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Mount Horeb sophomore Jaxon Pernot was named second-team all-Northern Badger Conference. Jaxon Pernot finished fourth at the conference meet at 106 pounds. Pernot began his day by pinning Watertown’s Oz Bope in 25 seconds, then he won a major decision over Jack Dubach of Monroe, 10-2. Pernot was...
For more than a month, they held out hope. They crossed their fingers and kept preparing for a season they knew might never arrive. Tuesday, the end officially came for high school coaches and athletes across the state. The WIAA’s Board of Control voted, 10-1, to cancel spring sports competitions...
It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which the Presidential Preference Primary that took place April 7 could have less impact on who ends up in the White House in January.  Republican incumbent Donald J. Trump did not face opposition on the ballot, as is usually the case with those who already hold...
120 Years Ago- April 19, 1900 The condition of Geo. Beaty is not very favorable at the present writing. Andrew Johnson of Finley is here. We have just had a glimpse of him, that’s all. Rev. E.C. Booth of Richland Center will supply the pulpit at Union Church morning and evening and at Blue Mounds...
I was looking at my phone the other day when I saw a series of outgoing text messages to the phone of a woman who is not my wife.  “I love you!” one exclaimed.  “I miss you so much,” said another.  One was just  several emojis showing a face in which the eyeballs had been replaced by gargantuan red...
It was early in the week of March 16, still two weeks before the spring election, and Mount Horeb village clerk Alyssa Gross had already received close to 600 emails requesting absentee ballots. A few days later, the number was close to 700.  “We couldn’t get requests printed out as fast as they...
Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday, April 16 directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, “or until a superseding order is issued.” The order implements some new measures that...
Town of Blue Mounds Board of Supervisors held a meeting on Tuesday, April 21. The sole purpose of this meeting was a vote to postpone and re-schedule the Annual Town Meeting to May 11, 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus and local efforts to contain it.  No other town issues were discussed.  Town clerk...
Ten years ago, people in Mount Horeb needed something to smile about. Faced with immeasurable loss, people yearned for a place free from pretense, pain or politics.  They wanted a happy place.  So they made one.  The community came together to build the Happy Place, digging up a little spot by the...
Sometimes people need a hug. But what do you do when hugs are prohibited by national and state emergency orders that instruct people to stay at least six feet apart? You find creative ways to embrace people, all while staying at a safe distance and doing your part to prevent the spread of a novel...

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