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When we reach out to people urging them to contact their legislative representative about an issue they are concerned about, we often hear “Why bother, they don’t listen anyway.”  On the evening of June 16 the Iowa County Board let us know why it is worth bothering. That night the Board voted 16-4...
Mount Horeb Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin during the “Click It or Ticket” seat belt campaign from June 22 to July 5.  Despite advances in vehicle technologies, wearing a seat belt remains the most important and effective step motorists can take to...
Elisa Weier, a member of Troop 2333 in Girl Scouts of Wisconsin–Badgerland Council, has earned the highest awards available in Girl Scouting – the Gold Award. A recent graduate of Mount Horeb High School, Elisa was among just 11 Badgerland Girl Scouts to earn her Gold Award in 2019-20 for her...
Lucas Gonzalez was selected as Mount Horeb Middle School’s Hanneman award winner this year. This is an annual award given by the Mount Horeb Music Boosters. An anonymous panel of judges analyzed more than a dozen deserving applications and selected Gonzalez as the winner. Pictured from left to...
A Cross Plains resident has filed a Petition for Rehearing in the Iowa Cardinal-Hickory Creek (CHC) power transmission line docket, urging the Iowa Utilities Board to rehear the proposal it approved less than a month ago.  In a 33-page document, Carol Klopp made a litany of accusations, arguing...
The Mount Horeb Area Board of Education met June 15, working to plan for the possible re-opening of schools in the fall and looking at feedback from a recent community survey on what public education should look like in a COVID-19 world.  The board, which has been holding virtual gatherings, also...
June 18, 2020 – On Wednesday, June 17, just before 9:00 pm, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Mt. Horeb Police, Fire and EMS and UW Med Flight, responded to a single vehicle rollover crash at 650 USH 151 in the town of Blue Mounds. A northbound 2006 Dodge Ram pick-up truck operated by a 16...
The task was daunting. The Mount Horeb Mail recently asked a 10-person panel to rank the best male and female athletes to pass through Mount Horeb High School in the 21st century. Any athlete who competed in the 21st century was eligible and their exploits across their entire career were considered...
The Board of Health for Madison and Dane County issued a statement last week to “express [its] deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd, and to all those that have lost loved ones due to acts of racist violence.” Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, by Derek Chauvin, an officer with the...
Mt. Horeb FFA members have organized a Food Drive in response to the economic hardships associated with the COVID 19 pandemic.  They have made weekly donations, throughout the month of May, to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Pantry and the Blue Mounds Food Pantry.  Donations, to 110-130...

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