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Doug Vierck.

Douglas Vierck has a few minutes to talk, sitting down behind the frosted panes of glass that surround a conference room at the new Mount Horeb Police Station. Then he has to go get fitted for his new uniform.  With that outfit comes the responsibility of heading up law enforcement in the Village...
Three candidates are running in the (technically) nonpartisan primary for Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday, Feb. 18.  Incumbent Daniel Kelly, law professor Ed Fallone and Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky are each seeking a 10-year term on the court. Despite the nonpartisan designation of...
The creation of a Community Development Committee (CDC) and a Community Development Director (CDD) by the Village of Mount Horeb will bring most of the functions of the independent Community Development Authority (CDA) under the umbrella of village government. The process is on hold for one month...
The Mount Horeb Area School District board of education rejected a request to voluntarily allow American Transmission Company (ATC) representatives and consultants to enter the school district property on Highway JG to survey the site in preparation for the installation of a high voltage power line...
A request for an agricultural road in the southeast corner of Primrose is looking to be an uphill battle following review from the town board. The board’s Feb. 3 meeting featured discussion over a building site on the property of the Zellmer family and the possibility of an agricultural road that...

The Mount Horeb School Board.

With teachers planning to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the Mount Horeb Area School District administration is exploring options for the 2020-2021 budget, including nearly $650,000 in increases and more than $230,000 in reductions. Not all the information is in, but many early...
Two local businesses are expanding and the Village of Mount Horeb will be seeing the benefits. At the January board of trustees’ meeting, no one spoke at a public hearing for an adjustment to the village’s comprehensive plan and zoning for a west side development centered around Midwest Prototyping...
DANE COUNTY–A whirlwind of resignations and appointments over the past week has left the Dane County Board of Supervisors with a new board chair and a new interim executive director of the Alliant Energy Center. Board chair Sharon Corrigan, of Middleton, rendered her resignation on Jan. 23 at the...
SPRINGDALE – Now that local tax bill season is ending for the Town of Springdale, the 2020 election season is about to begin. The town received payment for 853 tax bills between Dec. 15 and Dec. 31 totalling almost $2.5 million, town treasurer Rebecca Boelhower Santi said at a Jan. 21 town board...
On the April ballot, residents of the Town of Vermont can weigh in on allowing all-terrain vehicles and utility task vehicles (ATVs and UTVs) to use town roads. The town board has been discussing the issue for several months, hearing from local riders’ groups and others while looking at definitions...

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