Letter to the Editor

The Friends of the Black Earth Library would like to thank all who donated pies, and who purchased pies, at our 10th Annual Silent Pie Auction at the Concert in the Park on Tuesday, July 26 at the Veterans Park in Black Earth. Great weather, great band, great fun! We appreciate your support.


Gary Olsen

The Sauk County Gardener

Caring for Hydrangea

“A dead hydrangea is as intricate and lovely as one in bloom.”

―Toni Morrison


Cody's Movie Minute

Thor: Love and Thunder Review


Big Tech is Trying to Cancel Local News

Big Tech is Trying to Cancel Local News 


By David Chavern


Facebook and Google have become the de facto regulators of news and speech – deciding what content people see and when.

Geiger Counter

It was so hot in Raleigh, North Carolina last week that it seemed like you could hear the sun. It was like a movie in which the sun was a character, and I was talking about it, only to pause mid-sentence and gasp: “He’s standing right behind me, isn’t he?!” We were visiting my little sister, who recently gave birth to her first child.

Letter to the Editor

Send Mike Bare to the State Assembly


From the Mazomanie Historical Society

By Fred Wolf


Wisconsin Central Stock Farm


Curtis Wood Haseltine owned the large farm covering the Mazomanie marsh from 1848 until his death in 1897. It was organized as the Wisconsin Central Stock Farm from 1893 until about 1910.  

The Book Nook

Impressive Epic


Readers who raved about the Pulitzer prize-winning book about World War II - “All the Light We Cannot See” waited eagerly for Anthony Doerr’s next work.  Seven years later in 2021, the wait was over and his ambitious novel “Cloud Cuckoo Land” was published.


In the July 14 edition, the article “Black Earth purchases land for substation” was incorrect. The Village of Black Earth chose to “pursue” property for the substation project. The Star News regrets the error.

Cody's Movie Minute

Top Gun: Maverick Review


By Cody Amble



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