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30
Jan

Halfway Prairie School Park in Mazomanie to grow

County Executive Joe Parisi announced Dane County will purchase approximately 74 acres of property surrounding Halfway Prairie School County Park in the Town of Mazomanie. This park is home to the Halfway Prairie School, the oldest existing rural elementary schoolhouse in Dane County.

Thu
30
Jan

County purchases land to ease Black Earth Creek flooding

Dane County seeks to lessen future flooding in the Black Earth Creek watershed by purchasing 79 acres north of US 14 in the town of Middleton.

Thu
30
Jan

Former county board member found guilty of possession of child pornography

William Wenzel, 73, of Prairie du Sac, was found guilty of possession of child pornography in Sauk County court on Jan. 24. Wenzel had been charged with five counts after an investigation by the Sauk Prairie Police Department and Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation.

Thu
23
Jan

Focus on Energy earns award; helped Mazomanie residents after 2018 floods

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) announced today that FOCUS ON ENERGY earned one of MEEA’s 2020 Inspiring Efficiency Awards. 

Focus on Energy assisted Mazomanie residents with initiatives after the Aug. 2018 floods.

Thu
23
Jan

State residents have nine months to get Real ID for air travel

Citizens will need to have an appropriate ID for domestic air travel or to enter federal buildings or military bases later this year.

Real ID takes effect Oct. 1 this year, and the Wisconsin DMV is urging motorists to enroll before the law changes.

Thu
23
Jan

Blue Mounds man victim of mysterious homicide

People in Mount Horeb and Blue Mounds experienced shock, anger, fear and perhaps most of all, confusion last week when the body of 26-year-old Nicholas Day was found on the side of County Highway JG. 

Thu
23
Jan

Mazomanie man dies in Highway 14 collision

A 26 year-old Mazomanie man died in a head on collision last Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. on Highway 14 near Kahl Road in the Town of Black Earth. 

Thu
23
Jan

Sauk Prairie armed robber captured

On Jan. 16, 2020, Donald L. Burkhalter, 59, of Lone Rock, Wisconsin was taken into custody for the Jan 6 attempted armed robbery at the Sauk Prairie Market in the Village of Prairie du Sac.   

Thu
16
Jan

Arena seeking more EMTs, has to ask Mazo and Spring Green for help

Dave Lucy, Chairman of Arena Township, and two others discussed with the Arena Village Board the need to do something to get more EMTs on that department at the January meeting of the village board.  He said the EMTs have only two or three who are active on the service and have had others take the training but not become active participants.  Lu

Thu
16
Jan

Environmental Groups Sue PSC in Federal & State Courts Over CHC Line

 

Two environmental groups opposed to the Cardinal-Hickory Creek (CHC) powerline have filed lawsuits against the Public Service Commission (PSC) in state and federal courts seeking to reverse the decision to construct the Dubuque, IA-to-Town of Middleton, high voltage line.

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