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Black Earth Elementary sold, antique store slated to move in

The Wisconsin Heights School District has “an approved offer to purchase [the Black Earth Elementary property] from William Baney,” according to District Administrator Jordan Sinz. “[Baney] intends to keep the building and renovate the space.  His intended purpose at this time is to provide retail space for crafts and antiques.”

Remembering Dr. Carlson


Dr. Haakon Carlson was the third physician partner at Prairie Clinic. He also helped to establish clinics in Black Earth and Lodi, was the first medical director for Sauk Prairie Ambulance, and founded the Good Neighbor Clinic in his retirement. The Good Neighbor Clinic was established in the 1990s as a primary care clinic to serve individuals without health insurance.

By Autumn Luedke

 

Sauk Prairie Healthcare lost a longtime friend, Dr. Haakon Carlson, on Friday, August 12.

Heights and Sauk Prairie receive funds from Evers’ investment

In anticipation of the start of the 2022 school year, Gov. Tony Evers today announced a $90 million investment in K-12 education using available American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. $75 million of this is supplemental funding designed to provide nearly $100 in per-pupil aid.

Dane County Sheriff’s gun buyback yields 577 weapons for $43,000

On Saturday, August 13, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the City of Madison Police, held their first Gift Cards for Guns event at the Alliant Energy Center. During the four-hour event, a total of 577 weapons were surrendered in exchange for $43,380 in gift cards for gas and groceries. 

Local quilters competing in 2022 Great Wisconsin Quit Show

Quilters from across the country submitted their best work for judging in this year’s Great Wisconsin Quilt Show. Two area quilters and their quilts have been selected to compete in the 2022 Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Quilt Contest. Their quilts will be displayed for more than 20,000 visitors to the annual event in Madison this September.

Redistricting leads to change amongst Wisconsin Legislators

By Howard Hardee, The Badger Project

 

Count on it: When Wisconsin’s political districts get redrawn, an unusual number of state lawmakers head for the door.

Baldwin visits Middleton, jobs coming to Baraboo


Tom Crabb, General Manager Space Operations at Sierra Space in Middleton, explains the different parts of a rocket engine to Sen. Tammy Baldwin last week. Baldwin toured the Middleton facility on Aug. 12 after helping secure a $20.2 million dollar contract for the company, which co-invested in the project with the Air Force Research Laboratory. The money will be used for research and development of the of the Advanced Upper Stage Rocket Engine (VR35K-A) and testing facilities. The work will be conducted in Baraboo with completion expected in 2024 and will bring about 100 jobs to the area. The technology will replace outdated rocket motors developed in the mid 1900s.

Tom Crabb, General Manager Space Operations at Sierra Space in Middleton, explains the different parts of a rocket engine to Sen. Tammy Baldwin last week. Baldwin toured the Middleton facility on Aug. 12 after helping secure a $20.2 million dollar contract for the company, which co-invested in the project with the Air Force Research Laboratory.

New Heights’ “The Grove” takes next steps after brainstorming sessions


Attendance was good at The Grove brainstorming sessions.

On February 5, 2022, the Mazomanie Elementary School was put up for sale. Believing we are all better off when we work and gather together; New Heights Church (Black Earth) had been dreaming of creating a regional space for everyone to find connection, community, and love for their neighbor—they couldn’t pass up this opportunity. 

Man from Plain who hit and killed bicyclist had good view of the road

A man from Plain, Pat Nachreiner, who allegedly hit and killed a bicyclist on County B in Sauk City with his work van did not encounter any environmental factors that would have played a role in the crash when it occurred.

Truck misses Highway 78/19 stop sign, crashes into building


On August 10, at 7:13 a.m., a delivery truck ran the stop sign at Highway 19 and Highway 78, running through a building, which is considered at total loss. It was foggy that morning. The driver was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

On August 10, at 7:13 a.m., a delivery truck ran the stop sign at Highway 19 and Highway 78, running through a building, which is considered at total loss. It was foggy that morning. The driver was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

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