Regional

Wed
03
Mar

Sauk County meetings for March

The following meetings are scheduled and will be held at the West Square Building in Baraboo unless otherwise noted.

The address is 505 Broadway.

Prospective attendees should be aware that meetings may be postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 or lack of business.

Wed
03
Mar

Sauk County Gardener: The ‘dirt’ on potting mixes

“Land is not merely soil, it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants and animals.” ~Aldo Leopold, author, philosopher, scientist and conservationist

Wed
03
Mar

Naturally Speaking: How birds stay warm


A male house finch fluffs up to stay warmer. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

Most birds have small bodies with large surface areas to body mass. Compared to a cow, a chickadee has a great deal of surface area where heat can be dissipated. That’s bad during winter and requires extra food to keep warm.

Fri
26
Feb

Public Health encourages coronavirus testing


A COVID-19 test is administered at Reedsburg Area Medical Center. (Submitted photo)

Sauk County Public Health reminds the public that it’s still important to be tested for COVID-19.

Testing is encouraged for anyone who believes they may have had contact with someone or think they have the virus.

Testing is free and available at the following locations. Registration is necessary.

Fri
26
Feb

Underly, Kerr win most votes in Sauk County

Two women received the most votes in Sauk County for state superintendent of schools.

Jill Underly garnered the majority in Sauk County at 1,063 votes, while Deborah Kerr was next with 955.

The third highest vote-getter was Sheila Briggs with 700 votes, according to unofficial results from last Tuesday’s primary election.

Fri
26
Feb

Sauk County Gardener: Picking winners

“I will go pick daisies and have a happy heart.” ~Kimber Annie Engstrom

Fri
26
Feb

Naturally Speaking: Wisconsin’s wintering robins


Photo by Jerry Davis

Extreme cold finds all looking for a least sign that changes are coming.

Searching for spring is trendy these days. A green plant, a returning bird, or the appearance of any meager hibernator will do.

Fri
26
Feb

County Board hires corporation counsel, approves branding initiative

Sauk County had a new corporation counsel and a better way to market itself following last Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

Fri
26
Feb

Back Home with Chris Hardie: Beware of falling down at any age


Then-slippery steps cause Chris Hardie to slip and fall. (Photo by Chris Hardie)

The morning began like all do, with a visit outside to accompany the dog on her walk. We stepped into the darkness and I saw overnight we had some freezing rain that coated the steps of the porch.

Sat
20
Feb

Sauk County Gardner: Propagating African violets

“In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.” ~Alice Walker

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