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Have a good time Friday at Ron’s Jam

Ron’s Jam, a monthly gathering of “old time” music fans and musicians, will be held at the Black Earth Fire Station meeting room on Friday, Sept. 10.

Mazomanie’s intoxicating past

Mazomanie had a brewery from 1858 to 1902 located at 317 Cramer Street. Peter Wirth and William Schroers erected in 1857, a two story frame building and began the production of lager beer. John Rosche was contracted by the Bavarian born Wirth to erect a two story 30 by 22 feet, wood frame building with basement.

Attorney Patrick Taggart opens his own law firm in Sauk City


Attorney Patrick Taggart, II is pleased to announce the opening of his new law firm, Taggart Law LLC on September 1, 2021. Attorney Taggart was previously a partner with LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP. The new law office will continue to be located at 1730 Community Drive in Sauk City (former location of LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP). Taggart Law LLC will focus its practice on real estate, estate planning, probate, business law, divorce, child support, child custody and placement, litigation, banking law and title insurance. “I have found working as an attorney for the past 24 years in my home-town of Sauk City to be an extremely gratifying experience, and I’m excited to start this new chapter in my legal practice. Attorney Tim Greenwood and our paralegal, Kasia Jentsch will continue to work with me to bring our clients the kind of quality representation and responsiveness they have come to expect from our law office,” said Patrick J. Taggart, II.

Attorney Patrick Taggart, II is pleased to announce the opening of his new law firm, Taggart Law LLC on September 1, 2021.  Attorney Taggart was previously a partner with LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP.

Bluegrass band coming live to River Arts


Live music returns to the Sauk Prairie River Arts Center (105-9th St, Prairie du Sac) on Saturday, September 18th at 7 p.m. with The Special Consensus! The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. The band is led by Greg Cahill, banjo player and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), and includes Rick Faris (guitar), Dan Eubanks (bass) and Nate Burie (mandolin). Special Consensus has received five awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations. They are four talented vocalists and instrumentalists who follow their creative desires without straying too far from their bluegrass roots. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased online: www.riverartsinc.org, in person at River Arts on Water (590 Water Street, Prairie du Sac), or over the phone at 608-643-5215. Face masks required at the River Arts Center. This engagement is sponsored by Milwaukee Valve and supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Live music returns to the Sauk Prairie River Arts Center (105-9th St, Prairie du Sac) on Saturday, September 18th at 7 p.m. with The Special Consensus!

What’s in a name? The history of “Lake Marion”


An old photo of Lake Marion. No shark is visible.

Who is Mazomanie’s Lake Marion named after? It is not known exactly who that person is. There is only an educated guess after much research of the question.

Cow chips take flight

The chips were flying on Saturday as hundreds gathered for the annual Cow Chip throw in Prairie du Sac. Despite early morning clouds and mist, the kids came out to do their best. In the afternoon, the adults competed.

For more Cow Chip photos, see pages 2 through 4.

Arena News

by Mariah and Cheryl Schmidt

Happy Birthday wishes to Alex H., Katie F., Marcia C., 

Happy Anniversary to Joannie and Tim Harrington.

Program at Dane County Jail helps incarcerated learn better parenting skills

Parenting skills are learned, and sometimes people do not learn them by example. Sheriff Kalvin Barrett says residents at the Dane County Jail have been able to learn how to be better parents through a program called Parenting Inside Out (PIO).

Group undertook trail hike to help Afghan women

When Danielle Jefko and Jahna Cook learned about young, Afghan women from Ascend: Leadership Through Athletics being stuck in Afghanistan after the fall of the government to the Taliban on Aug. 15, the women decided they wanted to do something to help. 

Sauk Prairie native performing at River Arts


Enjoy outdoor, live music featuring Mackenzie Moore on Friday, September 10th at 6 p.m. at River Arts on Water Gallery (590 Water St, downtown Prairie du Sac). One of Mackenzie Moore’s first memories is singing along to Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun” whenever it came on the radio in her mom’s car. A multi-award winning singer/songwriter and Sauk Prairie native, she is driven by the feeling of community that can be created in a room full of strangers with just the help of an acoustic guitar and a heartfelt voice. With roots in rock, folk, americana, and soul, she has been described as having a voice ‘as smooth and smoky as a good glass of scotch.’ Influences include: Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Lissie, Skylar Grey, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Jason Isbell, and Taylor Swift. Al Fresco Concerts are held outside in the green space next to River Arts on Water Gallery. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. Limited seating available. For more information visit riverartsinc.org/moore or call 608-643-5215.

Enjoy outdoor, live music featuring Mackenzie Moore on Friday, September 10th at 6 p.m. at River Arts on Water Gallery (590 Water St, downtown Prairie du Sac).

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