Regional

Sun
27
Nov

Public Health reminds residents to sign up for health insurance

Open enrollment has begun through HealthCare.gov, and Public Health Sauk County is encouraging individuals and families to check out their options for next year.

Sun
27
Nov

Sauk County Gardener: Wintering over geraniums

“Never trust a man or a woman who is not passionately devoted to geraniums.” ~Beverley Nichols, Merry Hall

Sun
27
Nov

Naturally speaking: White-tailed deer in season


White-tailed buck. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

The white-tailed deer is Wisconsin’s wildlife animal symbol. Common names include whitetail, Virginia deer, with the species name being Odocoileus virginianus. The names reference the brown tail edged with white above and all white below as well as white underneath extending down the hips giving the impression that the tail is much longer.

Fri
25
Nov

Back Home with Chris Hardie: Learning lessons from hunting


Chris Hardie takes a sip from the top of his grandfather's Thermos during the opening day of the 2021 gun deer hunt. (Submitted photo)

Life is measured by the passage of time and the season of deer hunting gives me plenty of moments to reflect on past memories.

Thu
17
Nov

NATURALLY SPEAKING: White pine mulch


White pine needles make good mulch. (Jerry Davis photo)

Each spring many gardeners and lawners add mulch to accent plantings, keep weeds down and moisture in. While pine tree group plantings can do all that and more. Each October the white pine drops at least one set of older needles.

Thu
17
Nov

Pocan wins again for Second Congressional District


Mark Pocan (Submitted photo)

Democratic incumbent Mark Pocan will serve another term in Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District.

He defeated Republican Erik Olsen and Independent Douglas Alexander in last Tuesday’s Election.

In Sauk County, Pocan won 13,928 votes. Olsen ended with 12,584 and Alexander had 596.

Thu
17
Nov

Weather contributes to crashes in town of Delton

Wintery weather has only just begun and it has already contributed to a significant incident in Sauk County.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a crash just after 5:10 p.m. on Nov. 12. According to the Sheriff’s Office, two vehicles were involved on Highway 12 near Moon Road in the town of Delton.

Thu
17
Nov

Meister wins another term as Sauk County Sheriff


Chip Meister. (Sauk County Sheriff’s Office photo)

Chip Meister will return as Sauk County Sheriff for another term.

He won the General Election, which was held last Tuesday.

Sun
13
Nov

Sauk County Gardener: Storing tender bulbs, tubers, rhizomes


Jeannie Manis. (Submitted photo)

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

November has finally arrived and it’s time to dig (if you haven’t already) and store your tender bulbs, tubers, and rhizomes.

Thu
03
Nov

Skogan seeks to unseat Marklein in 17th Senate District race

The Home News, a sister publication of the Reedsburg Independent sent questions to candidates in the 17th Senate District whose names will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 8, election ballot. The responses of Republican Howard Marklein and Democrat Pat Skogen appear below, exactly as they were received.

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