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Dodgeville – Gunnar Thomas Gatlin Holum, age 18, of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 14, 2019.  Gunnar was born on July 12, 2001 in Madison WI to Thomas Holum and Jane Gatlin. Gunnar is survived by his parents Jane Gatlin (David Pope) of Dodgeville and Thomas Holum of Barneveld;...
Bulldozers and a backhoe began to move the earth on Elmer Road in New Glarus, beginning construction of Prairie Haus, a 40 unit apartment building, on Monday, December 9.  The apartments will become home for adults with autism and other different abilities, local workers and active seniors. Prairie...
A conservative political newcomer hopes to topple progressive incumbent U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan in the Second District next year.  Jeff Heller, 41, who lives in Fitchburg, announced his candidacy last week.  In order to be on the general election ballot in the fall of 2020, Heller would first...

A young girl making money for her family by posing with a snake in the village of Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia. Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas.

Nursing students at Edgewood college are providing healthcare for children in Cambodia, a developing country in which most citizens still live in poverty. Members of Mount Horeb High School’s Club Interact, located more than 8,000 miles away, helped make it happen.   Club Interact, which operates...

A Little Free Food Pantry. Photo by Matt Geiger.

A few months ago, a tiny structure was built on the lawn in front of the Mount Horeb Area School District’s administrative offices. With a sloped roof and a floor held aloft by a vertical four-by-four, it is a “Little Free Food Pantry,” and it is heavily used.  Food goes in, food goes out....

Pardeep Singh Kaleka. 

Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis know where the enemy prowls. They know how it thinks. They know how it grows, and what it feeds on. They know its face. And they think they’ve figured out how to stop it. The enemy is hatred. Hatred of those who are more conservative, or more liberal, or...
Hundreds of people headed to the Mount Horeb Public Library on Saturday, December 7 for the annual Cookie Walk and a visit with Santa Claus. Pictured above, Laurel Aquino talks to Saint Nick. Photo by Matt Geiger.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19    Lunch Outing--Cracker Barrel, leaving Mt. Horeb Senior Center at 10:00am. RSVP to 437-6902    Community Clothes Closet open 5:00-7:00pm   FRIDAY, DECEMER 20    Holiday Bingo, 12:30 pm. Mt. Horeb Senior Center, sponsored by Miller & Sons    Festive Friday Eve – shopping...
One of the first items on the Blue Mounds Town Board’s December 9 agenda was Approval of Election Workers. Michael Freitag, Town Clerk read off a list of names to be considered as election workers. The Board then approved the list.  Election workers play a key role in holding fair elections. Since...
The Mount Horeb Area Food Pantry will be serving a free Christmas Day Meal from noon to 3 p.m. on Christmas Day at the Community Center (Senior Center), 107 N. Grove Street, Mount Horeb.  Everyone is welcome. Come and enjoy Christmas with your friends and neighbors.  After you have had your meal...

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