Car ends up in Wisconsin River near Sauk City

On December 1 at 7:40 a.m., a vehicle driven by a Circle Pines, MN man left the roadway of Highway 12 near the eastern approach to the Wisconsin River and landed in the river. The river’s current took the vehicle approximately ¼ mile downstream. The driver was able to escape from the SUV and was assisted to shore by Sauk City Fire Rescue.

Car goes off road, lands in Wisconsin River near Sauk City

At 7:40 a.m., December 1, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, along with the Sauk County Sheriff’s deputies, Sauk Prairie Police and the Sauk City Fire Department, responded to a single vehicle crash in the town of Roxbury.


Wisconsin Department of Health Services suggests you get vaccinated

With respiratory viruses such as COVID-19, influenza, and RSV circulating at high levels nationwide, the 2022-2023 respiratory season has the potential to be severe, especially for young children and older adults.

Man fires gun into Sauk City bar floor and is arrested, bystanders injured

Tyler J. Jensen, 33, of Sauk City, was arrested on the evening of November 17th at the Gym Bar for firing his handgun into the floor.

Annie Heathcote is Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin

Annie Heathcote, Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin

“Who I am, I’m more than my disability,“ Annie Heathcote told the Star News recently. 

“I also acknowledge and appreciate that part of myself--if I didn’t have a disability, I wouldn’t be the same person I am today. It’s mainly a part of who I am,” she continued.

Election roundup: Considine cruises to an easy victory, Hefty carries Sauk Prairie

The 81st Assembly race


Mazomanie pool receives donated AED from Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Mazomanie Municipal Pool Director Cathy Yasick with Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Executive Director Todd Wuerger and the new AED that was purchased with a $1,600 grant from the Foundation.

Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation funds a wide variety of projects, for the hospital, clinics and in the community.  Todd Wuerger, Executive Director of Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation, said, “Our Healthy Life Grants support the health of our communities.

Considine wins reelection

Democrat Dave Considine topped Republican challenger Shellie Benish in the 81st Assembly District race Tuesday night. 

Sauk City’s Fuch’s Trucking acquired by Ascend LLC

Sauk City’s Fuchs Trucking has been acquired by Ascend LLC, and furthers the Southern- and Mid-Atlantic-based trucking company’s movement into the upper Midwest. Fuchs is the fourth transportation company acquired by Ascend since its launch in January 2022.

Dane County Sheriff’s race filled with lawsuits, suspensions

The Dane County Sheriff’s race between Democrat incumbent Kalvin Barrett and Republican challenger Anthony Hamilton has a few more wrinkles than your average political horserace, as Hamilton—a Dane County Deputy—has been placed on administrative leave by Barrett and is currently suing him and the department.


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