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Caminiti and VanRiper are Quality Students


Wisconsin Heights Quality Students of the Third Quarter are middle schooler Anya Caminiti, daughter of Alina and Matthew Caminiti, and high schooler Emily VanRiper, daughter of Carrie and Ryan VanRiper.

Wisconsin Heights Quality Students of the Third Quarter are middle schooler Anya Caminiti, daughter of Alina and Matthew Caminiti, and high schooler Emily VanRiper, daughter of Carrie and Ryan VanRiper.

Kylee Doherty wins first place in Optimist essay contest


Kylee Doherty is the winner of the Wisconsin Heights Optimists Club annual essay contest. In addition, her essay won a $2500 college scholarship from the Southern Wisconsin District of Optimists International competition, where she finished in first place. The larger competition is between entries from 55 Optimist Clubs in Southern Wisconsin. The daughter of Mike and Lora Doherty, she is a senior at Wisconsin Heights School, and lives in rural Cross Plains. She plans to attend the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa, pursuing a degree in criminal justice and participate in track and volleyball. Runners up in the Wisconsin Heights Optimists contest were 2nd place, Natalie Bartel, daughter of Shannon and Andy Bartel; and 3rd place, Mars Henne, daughter of Daniel Henne. The contest subject was, “How does an optimistic mindset change my tomorrow?”. Barbara Blattner is the Wisconsin Heights Optimist Club essay contest chair. Pictured are essay winners, left to right: Mars Henne, Natalie, and Kylee Doherty.

Kylee Doherty is the winner of the Wisconsin Heights Optimists Club annual essay contest. In addition, her essay won a $2500 college scholarship from the Southern Wisconsin District of Optimists International competition, where she finished in first place.

Black Earth celebrates Michelle Viney

May’s Coffee With a Cop ended with a celebration od departing office MIchelle Viney, as residents packed the village hall meeting room to say their last good byes and east some cake. 

Lion’s Den competes at Badger State Games


Students at Lion’s Den Taekwondo in Black Earth competed at the Badger State Games on Saturday April 30th. All competitors placed in the top three of their divisions. Competitors could compete in breaking, weapons, forms, and sparring. Master Miles Varichak (6th Dan) came out of retirement to shock the crowd with his 3 board head break and his brick breaking. If you would like to attend classes at Lion’s Den Taekwondo, please call or email them at 608-259-6569 or lionsdenwi@gmail.com

Students at Lion’s Den Taekwondo in Black Earth competed at the Badger State Games on Saturday April 30th.

All competitors placed in the top three of their divisions. Competitors could compete in breaking, weapons, forms, and sparring. 

Heights students on first place River Valley Trap team


After three weeks of competition shooting, the River Valley Trap Team--which includes a few students from Wisconsin Heights--is in first place this spring. With a total of 19,288.50 points, they are leading over West Salem High School 16,980.50, Dodgeville High School 16,933.00, Banger High School 16,260.50, and Luxemburg-Casco High School 14,922.50.  RV is in the largest of 10 conferences in the state with a total of 61 shooters. Hannah Hegland and Taya Hatfield are currently in the top 25 for female shooters in the state.  Chase Bindl, Andrew Maxwell, Matthew Roh, and Garret Palmer are in the top 25 for RV’s conference. The team includes Evan Alt, Luke Alt, Emma Anding, Hunter Auliff, John Billhorn, Katherine Billhorn, Chase Bindl, Brady Bloedow, Morgan Bowell, Nolan Box, Blake Busse, Olive Corbit, Alexa Eveland, Bryce Ferguson, Conner Fields, Cooper Fields, Ryan Flynn, Aaron Fredrick, Matthew Fredrick, Hudsen Frey, Hannah Fromfeld, Richard Gilbert, Grady Graham, Taya Hatfield, Hannah Hegland, Ashton Hillebrand, Ella Hillebrand, Ethan Hillebrand, Colton Johnson, Tayten Knight, Ty Larson, Andrew Maxwell, Gavin McCauley, Talan Miller, Eli Muckler, Wyatt Nachreiner, Camryn Neefe, Jace Noble, Garret Palmer, Lucas Palmer, Luke Pape, Sam Pape, Mason Peterson, Mia Peterson, Will Prem, Isaac Ravenscroft, Matthew Roh, Zachary Sander, Ayla Schwarz, Kaitlyn Sebranek, Logan Sorg, Griffin Sprecher, Paige Stafford, Mason Staggs, Colin Stokes, Charles Stoltz, Colin Vanhorn, Alec Wagner, Shelby West, Cayden Wittman and Payton Wittmann.

After three weeks of competition shooting, the River Valley Trap Team--which includes a few students from Wisconsin Heights--is in first place this spring.

Black Earth and Mazomanie community events

Brown Paws Rescue Fundraiser

 

Optimists donate to Dollars for Scholars


On May 4, the SP Optimist Club presented Andrea Mauch, Executive Director of the SPHS Dollars for Scholar scholarship program, right, $3000 for four scholarships ($750 each) the Club supports. This year the SP Dollars for Scholars program had 107 seniors who applied out of a class of 219. 81 received a scholarship with a total $172,000 awarded. Diane Shaw, left, SP Optimist Treasurer, presents the check.

On May 4, the SP Optimist Club presented Andrea Mauch, Executive Director of the SPHS Dollars for Scholar scholarship program, right, $3000 for four scholarships ($750 each) the Club supports.

Conserve Sauk Film Festival looking for entries

The next Conserve Sauk Film Festival will be held in November of 2023 and the organizers of the festival are looking for films to include in the official lineup for the 2023 festival. Help bring awareness to important conservation topics through film by submitting a film or creating a film for the 2023 Conserve Sauk Film Festival.

Supreme Court protests come to Sauk Prairie

Members of Indivisible Sauk Prairie gathered on the Highway 12 WIsconsin River Bridge in Sauk City on Saturday, May 14 to protest the Supreme Court’s potential overturning of Roe. v. Wade. The crowd of about 20 gathered on the sidewalk and showed their signs to passing traffic.

Black Earth and Mazomanie community events

Arena Historians program is at Grandma Mary’s

 

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