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In their January 3 meeting, the Village Board welcomed two new village police officers, approved the creation of a standalone Historic Preservation Commission, awarded a planning contract to Vandewalle Associates, added vapor products to Section 9.18 Tobacco Products Prohibited, and shared their...
Two big blizzards and temperatures that plummeted to -15 degrees couldn’t keep the citizens of Mount Horeb from getting out and having fun last week. Pictured here, Eoin, Ian and Dawn Mullarney enjoyed some snowboarding at Liberty Park on Tuesday’s snow day, and Matthew and Grayson Nankee strapped...

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. By Yoichi Okamoto

Mount Horeb High School is partnering with United Way of Dane County to host a day of service this month in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The full-day celebration of Dr. King’s legacy is scheduled for Monday, January 15, and will include volunteer opportunities for both Mount...
With a major snow storm headed this way, local officials are making the usual preparations. In the Village of Blue Mounds, chief of police Joe Hoops has declared a snow emergency, prohibiting on-street parking from 1 p.m. Monday until 5 p.m. Wednesday.  In the Mount Horeb Area School District,...
Jada Hooks, the owner of Jada’s Garden in Blue Mounds, was chosen to decorate the Governor’s Mansion for the holidays this year. This was Hooks’ second year in a row decorating the executive residence. Pictured above at Governor Tony Evers’ home on December 19 are (from left to right) Jane Knutson...

Best friends Molly Schmock and Robyn Booth host the “Home is Where the Murder Is” podcast. Photo by Matt Geiger.

“Imagination, of course, can open any door - turn the key and let terror walk right in.” -Truman Capote,  In Cold Blood The idea came to Robyn Booth while she was drinking a glass of wine in the shower: A podcast about murders and the homes in which they occurred. Booth and her best friend, Molly...

Jennifer and Scott Winner on their final day at Little Norway last week.  Photo by Matt Geiger.

In their final days in the Valley of the Elves, Scott and Jennifer Winner were playing the radio while they cleaned out separate rooms in the house where they had raised a family. The same house where Scott, himself, grew up. Suddenly, a song they heard on their first date emerged from the speakers...
The Mount Horeb Area School District Board of Education unanimously approved a donation last week for the total cost of a new state-of-the-art scoreboard for the district’s athletic stadium. The contribution comes from Terry and Kathy Kurth. According to the agreement approved by the board, the...
The Village of Mount Horeb is considering taking steps to help save the various aspects of the community’s history that make it a great place to live. The Mount Horeb Planning Commission is currently considering reinstating the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). A public hearing on the...
The Mount Horeb Area School District Board of Education approved a new faculty salary schedule and contract for 2024-2025. The decision comes after eight meetings since October between the district representatives and the Mount Horeb Education Association (MHEA) bargaining team. The new schedule...

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