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There was, in Aesop’s Fables, a great and powerful storm. In it, the mighty oak was destroyed. But the swaying willow – which was less mighty but more flexible - survived. As the only surviving incumbent on the April 5 ballot, and potentially the longest-serving member of the Mount Horeb Area...
Adam Mertz was the most popular candidate in the recent Primary Election, besting 10 other people and racking up more than 20 percent of the vote.  “Honestly, it was kind of mind blowing, and I was super humbled by it,” he said. Despite what could easily be called frontrunner status, Mertz was...
Jeff Shields runs his own masonry business, and he says he sees firsthand the shortage of workers currently destabilizing the nation’s economy. As a candidate for school board and a newcomer to politics, he says public schools need to do more to help their students find careers in the trades.  “The...
Spring is in the air, which, for many, brings to mind rain showers, blooming flowers, and the return of migratory birds. It’s also a time for spring elections.  This year’s election, slated to take place on Tuesday, April 5, will determine who will fill three available seats on the Mount Horeb Area...
What are your top three priorities, if elected to the board? Nate Gauger: With burgeoning economic activity within our borders and surrounding us, growth is literally constrained by our geography and also by less tangible socioeconomic factors. With this challenge is the expense and difficulty of...
Most years, there are barely enough candidates to fill the seats. In 2022, thanks to a variety of factors - including the passionate depths of opinion people harbor about how the district should move forward following a global pandemic and unrelenting societal upheaval - that’s not exactly a...
The Mount Horeb High School Current Affairs Class will hold a School Board Candidate Forum March 9, 2022 at 6 p.m. in the Middle School Step Room.  The forum is open to the public.
Eleven people faced off Tuesday in a local school board primary that whittled the field down to six candidates. The following candidates made it through to the April 5 election: Adam Mertz: (20.5%/1,108 votes); Carly Fisher: (14.7%/795 votes); Leah Lipska (13.9%/752 votes); Joel Craven: (11.5%/619...
Wisconsin’s Spring Primary took place Tuesday, February 15, and the Spring General Election is right around the corner (in April). Voters who don’t already have a Wisconsin driver license, ID or other form of ID needed to vote can still get a Wisconsin ID from the Wisconsin Department of...
Name: Karl Zelle Bio: I’m a father with two children in the Mount Horeb school district. My family has been in the district since 2013, and we appreciate the quality of education the district has to offer. I work at Epic, and I enjoy woodworking, being outdoors, and playing the tuba. Why are you...

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