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Wisconsin eyes fixes for emergency mental health system

By Erin McGroarty

Wisconsin Watch 

 

When Chrissy Barnard faced a mental health crisis and most needed care, law enforcement  handcuffed her, placed her in the back of a patrol car and drove her five hours to Wisconsin’s only state-run mental health facility for the general public. 

Northwest Dane Senior Services scrambles to find meal supplier

An announcement by Little John’s, a non-profit organization that provides hot meals to other non-profits and government agencies, left Dane County Senior Dining holding the (lunch) bag last week when they drastically reduced production and cancelled contracts.

Black Earth’s former administrator censured for running for office

Last year’s Assembly District 81 candidate and former Black Earth Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer, Shellie Benish was recently publicly censured and banned from future membership by the Wisconsin City/County Management Association (WCMA).

Sauk County Health Department changes name

Starting in 2023, the Sauk County public health department-formerly recognized as the Sauk County Health Department- will begin incorporating a series of new logos and using its new preferred name of “Public Health Sauk County” in its communications.

New video documents Sauk Prairie’s nine buildings on the National Register


Pictured, from left to right: Kurt Wenger, videographer of Dropframe Productions; Paul Wolter, Executive Director of Sauk County Historical Society; John Hart, Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society; Dan Kelter; Rachel Konkle, editor and special effects of Horizon Studios; and Connie Konkle, Producer and narrator with the Friends of Sauk City History. Photo by Joe Block

The Friends of Sauk City History premiered their new video on Sauk Prairie’s nine buildings on the National Register on Sunday, with a showing and then a reception afterwards in FreeThinker’s Hall. Connie Conkle introduced those involved with the making of the video.

As the Army’s progress on Badger cleanup inches along, citizen advisory group takes action

The Badger Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) met on Thursday, January 19, at River Arts, and Army officials updated the public on the progress of the cleanup of Badger Army Ammunition Plant.

Historical buildings film premiere

There will be a special film premiere of “Sauk Prairie’s 9 National Register Buildings.” The film was produced during 2022. This red-carpet event is hosted by the Friends of Sauk City History. It will be held on Sunday, January 22, at the Free Congregation of Sauk County, 307 Polk. Street, Saul City, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Sauk County gets transportation aid from State

Gov. Tony Evers has announced the most recent round of funding for rural transit services.

Through the DOT, he revealed that 44 agencies will receive money to provide transportation services for seniors and the disabled. Overall, funding will total more than $5 million this year.

Sauk City hotel opens officially


A good sized crowd gathered Friday evening to celebrate the long-awaited grand opening of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Look for a future article on R. Brian Brandstetter, the owner. Photo by Joe Block

A good sized crowd gathered Friday evening to celebrate the long-awaited grand opening of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Look for a future article on R. Brian Brandstetter, the owner.

Bald Eagle Watching Days a success


River Arts was busy on Saturday as crowds poured in to see presentations as part of Bald Eagle Watching Days. There was a live raptor in the lobby for everyone to see and learn about. Eagle-watchers went to Eagle Overlook in Prairie du sac as well. Photo by Joe Block

River Arts was busy on Saturday as crowds poured in to see presentations as part of Bald Eagle Watching Days. There was a live raptor in the lobby for everyone to see and learn about. Eagle-watchers went to Eagle Overlook in Prairie du sac as well.

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