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St. John’s Lutheran makes backpacks for kids in need


This group from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Prairie du Sac just completed their annual backpack project for needy children who cannot afford backpacks and school supplies. Each backpack contains 4 spiral notebooks, scissors, crayons, ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener, 5 pens and 5 pencils. The backpacks are packed in shipping boxes and forwarded to Lutheran World Relief where they are distributed to areas where there is the most need. St. John’s packed 263 backpacks this year, breaking their old record of 243. Pictured above are Shirley Anding, Eunice Yanke, Macel Magnuson, Dianne Effinger, Barb Salveson, Eddie Nimmow, Shawn Osterfund, Intern Shadow Hanson, Sandra Frey, Patti Kippley, Ruth Dresser, Almay Nelson, Ginny Nimmow, Marilyn Herschleb, Dianne Larson, Marilyn Larson and Vivian Cotter. Also helping, but not pictured , were Pastor Fred Rilling and Linda Hines. Photo contributed.

This group from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Prairie du Sac just completed their annual backpack project for needy children who cannot afford backpacks and school supplies. Each backpack contains 4 spiral notebooks, scissors, crayons, ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener, 5 pens and 5 pencils.

Bill Stokes to speak at Derleth Day


Woodcut by Frank Utpatel

The August Derleth Society will be holding Derleth Day with guest speaker Bill Stokes Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Derleth Center, 300 Water Street, Sauk City, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

There will be a special appearance by Augie Derleth, David Schweitzer.

Last Sauk Prairie Farmers Market of the year


The last day for the Sauk Prairie Farmers Market is Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon, downtown Prairie du Sac, across from the Blue Spoon Cafe. There will be a bake sale to benefit the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry in an effort to provide funds for much needed personal care items. There will also be fresh locally grown produce. Sue and Fritz Dohm would like to thank the loyal patrons who have supported the farmer’s market for the past 14 years. Pictured are Rose and Henry, children of the food pantry manager, Carol Gagnon. Photo contributed.

The last day for the Sauk Prairie Farmers Market is Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon, downtown Prairie du Sac, across from the Blue Spoon Cafe. There will be a bake sale to benefit the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry in an effort to provide funds for much needed personal care items. There will also be fresh locally grown produce.

Community events

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, Oct. 11.

Food & Drink: Sauk City Wine Walk celebrates the 80’s


80’s wear came out in force last weekend at the Sauk City Wine Walk. Photo by Autumn Luedke.

Dry, woodsy, fruit-infused, full-bodied. After trying what seemed like countless samples of different wines at the Sauk City Wine Walk Oct. 4, I know without a doubt, I’m a Moscato girl. Unless, of course, the wine happens to be a Wollersheim River Gold. That’s my exception.

Residents get AED training


On Sept. 17, the Black Earth Police Department hosted a training with District One EMS for AED training. Pictured are some of the participants. Photo contributed

On Sept. 17, the Black Earth Police Department hosted a training with District One EMS for AED training. Pictured are some of the participants.

River Arts Center Gallery features Andy Warhol exhibit

On view: an exhibit featuring original artwork from revolutionary American artist Andy Warhol! This exhibit features nine original screen prints by Warhol, including but not limited to works from his “Cowboys and Indians” series and “Reigning Queens” series. School groups and nonprofit organizations encouraged to attend this free exhibit!

Mazo Lions host child life specialist

Mazomanie Lions Club is happy to invite the general public to hear the guest speaker at their October meeting. Taran Lancaster, a native of Black Earth, a Wisconsin Heights graduate, and a certified child life specialist, will be presenting information about her career at the meeting on Monday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m.

Coffee with a cop

Coffee With a Cop is a monthly meeting with the public between the Black Earth Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sherriff’s Office. It is held the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Black Earth municipal building, from 9-11 a.m. Join your neighbors and police officers for conversation and information.

Project Linus ‘Make a Blanket Day’ coming to Arena on October 12th

Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort through the gift of a new, handmade blanket or afghan created by volunteers “blanketeers.” to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.

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