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The common muskrat is most active at dusk, dawn, and at night but may be seen at all times in all seasons.  It’s equipped to swim, having somewhat webbed hind feet and uses a rat-type tail as a rudder to steer.  These mammals can back pedal.  Their mouths close behind protruding incisors, affording...
Public Health Madison & Dane County encourages everyone to take steps to protect yourself from wildfire smoke during the Air Quality Advisory in effect until Thursday afternoon. Levels as of this posting are fluctuating near “Very Unhealthy.” Visit AirNow.gov to see the current level where you...
When asked what she expected the United States to be like, Elvira Bergenser says, well, different. “A place where everything is bigger and there are these bigger personalities, where everyone has so much fun and there is so much to go and see,” she explains. “A place that is so different than where...
If you go to the Union Cemetery in Mount Horeb and gaze upward, you will notice that many of the leaves overhead have been skeletonized. The same is true for trees across much of the community - and much of the state. Hot, dry conditions this year are making an ongoing invasion even worse for many...

Village president Ryan Czyzewski (left) celebrates with Gorman & Company Wisconsin Market President, Ted Matkom last week. Photo contributed.

Community and government leaders in Mount Horeb joined Gorman & Company last week to celebrate the completion of Landsby Ridge, a 51-unit mixed-income community located at 400 W. Garfield Street. The ribbon cutting, which was held Tuesday, June 20, was attended by Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Sara...
At the June meeting of Mound Vue Garden Club, Vern Lowell shared the Lydia Shafer Award that he received from the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation.  The Award is one of the highest awards the Federation presents, and Vern was recognized for all his work within Wisconsin.  Locally, he served as...
Wisconsin-based traveling theatre company Summit Players Theatre is performing Shakespeare’s Macbeth for free, outdoors in 23 different Wisconsin State Parks. They come to Blue Mounds State Park on Sunday, June 18.  “We had an audience of 69, one of our largest turnouts at Blue Mound in the eight...
The Hands All Around Quilt Guild has been hard at work over the winter with two fabulous quilts. As always, they will be at the Mount Horeb Art Fair on July 14-15. “Storm at Sea” was made by club members and measures 99 by 111, quilted by The Quilting Jeanne. This is a spectacular king/queen sized...
Ingleside Communities recently reached out to the Mound View Mountaineers 4-H Club about promoting Dairy Month in June for their residents. They asked members to bring a baby dairy calf or two, some dairy products and anything else they wanted to show to promote the region’s farming culture. Club...
130 Years Ago- June 29, 1893 The Rev. George Wright, Garden Grove, Iowa, died June 9 of dropsy and heart disease. The deceased was the first postmaster of Mt. Horeb, and one of the head leaders in the building of the Methodist Church here at that time. Michael Johnson came near having a serious...

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