Regional

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.

Thu
22
Feb

Naturally Speaking: Bark stripping


A small box elder tree stands bare of its bark, exposing raw wood and leaking some sap. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

Even these days we often see something in nature we’ve not seen before or don’t recognize intriguing us beyond walking away without investigating. 

Thu
15
Feb

Naturally Speaking: Nesting bald eagles


Bald eagles perch close to a permanent nest they are likely to begin using in early February. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

Nesting birds often share duties, maybe not evenly, when nests are built, eggs are incubated, young are feed before fledging, and training young after fledging to find their own eats. 

Thu
08
Feb

BACK HOME WITH CHRIS HARDIE Stitching together pieces of life

One constant I’ve noticed in myself as I’ve grown older is that I’ve become more reflective. Perhaps that comes with age, but there are times when I see or hear something and it makes me physically stop and reflect.

Wed
31
Jan

Tax season has begun

The individual income tax filing season began on Monday, Jan. 29, and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) is ready to help taxpayers with their tax preparation and filing needs.

Wed
31
Jan

Protect your data in light of tax season

Tax-related identity theft involves the theft and misuse of your Social Security number (SSN). It generally happens in one of two ways: Someone uses your SSN to get a job and their employer reports that person’s income to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as if it were yours, or someone uses your SSN to file for your tax refund.

Wed
31
Jan

Public school open enrollment begins

Online open enrollment for public schools for the 2024-2025 opens soon.

Wed
31
Jan

DMV shares how to get ID to vote


Now’s the time to get an ID for voting in this year’s elections. (Reedsburg Independent file photo)

Ahead of the Wisconsin Primary on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds voters how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting.

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