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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!

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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.

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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.

Thu
23
Apr

Election results made official in Sauk County races

The election has officially wrapped up for this spring as the Sauk County Clerk’s Office made the results official last week.

Thu
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Apr

New Supreme Court judge Karofsky has local connection

Jill Karofsky enjoyed growing up in Middleton, so much so she says she mentioned it in all of her stump speeches while she was running for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. A spot she won over Daniel Kelly, the incumbent, who was appointed by former Gov. Scott Walker in 2016.

Thu
23
Apr

Correction: Mazomanie winners

In last week’s Star News election coverage, Mazomanie incumbent Ray Schlamp was listed as earning the third most votes and losing his seat as a trustee. The vote total was correct, however there were three seats up for election in the village of Mazomanie. Schlamp retained his seat.

The Star News regrets the error.

Thu
23
Apr

‘Sauk Prairie Cares’ supports local COVID-19 frontline workers


On Monday 60 meals were delivered to Sauk Prairie Hospital. The emergency department, medical imaging department, labs, and housekeeping received meals.

Sauk Prairie Cares is dedicated to all the brave frontline workers in the Sauk Prairie community, including healthcare workers, police and firemen, EMTs, nursing home caregivers, and many more. 

According to founders Kim Lane and Todd baker, owner of the Eagle Inn:

Thu
23
Apr

Like finding a unicorn


Michelle Doolan

When Michele Doolan moved to Dane County’s rural 28th District, she says it was “like finding a unicorn.” 

“I found this pocket of progressives who kind of turned their backs on Madison as being too hard to please,” she says. 

Thu
23
Apr

Voter turnout tops 60%, only 22% vote in person

Twenty percent of area voters voted by absentee in April’s primary, according to data provided by clerks. This is on par with the State average, which was just over 18 percent. There were still a good number of voters at the polls.

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