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Thu
07
May

Dane County joins in lawsuit in defense of Safer At Home Order

Three Dane County executives with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services have filed a non-party brief with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in support of Governor Tony Evers’ extension of the “Safer At Home” order that keeps much of the state’s economy shut down until late May. 

Thu
07
May

Sauk Prairie ‘Sewists’ provide PPE to front-line workers and more


Elaine Mack with some completed face masks, masks in progress, and materials for more masks on April 29.

What is a child growing up in a large family, a former assembly line worker and CNA, a retired special needs and elderly advocate and a person who sews called? (This is not a joke!)

Thu
30
Apr

Corrections

In last week’s issue, Dane County Board member Michele Doolan’s first name was expelled incorrectly in the headline.

In the same issue, the turnout percentage for the town of Mazomanie was incorrect. It should have read 54.2 percent.

The Star News regrets the errors.

Thu
30
Apr

Mazo and Black Earth Libraries to offer curbside pickup next week

COVID-19 has limited or closed many public and private services in Wisconsin, and Public Libraries have not been immune. That has changed slightly with Gov. Tony Evers’ most recent Safer at Home Order.  

Thu
30
Apr

Local residents’ compliance with order begins to slip

Despite a month of increasing deaths in their counties, Dane and Sauk County residents are relaxing their compliance with the Safer at Home order, according to data from the University of Maryland. The University used anonymized and aggregated location data from mobile devices and other sources.

Thu
30
Apr

Protestors oppose Safer at Home Order at Capitol


Thousands of people turned out at the Wisconsin statehouse in Madison to protest Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order on April 24, the original date the order was scheduled to end. Photo by Michelle Phillips

Thousands of people turned out at the Wisconsin statehouse in Madison to protest Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order on April 24, the original date the order was scheduled to end. 

Thu
23
Apr

Dane County offers arts program

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Dane Arts will administer the newly created DANG! (Dane Arts Need Grant) program. This grant program will provide $15,000 of immediate support for working artists to help offset costs and lost revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the DANG!

Thu
23
Apr

Correction: Tower Rock Principal


In the April 2nd issue, Kelly Petrowski, Tower Rock principal, appeared in an article and photo in reference to being awarded the Outstanding Administrator Award by the Wisconsin Title 1 Association. She was misidentified in the photo. Pictured here, Petrowski, is in front, 2nd from the right, with the Tower Rock staff. The Star News regrets the error.

In the April 2nd issue, Kelly Petrowski, Tower Rock principal, appeared in an article and photo in reference to being awarded the Outstanding Administrator Award by the Wisconsin Title 1 Association. 

Thu
23
Apr

Public Health encourages residents to still follow Safer from Home order

It’s been about a month since Wisconsin and many other states adopted isolation practices to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Last week, Gov. Tony Evers extended his Safer from Home order to May 26 due to continuing concerns about the virus.

Thu
23
Apr

Proposed Wisconsin COVID-19 package could be one of largest in nation

States across the country are evaluating how to respond to coronavirus and, in many cases, that includes requesting federal aid and allocating current dollars.

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