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Sixteen-year-old Isabella “Izzy” Wink harvested her 1,000-pound bull on October 19, following months of planning and scouting. It was a special moment for her family, and for elk conservation in the state. Photo contributed.

In a state of nearly 6 million people, only eight lucky individuals won the opportunity to take part in this year’s elk hunt. Four were members of the Ojibwe tribes, who declared their elk according to treaty rights within the Ceded Territory. The other four were state-licensed hunters who won...
The Village of Mount Horeb residents are reminded that winter parking regulations go into effect in the village on December 1, 2023 and continue in effect until March 31, 2024. On even numbered days of the month, vehicles must be legally parked between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on even...
Andrea Nelson, head coach and president of the Bob Lynch Boxing Foundation, holder of the WI Golden Gloves franchise, gives tactical advice to 22-year-old Kayden “the Sentinel” Lambert (158 pounds), boxing out of the Red Corner. He went on to win Bout One of the annual fundraising Bucket List...
Upland Hills Health Hospital and Clinics (UHH) announced that it has purchased the former Barleyvine restaurant building and is relocating its therapy services from its current location in the Mount Horeb Clinic at 1809 Springdale Street to the new building at 1883 Springdale Street. UHH physical...

Nadia Wolowik, lead teacher in the Prancing Pony Classroom at the Academy of Little Vikings in Mount Horeb, plays with the children on Monday morning this week. “Building a resilient child care infrastructure that offers diverse options for families is what is best for everyone,” said Academy of Little Vikings owner Brenda Moore Fritz. Photo by Matt Geiger.

A conversation has been circulating in the Mount Horeb community that echoes a growing concern in the state and nation – more and more families are finding it increasingly difficult to secure child care and this in turn is creating strain on local businesses and the community as a whole. The Mount...
The Mount Horeb Village Board last week approved the budget presentation date for 2024. The public hearing on the proposed 2024 budget will be held in-person on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the Municipal Building, 138 E Main Street. The proposed budget includes $28,037,430...
Thanksgiving will be here in just two weeks, but our Food Closet coordinators, Ann Szalkowski and Lee Ann Dillis have been working since mid-October, securing food to ensure our families that wish to prepare a Thanksgiving meal have all the necessary ingredients. As of right now, we have 75...

A study by MSA Services showed that, for the 912 total parking spaces downtown, the peak parking occupancy ranged from 44 percent to 58 percent of the total available parking. Photo by Matt Geiger.

The Village of Mount Horeb held a public open house Monday, Oct. 23 regarding the development of a new strategy for the downtown business corridor. Following a presentation based on a recent parking study conducted by an outside consulting firm, residents and local business owners weighed in on the...
Longtime Mount Horeb Village Administrator Nic Owen was born and raised in nearby New Glarus. While he was in college at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point studying Natural Resource Management, he says it became clear that it was not the career path for him. “An advisor suggested that I look...
The Village of Mount Horeb will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2024 budget in-person on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the Municipal Building, 138 E Main Street. The proposed budget includes $28,037,430 in spending, and the village hopes to collect $7,237,034 in...

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