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Thu
28
Nov

Steve Hannah, former CEO of The Onion, talks about his love of Wisconsin

Steve Hannah was a reporter, columnist and Managing Editor at the Milwaukee Journal for 18 years. He wrote a syndicated column called “State of Mind” for 12 years after that. He also spent 11 years (2004-2016) as CEO of the Onion, Wisconsin’s single greatest contribution to the mental health of America.

Thu
28
Nov

Republican lawmakers refuse to take up gun control legislation

A September Marquette Law School Poll on gun laws in Wisconsin showed that just over 80 percent of citizens contacted want gun safety laws put in place (see graphic). In October, Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order for a special session to be held on Nov. 7 addressing two gun related bills presented by Melissa Sargent (D-Madison).

Thu
28
Nov

Area libraries to undergo software change, will still be open

LINKcat, the online library catalog, will be offline for a scheduled software update beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday Dec. 6 and ending on Tuesday Dec. 10. This will affect all public libraries in the seven-county South Central Library System.

Thu
28
Nov

Curt Mueller: A life lived on his own terms

Curt Mueller had a philosophy: work hard, play hard. Mueller, the founder of Mueller Sports Medicine, lived that way of life until he died.

Thu
21
Nov

Village of Prairie du Sac Utilities are a Smart Energy Provider


Village of Prairie du Sac employees in front of a solar energy installation at the village’s public works/utilities building.

The Village of Prairie du Sac Utilities has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service

Thu
21
Nov

The importance of protecting Ferry Bluff State Natural Area


Winter weather determines how much ice cover occurs and where that ice is located. Eagles need open water or uncovered fields to find their food and eagles prefer to use night roosts that are located as close to their foraging areas as possible. Photo by Ted Thousand

Ferry Bluff Eagle Council, working to protect, enhance and maintain Bald Eagle habitat in the Sauk Prairie area through education, research and management activities.

Thu
21
Nov

Hunters encouraged to get deer tested for CWD and assist with surveillance efforts

With deer hunting season upon us, state officials are encouraging hunters who harvest deer in counties affected by chronic wasting disease to have the animal tested for CWD, and only consume venison from deer in which CWD is not detected.

Thu
14
Nov

County Y in Mazo slated for construction


Dane County’s transportation budget includes nearly $1 million in resurfacing for County Y from Highway 78 east to County KP.

Dane County’s $592 million budget for next year includes transportation improvements in Mazomanie Township.

Highway Y will be resurfaced from Highway 12 to County KP, at a cost of $860,000. The County will spend $390,000 to resurface Highway Y from Highway 78 to Highway 12.

Thu
07
Nov

Black Earth Creek Watershed meeting focuses on flooding and mitigation

On Oct. 22, over 50 people attended the Black Earth Creek Watershed Association (BECWA) fall meeting, held at the Cross Plains Fire Station.

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