Regional

Thu
11
Jan

Dells business to open 10th location

MACS Macaroni and Cheese Shop has hired Keller Inc. to build its 10th location.

Keller will serve as the architect and general contractor for the newest site, which will be in Oshkosh. It is slated to open this spring.

Thu
11
Jan

Applications open for Alice in Dairyland

Preparation has already begun to welcome the next Alice in Dairyland.

Applications are being accepted now for the 77th Alice. They are due Jan. 31.

Thu
11
Jan

Health department advises property owners to test for radon

It’s National Radon Action Month, and the state department of Health Services encourages people to check their dwellings and businesses for this deadly substance.

Thu
11
Jan

Back Home with Chris Hardie: Aging not so gracefully


Chris Hardie poses for his 60th birthday photo. Photo by Sherry Hardie

The topic of aging has been on my mind a lot more lately, and with good reason. I recently crossed an aging Rubicon when I celebrated my 60th birthday.

Thu
04
Jan

Naturally speaking: Identifying bird nests


Bald eagle nests are easy to identify, even without a bird sitting in the basket. Most eagle nests last many years but are added to each winter before egg laying. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

Bird identification uses characters beyond appearance. 

Songs and other vocalizations are a familiar place to begin without the bird in hand, so to speak. Phone apps help by identifying using recorded sounds.

Nests are easiest to locate during winter when leaves have fallen from deciduous trees. 

Thu
04
Jan

Program covers authentic leadership


SCIL participants practice improv leadership. They are, from left, Brenda Miller, Michelle Zuelke, Cari Teasdale and Joyce Smidl. (Photo by Morgan McArthur)

The topic of the day was authentic leadership at the monthly gathering of the Sauk County Institute of Leadership (SCIL) class on Dec. 14. 

Thu
04
Jan

Pets of the Week: Zoe and Willow

The Sauk County Humane Society has unveiled its pets of the week, with comments from shelter staff. They are as follows.

Thu
04
Jan

Members sought for produce safety council

The State is looking for people to serve on the Produce Safety Advisory Council (PSAC).

One representative each is needed from a non-profit education institution and a produce business.

Thu
04
Jan

211 Wisconsin launches resource finder for health care providers

211 Wisconsin has unveiled a new tool to help people find food, housing, transportation, utility assistance and interpersonal violence community based service providers.

Fri
29
Dec

Indy’s parent, News Publishing Company, changes hands

You probably know your local newspaper by the name on the front of it. Behind that name is News Publishing Company, Inc., which has existed since January 3, 1978 when Curtis Witte bought a group of publications in western Dane County and Green County from Bill and Dolores Griffith.

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