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The Wisconsin Supreme Court blocked a local order issued by Public Health of Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) on Sept. 10 that forbids in-person instruction in county schools until specific benchmarks are met in combatting COVID-19. That means schools can once again open their doors. Janel...
Despite national concerns over casting ballots in the November 3rd election, the process is expected to run smoothly for Mount Horeb residents. Village Clerk Alyssa Gross anticipates that there will be few issues associated with the general election given the relatively small size of the community...
The Mount Horeb Village Board has unanimously approved an agreement for the next phase in the North Cape Commons development.  “Is this the same developer agreement that you’ve used for the other lots?” asked village trustee Cathy Scott at the board’s September 2 meeting.  “The only change is the...
The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an order Thursday that instructed clerks across the state not to mail out any absentee ballots until it has been determined whether Green Party presidential candidates Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker will be on the Nov. 3 ballot.   In the matter of Hawkins vs. the...
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi issued the following statement regarding new numbers from Public Health Madison/Dane County that show there were 456 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours:   “Our community is experiencing its first sustained, significant surge of illness since this...
The Mount Horeb Village Board had a busy meeting last week, hearing updates about COVID-19 and the upcoming November election, while also voicing support for the proposed 2021 fire and EMS budget.   The board learned from village clerk Alyssa Gross that Mount Horeb has already received 1,722...
WASHINGTON, DC — As part of its ongoing effort “to ensure that voters and election officials have the information they need to successfully use the U.S. Mail to vote in the November general elections,” the U.S. Postal Service has launched a new Election Mail website. The website, which provides...
The Wisconsin Elections Commission will be participating in National Poll Worker Recruitment Day on September 1 to encourage more people to sign up to become election workers for the November election. Established by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, National Poll Worker Recruitment Day aims...
Public domain photo taken by David Shankbone.
Rapper, record producer and fashion designer Kanye West was denied a place on the November ballot in Wisconsin recently, throwing a wrench into his bid to unseat his former friend and current President Donald Trump. The Wisconsin Election Commission, after debating for more than two hours whether...
At a joint meeting of the two village bodies last week, the Mount Horeb Village Board approved an extraterritorial zoning ordinance within the neighboring Town of Blue Mounds, but only after the plan commission recommended tabling the matter. The move came after village officials said their...

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