News

Thu
17
Oct

Prairie du Sac man dies in tractor accident

On Oct. 8, 2019 at 4:07 p.m the Sauk County Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a person who was pinned under a farm tractor on Jacoby Road in the Township of Honey Creek.

Thu
17
Oct

Driftless Area Land Conservancy and WI Wildlife Federation to fight Cardinal-Hickory line

In response to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission’s (PSC) final written order two weeks ago approving the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line, the Driftless Area Land Conservancy and the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation have vowed “to continue challenging the decision.”

Thu
17
Oct

Gateway to The Driftless awarded grant for marketing study

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism has announced a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant of $39,550 to Gateway to The Driftless for a comprehensive marketing study by the collaborative regional organization launched in 2018 to focus on strengthening the local economy.

Thu
17
Oct

Mt. Horeb man focuses on pandas and environmental challenges

“It’s an odd time to be conscious on this planet,” muses Marc Brody.

Thu
10
Oct

Debate over Black Earth Library on Village website

The issue of the Black Earth Library’s absence on the village website came up at last week’s board meeting. The Library didn’t appear on the website as recently as early last week.

Thu
10
Oct

Sauk City McDonald’s robbed

A burglary at McDonalds, 727 Phillips Blvd., Sauk City, occurring between 11:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 3 a.m. Oct. 7, is the latest burglary-related crime to hit the Sauk Prairie area.

Thu
03
Oct

Opponents of Cardinal-Hickory Creek line allege conflict of interest

Activists who oppose the Cardinal-Hickory Creek power transmission line have now accused two of the three Wisconsin regulators who approved the project of having a conflict of interest.

Thu
03
Oct

Lake Marion gets its first batch of fish with help from Wisconsin River Sportsman’s Club, grand opening planned for October 19th

On Friday, Sept. 27, Lake Marion received its first batch of fish as part of a restocking program.

No fishing is allowed at Lake Marion until the fish population is established. Public works director Mark Geisler things fishing will be allowed by next summer.

Thu
03
Oct

A message from the editor--updating

Update: The archives are up.

Oct. 4: the archives are being integrated into the website, and should be available by early next week.

Oct. 3, noon: we are still working on the archives.

“If anything can go wrong, it will.”

That’s Murphy’s Law, and when it came to the new Star News website rollout, it was true.

Thu
03
Oct

SP police increasing patrols in response to burglaries

In response to a recent rash of thefts of automobiles and burglaries to residences in a multi county area, the Sauk Prairie Police Department is assigning additional officers to patrol neighborhoods in the Sauk Prairie area. As a result of this extra patrol the Sauk Prairie Police Department was involved in a pursuit at approximately 1:30 a.m.

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