Prairie du Sac FD earns higher rating

The Village of Prairie du Sac’s fire department recently improved their Insurance Service Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) survey rating from a four to three. The program measures and evaluates the effectiveness of fire-mitigation services provided in communities.

Bald Eagle Days going virtual this year

Sponsors of Bald Eagle Watching Days are planning to go virtual in January 2021.

COVID-19 infections slow considerably

For the time being, the spread of COVID-19 seems to be in retreat across the area. Only three new cases came about last week, with two in the week prior. This is in marked contrast with the last weeks of July, when case counts doubled.

Lower Wisconsin Riverway named a Wetland of International Importance

The Lower Wisconsin Riverway is now recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the United States and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. 

Presidential election information

Wisconsin voters and election officials have plans in place for the Presidential Election on November 3, 2020.

COVID-19 cases level off across the area

The Star News coverage area saw only two new COVID-19 cases in the past week, with the Black Earth and Mazomanie area losing a confirmed case, according to Monday’s data. Sauk City remained at 39 total cases, while the only increase came in Prairie du Sac, with an additional two bringing the total to 48.

Shooting range denied in Troy Township

Updated 9 a.m., Sept 3.

Unknown substance burns at Badger Army Ammunition Plant

Updated 9 a.m., Sept 3.

Cross Plains homeowner fires shots in air during robbery

Last Thursday at approximately 2:14 a.m., Dane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on Lewis Street in the Village of Cross Plains, after the homeowner awoke to find three unidentified individuals in the garage. The thieves opened the garage door with a garage door opener that they found in an unlocked vehicle.

Protesters come out to support Post Office

Protesters gathered on the Sauk City Wisconsin River bridge Saturday to show support for the United States Postal Service.


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