13-year-old Reedsburg teen living ‘Off the Grid” in Baraboo Bluffs

James Yablonski

A Reedsburg boy is attempting to “live off the grid” in the Baraboo Bluffs, according to the most recent reports from the Wisconsin State Journal, after the 13-year-old fled his house early last Monday and took the family car, a loaded weapon, and several survival guides into the woods near Sauk Hill at Highway 12.

13-year-old still unaccounted for in Baraboo Bluffs

James Yablonski

Sauk County Sherriff’s Deputies continue to search a portion of the Baraboo Bluffs on Thursday, June 15th, for a missing 13-year-old who took his family car and his father's handgun in the cover of night and has camped at least one night in the woods.

Arena Village signs made by students

Students in TJ Wunnicke’s eighth-grade Technology Education classes at River Valley Middle School have created signs for the Village of Arena.

Fire in Black Earth Township

A secondary building burned down on a Town of Black Earth property on Monday as Dane County Sherriff’s deputies responded to a call at 4927 Eissefeldt Road. The office building is considered a total loss, estimated to be worth between $500,000 and $750,000. The main residence and a barn were unaffected by the fire.

New research center opening on Badger lands

Orie Eilertson, Badger History Group Researcher, points to plans for the new Dairy Forage Research Center in Badger. These plans can be seen in the Dairy Forage Research Center booth at the Museum of Badger Army Ammunition on Hwy 12.  The plans show a new facility for 360 cows on a new campus inside of Badger,  

CWD found on deer farm

On May 30, the State of Wisconsin announced that a Sauk County deer farm tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The samples were confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa.

Sauk Prairie Healthcare and SPSD participate in Workforce Development program

Trent Geier

To say that Trent Geier’s parents have seen him change over the last nine months would be an understatement. The Project SEARCH graduate made it clear to a room full of family, friends, and supporters that the program helped him in many ways.

Lieutenant Governor visits Great Sauk State Trail

Pictured, left to right: Tywana German, Linda Sauer, John Sauer, Marty Krueger, Jon Cody, Alan Wildman, Lt. Governor Sara Rodriguez, Dave Considine and granddaughter, Lindsey Giese, Ken Lueck, Jim Anderson, and Heidi Koch.

On Wednesday, May 10th, Lt. Governor Sara Rodriguez visited Sauk Prairie to see the site of a future public art mural. The mural was made possible thanks to funding from the Tourism Capital Grant Program which supported tourism-related investment projects that help promote, maintain, or bolster Wisconsin’s tourism industry.

What EPA’s nationwide PFAS rule means for Wisconsin drinking water

By Bennet Goldstein

Wisconsin Watch


A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal issued on March 14th would tighten limits on toxic “forever chemicals” in Wisconsin’s drinking water.

Recent legislation provides Veterans with additional services

Last year there were several critical laws that were passed that every Veteran and every Veteran family needs to be aware of.  First, the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins (PACT) ACT. Second, the Dr.


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