New local road projects

The 2022 Dane County budget includes local infrastructure projects for area roads centering around Black Earth Creek.

Courtesy Ford acquired by Kayser Automotive

Kayser Automotive Group announced last week it had come to terms with Courtesy Ford of Sauk City under which Courtesy will sell Kayser’s Ford franchise assets. The facility is now open for business as Kayser Ford of Sauk City.

Wisconsin’s special ed system: High stress, sparse state funding

By Heather Graves and Lea Kopke

The Press Times


Mobil in Mazomanie robbed

The local Mazo Mobil Mart was robbed at knifepoint on September 14, around 8:18 p.m. Arena police assisted with a K9 search but no one was found.

Three Dane County Supervisors call into question mask order

Dane County Board of Supervisors Resolution 2021 RES-157 has been drafted by District 20 Supervisor Jeff Weigand and supported by Dave Ripp, District 29, and Tim Rockwell, District 19. It questions the constitutionality of the Public Health of Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) Face Cover Emergency Order #2.

Covid transmission rates in Dane County appear to level off since mask order

COVID-19 transmissions in Dane County remain high, but the seven-day and two-week averages show that the numbers have begun to level out since the county implemented the Face Covering Mask Order on Aug. 19.

Covid vaccine to be offered at Cow Chip

Sauk Prairie Healthcare will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations during the Annual Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw event on September 4th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Healthcare workers will be available for vaccinations at the Wellspring location (at the corner of Lincoln and 1st Street), which is adjacent to the event. 

Sauk County to spend $100,000 on training and apprenticeship center

COVID-19 relief funds will go toward creating a training center in Sauk County.

Nearly 200 Wisconsin officers back on the job after being fired or forced out

By Peter Cameron / The Badger Project


A local connection


House fire in Mazo causes $145,000 in damage

A housefire burned a $145,000 house in Mazomanie on Sunday.

At 11:45 a.m. Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies, Arena EMS, Black Earth/Mazomanie EMS, and the Mazomanie and Black Earth Fire Departments responded to a residence on fire at 20 North John Street, in the Village of Mazomanie. The fire resulted in a total loss.  


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