Regional

Wed
31
Jan

Input sought for state highway map

The State is looking to update its official highway map, and the public can help.

Thu
25
Jan

Two boys charged with vehicle-related thefts

Two North Freedom residents have been referred to juvenile court after recent thefts involving automobiles.

Thu
25
Jan

Meeting will focus on Interstate between Dells, Madison

The public is invited to sound off on the I-39/90/94 corridor between Wisconsin Dells and Madison.

Feedback will be gathered as part of a study on the corridor’s improvement areas, safety issues and infrastructure.

The Interstate currently encompasses 67 miles through Sauk, Juneau, Dane and Columbia counties.

Thu
25
Jan

BACK HOME WITH CHRIS HARDIE: It’s snow fooling around

As we settle into winter and the appearance of that four-letter word that is both cherished and hated, I’d like to take a moment to thank J.W. Elliot.

Thu
25
Jan

Naturally Speaking: Plant cells


This Microscopic view shows pineapple flesh crystals. (Submitted photo)

Eating raw plant parts can be informative.

Thu
18
Jan

Naturally Speaking: Cottontails, jackrabbits, snowshoe hares


Cottontail rabbits have smaller ears than hares. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

Wisconsin is home to three “rabbit” species but two of the three are really hares, rabbit-like animals with larger ears, larger hind legs and a touch larger than cottontail rabbits. 

The other two, snowshoe hare and white-tailed rabbit, are both hares.

Thu
18
Jan

Historical Perspective: Steam boats once traveled Devils Lake


The paddle wheeler, Capitola, which provided rides around Devils Lake from the North Shore for tourists, arrived in 1869. (Sauk County Historical Society photo)

Once upon a time, Devils Lake had a paddle wheeler steam boat—two, in fact—which would take paying passengers on daily trips around the lake.

Thu
18
Jan

Meeting focuses on renewable energy

The Democratic Party of Sauk County will host a public gathering about renewable energy and environmentally sustainable practices.

It will begin at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at party headquarters, S4066 BD, Baraboo. There is no charge to attend. A potluck dinner will take place prior at 6 p.m.

Thu
11
Jan

Naturally speaking: Life in death


A snow cone on a tulip poplar collected a scoop of snow after a snowfall. For a little winter craft, bring it inside and replace the snow with cotton or a colored ball. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

Brown, even dead and dried, does not mean uninteresting, useless or worthless. 

Old cattail seed stalks, tulip tree spent flower parts, cones still on white pine trees, and numerous structures covering the ground with or without snow or morning frost are there for observing.

Thu
11
Jan

DHS extends COVID telehealth services as cases climb

Reports of COVID-19 cases continue to increase, which has prompted the Department of Health Services to extend the state’s free telehealth service through April.

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