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WisDOT now provides access to more than 400 traffic cameras

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) today unveiled a new feature for Wisconsin’s 511 travel information system. Accessible online at 511wi.gov or via the 511 Wisconsin smartphone app, motorists can now view live video feeds of travel conditions via traffic cameras throughout Wisconsin.

Black Earth’s Benish running for Assembly against Considine


Shellie Benish

Shellie Benish, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer for the Village of Black Earth, and Wisconsin Certified Municipal Clerk, announced her candidacy to represent the 81st Assembly District last week. Benish will face fellow Republican Bob Wood in the August 9th primary.

New Heights dubs Mazomanie Elementary “The Grove”

Faith Fehlen from New Heights Church visited the Mazomanie village board on June 14th and updated them about the future of “The Grove,” as the facility located in the former Mazomanie elementary School Building will be called.

Remains of missing boater finally found in Wisconsin River

The search for Parker Kruse that began last July 3 when he drowned in the Wisconsin River ended on Saturday. Parker was found near the Port Andrew boat landing on Steamboat Island by canoers from Illinois. The canoers heard about Parker’s loss when on vacation last summer.

Troy Township resident killed in hit and run, Plain man arrested


Patrick J. Nachreiner

A Plain man has been charged with Hit and Run Causing Death and a Troy resident is dead after an accident on June 20 on County Road B east of Cassel Road, according to the Sauk County Sherriff’s Department.

Flo and FLOW help educate about the Lower WIsconsin River


On Friday, June 17 at VFW Park in Prairie du Sac, the Friends of the Lower Wisconsin (FLOW) held a “field trip” to see the fish in the lower Wisconsin River. Timothy Parks, Dr. John Lyons and several local DNR staff shocked fish below the Prairie du Sac Dam. The showed the fish to the gathering, explaining the biology, ecology, and conservation issues surround each species. FLOW’s mascot is Flo, the giant paddlefish, who proudly floats down the river at events. Pictured here, at right, is Flo, then you’ll find some DNR staff showing off a Paddlefish, identifiable by its long, flattened nose. Flo the mascot also happens to be a paddlefish. Photo by Timm Zumm

On Friday, June 17 at VFW Park in Prairie du Sac, the Friends of the Lower Wisconsin (FLOW) held a “field trip” to see the fish in the lower Wisconsin River. Timothy Parks, Dr. John Lyons and several local DNR staff shocked fish below the Prairie du Sac Dam.

Dane County continues Broadband Taskforce

At the most recent Dane County Board meeting, County Board Supervisor Melissa Ratcliff introduced a resolution to continue the Dane County Broadband Task Force. 

11 youth apprentices at McFarlane’s this summer

The school year is ending, which means a new class is starting their Youth Apprenticeship journey at McFarlane Mfg. There are several unique employment opportunities for local youth to gain real-world experience during the school year and summer break.

Fish below Prairie du Sac dam will be shockingly revealed

The Lower Wisconsin River is home to 98 species of fish, including several large river and backwater fish species with unique populations. Timothy Parks, Dr. John Lyons and several local DNR staff will shock a variety of large river fish species that inhabits the river below the dam at Prairie Du Sac on Friday, June 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Sauk Prairie Chamber receives grant to expand child care

The Sauk Prairie Chamber is excited to announce that local administrators and volunteers continue to work collaboratively to better understand and find ways to expand childcare in the Sauk Prairie area. The Sauk Prairie Area Chamber was recently one of the twenty-eight communities chosen from Wisconsin to receive the Dream Up!

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