Regional

Thu
18
Jul

Naturally Speaking: Muskrats


Muskrats. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

The common muskrat is most active at dusk, dawn, and night but may be seen at all times, in all seasons. 

It’s equipped to swim, having somewhat webbed hind feet and uses a rat-type tail as a rudder to steer.  These mammals can back pedal. 

Thu
11
Jul

Regional libraries will get update

Buildings in the Winding Rivers Library System will undergo a catalog upgrade. These include libraries in Vernon, Juneau, Monroe, Jackson, Trempealeau, Buffalo and La Crosse counties.

With this new catalog, materials will be easier to find in a more modern system.

Thu
04
Jul

Community First Bank wins $10k grant

The Wisconsin Bankers Association has awarded a $10,000 Housing and Economic Development Grant to Community First Bank in Boscobel.

Thu
13
Jun

Featured Pets: Noodle, Salem, Dizz and Boon

The Sauk County Humane Society has unveiled its featured pets, with comments from shelter staff. They are as follows.

Thu
13
Jun

Sauk County meetings for June 2024

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

The address is 505 Broadway.

For up-to-date agendas and locations, including room numbers, visit www.co.sauk.wi.us.

Thu
06
Jun

Dairy Breakfast set at North Freedom farm


This cow-themed Bug was on display at a past Sauk County Dairy Breakfast. (Reedsburg Independent file photo)

This year’s Sauk County Dairy Breakfast will take place at a North Freedom farm.

It will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. June 8 at United Dreams Dairy, E8810 Zech Road.

Thu
23
May

Regional locales make Field Trips list

Once again, several spots in Sauk and other surrounding counties have earned spot on the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin’s Field Trips roster.

Every spring, the organization compiles a schedule of members-only trips to noteworthy locations. Last year, the region had several stops on the tour, and this year is no exception.

Thu
23
May

BABY BOOM: Young squirrels start arriving in Wisconsin

If some squirrels are looking a little scruffy in your area, it may be because they are feeding babies or tending nests.

It’s that time when squirrels have their first litter of the year. The second typically comes in mid- to late summer.

Thu
09
May

Mount Horeb reels from school shooting

Melissa Ingold was in her garden when she heard the bang.

It was a beautiful, sunny spring day as she tended to her many upcoming flowers in a picturesque yard that overlooks the Mount Horeb Middle School’s back parking lot.

Thu
09
May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

This month is a time to discuss how mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. Struggling with mental health is not a sign of weakness, and you are not alone.

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