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04
Jun

Dane County offers small business grant program

The Dane County Small Business Pandemic Support Grant Program, administered by Dane Buy Local, is available for small businesses experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Thu
04
Jun

Dane County moves to Phase 1 of reopening plan; all businesses open at 25 percent capacity

Last week, Public Health Madison & Dane County released Forward Dane, a phased reopening plan for Dane County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, based on active monitoring of the data-based metrics outlined in the plan, an order has been issued that moves Dane County into Phase 1 of the reopening plan, effective May 26, 2020 at 8:00am.

Thu
04
Jun

Carr Valley names new Chief Executive Officer

Carr Valley, a leader in award-winning artisan cheese, names Jim Natzke as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Sid Cook, Owner and Master Cheesemaker, will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board. Natzke, along with the company’s senior leadership team, will focus on continued growth, quality assurance and national brand recognition.

Thu
28
May

Dane County to launch First Responder COVID-19 testing program

Dane County will purchase and distribute COVID-19 test kits to help keep first responders across the county safe, County Executive Joe Parisi announced today. The county will acquire test kits and make them available for police, fire, and EMS departments that provide 911 emergency response in Dane County.

Thu
28
May

Sauk Prairie family shares “Learning from Home” experience

Sauk Prairie School District’s virtual schooling, of course, means a whole new way of learning for students, but it also means a lot of change for parents/guardians.  In an interview with one Sauk Prairie family, these changes and their responses to them are explored.

Thu
21
May

Sauk Prairie’s Emergency Department is safe for those who need care

Emergencies happen even in a pandemic. Don’t let your fear of COVID-19 keep you from seeking emergency medical care. Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s Emergency Department has put in place several additional measures to ensure patients are safe:

Thu
21
May

Dane County holds to Safer At Home order, Sauk County says order is not the right decision for them

On Wednesday, May 13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted to invalidate the Safer at Home order issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, effective immediately.

Thu
21
May

What happened?

Can citizens be imprisoned for failing to follow a cabinet secretary’s order to stay in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic? The answer, according to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, is no. 

Thu
21
May

Sauk Prairie man survives COVID-19

As a member of the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Board, local entrepreneur Caleb Maier has a keen interest in the local healthcare system. For the last month, the Foundation has been engaged in a fundraising campaign to purchase supplies and equipment to help care for COVID-19 patients.

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