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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...
State Representative Mike Bare (D-Verona) welcomed Mount Horeb Police Department detective Jennifer Schaaf to the State Capitol on Tuesday, Oct. 19, where she was recognized as the First Responder of the Year for the 80th Assembly District. “Detective Jennifer Schaaf has proven to be a tremendous...
The Village of Mount Horeb is hosting a public open house on the state of downtown parking on Monday, October 23 at the Senior Center (107 North Grove St.) from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Village leaders are also asking the public to weigh in on the issue through an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/...
While torrential rains, high winds and the risk of lightning prompted the Mount Horeb Area School District to cancel Friday’s Homecoming parade, students and staff still had plenty of fun, both indoors and out (at the football game). Pictured above, coach Donna Skogen talks to the Spirit Squad at...
The Mount Horeb Area Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Monday evening that will increase compensation for local teachers by an estimated $2 million. This is the second time this year the board has authorized raises, with a stopgap 2022-23 contract approved early in 2023. Much of...

Pictured above, Hunter Rue and Alexa Ouradnik riding in the 2022 Homecoming parade. File photo by Matt Geiger.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Friday's Homecoming parade has been cancelled by the Mount Horeb Area School District due to the likelihood of heavy rain and winds.  Here is the district's statement:  Due to the current weather conditions, we will not be able to hold our homecoming parade today. We are truly...

Photo courtesy of Pellitteri. 

This summer, the Mount Horeb Village Board approved a new company to handle refuse and recycling for local citizens. After receiving four bids (from GFL Environmental, Lake Shore Recycling Services, Waste Management and Pellitteri Waste Systems), the board opted to switch from Waste Management to...
A Ukrainian family is living an American story right here in the Village of Mount Horeb. More than 5,000 miles away from the bombs and suffering and loss, they are making a new life while reflecting on the one they had to leave behind. No good story is without its heartache and the tale of America...
There are only a few ways to leave public office. Politicians can be removed by disgruntled voters, die or step down of their own volition. Dane County’s top elected official will leave office the last way, retiring next spring after nearly 13 years running one of the state’s most prominent...
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a 75 percent increase in water rates in the Village of Blue Mounds. The rising costs stem from two major water projects the village is currently pursuing.  One is a new booster station that is currently under construction and will be...

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