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A county committee will decide next month whether to award a $1.35 million loan for the Landsby Ridge development in Mount Horeb, in an effort to bolster the stock of affordable housing in the area.  Dane County’s Health and Human Needs Committee is in the process of reviewing resolutions to award...
The village’s popular “Streetery” program, which was whipped up in a hurry in 2020 to help local restaurants stay open during the pandemic, will return in 2021, according to village officials.  The village board has  unanimously approved the 2021 Streetery Program with a few small changes.  “We’ve...
The Feb. 16 Spring Primary will see seven candidates vying for the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the state highest public education position, but incumbent SPI Carolyn Stanford Taylor will not be one of them as she...
Distribution By Feds Slowing Vaccine Process WISCONSIN–Wisconsin Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk told a group of reporters at a virtual press conference last Monday that slow shipment of COVID-19 vaccines by the federal government is to blame for the low number...
In a normal year, you could be forgiven for not being able to name your state’s Department of Health Services Secretary-designee. But 2020 was not a normal year, and as the drama, chaos and political clashes of the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, Andrea Palm became something of a household name in...
Public Health Madison & Dane County continues to match Tier 1A frontline healthcare workers who are not affiliated with a major health system to vaccinators in an effort to help them get the COVID-19 vaccine. These healthcare workers, by definition, have risk of exposure to COVID-19 and include...
Gov. Tony Evers today announced the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin National Guard (WING) will launch the Mobile Vaccination Program on January 19. As additional vaccine is allocated to Wisconsin, this initiative will accelerate vaccination efforts and expand...
As one election season rolls to a close, another looms on the horizon. The Spring Election, which will lack the spectacle and bombast of the recent presidential campaigns, will allow voters to decide who will run their local municipalities, and their local school district, for the coming terms. The...
The Mount Horeb Village Board held its first meeting of 2021 on Wednesday, Jan. 6.  The board unanimously approved both an ordinance providing for the annexation of the land as well as an actual annexation agreement for the new Kwik Trip proposal. Lastly, the board changed the land’s zoning to PB...

Pocan.

United States Rep. Mark Pocan was watching live television footage of the violence that erupted at the nation’s Capital last week. As he viewed history unfolding on the screens in front of him – the last time the seat of the country’s government was invaded like this was in 1812, by British troops...

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