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The village board reviewed the 2024 Fire Department and EMS budget, considered pollination gardens, approved the senior center remodel bid, added a parking space, applied for exception from the county library tax, and approved a driveway plan and a parking spot last week. Pollination gardens...

Shannon Hadac pulls weeds at the Happy Place on Monday of last week. Photo by Matt Geiger.

Facing immeasurable pain and loss thirteen years ago, a group of people in Mount Horeb needed something to smile about. They wanted a place free from angst, anger, politics and pessimism. They wanted to come together and build a “Happy Place.” So they did. The inspiration for the Happy Place, which...
Wisconsin’s biennial budget includes a hefty increase in funding for local municipalities. Starting this summer, a full penny of the sales tax, equaling more than $1.5 billion, will end up in the coffers of local government, providing funds that can be used for law enforcement, fire protection, EMS...

Photo by Matthew Jefko. 

The Wednesday Night Live (WNL) concert series crossed the quarter-century mark last year, then returned in July and August of 2023 with a brand new slate of performers that ranged across vast musical styles and genres. The summer weather was nearly perfect, the rain stayed away, and sizeable crowds...
It was the hottest day of the year on Wednesday last week, with temperatures in Mount Horeb soaring to 98 degrees. While some curmudgeons chose to complain about the heat, many local kids instead used it as an excuse to fill the day with aquatic fun. Pictured above, Reid Tryba hangs in the air for...
The board discussed post-high school preparation, graduation rates, attendance rates, student volunteering and summer school at their August 21 meeting. Director of Student Services Brian Johnson and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Sara Straka presented a report on observed graduation and...
The Village of Mount Horeb has seen a recent uptick in annoying “nuisance-type” offenses by youth, including multiple eggings. In some cases, local authorities have been able to crack the case. In others, they are still digging. “[W]e have had an issue with nuisance-type offenses such as ringing...
The budget for the 2023-2024 school year was approved by community members present at the MHASD annual budget meeting last Tuesday. Revenue Total revenues for the 2023-2024 school year were up from $30 million last year to $33.3 million. A resolution approved about $16.3 million in taxes to be...
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“And, as you read and re-read, the book of course participates in the creation of you, your thoughts and feelings, the size and temper of your soul.” – Ursula K. Le Guin If you lived in Mount Horeb, you probably saw her around. A woman handing out free books to farmers at the local co-op, tutoring...

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