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14
Aug

Vicar Stephen Nilsen joins St. Peter’s Lutheran Church


Stephen Nilsen. (Submitted photo)

A Loganville church has a new vicar.

Fri
14
Aug

Two locals among graduates from UW-Oshkosh

A couple of residents received diplomas from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh this past spring.

Mariah Burdick of Reedsburg graduated with a degree in anthropology. Lydia Westedt of La Valle earned a diploma in public relations.

About 1,700 students graduated from UW-Oshkosh in the college’s first-ever virtual ceremony.

Fri
14
Aug

Traffic stop turns up meth, guns, cash


Angel Williams. (Reedsburg Police Department photo)

A Reedsburg woman was arrested following a traffic stop on Viking Drive.

Fri
14
Aug

Toastmasters to meet outside

After months of Zoom meetings, the Reedsburg Toastmasters group is planning an in-person get-together in Webb Park.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 20.

The gathering will include speeches, jokes, inspirational ideas and table topic discussions.

Fri
14
Aug

Residents urged to call before digging

Anyone planning a project that involves digging and excavating is encouraged to call Diggers Hotline ahead of time to avoid accidentally hitting a utility line or other underground infrastructure.

Dial 811 to make sure there’s nothing below.

Fri
14
Aug

Rock Springs receives improvement funds to mitigate flooding damage

The Village of Rock Springs has qualified for federal dollars to undertake projects that aim to reduce flooding and fix current issues.

The Village will receive a $396,000 loan and $228,000 grant to upgrade the sanitary sewer system that was affected by flooding in 2008, 2010, 2018 and 2019.

Fri
14
Aug

Registration opens for Lazy Beaver Race

The Reedsburg Kiwanis Club’s 20th Annual Lazy Beaver Canoe and Kayak Race was postponed this year and will be held on Sept. 15.

Registration must be completed by Aug. 15 to receive a discount.

The race was originally supposed to be held July 25 but it was pushed back due to coronavirus.

Fri
14
Aug

Reedsburg Utility Commission helps Viking Village Foods save energy, money


Sally Turpin, energy service representative for Reedsburg Utility Commission, presents a check to Pam Coy, general manager/owner if Viking Village Foods, in support of an energy efficiency project. (Submitted photo)

Viking Village Foods wrapped up a refrigeration project that will reduce energy usage and save $13,000 in electricity costs each year.

The store collaborated with Reedsburg Utility Commission to complete the project.

Fri
14
Aug

Reedsburg residents earn honors at UW-Green Bay

Three Reedsburg natives achieved academic excellence this past spring at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Bailey Crary and Emily Miller earned high honors while Rebecca Schwerman finished the semester with honors.

Fri
14
Aug

Reedsburg PD, Sauk County Sheriff won’t enforce mask mandate


People wearing masks could be see outside in downtown Reedsburg in this recent photo. (Photo by Heather Stanek)

Two area law-enforcement agencies will refer mask mandate complaints to the Sauk County Health Department.

Reedsburg Police Chief Patrick Cummings said it will be up to the health department to take any action, if necessary, and work with the Sauk County District Attorney’s office regarding complaints.

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