Regional

Wed
19
Jan

Sauk County Gardener: Gardening resolutions for 2022

"In order to be successful in the new year, stay focused, develop a positive attitude, and be passionate with your dreams.” ~Bamigboye Olurotimi

Wed
19
Jan

Naturally speaking: Finding food during winter


A gray squirrel digs deep to find a nut in the snow. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

A number of native animals and game animals, take advantage of spilled corn and soybeans to compliment tree nuts, other fruits and various seeds during winter.

Thu
13
Jan

Town of Dellona residents speak out against proposed rental property

The Town of Dellona has denied a request for an Illinois resident to operate a short-term rental property in the township.

Thu
13
Jan

Naturally Speaking: Winter evergreens


Firs, like other evergreen conifers, are built to survive winter, but frost and freezing rain does build up on needles. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

Evergreen conifers don’t seem to be as green as they were in summer and fall. All the leaves on pines, spruces and firs are getting older the longer that stay on the tree, and darker, and heavy, waxy coating, which helps conserve water winter and summer is some of the reason.

Thu
13
Jan

Sauk County Gardener: Winter houseplant care

“Like people, plants respond to extra attention.” ~H. Peter Loewer

Thu
13
Jan

Remember to register chickens, cows, other livestock


Cows can be seen on pasture in this photo from a Reedsburg area farm. Regardless of whether you have a farm or backyard chickens, you need to register any livestock with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. (Reedsburg Independent file photo)

Everyone from pig farmers to those who keep backyard chickens is reminded they need to register with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

State law requires livestock owners to register where they keep their animals. Registration is good for three years and is due by July 31.

Thu
13
Jan

Older adults needed as mentors for children

The Foster Grandparents program is looking for volunteers in Sauk County.

The program is run through AmeriCorps and invites people 55 and older to make a difference in a child’s life. The local Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program in particular supports the effort in area counties.

Thu
13
Jan

Flambeau rises in U.S. plastics ranking


(Submitted photo)

A business with connections to Seats Inc. in Reedsburg has earned praise from Plastics News Magazine.

Flambeau, which is part of the Nordic Group, rose in two of the three rankings, and remained steady in the third, according to the publication’s Top 100 Lists. The Nordic Group includes Seats Inc.

Thu
13
Jan

Wormfarm Institute wants artists for next Farm/Art DTour


The Farm/Art DTour was held in the Reedsburg area in the past but it has since moved closer to the Sauk City-Prairie du Sac region. Wormfarm Institute is seeking artists to be part of this year’s tour. (Reedsburg Independent file photo)

The Farm/Art DTour will be back in 2022, and event organizer is looking for artists to be part of the event.

Thu
06
Jan

Turkey Trot takes off in 2021

Coronavirus couldn’t stop this year’s Turkey Trot.

The run/walk is organized by the Wonewoc Badgers 4-H Club and held in conjunction with Thanksgiving Day. It featured a 5k run/walk and a ¼ mile fun run for children.

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