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The Mount Horeb Village Board voted unanimously last week to tear down a resident’s dilapidated garage if the property owner does not take action on the building first.  The board approved a Raze Order for the structure, which is located on South 8th and Main Streets, and is in “very rough shape,”...
The Mount Horeb Village Board last week approved the Specific Implementation Plan (SIP) for Gorman & Company’s multi-family housing development on Garfield Street. The village board had some aesthetic questions, but trustees mostly praised the project for helping to create more housing options...
More than 330,000 voters statewide have already returned their absentee ballots for the August 11 Partisan Primary, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. As of Monday morning, 836,469 absentee ballot applications have been reported received by municipal clerks.  Those clerks also report...
When Chase Binnie was a student, he studied for a time in Venezuela, which most observers agree today is run by an authoritarian regime. “It wasn’t a very good situation then, and it got worse and worse over the years,” says Binnie, who now lives in Mount Horeb and is running as a Republican for...
The Partisan Primary Election will take place Tuesday, August 11. As was the case during the Spring Election, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means casting your ballot will look a little different.  “We will again be combining our polling locations into one, which will be at the Mount Horeb Public...
Gov. Tony Evers today declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1,...
Bio (personal, professional, education etc.):  I was born and raised in Dane County and graduated from McFarland High School in 1997.  Currently, I live in Oregon with my husband and two sons.  I have an adult daughter who is attending Madison College and studies Early Childhood Education. My...
Bio (personal, professional, education etc.): River Valley High School, MATC and Edgewood College; elected since 2002; Extensive history of employment in non-profits and volunteerism as an elected member of civic organizations; Fellow, Bowhay Institute, La Follette School, Univ of WI-Madison;...
The Village of Blue Mounds has closed its Tax Incremental Financing District and was able to send significant refunds to the overlaying districts.  The District accrued a refund to overlying tax jurisdictions and the Village. The total amount refunded is $786,833. This represents the net of project...
More than a month after the death of George Floyd led to protests across the country, calls to reform police have reached the decibel levels of a thunderbolt. State Democrats have released several bills they say will improve policing in Wisconsin. So have some from the GOP. But with the election...

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