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Thu
16
Jan

Possible Tuberculosis exposure at Sauk Prairie School District

The Sauk County Health Department was recently informed of a possible case of tuberculosis (TB) in a Sauk County resident with ties to the Baraboo and Sauk Prairie school districts. Tests have begun on select students.

Thu
16
Jan

Armed robbery in Prairie du Sac [update: suspect caught]

The Sauk Prairie Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying a suspect in an attempted armed robbery.  

Thu
09
Jan

Sauk City Library opposes restrictive e-book policy

On Nov. 1, 2019, Macmillan Publishing made changes to their e-book policy. The changes make it that only one copy of a new release can be purchased in the entire state of Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium for the first eight weeks of a release.

Thu
09
Jan

Wisconsin Recreation Bridge plans unveiled

A public survey for the proposed multi-use recreation bridge shows the majority of respondents favor a traditional, steel truss style structure that pays homage to the original bridge’s railroad history.

Thu
02
Jan

2019 Year in Review

In Memoriam

 

The area saw several prominent residents pass away in 2019, as well as a few local tragedies.

Thu
26
Dec

Pocan faces Republican challenger in election


Jeff Heller

A conservative political newcomer hopes to topple progressive incumbent U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan in the Second District next year. 

Jeff Heller, 41, who lives in Fitchburg, announced his candidacy last week. 

Thu
26
Dec

Star News communities receive grants from Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation

‘Tis the season of giving. Every year, Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation supports community projects that contribute to the health of the community. Organizations apply for these “Healthy Life Initiative Grants.” Applications are reviewed by the members of the Foundation Board Grants & Gifts Committee. 

Thu
26
Dec
Thu
19
Dec

Want to run for public office? Deadlines are coming up

The nomination period for the spring election opened Dec. 1, and local citizens who wish to run for school, village or town boards can now circulate papers and begin readying their campaigns. If you live in the area represented by a seat in the election, you are likely eligible to run. 

Thu
19
Dec

“Putting one foot in front of the other”

Autumn Luedke is a local journalist living with major depressive disorder.  

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