Two seats now vacant on Arena Village Board

There are now two seats to be filled on the Arena Village Board. At their June meeting, trustees accepted the resignation of trustee Tami Erspamer. The reason for her leaving was not given. The other open seat has not been filled since the April election.

Black Earth Creek getting interpretative signs

The Black Earth Creek Watershed Association (BECWA) and its community partners are installing interpretive signs along the stream in Cross Plains, Black Earth, and Mazomanie that talk about the stream as an exceptional natural resource, the major challenges that it faces, and protection efforts. 

Sauk County Board passes legislation to beautify county

It was a brief May meeting for the Sauk County Board of Supervisors.

During its regular monthly gathering, board members unanimously voted for two measures to help beautify the county.

Cross Plains man arrested for alleged sexual assault of a child after 27 years

A Cross Plains man recently has been charged with three counts of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child in a case that was reopened 27 years after the alleged offenses have been said to have occurred.

According to published accounts:

Town of Troy tries to fend off sex offender

Residents of the Town of Troy showed up in lawn chairs for an eagerly expected outdoor meeting about a potential sex offender moving in. The general consensus was to do anything to keep them out.

Prepare for Highway 14 road closure in Mazomanie during June

Starting Wednesday, June 9, US 14/Commercial Street near County KP in Mazomanie will be closed to all traffic until late June. Through traffic should follow the signed detour route of WIS 78 to Sauk City, US 12 then WIS 60 to Spring Green. Access will be maintained to local residences and businesses.

‘The middle of a massive contamination’: Residents of Wisconsin region struggle with aftereffects of dangerous ‘forever chemicals’

By John McCracken

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting


Sue and Fritz Dohm say goodbye to the Sauk Prairie Farmer’s Market

Sue and Fritz Dohm, who have managed the Sauk Prairie Farmer’s Market for 15 years. They’ve decided to hang up their gardening tools and let the next generation start their own market. The Dohm’s wish to thank everyone who has helped them and shopped over the years. The Dohm’s started the market from scratch, learning along the way.

After 15 years of managing the Sauk Prairie Farmers Market, Fritz and Sue Dohm have decided it is time for the youngsters to take over this valuable community service. They’re getting a bit tired after seven+ decades on this earth. “We’re tired,” they said.

Local Memorial Day events

Mazomanie and Black Earth


Mickelsons-Martin Post 313 Black Earth will continue its tradition of visiting local cemeteries on Memorial Day to Honor our fallen comrades.

The public is encouraged to be present at the cemeteries and /or Honor Wall in Veteran’s Park.

Sauk County celebrates National Police Week with ceremony

It’s National Police Week, and entities across Sauk County and the state marked the occasion with a ceremony in Baraboo Monday morning.

Representatives from law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services gathered outside the Sauk County Courthouse to honor those who’ve died as a result of fulfilling their duties. 


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