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The Village of Blue Mounds’ caucus has come and gone, yielding two contested races in the April 6 Spring Election.  Incumbents Gary L. Friske and Phillip Solchenberger will both seek re-election, while newcomers Gary Tree and Blake K. Baxter have also thrown their respective hats in the proverbial...

Nicholson.

Mary Ann Nicholson, the Town of Springdale woman who had been hoping to topple incumbent Dane County executive Joe Parisi in the Spring Election, made the announcement Monday that she is suspending her campaign due to the unexpected death of her husband over the weekend. “Mary Ann wishes for...
Warning: The following article contains descriptions of homicides and suicides.  Forty-one years ago, a woman walked into a local gun shop and selected a .38 Smith & Wesson handgun. She was buying it for her son, who was not yet old enough to purchase a firearm. He was beginning a career in law...
January 7,  021 Ceithamer,  Steven T, 29, Verona, WI, EXCEEDING SPEED ZONES,  ETC. (16-19 MPH) $124 Czech,  Kyle J, 31, Mount Horeb, WI, EXCEEDING SPEED ZONES,  ETC. (1-10 MPH) $98.8 Dvorak,  Tamara L, 53, Tomah, WI, EXCEEDING SPEED ZONES,  ETC. (1-10 MPH) $98.8 Mattison,  Sabrina N, 23, Mount...
Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly emerged victorious from last week’s seven-candidate primary for state superintendent in Wisconsin. Kerr is a 40-year veteran of education and has worked in parochial, private, public and charter schools. She spent 21 years as a superintendent in rural and suburban...
There will be two contested races in the Town of Springdale on April 6. Challenger William Garfoot and incumbent Michael Fagan will square off for the position of Town Board Chair. In the other race, challenger John Aagaard will face incumbent John Rosenbaum for the Town Supervisor 1 seat. ...

School resource officer training.

Calls for service have risen by roughly 50 percent since 2016, according to the Mount Horeb Police Department’s latest annual report. The 42-page document, which was recently released to village leaders by the department, gives an overview of local law enforcement’s funding, training activities,...
The Wisconsin State Senate recently fast-tracked and approved a bill that would irreparably harm government transparency in our state. Senate Bill 55, which will now go before the State Assembly, is intended to diminish the public’s access to information about government meetings. It would shackle...
The Mount Horeb Village Board could soon refinance some of the community’s debt in an attempt to capitalize on historically low interest rates.  Speaking to the village board last week, Baird financial group’s Kevin Mullen noted that the village plans to borrow roughly $1.5 million for capital...
Wisconsin voters will have plenty to choose from in the primary for State Superintendent of Schools. On Feb. 16, voters will head to the polls to whittle down the field of seven candidates. The top vote-getters will advance to the general election on April 6. That winner will ultimately become the...

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