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It happens all the time.  A member of the public or representative of the press will file a request under Wisconsin’s open records law, which applies to all state and local government entities. But instead of records, the requester gets a bill. “The city will require pre-payment in full before we...
I read the very informative article regarding the School Board President Mr. Hise. I did vote for him in the early voting period. A couple questions the Mount Horeb Mail did not ask. Did teachers who did not work get paid? The workers at local grocery stores, for example, did not miss a beat and...
To assist the veteran community in Mount Horeb we coordinated with the Public Affairs Officer at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison to have them talk to us about enrollment in VA Healthcare, and the latest on the COVID Vaccine at the VA. Recently, the Mount Horeb...
There are dozens of spring flowers, particularly among wind-pollinated plants, which barely resemble flowers based on our memory of grade school tulips we drew. The inverse occurs, too, vegetative plant growths that resemble flowers but are no more a flower than a head of cabbage or a deep-fried...
Regarding the election for Town Board in Springdale: In last week’s Mount Horeb Mail there was a letter stating that the Springdale Land Use Plan is too controlling and its application is dependent on the requester.  As a former member of the Town of Springdale Plan Commission I can state this is...
A couple days ago, we read that the state senate and the assembly are considering two companion bills. Both are introduced by Republicans but support (and opposition) have not fallen along clear party lines.  Many people really don’t have an idea what the bills mean.  Under Senate Bill 55 and...
When a Wisconsin utility like Alliant applies to build a new power plant, law requires potentially affected landowners, neighbors, local governments and media outlets be notified of intentions before local contracting is pursued.  This is not the case when power plants are pursued by out of state...
Dear editor, Springdale doesn’t need to turn things around and go backwards as the challengers to our Town Board’s incumbents would have you believe.  The residents of our township developed and enacted a workable and consistent Land Use Plan.  As a former member of the Plan Commission, I know we...
To the editor,   As far as I can see, the current Springdale Town Board has indeed done a job curtailing growth and development in the Township. They accomplish this by controlling who gets to divide property, where buildings can be placed and what activities property owners are allowed on their...
This year has been hard for every teacher, student and parent. Through it all, the school district has worked in many different ways to maintain a sense of community. The high school Principal, Cody Lundquist, sums up the realistic yet hopeful sentiments of many teachers and students, saying, “...

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