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Sun
27
Nov

Turkey Talk 2022

The Reedsburg Independent asked local third graders about how they celebrate and what they are thankful for at Thanksgiving.

We received the following responses. Classes are categorized according to teacher. Letters are printed exactly as they were received and most included only a first name.

 

Sun
27
Nov

Work to begin soon on new Reedsburg Fieldhouse

A contractor has been chosen for the new Reedsburg Fieldhouse at Nishan Park.

Reedsburg Common Council has approved hiring Fowler & Hammer out of La Crosse to oversee the project. It submitted the lowest bid out of five companies. The bid was $5,980,953, according to Reedsburg City Administrator Tim Becker.

Sun
27
Nov

Reedsburg nonprofit celebrates 25 years of lending a hand

The holidays can be a sad time for poor families who can’t afford a meal or gifts for the children. Luckily, a Reedsburg organization — with a lot of help from the public — is able to make their Christmas merry and bright.

Sun
27
Nov

Reedsburg will see slim tax increase next year

Despite unrelenting inflation, the City of Reedsburg expects a surprisingly minimal effect on taxpayers next year.

Sun
27
Nov

Mobile pantry postponed until next month

Sacred Heart will not host its usual mobile pantry this month due to Thanksgiving.

The next event will be held Dec. 8 at the Reedsburg VFW Hall. Distribution will begin at 4 p.m. and continue while supplies last. Anyone in need of food is welcome to attend.

Sun
27
Nov

Klitzke finishes certification process


Rebecca Klitzke. (Submitted photo)

A member of the Reedsburg Westfield Board of Directors has completed her Farm Mutual Director Certification from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

Rebecca Klitzke was recognized during the national convention held in September.

Thu
17
Nov

RAMC group prepares Tree of Lights

RAMC’s volunteer program invites the public to recognize loved ones with its annual Tree of Lights.

Thu
17
Nov

Kurtz wins another term for 50th Assembly District


Tony Kurtz. (State of Wisconsin photo)

Wonewoc resident Tony Kurtz will continue to represent the 50th Assembly District.

Kurtz, a Republican, won last Tuesday’s General Election. In Sauk County, he received 5,591 votes. Challenger Mike Leuth, a Democrat from Reedsburg, ended with 3,420 votes.

Thu
17
Nov

Historical Perspective: A journey into the past


This unidentified Native American is seated by a wigwam, which was located near Reedsburg. It would have been similar to the ones that Henry Palmer saw on his trip to the Big Creek region. (Sauk County Historical Society photo)

Henry C. Palmer, in a 1907 article in the LaValle Leader, recalled making a trip in1855 to the Big Creek region in northwestern Sauk County. He and several friends were seeking several sections of government land which had not yet been claimed.

Thu
17
Nov

VFW reviews student essays

The Reedsburg VFW and Auxiliary have been busy reviewing essays submitted as part of the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest.

Every year, nearly 69,000 students nationwide submit essays to veterans organizations in the hopes of winning scholarships. This year’s theme is My Pledge to Our Veterans.

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