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Residents of Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District to talk maps

The People’s Maps Commission will hold a virtual public hearing for the 2nd Congressional on Thursday, March 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to seek public input on the upcoming redistricting of legislative maps. All Wisconsin residents are encouraged to watch and participate. 

Parisi’s opponent drops out due to personal tragedy

Mary Ann Nicholson, the Town of Springdale woman who had been hoping to topple incumbent Dane County executive Joe Parisi in the Spring Election, made the announcement Monday that she is suspending her campaign due to the unexpected death of her husband over the weekend.

Educators among those prioritized for vaccination

In keeping with Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) guidance, Sauk Prairie Healthcare is continuing to prioritize those age 65 or older for the COVID19 vaccine, while also serving as a vaccinator for educators and child care through the coordination of local health departments.

Dane County Sheriff Mahoney looks back on his career

Warning: The following article contains upsetting information about homicides and suicides. 

Senate bill seeks to strike publication of public meeting info in newspapers

The Wisconsin State Senate has fast-tracked a bill that would irreparably harm government transparency.

COVID-19 cases decline, but so does testing

As new COVID-19 cases continue to drop, so is statewide testing. Since a peak in November, testing volume has dropped from about 45,000 per day to 20,000 per day. Sauk County experts have warned the falling positive COVID-19 cases may be a result of the reduced testing, and not lower incidence of the virus in the community.

Sauk Prairie Healthcare prepared for more vaccinations despite limited supplies

When the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) allows individuals in Phase 1B to be eligible, which is anticipated to be announced around March 1, Sauk Prairie Healthcare will continue to vaccinate those age 65 or older while beginning to vaccinate Phase 1b eligible recipients.  

Smokers more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19

Individuals who smoke are more likely to be hospitalized after a COVID-19 diagnosis, and are almost two times more likely to die after a COVID diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

New COVID-19 cases drop to 10 month low

New COVID-19 cases in the area have dropped to a low not seen in 10 months. Only 20 new cases were reported out of a population of nearly 28,000. Most villages and townships recorded new case increases of a few.

WisDOT plans Highway 60 construction

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released preliminary plans to resurface approximately 9.4 miles of Highway 60 between Fox Road near Cassell and US 12 west of Sauk City in Sauk County.

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