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Join us in celebrating Wisconsin School Board Week October 1-7! The Wisconsin Association of School Boards has designated the first week of October as Wisconsin School Board Week. This week is a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in...
Mount Horeb was well represented in the 2023 Ironman Triathlon. Eric Hanson, 43; Calina Ackerman, 21; and Matt Hunter, 45, all completed the grueling event, making their friends and family proud. The September 8 triathlon included a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride – which came through Mount...

The Limpkin living at Stewart Park. Photo by Dexter Patterson.

If you are one of the many enthusiastic birders who calls the Mount Horeb area home, there is some big news, as a rare animal that usually lives in much warmer climes has been hanging out at a local swimming hole. A Limpkin, scientifically known as Aramus guarauna, took up residence at Stewart Lake...

Teacher Melissa Olmsted speaks to the Mount Horeb Area School District Board of Education on Monday night. Photo by Aynsley Hoelscher.

The Board of Education meeting Monday night was full of citizens and teachers asking the board to meet and confer with the Mount Horeb Education Association (MHEA) union over teacher raises. The conflict comes after the district and MHEA failed to come to an agreement at their bargaining session...
Dane County Board chair Patrick Miles last week announced the appointment of Chad Kemp to replace Mike Bare in the District 32 county supervisor seat. Bare, a Democrat, had been serving as both the District 80 State Assembly representative and the District 32 Dane County Board supervisor for more...
June 14, 1931 – September 16, 2023  Charles “Chuck” Albon Morkri, of Verona, Wisconsin passed away on September 16, 2023, after a brief illness. We are thankful that his entire family was able to be with him during his final days.  Chuck was born in rural Folsom, Wis. in 1931. He was raised during...
The Mount Horeb area’s mountain bike team has continued shining this season, three years after its inception. The Driftless Mountain Bike (DMTB) team is one organization of three teams: Middleton MTB, Mount Horeb MTB, and Waunakee MTB, allowing the team to pool resources and expertise. The local...
Each year the Mount Horeb Music Boosters recognize F.H. Hanneman’s pioneering contributions to music in Mount Horeb by honoring an outstanding musician in the eighth grade and the senior class.   To be considered for the award, interested students submit an application then have their materials...

Kristen Dresen found peace and connection while gardening with her father (above) when he was suffering from dementia. As the new owner of Olson’s Flowers, she believes flowers possess the power to help people heal and connect.

When Kristen Dresen’s father was diagnosed with dementia, the man she loved so dearly started slipping away. It is a long and erratic goodbye that many people are forced to say to their parents. But when he would work in the garden with his daughter, he would return to her, becoming more fully...
Mount Horeb native Johanna Gorman-Baer is currently a resident teaching artist at Children’s Theatre Company, the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people. It creates theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire for more than 250,000 people annually. CTC is the only ...

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