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River Arts events

Juried by John Ribble and curated by River Arts Inc, Wings & Water features 40+ award winning artists from around the nation each year. This exhibit honors our prairies, rivers, and birds through a wide variety of media.

Ruth Culver Library friends say thanks


The Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library 11th annual Golf Outing and Dinner held on September 4 was a very successful day. The Friends thank to all of the participants who joined them that day. Many generous sponsors and donors helped make the event successful. A full list of sponsors, silent auction, gift and prize donors be found at: https://www.pdslibrary.org/golf-outing-2019. The success of the event was made possible by many committee members and volunteers. The financial success of the golf outing allows the Friends to continue to support the Ruth Culver Community Library with donations for needed equipment, materials and programs. The eleven golf outings have provided over $100,000.00 in support to the library. Please set aside Wednesday September 9, 2020, for the 12th annual Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library Dinner and Golf Outing. Pictured: Curt and Sue Culver heading out on the course at the Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library Golf Outing held at Lake Wisconsin Country Club.

The Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library 11th annual Golf Outing and Dinner held on September 4 was a very successful day. The Friends thank to all of the participants who joined them that day. Many generous sponsors and donors helped make the event successful.

A bed time story for special guests at the Sauk City Library

On Oct. 4-5, the Sauk City Library held a stuffed animal sleep over for some of their younger patrons. Kids and their animals listened to stories and then the special guests were tucked into bed. 32 people--kids and adults--attended Friday, and 35 Saturday morning.

Former CEO of The Onion talks about book at Tripp Museum

A night with Steve Hannah, former CEO of The Onion, will be held at the Tripp Museum Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. There will be a mingle from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.

My Neighbor In Need

My Neighbor In Need has a website along with this news article, which connects those who have a need with those who wish to fulfill this need.

Mazomanie Fire Department in fire truck parade


Mazomanie Fire Department participated in the Dane Co Fire Truck Parade on Oct. 6. That kicked off Fire Prevention Week. Three members, Peter Gates, Camden Parmenter, and Linda Weber took the new truck to the parade. Once the parade was done, all the trucks parked around the square so people of all ages could see the trucks close up, sit in the seats, ask questions, etc. Photo contributed.

Mazomanie Fire Department participated in the Dane Co Fire Truck Parade on Oct. 6. That kicked off Fire Prevention Week. Three members, Peter Gates, Camden Parmenter, and Linda Weber took the new truck to the parade.

Prairie Busy Badgers hosting National Youth Science Day

The Prairie Busy Badgers 4-H club is hosting a free 4-H National Youth Science Day event, “Game Changers” at the Ruth Culver Community Library on October 11, 2019, 5:30-7 p.m. Three engaging games will be offered, designed to introduce the basics of computer science to youth.

Second Community Conversation on school safety

The public is invited to the second of a series of Community Conversations to be held at Park Hall, 307 Polk St., at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th.

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.

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