Regional

Thu
14
Mar

Work begins on Highway 12

Gov. Tony Evers has approved a $2.2 million contract affecting Highway 12 in northern Sauk County.

The project will reconstruct the highway from the northern county line to Highway 13 in Wisconsin Dells. Preliminary work was set to begin March 11 and could be wrapped mid-July, weather permitting.

Thu
07
Mar

Public Health reveals new vending machine

Public Health Sauk County and SSM Health have set up a new free vending machine to assist people with substance abuse and mental health problems.

Thu
07
Mar

Naturally Speaking: Early syrup season?

An early maple syrup season is well on the way to what may be a fantastic season before some tappers even think about getting started.

Thu
07
Mar

Wonewoc Public Library receives handcrafted book-themed quilt

On Jan. 17, the Wonewoc Public Library was presented with a book quilt, handcrafted by Friends of the Wonewoc Library President Jenny Barreau and her twin sister, Beth Eberhardt.

Thu
07
Mar

Group hosts Women’s Day Hike

The Friends of the Devil’s Lake State Park have planned a special hike in honor of International Women’s Day.

The hike will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9 at Devil’s Lake State Park.

Tue
27
Feb

North Freedom resident faces 6th OWI charge

A North Freedom motorist was taken into custody Feb. 24 following a traffic stop in the town of Baraboo.

Tue
27
Feb

Construction closes Highway 33

People who live or travel in Baraboo need to be prepared to slow down or take alternative routes.

As of Feb. 26, Highway 33 between Lincoln Avenue and Highway 136 is closed for construction. Closures are expected through mid-November.

A detour has been posted using Interstate 90/94 and Highway 12.

Tue
27
Feb

Dairy farmer sought for state board

The Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Board of Directors is seeking nominees for the Richland and Sauk counties seat.

Tue
27
Feb

County Board approves drainage ditch in Spring Green


A view of Prairie View Subdivision, located north of Highway 14 and west of Highway 23, from the air in June 2008. Residents had to be rescued by boat from Prairie View Subdivision after the flood. Twenty-eight homes in the town of Spring Green were bought out and demolished or relocated after the flood. (Home News file photo)

An area with frequent flooding problems could finally see some relief this year.

During this month’s Sauk County Board meeting, supervisors approved a Memorandum of Understanding to build a drainage ditch in the town of Spring Green. It also approved a recommendation to see grant funding for the endeavor.

Thu
22
Feb

Polar Plunge planned at Lee Lake

Whether or not there will be ice on the water is questionable. Regardless, Cazenovia is moving ahead with its annual Lee Lake Polar Plunge.

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