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There is a new sergeant on the Mount Horeb police force. Josh Jarvis was promoted to the position July 5, after first coming to the MHPD in 2018.  Jarvis got into law enforcement while attending school at UW-Stevens Point, where he completed an internship with a Wisconsin Conservation Warden.   “...
Want to help shape the future of housing in Mount Horeb? This is your chance. The village is forming a new Housing Task Force “to gain a full understanding of the existing hosing inventory, identify areas of realistic housing need in which the Mount Horeb housing marketplace ought to provide supply...
The village of Mount Horeb has already issued 2,400 absentee ballots for the upcoming election, according to the village clerk. In person absentee voting begins on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and runs through Friday Oct. 30.  The in-person General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 3. The polls...
A Judge’s changes to Wisconsin’s election laws, extending the dates for voter registration and turning in absentee ballots, has been overturned by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. After a few weeks of judicial back-and-forth, the November election will go on unchanged. The novel case began with...
A vote by the Mount Horeb Village Board in late August appears to have worked, spurring government officials in the neighboring Town of Blue Mounds come to the table and plan together for future development. As a result, the village board voted last week to form a committee made up of members from...
Dane County executive Joe Parisi introduced his 2021 County Budget recently. The proposal includes spending for road projects and outdoor spaces in the Mount Horeb area.  “Everything Dane County has done leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic has laid the groundwork for our response to it. Our shared...
A group of citizens in the Mount Horeb Area School District this morning filed a statement of intent to recall Mount Horeb Area School District Board of Education member Leah Lipska.  Lipska was the supervisor who called the special meeting at which the board cancelled in-person classes shortly...
Potential changes to absentee voting in Wisconsin will come before the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the coming days. The 7th Circuit Appellate Court, while debating a lower court ruling, asked the upper court to intervene. The legal process has been convoluted. On September 21, Judge William M....
The proposed 2021 Dane County Budget unveiled by county executive Joe Parisi late last week includes an operating budget of $615.5 million (a 3.68 increase). The capital budget is $71.6 million (a 2.92 percent increase). The budget includes a levy (tax) increase of 4.09 percent. The total budget is...
Local government has a new home in the Village of Blue Mounds. The community’s new village hall and police station, which is  located next to the old one, is 3,500 square feet and was designed by Michael Peine, out of Whitefish Bay, and built by Mike Trapino  and Chris Repenshek of National...

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