Covid transmission rates in Dane County appear to level off since mask order

COVID-19 transmissions in Dane County remain high, but the seven-day and two-week averages show that the numbers have begun to level out since the county implemented the Face Covering Mask Order on Aug. 19.

Covid vaccine to be offered at Cow Chip

Sauk Prairie Healthcare will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations during the Annual Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw event on September 4th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Healthcare workers will be available for vaccinations at the Wellspring location (at the corner of Lincoln and 1st Street), which is adjacent to the event. 

Sauk County to spend $100,000 on training and apprenticeship center

COVID-19 relief funds will go toward creating a training center in Sauk County.

Nearly 200 Wisconsin officers back on the job after being fired or forced out

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House fire in Mazo causes $145,000 in damage

A housefire burned a $145,000 house in Mazomanie on Sunday.

At 11:45 a.m. Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies, Arena EMS, Black Earth/Mazomanie EMS, and the Mazomanie and Black Earth Fire Departments responded to a residence on fire at 20 North John Street, in the Village of Mazomanie. The fire resulted in a total loss.  

Critical Race Theory bill might come before Wisconsin Legislature

Supporters say it’s a bill designed to prohibit racist and sexist propaganda in public schools. Critics say it’s an attempt to curb anti-racist and anti-sexist education. Welcome to the United States in the year 2021. 

Residents still have time to provide input on redistricting

It’s not too late for citizens to submit maps and comments about their communities before redistricting takes place.

New mask mandate in Dane County

Effective Thursday, Public Health Madison & Dane County is requiring everyone age two and older wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present. This requirement applies to all of Dane County.

Search for Kruse continues

For more than a month, Joel Kruse and Jackie Johnson-Kruse have been on the journey of a lifetime.

Dane County, City of Madison now require employees to be vaccinated

Dane County and the City of Madison announced they will be implementing a vaccine requirement for all employees as well as mask requirements in their buildings. Employees that are not vaccinated will have the option of getting a weekly COVID-19 test.


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