Avian Flu found in Sauk County; 11th county total

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) identified cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in backyard flocks in Sauk county last week. Birds are being depopulated to prevent spread of the disease. 

No combined Mazomanie and Black Earth police department

The Village of Black Earth recently asked neighboring Mazomanie if they were interested in a joint police department. This information came out at the April 26 Mazomanie village board meeting.

Watch for stormy weather as Spring approaches

A clap of thunder or bolt lightening illuminating the night sky is not an uncommon sight in southern Wisconsin, and although severe weather systems can plague the region any time of year, spring is when we see severe weather activity ramping up. 

Army says “No” to Gruber’s Grove Bay cleanup

The dredging of polluted sediments in Gruber’s Grove Bay in Lake Wisconsin has gone back to the drawing board, much to the dismay of residents in the Merrimac area.

New Heights buys Mazo Elementary

The Congregation in front of the school.

When New Heights began this journey over 15 years ago, they never imagined they would be buying an elementary school.

Incumbents dominate in election, very few contested races

Incumbents ruled the roost in an otherwise quiet election across the area. In the few contested races there were, incumbents easily topped their challengers. One last-minute campaign happened in Sauk Prairie for the school board.Here are the results:

Mazomanie’s Library Director retiring after 20 years

After 20 years as Director of the Mazomanie Free Library, Audrey Johnson is retiring. In this period the job changed from simply checking out books to so much more. Under Johnson’s directorship Wi-Fi was introduced for library patrons, and workstations with computers were placed in the library for community use.

Election results

In Sauk City, there will be a fresh face on the village board, as Lise Meyer Kobussen’s 335 votes earned her 3rd place and just enough to get elected. Incumbent Jeff Boll finished with the most votes at 361, and Amy Krumenauer came in second with 356. Season Horak finished in fourth and out of the race with 232 votes.

State Bank of Cross Plains to merge with Monona Bank

Monona Bankshares, Inc., the holding company of Monona Bank, and S.B.C.P.

The candidates for District 27, replacing the retiring Jon Erpenbach

Robert Relph


Robert Relph, Dane County Republican Party Finance Director, will be running for Wisconsin Senate, District 27, a seat long held by Jon Erpenbach, who announced his retirement from the position earlier this year.


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