Black Earth Library may have space to expand in proposed business “incubator”

New business sites and perhaps a new library building may be coming to Black Earth, according to a proposed plan by board member Mary Scott. Scott presented her ambitious plan to the Library Board on October 20.

George Culver Community Library director leaving to spend more time with family

After six years of service as the George Culver Community Library director, Emily Judd will be leaving the post soon. She read her letter of resignation to the library board last month. She will remain director until a new one is in place.

Judd is leaving to focus more on her family.

Great Sauk State Trail bridge over river one step closer

A depiction of the bridge from the 2019 feasibility study.

A bridge over the Wisconsin River connecting the Great Sauk State Trail in Sauk City to the Walking Iron Trail in Mazomanie is one step closer to reality with a combined $4 million investment from Sauk and Dane couties. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and local officials announced the effort on Wednesday, October 13.

New local road projects

The 2022 Dane County budget includes local infrastructure projects for area roads centering around Black Earth Creek.

Courtesy Ford acquired by Kayser Automotive

Kayser Automotive Group announced last week it had come to terms with Courtesy Ford of Sauk City under which Courtesy will sell Kayser’s Ford franchise assets. The facility is now open for business as Kayser Ford of Sauk City.

Wisconsin’s special ed system: High stress, sparse state funding

By Heather Graves and Lea Kopke

The Press Times


Mobil in Mazomanie robbed

The local Mazo Mobil Mart was robbed at knifepoint on September 14, around 8:18 p.m. Arena police assisted with a K9 search but no one was found.

Three Dane County Supervisors call into question mask order

Dane County Board of Supervisors Resolution 2021 RES-157 has been drafted by District 20 Supervisor Jeff Weigand and supported by Dave Ripp, District 29, and Tim Rockwell, District 19. It questions the constitutionality of the Public Health of Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) Face Cover Emergency Order #2.

Covid transmission rates in Dane County appear to level off since mask order

COVID-19 transmissions in Dane County remain high, but the seven-day and two-week averages show that the numbers have begun to level out since the county implemented the Face Covering Mask Order on Aug. 19.

Covid vaccine to be offered at Cow Chip

Sauk Prairie Healthcare will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations during the Annual Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw event on September 4th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Healthcare workers will be available for vaccinations at the Wellspring location (at the corner of Lincoln and 1st Street), which is adjacent to the event. 


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