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‘Sauk Prairie Spectacular’ a six-act show celebrating community leaders

The Sauk Prairie Spectacular was held on Monday, January 29th, and was the 67th Annual Meeting and Awards Show for the Chamber of Commerce.

George Culver Library Director takes new job, search for replacement starts


Pictured, Rogers, left, with Renier Thomas, right, at a reception held just prior to the Director’s departure.

Lisa Renier Thomas, the George Culver Community Library’s Director, had her last day on February 7. She left the position she’s held since January of 2022 for a remote position that will allow her to spend more time with her family.

DNR lifts fish consumption advisory for Black Earth Creek

Nearly two years after Black Earth Creek was hooked by a PFAS-based fish consumption advisory those restrictions were lifted by the DNR, based on additional monitoring which showed consistently low enough levels to rescind them. In March of 2022 the DNR issued the advisory for Black Earth Creek based on a 2020 sampling.

Pedestrian killed crossing Phillips Boulevard

A pedestrian crossing the street in the 700 block of Phillips Boulevard in Sauk City was struck and killed by a car going eastbound on February 7, 2024, at 7:32 p.m., according the Sauk Prairie Police Department. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the family. 

Pedestrian killed in Sauk City

A pedestrian crossing the street on the 700 block of Phillips Boulevard in Sauk City was struck and killed by a car going eastbound on February 7, 2024, at 7:32 p.m., according the Sauk Prairie Police Department. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the family.

Mazo, Black Earth townships to see deputies with body cams

Dane County Deputies in the West Precinct will soon start wearing body cameras for a pilot one-year program. Residents in the townships of Mazomanie and Black Earth are among those who will be served by deputies wearing cameras.

Hit and run driver sentenced

Pat Nachreiner, 62, a Plain native who pled no contest to the charges of Hit and Run-Involving Great Bodily Harm, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison and an equal number of time on extended supervision by Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Patricia Barrett.

Representative Considine to retire

Local representative Dave Considine announced on January 31st he will not seek re-election to the State Assembly but will instead “continue in your service until the end of this year.” Considine, first elected in 2014, is halfway through his current term after winning reelection in 2022 with a 59 to 41 percent victory over former Blac

Dane County unveils plans to connect to Wisconsin River Recreation Bridge

Dane County Parks Planning manager Chris James revealed the full scope of plans in the works to connect the future Wisconsin River Recreation Bridge to trails further south in Dane County at a meeting January 17th at Wisconsin Heights Middle School.

Details of “Prairie Fields” housing development emerge

The Village of Prairie du Sac’s January 23rd meeting saw a preview of the new housing development on land recently annexed into the village. The board discussed the General Development Plan, which outlines the basic characteristics of the project. Its name is “Prairie Fields.”

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