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Gardeners, landowners and stewards of public land have all been forced to confront new invasive species of plants that suddenly appear and then proceed to take over anything from the corner of a flower bed to hundreds of acres of forest floor.  The culplrits are often deliberately imported for a...
Scam callers are continuing to plague the Dane County area in attempts to steal money from citizens unaware of their tactics. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office received several calls last week from concerned citizens who stated they had received a phone call from a person claiming to be Lt. Karls...

From left, Sedona, 4, and Ben Vondra of Mount Horeb enjoy food from a pizza buffet during the Scandihoovian Tomte party at Grumpy Troll Brew Pub on Friday, Jan. 31. Click here to see more scenes from this one-of-a-kind festival. 

Scenes from the ninth annual Scandihoovian Festival. 
Madison Area Crime Stoppers is now offering a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the killing of Blue Mounds resident Nicholas Day.  Investigators with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office are reviewing a large amount of video they’ve obtained from Wednesday, January 15 in the Mt....

Photo by Ron Lutz II.

People from Mount Horeb and beyond will again don their red hats soon as the area’s most unique family-friendly festival will be held for the ninth year. The Scandihoovian Winter Festival on Jan. 31-Feb. 2 brings neighbors together and visitors to town, all with the goal of shaking off cabin fever...
Last week I talked about Richard Moody, a Gold Star Boy from WWI.  Richard’s mother died when he was very young, so his father remarried.  His second wife was Clara Dahle from Mount Horeb.  Richard attended Mount Horeb schools and graduated from Mount Horeb.  Richard was killed serving in the Army...
Detectives with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office are still working to follow-up on any tips related to the homicide of Nicholas Day. Investigators are reaching out to the public and asking to speak with anyone traveling in and around the area of CTH JG, Bergum Road, Stewart County Park and Bohn...
People in Mount Horeb and Blue Mounds experienced shock, anger, fear and perhaps most of all, confusion last week when the body of 26-year-old Nicholas Day was found on the side of County Highway JG. Authorities originally said he was likely the victim of a hit-and-run. But one day later, the Dane...
The first time Brynn Bruijn went scuba diving, she slipped and fell off the coral reef.   “I fell to the bottom, maybe 75 feet or whatever,” she recalls, sitting in her Mount Horeb home, sipping coffee. “At first I was scared to death. Then I saw the wonder of the Red Sea, and I knew I wanted to...

A Belgian waffle. 

On January 25, Icki Sticki will celebrate one year in business. It’s been quite a year.  “There’s been a lot of planning, a lot of organizing, a lot of evolving,” says Jessica Jackson, who owns the business with her husband, Daniel. “You have to always be thinking of things people will be excited...

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