Regional

Thu
18
Apr

Annual Work Zone Awareness Week promotes highway safety

Gov. Tony Evers has proclaimed April 15-19 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Wisconsin.

Thu
11
Apr

Call 811 before you dig

Warmer weather means more people are heading outside to garden, clean up their properties or start improvement projects.

Be warned, though: Digging without checking first can result in injuries and repairs.

Thu
11
Apr

Public meeting focuses on Highways 12 in Sauk County

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss improvements on Highway 12 (Wisconsin Dells Parkway) from Highway 13 in Wisconsin Dells to East Adams Street in Lake Delton, as well as the Highway 13 median west of the 12 intersection in Wisconsin Dells.

Thu
04
Apr

Sauk City Waterworks receives a Water Fluoridation Quality Award

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that Sauk City Waterworks has been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Thu
04
Apr

Public Health holds vaccine clinic April 5

Public Health Sauk County, in partnership with Central Wisconsin Community Action Council and O’Connell Pharmacy, will host a vaccine clinic on Friday, April 5.

The clinic will run from noon to 3 p.m. at the Carnegie-Schadde Memorial Public Library, 230 Fourth Ave., Baraboo. This is not a library sponsored event.

Thu
04
Apr

Merrimac Ferry opens for season

The COLSAC III ferry, which operates seasonally to carry Highway 113 traffic across the Wisconsin River between Okee in Columbia County and Merrimac in Sauk County, has opened for 2024.

Thu
04
Apr

Evers approves I-90/94 improvements, Wisconsin Dells to Portage

Gov. Evers recently signed a $6.9 million contract to resurface I-90/94 between Mirror Lake Bridge in Wisconsin Dells and Highway 33 in Portage. Preliminary work was scheduled to begin April 1.

Thu
28
Mar

Snow doubt about it: White stuff is good for drought relief


A field is frozen over in Reedsburg earlier this winter. (Photo by Heather Stanek)

Wisconsin may be dressed in white but much of the state is still reeling from last year’s drought.

The state’s southwestern and northeastern regions are still the most affected.

Thu
28
Mar

BUZZ OFF: Say ‘no’ to early spring cleanup and help nature flourish

An unusually mild winter has green thumbs all the more eager to get outside. Experts warn, however, that starting too soon can be detrimental for your garden…and the world.

Thu
28
Mar

County Board address ATVs, rec funds, construction worker safety


ATVs sit parked outside a winery in Sauk County. The County Board affirmed ATV and UTV trail crossings along or at highways at this month's regular meeting. (Reedsburg Independent file photo)

Transportation was one of themes of this month’s regular Sauk County Board meeting.

Board members reviewed numerous agenda items, but three were somewhat related in that they dealt with transportation and recreation on Sauk County roads.

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