Tiny electric rate increase in Mazo will pay dividends

Average Mazomanie electric customers may not even notice the 90 cent or, 1.13 percent, increase in their March bills that the Public Service Commission authorized on Jan. 6 but it’s helping the utility’s overall finances.

Village of Prairie du Sac electric utility donates to community organizations

Village of Prairie du Sac Municipal Electric Utility, in collaboration with WPPI Energy, recently donated a total of $1,500 to local community organizations.  The Good Neighbor Clinic, My Neighbor in Need, Sauk Prairie Bar Buddies and the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry were each presented with funds to assist the mission of their organizations. 

Village of Black Earth charges resident $74 to see documents about her own property

A Black Earth resident is facing a $74.50 charge for copies of public records concerning her property. The Village said the request will require 1.5 hours of work. Municipalities can charge for such requests, but can provide copies free or at a reduced cost as well.

Correction: Town of Mazo caucus is January 20th

The Town of Mazomanie will hold a caucus for the 2020 spring election on January 20 at 6:30 p.m. The positions of supervisor, chairman, treasurer, and clerk are up for reelection. Supervisors Stan Beuthin and. Dan Behringer are up for reelection.

Sauk County Board wrangles over vaccine proposal

Vaccine proposal fails during heated meeting of Sauk County Board


Voices were raised and emotions ran high during one particular topic at this month’s Sauk County Board meeting.

Village of Black Earth receives money from FEMA, Dane County Grant for Community Park

Dane County officials presented a $122,663 FEMA check to local officials at Black Earth Village Hall last week. The funds will be used to help cover expenses related to last year’s heavy rains and flooding.

Mazomanie changes snowmobile route, transfers liquor license

Snowmobile routes and liquor licenses were the topics of discussion at the village of Mazomanie’s Dec. 10 meeting.

Prairie du Sac purchases truck

The Village of Prairie Du Sac board approved the purchase of a new public works truck at the Dec. 9 meeting. The truck being purchased is a 2019 Ram 5500 Regular Cab at a cost of $50,395 from Kayser. This truck will be replacing two current public works trucks after the winter season is completed.

Prairie du Sac honors Firefighters and Eagle Scout

Above left, firefighter Mark “Smooth” Detter, Captain Larry Hitchcock, and Assistant Chief Donald A. Derleth were presented with awards by the Village of Prairie du Sac for their years of service with the Prairie Du Sac Fire Department.

Black Earth Village President to resign

Black Earth Village President Pat Troge will resign effective Jan. 1st from office. He has accepted an expanded role with his current employer.

Troge’s first official meeting as a village trustee was on May 3, 2005. In 2009, Troge took over as Village President from Vern Wendt.


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