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MOUNT HOREB - Pearl V. Vierima died on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at BeeHive Homes. She was born on January 8, 1923, in Gary, Minnesota, to the Rev. and Mrs. Joseph S. Halvorson (Nettie Johnson) as the youngest of ten children. She was married to William Jan Vierima, who died in 1985. Pearl is...
MOUNT HOREB - Eugene Phillip Opsal, age 83, of Mount Horeb, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Meriter Hospital. He was born on March 17, 1936, in Mount Horeb, the son of Walter and Ella (Karn) Opsal. Gene graduated from Mount Horeb High School in 1954. He married Patricia Flaherty on...
Primrose youth ready to serve Sunday, February 23, 2020, will be the 20th annual Pancake Breakfast to support Primrose Youth with camp activities. Menu will include: “All You Can Eat” Pancakes and Fruit Toppings, Scrambled Eggs, Fresh Sausage Links, Colby and Muenster Cheese, Apple and Orange Juice...
120 Years Ago- Feb 22, 1900 On Thursday of last week, the startling news came that Wm. Nees had died suddenly at the home of Geo. Konley on his way to G.G. Stamn’s, and in a very mysterious manner. It appears he had taken along a lunch, consisting of mince meat pie, and had eaten the same shortly...

Sheriff Mahoney. 

Authorities announced Friday that they believe they know who killed Nicholas Day. They know how. And when. They just don’t know why.  “At the hands of Riley Berg.” That’s how Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney answered a reporter’s question about how Day died. The victim was found shot and with...

Doug Vierck.

Douglas Vierck has a few minutes to talk, sitting down behind the frosted panes of glass that surround a conference room at the new Mount Horeb Police Station. Then he has to go get fitted for his new uniform.  With that outfit comes the responsibility of heading up law enforcement in the Village...

Photo by Ron Lutz II.

Kathy Hofmann is drinking freshly brewed coffee, wearing a black turtleneck, and carefully arranging a series of gild-framed paintings on a couch and chair inside her old farmhouse in rural Mount Horeb. She’s preparing for an exhibition of her work at the Driftless Historium, and she’s working with...

Nicholas Day.

It has now been a month since Nicholas Day’s body was found on the side of a local country road, and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek information from citizens that had contact with the victim in the weeks and months leading up to his death on January 15. Madison Area Crime...

Chris Hofmann. 

What if a few Republicans and Democrats sat down and had a respectful discourse? What if someone who voted for Donald Trump and someone who voted for Barack Obama didn’t just try to change each other’s minds, but rather, tried to listen to one another and understand their worldviews. Crazy, right?...
Three candidates are running in the (technically) nonpartisan primary for Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday, Feb. 18.  Incumbent Daniel Kelly, law professor Ed Fallone and Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky are each seeking a 10-year term on the court. Despite the nonpartisan designation of...

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