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15-year-old Trinity Dyreson has tamed a wild mustang. 

Just a few months ago, a young, wild gray mustang was galloping through the wilderness on Snowstorm Mountain in Nevada. That same horse, aptly named Storm, took part in the Mustang Challenge that was part of the Midwest Horse Fair April 12-14 at Alliant Energy Center in Madison.  The wild horse...
It was on the afternoon of Saturday, April 19 in 2014. Dane County received a 911 call alerting them to a 24-year-old male who was non-responsive on the 100 block of Lauryn Court in the Village of Mount Horeb.  Upon arrival, Mount Horeb Police found Jesse Dennis Cordts deceased on the floor of a...
BLUE MOUNDS - An ambitious plan to carve a 50-mile trail loop through the heart of the Driftless region’s woods, farms, bluffs, prairies and streams is gaining traction, according to supporters.  The idea is simple: to develop approximately 50 miles of foot-traffic-only trail that connects Governor...
When World of Variety closed its doors in Dec. 1 of 2018, the future of the 25,000-square-foot building it had occupied became a point of speculation for many citizens in Mount Horeb. They can speculate no further now, because Arctica, a Verona-based company specializing in outdoor clothing for...
Sunday’s Mount Horeb High School graduation ceremony, held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, was a celebration of a diverse group of students who will now venture out into the world to make their marks and embark on their own adventures. Graduates - who will use the tools they acquired in...
Voter turnout in Mount Horeb was significantly higher than elsewhere in the state during last week’s election. Forty-one percent of eligible voters took part in the spring election in the village, versus only about 26 percent statewide.  Citizens here decided who will lead and serve on the local...
Birds trill. Wolves howl. People sing.  They do it, as Jim Leary puts it with simultaneous humor and profundity, to say: “I’m here. Somebody is here!” This existential cry has been ringing out all over the world for thousands of years. It thrums over the mountain of Tibet, where monks throat-sing;...
When I was a kid, I tried to get a ghost to help me be good at baseball. The person I cared about most in the world had died. She wasn’t technically a relative, not a mother or grandmother, but she was actually something more. She lived next door to us on the farm.  While my mom and dad...
“Daddy, can I get another pet?” “Maybe,” I replied.  “And this time can I get one that won’t die?” “Well, I’ll do a Google search for ‘immortal pets,’ but I can’t promise anything,” I said, unsure, as always, if I was doing permanent psychological damage with my words.  When the fish we won at a...

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