BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Sauk County have charged a man in connection with a stabbing at a Lake Delton hotel.
The Portage Daily Register reported Tuesday that 26-year-old Darren Rolle of Wisconsin Dells was charged Dec.
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Sauk County car crash that killed three people involved members of the senior class at Baraboo High School, according to authorities.
Sheriff Chip Meister on Monday identified the driver who died as 20-year-old Atreyu Ortiz, of rural Baraboo.
BARABOO, WIs. (AP) — A La Crosse man with a history of drunken driving has been sentenced to 66 years in prison for a crash that killed two people and severely injured two others.
Albart B. Shores, 59, who was found guilty by a jury in April, apologized in Sauk County Circuit Court in Baraboo on Thursday for driving drunk along Interstate 94/90 near Wisconsin Dells on Oct.
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has settled a lawsuit brought by one of its former students who said the district ignored years of complaints by her and her mother about multiple sexual assaults and a pattern of racial discrimination.
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — The first whooping crane hatched at the International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin has died...
REEDSBURG, Wisconsin (AP) — At a family dining table in tiny Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Arlene Ketchpaw chatted with a half-dozen Sauk County Democrats about how to win over voters, her fellow volunteers staring out from a now familiar Zoom screen...
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Out here they are Christmas trees.
And this is how Jim Dohner makes his livelihood.
He began planting trees in rural Sauk County in the late 1980s and has been selling his Fraser and white pines since 1997 away from the politics that play out 49.6 miles to the southwest at the state Capitol.
BARABOO—Justin R. Severson, age 36, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, after a tragic accident. Justin, son of Randy and Kerri (Goodwin) Severson was born Oct. 8, 1982, in Madison. He was a 2001 graduate of Mt.
Sauk County Housing Authority looks to change funding classification for rental assistance properties
The Sauk County Housing Authority is requesting a status change for government-subsidized housing in the county.
The request would change the funding stream for the 40 subsidized units the county manages.
Empty shelves stood out over the products Tuesday at Gander Outdoors in West Baraboo as customers milled around looking to take advantage of deep clearance options.
An online flier announced “Store Moving Everything Must Go!” along with a 60% discount coupon, though there has been no new location announced.
Organizers want people to take the advice of the Discover Real Baraboo logo that was formed through a planned marketing campaign and took nearly two years to fully realize.
West Baraboo Village President Dave Dahlke said the work highlights a partnership among local entities that recognized a need for more visibility of the area.
Sauk County Emergency Management officials are urging residents and visitors to use caution if they decide to take part in recreational activities on the Baraboo River this weekend.
Heavy rainfall Wednesday and Thursday night prompted a flood warning for the river in Sauk County until 7 a.m.
Citizens should be vigilant and cautious of fraudulent phone calls, Baraboo police say.
In a Facebook post on Friday, the Baraboo Police Department said a citizen informed them of a telephone fraud attempt in which a police department's number shows up on caller identification and the callers identify themselves as members of the local police.
A rising tide lifts all boats, and Von Klaus Winery is happily going with the flow of America’s wine craze.
Von Klaus was ahead of its time when the late Clint Clingerman founded it in Baraboo 20 years ago.
A man who threatened to harm both himself and another person in Baraboo was arrested Sunday after police talked to him and shut down the street the house was on.
The unidentified man was taken into custody in the 800 block of Eighth Avenue, Baraboo police said.
Baraboo School District’s needs, as well as those of modern educational practices, have outgrown Jack Young Middle School, district officials say.
Voters will decide next month whether the district can embark on a $41.7 million renovation project that would add about 45,000 square feet to the building, according to District Administrator Lori Mueller.
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Baraboo High School’s sophomores are venturing outside the box this year to raise funds for their junior prom. Instead of selling pastries or asking for money, they want your shoes.
The shoes can be new or gently used, any style and any size, so long as they are left at one of the several dropoff points around Baraboo before March 21, said sophomore class adviser and teacher Shelley Mordini.
Helen A. (Moore) Allen, 100, of Baraboo, died peacefully at Maplewood Nursing Home in Prairie du Sac on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. She was born in Baraboo on Jan. 31, 1919, to Paul and Selma (Fingerhut) Moore.
Baraboo business boosters are working to address three concerns common to local merchants: parking, signage and succession planning.
Those issues were identified during a 2017 “business walk” during which volunteers polled 200 merchants.
The Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce’s executive director is leaving to take a fundraising post with the Circus World Foundation.
Bobbie Boettcher announced to the Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee on Thursday that she’ll leave this spring.
Looking to keep a closer eye on who’s using its brush yard, Baraboo is considering restricting the location’s hours.
The Briar Street brush and compost site was established to give residents a place to dispose of yard waste.
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Francis “Tuff” Gonzagowski, 84, of Baraboo, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, due to a car accident.
Francis, son of Frank and Lottie (James) Gonzagowski, was born Aug. 22, 1934, in Baraboo. He was a graduate of Baraboo High School.
A social media post about someone being followed in the Baraboo Walmart prompted police Thursday to post tips on how to not become a victim of human trafficking.
“Because of some concerns, we just wanted to put out some pointers,” Baraboo Police Chief Mark Schauf said.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are looking to school districts such as Baraboo for insight into what it’s like to teach in rural areas and how to better connect university graduates to those schools.
Clydella B. Meiller, 101, of Baraboo, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center, with her sister by her side.
Clydella, daughter of Jesse and Mildred (Mills) Jones, was born July 22, 1917, in Kendall.
The inclusion of prayers during last month’s Baraboo Gathers meeting drew a rebuke from the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Organized by leaders from the Baraboo School District, the city and religious community, the Nov.
The beautiful and talented Ruby McNamer passed away Dec. 22, 2018, at St. Clare Meadows Nursing Home in Baraboo, at the age of 85. She was surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Davis Corners and graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School.
I was in the area where allied units freed the Buchenwald concentration camp. I was with the 3rd Army in the 599th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion from February of 1945 until the end of the war in May.
Sometimes the part can reveal the whole. A perfect example is the recent uproar over the "Nazi salute" photo of high school boys in Baraboo.
Even the most casual examination of the facts of the situation would reveal that they were not making a Nazi salute, but doing exactly what they said they were doing -- posing for a prom picture and waving to their parents as directed by the photographer.
The Baraboo School District has outlined more than a dozen steps it will take to address backlash to an apparent Nazi salute photo, including annual trips to the Holocaust Museum in Illinois.
Baraboo police are investigating not only the sharing of a controversial photograph of local high school students, but threats to public safety that resulted.
Earlier this week, a picture showing some prom-bound boys delivering what appear to be white supremacist gestures was shared online, sparking a firestorm of outrage.