Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney retiring

Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney announced his retirement on Tuesday. 

Bald Eagle Watching Days offering virtual options this year

Wisconsin’s longest-running bald eagle watching extravaganza is going virtual for 2021!

With new deaths, Black Earth’s COVID-19 fatality rate exceeds 10 percent

The Village of Black Earth recorded two new COVID-19 deaths, to bring the total to nine. The Village’s rate of deaths per ten thousand is nine times that of Dane County. 11.7% of those in Black Earth who have contracted COVID-19 have died. That compares to 0.6 percent for Dane County.

Mark Pocan talks about surviving Capitol Riot

United States Rep. Mark Pocan was watching live television footage of the violence that erupted at the nation’s Capital last week.

Village President Esser tries, fails to remove Scott from Black Earth Library Board

Black Earth Village President Troy Esser’s effort to remove Mary Scott from the library board failed at last week’s meeting. Seven members of the public spoke out in support of Scott, including the Library Board president and two members.

COVID-19 cases continue to decline

For the first time in a while, there is very little to report as to new COVID-19 cases in the area. New cases continue, at a rate far less than seen earlier.

First doses of vaccine arrive at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Emergency Room nurse Belle Koch was one of the first Sauk Prairie Healthcare employees to be vaccinated.

Sauk Prairie Healthcare has received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and began vaccinating some of its staff today. Respiratory therapist Elaine Jones and Emergency Room nurse Belle Koch were the first to be vaccinated at Sauk Prairie Healthcare.

Closed session information leaking from Black Earth Library Board meetings

At the Black Earth Library Communications and Finance subcommittee meeting on December 28, Library Board member Angie Updike expressed concerns about information leaking out of their previous closed sessions

The best photos of 2020

Top left, teachers and staff at Bridges Elementary put on a parade for their students. Top right, the Easter Bunny visited Black Earth and Mazomanie. Bottom left, a spring morning along the Wisconsin River in Sauk City. Bottom right, Dale Klevin, with the Mazomanie Fire Department, partakes in whitewater rescue training.

The year in review: 2020 brings school referenda, parades, resilience

As 2020 finally ends, the Star News counts down the top stories of the year.


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