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Black Earth American Legion performing honor Guard for Badger Honor Flight

Black Earth American Legion Post 313 Honor Guard has been requested to perform Honor Guard duty for the upcoming Badger Honor Flight to take place on May 14th at the Dane County Regional Airport.

Ron’s Jam

The public is invited to Ron’s Jam, an afternoon of ‘old time’ music on Friday, May 13 at the Black Earth Fire Station meeting room (across from The Shoe Box).

Locals donate shirts to children in need


Sharon Craney from Mazomanie and Gaila Olsen from Black Earth recently organized the donations of some new t-shirts to kids in South Africa. The Cwili children of Kei Mouth, South Africa were really excited to receive their shirts, which originally came from David and Joy Royston, formerly of Mazomanie and currently the owners of Just A Game in Wisconsin Dells. We’re told, “The children are so proud of their new tee-shirts that they now wear every Saturday for their weekly 5K run/walk. They just love to run to keep themselves fit and healthy. They all say: ‘Thank you USA! We love you.’”

Sharon Craney from Mazomanie and Gaila Olsen from Black Earth recently organized the donations of some new t-shirts to kids in South Africa.

Rose Eilertson is Optimist Student of the Month


The May Optimist Sauk Prairie High School Student of the Month is senior Rose Eilertson, the daughter of Tatianna and Ronaya Harris. Rose was nominated by her teacher Melissa Frey who shared, “I nominated Rose because she takes so much pride in turning in good work. She continues to go to all of her classes in spite of the academic challenges they present while participating in extracurricular activities. She is a good self-advocate and lends grace to teachers who aren’t able to help her immediately, problem solves well with adults, and is respectful to teachers. She always shows up ready to learn and gives her best every day.. Her positive attitude spreads to others and influences them for the better.” Shane Been, her SPHS Assistant Principal, agrees with Rose when she replied “Amazing, sweet, and kind.” when he asked her to give him three words to describe herself- She has been involved in Cheer Squad for all four years and with the YTBN all-female Show Choir for the past two winning an award this aat a competition. This summer she is going to be a counselor at the Green Lake Campground. In the fall, she will be attending Madison College and want to be a teacher for 4K and lower elementary grades. Pictured, teacher Melissa Frey, grandparents Orie and Kit Eilertson, May Optimist SPHS Student of the Month Rose Eilertson, SPHS Assistant Principal Shane Been and Optimist President Bart Mauch May 4 at the Optimist Meeting at the Jaybird Cafe.

The May Optimist Sauk Prairie High School Student of the Month is senior Rose Eilertson, the daughter of Tatianna and Ronaya Harris.

Liesl Judge is Middle Level Leader for March


Liesl Judge is the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club’s Middle Level Leader for March. She is an eighth grader and the daughter of Richard and Stephanie Judge. She was honored at the Optimist meeting held on May 4, 2022. Liesl was nominated by her Spanish teacher, Kelly Miller. Senora Miller had this to say: “It is with great pleasure that the SPMS World Language Department congratulates Liesl (Elisa) Judge as the May Middle Level Leader. Liesl has been a Spanish student at SPMS for two years. Last year, Liesl was a student in the Spanish introductory course and this year Liesl has excelled in the Spanish 1 high school course. Liesl comes to Spanish class every day with a great attitude. She is always eager to learn. She takes the “toro” by the horns and is willing to be a partner to anyone in the class. She completes all of her daily work with accuracy and has outstanding written exams. Liesl also does an exemplary job with the unit projects in Spanish class. She chooses to challenge herself and share her family and friends in her Flipgrids and her Google Slides presentations to the class. Most recently, she and her partner in Spanish 1 presented their “cookie store” to the class while speaking in the target language and learning about the art of bargaining. Liesl also received first place for eighth graders in the state world language postcard competition this year sponsored by Discover Languages and the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers. Liesl’s postcard was exemplary and demonstrated her amazing work ethic, creativity and talent.” Outside of academic life, Liesl is also active in the community. Liesl keeps busy playing soccer for the Sauk Prairie Strikers while also being an active member of the Center Stage Dance Academy. Liesl also finds time to be a dance teacher and play tennis. In her spare time, Liesl does volunteer work at the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry. Pictured parents Richard and Stephanie Judge, May Optimist Middle Level Leader Liesl Judge, SPMS Principal Ted Harter, and World Languages teacher, nominator and retiring teacher, Kelly Miller.

Liesl Judge is the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club’s Middle Level Leader for March. She is an eighth grader and the daughter of Richard and Stephanie Judge. She was honored at the Optimist meeting held on May 4, 2022. 

River Arts offers photography class


Join award-winning photographer Mike Murray for a two-day photography workshop on Sat-Sun, May 21-22, 2022. Saturday will be a field day spent at Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area, learning to perfectly capture light, composition, and exploring shutter speed. Sunday will be spent in the studio at 590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, focusing on Adobe Lightroom. This post-processing software will help take your raw images to the next level! Students will meet at Parfrey’s Glen by 7 a.m. on Saturday. Sunday class will take place from 10 a.m.-noon. For a complete supply list and the link to register, visit RiverArtsInc.org or call/email Kristina at 608-643-5215 and kcoopman@riverartsinc.org.

Join award-winning photographer Mike Murray for a two-day photography workshop on Sat-Sun, May 21-22, 2022. Saturday will be a field day spent at Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area, learning to perfectly capture light, composition, and exploring shutter speed.

Mazomanie Free Library string quilts

The Mazomanie Free Library features one-of-a-kid handmade string quilts made by local quilters for everyone to enjoy.

Mazo community celebrates Jim Wick’s retirement


Friends, co-workers, and acquaintances of Jim Wick came out last Saturday to District One EMS to celebrate his retirement.

Friends, co-workers, and acquaintances of Jim Wick came out last Saturday to District One EMS to celebrate his retirement.

Mazomanie and Black Earth community events

Mazomanie concert

 

First Friday show this Friday May 6th sponsored by the Mazomanie Music Conservancy (MMC). Special guest for the evening is the Old Tin Can String Band featuring Chris Powers.  Show begins at 6:00 p.m. with the house band, Staff Infection, followed at 7:30 p.m. by Chris and crew.

News from the Black Earth Historical Society

Donations needed

 

This summer the Black Earth Historical Society (BEHS) will have the Museum at the Depot building painted. This re-painting will be the most extensive since it was painted in 1992-3 when the BEHS first received the Depot. A repainting was done a decade or more ago by local boy scouts.

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