveson and Marilyn Herschleb. Others who helped but not pictured were Dale Haroldson, Bev and Roger Clason.

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Prairie du Sac has completed its annual backpack project by filling 232 backpacks.

Each backpack contains 4 spiral notebooks, 1 box of crayons, a pencil sharpener, scissors, ruler, eraser, 5 pens and 5 pencils.

From the Mazomanie Historical Society

Let There Be Light “the Smallest Village in the World That Uses Electricity”. So claims the Mazomanie Sickle in its January 2, 1886 issue! Mazomanie had electric lights only six years after Thomas Edison invented the electric light.

Sauk Prairie silently honors those who lost their lives on 9/11


Photo by Joe Block

Sauk Prairie’s emergency services held a silent parade in honor of 9/11 on Saturday. A full solemn procession threaded through the streets, with some residents standing with hands over hearts. Above, a firefighter can be seen with their fingers raised in the cab.

Wild West Days a bonanza of fun--Part II

Trucks, trucks, and more trucks, along with a parade, carnival, and plenty of entertainment for the kids--that was this year’s Mazomanie Wild West Days. The parade stretched long through Mazomanie’s downtown, and tough trucks roared.

Wild West Days a bonanza of fun--Part I

Trucks, trucks, and more trucks, along with a parade, carnival, and plenty of entertainment for the kids--that was this year’s Mazomanie Wild West Days. The parade stretched long through Mazomanie’s downtown, and tough trucks roared.

Arena News

by Mariah and Cheryl Schmidt

Police save the day in Springfield

At approximately 1:11 p.m., on Monday, August 30, 2021, a homeowner in the 7000 block of Hickory Run, Town of Springfield, reported a fawn had fallen into his pool and was barely able to keep its head above water. Two nearby deputies responded to assist the young buck and get it back on its way foraging for food.

Director of Outdoor Recreation stops by area


Mary Monroe Brown, Director of the new state Office of Outdoor Recreation, speaks with Cross Plains Village and other local leaders at Festge County Park during a tour of Northwest Dane County communities Tuesday, August 31. The new office within the Department of Tourism was created to serve as a statewide hub for making connections between local businesses and economic development and the growing outdoor recreation economy statewide and nationally. In addition to touring the proposed regional multi-use recreation trail corridor from Middleton to the Wisconsin River, her visit, hosted by Gateway to The Driftless, also included informational meetings with local leaders in Black Earth and Mazomanie.

Mary Monroe Brown, Director of the new state Office of Outdoor Recreation, speaks with Cross Plains Village and other local leaders at Festge County Park during a tour of Northwest Dane County communities Tuesday, August 31.

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