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Wish you could put your discarded plastic film anywhere else but in the garbage? Now you can. The Mount Horeb Lions club has taken on the challenge of recycling plastic film. This is the plastic that isn’t easily recycled because it is lighter in weight and volume so tends to clog up the machinery...
Principal Paul Christiansen celebrated Jackson Loger, grade eight, for his contributions to the school’s success. Assistant Principal Melissa Hanson said: “Jackson has an easy going personality that highlights his leadership and positivity.  In addition to being a caring and responsible person, he...
Mount Horeb High School students Natalie Broderick and Soren Espe visited Rotary last week to talk about their upcoming plans. Espe will be traveling to Italy this summer as a Rotary Exchange Student.  As part of that, he’ll be presenting about Mount Horeb and Wisconsin to Italian Rotary Clubs.  He...
Public Health Madison & Dane County released its report on the 2022 Dane County Overdose Fatality Review (OFR). The report is a representation of efforts to gather data, analyze trends, hear real accounts from families impacted by drug overdoses, and develop recommendations to prevent future...
The annual Spring Band Concert, featuring all the middle and high school bands in the Mount Horeb Area School District, will be presented on Thursday, May 12 in the main gym of the high school. To provide plenty of seating for everyone attending, the concert will be presented twice - the first...
Even though true morels are relatively easy to identify, mycologists recognize several species of false morels,  In general, false morels should be considered poisonous and probably should not be eaten, says Tom Volk, a UW-La Crosse professor and a noted authority on morels.  Even so, many who hunt...
Dane County Parks naturalist Lars Higdon organized a crew of 11, including four Friends of Stewart Park volunteers for a prescribed burn of the savanna there on Friday April 29. Volunteers said fire is an essential step in restoration of the savanna, and many native plants within this most...
Mount Horeb’s Alex Bledsoe is taking part in a literary fundraiser for Ukraine. Bestselling thriller author Anthony M. Strong and his wife Sonya Sargent are launching the new anthology, “Turning the Tide: A Mystery, Thriller, and Dark Fantasy Charity Anthology for Ukraine.” They say the goal is to...

Kate and Jeff Kramer, owners of Heartland Ecological Group. Photo by Matt Geiger. 

About 100 years ago, people began referring to the center of the United States as “the Heartland,” expressing the fact that it is here, in lush forests, yellow- and purple-flowered prairies, cold, trickling streams, expansive lakes and fertile black soil that the nation’s very heart thumps. The...
Mount Horeb residents made “Sparkson” the Energy Troll proud this March by raising $3,882 in the FOCUS ON ENERGY® “Save to Give Challenge.” By the end of the month, 103 households were taking easy actions to save energy at home and raising money for Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Mount Horeb Area...

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