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Why a young Mount Horeb man shot and fatally stabbed a jogging Blue Mounds man in January 2020 remains a mystery, said a Dane County judge who last week sentenced Riley L. Berg to life in prison and made him parole eligible in 2053. Berg, 24, pled guilty in February to first-degree intentional...

Kimberly Crowley teaching children in the Baraboo School District how to make Ho Chunk baskets. Baraboo School District photo. 

Black ash trees are native to Wisconsin, with roots that stretch deep into the region’s rich soil, both literally and figuratively. Kimberly Crowley is also native to Wisconsin, with Ho Chunk blood running through her veins, and indigenous wisdom in her head and in her hands. Crowley learned how to...
Mt. Horeb High School band director Will Janssen waves to a crowd holding “Thank You” signs at the Spring Band Concert on Thursday night at the high school. The concert, which featured performances from four different bands from the high school and middle school, was the final one directed by...
At 4:52 a.m. Sunday, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an address in the Village of Blue Mounds for a male with a reported gunshot injury.  The Medical Examiner’s Office responded and pronounced the victim deceased. The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate. There is no...
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has issued a stay at home order… for birds.  The new order prohibits the movement of domestic birds to all live events, including shows, exhibitions and swap meets. It comes as the state continues to see cases of highly...
Brian Potts, the attorney representing the Friends of Blue Mound State Park in their lawsuits against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), said last week his side has a mountain of evidence to support its claims that WDNR did the bidding of snowmobile advocates when it tried to...
Prom was held on May 14th at Mount Horeb High School. The theme was “Under the Stars,” with a large star out front with paparazzi and red carpet. The class advisor was Amy Arneson. Court Back Row from left to right: Ethan Wittmann, Zach Peter, Joseph Stoddard, Charlie Broderick, Nate Thompson, Owen...
Following the Mount Horeb Area School District’s April 13 public open house on its equity and inclusion initiatives, a group of parents with concerns about some aspects of the curriculum held their own public meeting last week, prompting a protest on the same night from members of the local Parents...
Some people have noticed “No Mow May” signs around recently. The movement is part of a push to change the way people interact with nature and an attempt to encourage homeowners to take part in conservation, even while risking the wrath of the bourgeoisie. According to the Xerces Society for...
130 Years Ago- May 19, 1892 The Dane County Sun Real estate is being disposed of at a rapid rate in the new addition. Should we have a market day? Of course. Well, then, let us make a start. Take ahold now and don’t be bashful about the matter. The “fest” or celebration at the Opera Hall, Tuesday...

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