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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.

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).

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