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20
Feb

Middleton Legislators Introduce ‘Ghost Gun’ Bill

In a move they say will keep guns that are undetectable by a metal detector out of the hands of criminals, Wisconsin State Rep. Diane Hesselbein (D-Middleton) and State Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) cosponsored a Ghost Gun Bill, which was announced on Feb. 5.

Thu
20
Feb

DNR, OCI urge Wisconsinites to consider flood insurance

Governor Tony Evers has declared Flood Insurance Awareness Week, February 9 through 15, to draw attention to the value of flood insurance after record rain and snow In 2019. During the week the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) are urging Wisconsinites to protect their homes and

Thu
20
Feb

Mount Horeb murderer apprehended by police


Riley Berg

Authorities announced Friday that they believe they know who killed Nicholas Day. They know how. And when.

They just don’t know why. 

Thu
20
Feb

Federal and State tax season has begun

Both the federal and Wisconsin tax seasons are officially underway.

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue expects that the first and last few weeks will be the busiest for returns.

Thu
20
Feb

Sauk County may face lawsuit amid ongoing investigations

An attorney has confirmed Sauk County could be looking at a lawsuit, and the County Board has agreed to retain special counsel to protect its interests.

Thu
20
Feb

Sauk Prairie Police to purchase land for new station


The preliminary site plan for the new police station.

Sauk Prairie police department could soon be moving to a new building. Chief Jerry Strunz and Commission President Paul Dietmann presented the first mockup of a new police department to the Sauk Prairie School Board Monday, February 10. It was then presented to the police commission on Wednesday, February 12.

Thu
13
Feb

Mazomanie performing arts center under construction

In 2018 the School of Architecture at Taliesin, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1932, chose Mazomanie as a community project for the Summer Immersion class. After hours of survey, studying Mazomanie History and viewing the Downtown Historic District, the students presented choices for the Mazomanie Village Board to consider.

Thu
13
Feb

Chamber presents Sauk Prairie economic outlook

On January 15 Dr. Steven C. Deller, an economist and professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison came to discuss the economic outlook of Sauk Prairie. He discussed population growth, employment growth, unemployment rates and commuting in the area. 

Thu
06
Feb

Middleton Drainage District, created 106 years ago, hopes to help flooding

Some residents of Hidden Oaks subdivision and other properties dealing with high water tables since August 2018 are finding some solace in reviving a long dormant drainage district.

Thu
06
Feb

Voter registration opportunities across the area in February and March

Over 60 people from surrounding communities attended a Jan. 9 training in Mazomanie, conducted by the League of Women Voters of WI.  The volunteers will offer free, non-partisan assistance with voter registration at local libraries, Southwest Technical College, UW-Platteville and local high schools.

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