George Culver library honoring Emily Judd, welcoming new director

There will be an open house at the George Culver Community Library on December 8 from 2-4 p.m. to honor outgoing director Emily Judd and introduce new director Lisa Renier Thomas.

Post chose to leave her post after six years of service. She is leaving to focus more on her family.

Groundswell Conservancy purchases land to create park in Black Earth

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the Groundswell Conservancy has applied for a 50% matching grant from the Urban Green Space subprogram of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to assist with the purchase of 1.27 acres of land in the Village of Black Earth in Dane County.

Jackson the dog returned after theft

A doggy tale had a happy ending last week in Mazomanie as Jackson, a resident’s dog, was returned after being stolen on November 11 sometime during the day.

Jackson, 13 years old and a 70 pound German Shorthair Mix, was taken from his owner’s home. 

Jury rejects child abuse charge triggered by former University of Wisconsin doctor

By Dee J. Hall

Wisconsin Watch


Black Earth Historical Society undertaking study on land use in Vermont

The Black Earth Historical Society is pleased to announce the start of a project on October 22, 2021 titled “Community Land Administration in Vermont Township.”  The project is funded in part by a grant for $9,985 from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Construction underway on ATC line

Work on a controversial power transmission line began in Wisconsin this week, as the groups opposing it continued their ongoing legal fight to stop its construction.

Local hospitals recommend boosters

Reedsburg Area Medical Center, Sauk Prairie Healthcare, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital-Baraboo, and Sauk County Public Health all support updated recommendations to provide booster doses to certain populations. Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, reduce the spread of the virus, and help prevent new variants from emerging.

New Dane County mask order, looks to be the last one

Effective Friday a new Dane County Emergency Order is in effect. The Order requires face coverings among people ages two and older when in any enclosed space open to the public where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit are present.

Sauk Prairie Police Chief Jerry Strunz to retire in January

Sauk Prairie Police Department Chief Jerry Strunz, center left, with Rep. Dave Considine, center right, at the Wisconsin Capitol, receiving his award, surrounded by his family.

Sauk Prairie Police Chief Jerry Strunz has announced his plans to retire in the new year, ending a thirty-plus year career. Strunz was also recently honored as First Responder of the Year by Rep. Dave Considine’s office. Both Sauk City and Prairie du Sac nominated him for the honor.

Sauk Prairie drivers in fender bender in Roxbury

Excessive speed is considered the cause of a two-vehicle crash in the town of Roxbury.


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