Mazomanie holding open house on updated comprehensive plan

The Village of Mazomanie will host an open house on a proposed amendment and update to the Village comprehensive plan from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, at the Community Building, 9 Brodhead St.

Mazomanie not charging late fees on utility bills because it would cost the village money

The Village of Mazomanie has elected to not charge late fees on delinquent utility bills. Come November, however, the late utility bill will be passed on to the resident’s tax bill by the county. This was discussed at the board’s September 28 meeting.

Prairie du Sac budgeting for new hydrovac

The Village of Prairie du Sac board heard the first of several budget summaries at its September 22 meeting.

Library Board president mistakenly says Black Earth Village Administrator lodged complaint against Library Director

This story has been updated with information from here, which subsequenrly appeared in print.


Village of Arena reviews audit of last year’s finances

At the September meeting of the Arena Village Board, the board approved the consent agenda parts B and C, and withheld part A at the request of trustee Paul Pustina for separate approval.  Part A included the minutes of the August 4 and special August 18 meetings.  Pustina asked a question on the August 18 meeting, then it was approved.

Pocan turns town hall meeting into virtual meeting

Mark Pocan at his recent virtual town hall.

COVID-19 forced a congressman to try something new to interact with the media.

Rep. Mark Pocan, a democrat representing the second congressional district, recently held a virtual meeting to discuss current issues and projects affecting Sauk and Iowa counties.

Black Earth fills two vacant board seats

The Village of Black Earth has two new trustees, filling vacancies initially caused by Pat Troge’s resignation in the winter and Matt Kahl filing the Public Works Director position. Jared Brammerson and Scott Patchin will serve until next April, when the seats go up for election. 

Wisconsin River Bridge for Great Sauk State Trail is a go

The Sauk County board voted in agreement to hire Geotechnical Services to build a bridge over the Wisconsin River, which would connect the Great Sauk State Trail with the proposed Walking Iron Trail in Dane County. The hiring will cost $145,955. Sauk and Dane counties have already agreed to contribute $40,000 each for the initial process.

Wisconsin Heights referendum information

The following informational article was written by the Wisconsin Heights School District for the Star News. The article was fact-checked and meets submission guidelines.


As the Wisconsin Heights School District continues to “Reach New Heights” the need to invest in the schools has never been more important.  

Sauk City ponders sewer rate increase, Prairie du Sac completes financial management plan

Sauk City


Sauk City residents may see a sewer rate increase, after the  Village Board reviewed the financial impact at their Aug. 25 meeting.


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