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It is beyond comprehension why, on November 18 the Mt. Horeb School Board refused to commit to sitting down to hash out the details of establishing a charter school.  It was a respectful request by the dedicated Driftless Area Charter School group, supported by over an hour of 3-minute citizen...
It’s become fashionable these days to chastise people for their charity. The critiques, which have accusatory titles and acerbic adjectives galore, spread like wildfire on social media. They allege that people who do charitable work are doing it wrong, or doing it for the wrong reasons. The...
Celtic Christmas Concert is at  Martinson Hall On Sunday, December 22, Good News Lutheran Church will be welcoming the Lutheran Ceili Orchestra to present “Christsong,” a Celtic Christmas concert. The concert is from 4:00-5:30 p.m. and will be held at Martinson Hall (108 S. 2nd St.) in Mt. Horeb....
Iowa City, Iowa - Howard M. Field, 85, died on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in Gilbert, Arizona. Howard was born August. 22, 1934, in Cambridge, Wisconsin, the son of Ted and Mildred (Strommen) Field. He married Darlene “Nitzy” Gillette in Madison, Wisconsin. on August 25, 1956. They were married 56...
Lois “Mardell” Grender MOUNT HOREB/MADISON-Mardell Grender, age 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Brookdale Manor. She was born to Peter and Valarie (Stensby) Volden on July 4, 1937.  Mardell grew up in the townships surrounding Mount Horeb.  She...
120 Years Ago- Dec. 14, 1899 The fence around the Lutheran church was removed last Tuesday, which was an improvement. Many of our sports were in to see the foot ball game at Madison last Saturday, returning wiser if not wealthier. Carl Koloth has just finished the deepest well in the township of...
The issue of governance remains a significant barrier to the formation of a charter school in partnership with the Mount Horeb Area School District. School board president Diana Rothamer received a request from two board members to place the item on the agenda, with comments that the issue of...
 The nomination period for the Spring Election opened December 1, and local citizens who wish to run for school, village or town boards can now circulate papers and begin readying their campaigns. If you live in an area represented by a seat with a term that is up in the next election, you are...

There are many who can answer that question because there are 19 MHHS alumni in the Badger Band, the most of any high school. In fact, it’s not even close; McFarland High School is next with six alumni in the approximately 300-member Badger Band. 

It’s not a running joke that a cluster of Mount Horeb High School alumni often hear now that they’re in college. It’s a marching joke.  Time and time again when they’re among their peers in the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, someone will make conversation and ask where they are from. The...
120 Years Ago- Nov. 7, 1899 There were many a porker marketed here last Monday. Remember the raw fur buyer at the Mt. Horeb House on Wednesday, Dec. 13th. How about the size of the wood pile? is a vital question with many of our villagers just at present. The creamery here is now overloaded with...

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