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Black Earth Creek Watershed Association presentation on flooding is October 22nd

The Black Earth Creek Watershed Association’s fall event is called “Flooding Impacts on the Watershed.” It will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 7-9 p.m., at the Cross Plains Fire Station, Bourbon Road, Cross Plains.

Wisconsin River recreation bridge community meetings in October

Consultants for Dane and Sauk counties studying the feasibility of building a four-season recreation bridge over the Wisconsin River at Sauk City will hold two community meetings in October to provide information about goals of the study and to introduce the public to the potential bridge project.

The scheduled meetings are:

Prairie du Sac sees more burglaries

Prairie du Sac residents living on the 2000 block of Cherokee Drive are the latest victims in a string of burglaries sweeping the Sauk Prairie area – and neighboring communities, according to the Sauk Prairie Police Department.

Star News rolls out new website

Changes have come to the Star News website. Thursday morning our new design will roll out. In addition, we have a new, more appropriate web address: www.wiscstarnews.com

Dispose of hazardous items at Sauk County Clean Sweep September 28th

Sauk Prairie police looking for suspect in robberies


The man pictured above is suspected of stealing a vehicle on September 10 in Prairie du Sac.

The Sauk Prairie police department is investigating a string of robberies across the area. The investigation is still ongoing, and the police department is looking to identify a suspect.

Community Park project halted by flood

Black Earth residents are concerned that the $749,000 Community Park project will not alleviate yearly flooding. Their concerns became reality last Friday.

Village board member denies ethics violation

Village of Black Earth trustee Josh Wahl, who cast the deciding vote in favor of the $750,000 Community Park project, is employed by one of the subcontractors for the project.

Black Earth complies with law, publishes minutes

The village of Black Earth is now in compliance with state law after delivering previously unpublished board meeting minutes to the Star News on Monday.

Black Earth fails to publish board meeting minutes in newspaper

The village of Black Earth has failed to publish meeting minutes for every board meeting of the past 18 months in the newspaper. According to Wisconsin statutes, minutes for every meeting shall be published in the local newspaper. These minutes “include the substance of every official action” taken by the village.

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