Former Sauk Prairie police officer Joel Ludowitz charged with Obstructing an Officer in alleged stolen car investigation

Story updated as of August 11, 2023.


Misinformation, Disinformation: A guide to sorting fiction from reality

By Phoebe Petrovic

Wisconsin Watch


Merrimac sees damage from straight-line winds

On July 16, 2023 around 7:30 p.m. several residences near the village of Merrimac were damaged by high intensity straight line winds. Downed trees damaged several homes and temporarily blocked roadways. Damage wass primarily South of Hwy.

Drought leads to disaster declaration

A drought-affected tree in the Spring Green area. Photo by Linda Schwanke

The USDA has declared natural disaster areas in a handful of Wisconsin counties due to insufficient rain this spring and summer.

Sauk and Dane counties are among the roster, which includes Columbia, Iowa and Jefferson counties.

Town of Mazo Farm celebrates history

By Betty Schlough


It’s an “Extreme Drought’ now [Edit: yesterday's rain helped]

Dane and Sauk Counties are entering “Extreme Drought” categories climatologically.

Pat Nachreiner, driver in last summer’s bicycle hit and run, pleads guilty

Pat Nachreiner, 62, a Plain native who police accused of striking and killing a bicycle rider last summer, pled guilty to the charges of Hit and Run-Involving Great Bodily Harm in Sauk County court June 23rd. Nachreiner was set to face trial on July 10. During Nachreiner’s court appearance the victim’s family was in the courtroom.

House fire near Kwik Trip results in total loss

The Sauk City Fire Department was called out to a house fire at 2:08 p.m. on June 29, joined by Prairie du Sac Fire, Merrimac Fire, and Sauk Prairie Ambulance, on Carolina Street. Upon arrival Sauk Fire found the house fully engulfed in flames from multiple sides. Firefighters quickly achieved a knockdown on the front of the house.

Motorcyclist killed, other injured, in accident with car

The Highway 12 and County Z intersection in Prairie du Sac township was the scene of a multi-car crash and a fatality on July 4th.

UW-Extension Sauk County takes a look at the flash drought hitting the area

By Natasha Paris, Sam Bibby, and Josh Kamps

UW-Extension Sauk County



Subscribe to RSS - News