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Photo by Ron Lutz II.

Kathy Hofmann is drinking freshly brewed coffee, wearing a black turtleneck, and carefully arranging a series of gild-framed paintings on a couch and chair inside her old farmhouse in rural Mount Horeb. She’s preparing for an exhibition of her work at the Driftless Historium, and she’s working with...

Nicholas Day.

It has now been a month since Nicholas Day’s body was found on the side of a local country road, and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek information from citizens that had contact with the victim in the weeks and months leading up to his death on January 15. Madison Area Crime...

Chris Hofmann. 

What if a few Republicans and Democrats sat down and had a respectful discourse? What if someone who voted for Donald Trump and someone who voted for Barack Obama didn’t just try to change each other’s minds, but rather, tried to listen to one another and understand their worldviews. Crazy, right?...

Ralph Buechner.

The family of Ralph Buechner has announced a $13,000 matching grant to support the planned Memorial Park for area veterans. From February 19through March 26, the dates of the historic battle of Iwo Jima, the Buechners will match up to $13,000 in donations for the park to honor Ralph’s memory.  ...
On the three week anniversary of the homicide of Nicholas Day on CTH JG in the town of Blue Mounds, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek information from citizens who may have been in the area on Wednesday, January 15th. Investigators are sharing an image of a dark colored pick-up...
The word “sheriff” sparks a vivid image in the minds of most Americans. A beige uniform, a shotgun and a vast, rural territory in which geography and culture make law enforcement very different than it is in bustling cities. The word comes from late Old English, when it was used to describe royal...
Swine flu. Bird flu. Zika. Ebola. It seems like every year, a different potential pandemic makes headlines. While they cause worry, conversation and speculation in the general population, medical professionals must tackle how each contagion could impact local communities - and how to respond.  This...
We are very fortunate that we live in such a fantastic community. One example of that is the Mount Horeb School District’s Weekend Lunch Program.  The membership of the Mount Horeb American Legion voted to donate $500 to the program.  I finally caught up with Michelle Denk, Mary McDonough Sutter...
Anthony Thompson, a member of Mount Horeb’s Troop 62, celebrated achieving his Boy Scout Eagle rank December 15th in an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held at Life Church. He and his team built and installed a 96-foot extension to a boardwalk in Blue Mounds’ Brigham Park. The project took 146 hours...
There are many people from Mount Horeb who are working toward a career in the performing arts. But while their roots are similar, each young artist is carving a new and unique path.  Brett Fredrickson, 20, who is currently a sophomore majoring in both BFA Musical Theatre and BA Dance at the...

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