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When a new virus was discovered in Wuhan City in China’s Hubei Province early this year, it likely seemed very far away to most people in Mount Horeb.  So much has changed in the ensuing weeks, and now people in Mount Horeb are experiencing the global COVID-19 pandemic firsthand.  The toll it will...
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison & Dane County are issuing a public health alert due to an increase in suspected opioid drug overdose activity in Dane County from March 29 to April 4, 2020. DHS identified 11 reports of suspected opioid drug overdoses...
Wisconsin's April 7 election is back on--and back to its standard format--after a day filled with legal twists and turns. Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order on the morning of Monday, April 6 suspending in-person voting. This came after a Federal District Court ruled last Thursday in...
Governor Tony Evers on Monday signed an executive order suspending in-person voting the following day. The resolution effectively rescheduled the Tuesday, April 7 election to June 9, 2020, although many voters have already cast their ballots by mail and in early voting at village and city halls...

Patrick Durkin with his daughter, Leah. 

“The trail I used to follow on all my adventures is long since buried beneath cement,” says Patrick Durkin. He’s remembering childhood days when he would haul glinting fish out of area lakes and stalk wild game with a bow and arrow. Those paths may now be entombed in lifeless pavement, but the...

Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell.

As states across the U.S. delay their primary elections in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Wisconsin decided to stay the course — and found itself in complete disarray. On Friday, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called on the Legislature to meet in a special session Saturday to decide the fate of...
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind all residents that the Wisconsin DNR has cancelled all burning permits until further notice. Therefore, all burning debris in barrels, piles on the ground and grass or wooded areas with annual burning permits in DNR protection areas is...
Some of the first greens to appear on spring’s landscape are tiny tree-like mosses.  When viewed up close, they may resemble a forest. Spring is reproductive time for mosses, too, with billions of spores released from tiny capsules, which open later and fling these spores to the wind.  Some mosses...
It all feels so scary and unprecedented. Many of us are hovering around our kids, monitoring every cough and checking temperatures, and scouring the Internet for the latest identified COVID-19 symptoms and information.  But don’t feel alone! Kids have given parents plenty to fret about since the...
Leila Aburomia (Magna Cum Laude) was inadvertently omitted from the recently published 2nd Quarter Mount Horeb Honor Roll.

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