Wisconsin district investigates boys’ apparent Nazi salute
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute, drawing a strong rebuke on social media.
Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller said she became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on ...
The Latest: Wisconsinites rally for love after Nazi photo
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a photo of Wisconsin high school students giving what appears to be a Nazi salute (all times local):
Some members of a Wisconsin community are rallying to give a message of love in response to a photo that appears to show several high ...
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Adams-Friendship 40, Nekoosa 20
Algoma 44, Sturgeon Bay 0
Almond-Bancroft 49, Tigerton/Marion 6
Antigo 28, Merrill 8
Arcadia 40, Luther 6
Arrowhead 35, Waukesha North 28
Ashland 28, Medford Area ...
Abbotsford 49, Owen-Withee 20
Algoma 60, Tigerton/Marion 0
Almond-Bancroft 48, Tri-County 6
Amherst 40, Manawa 21
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Aquinas 14, Tomah 10
Arrowhead 33, Waukesha West 15
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Algoma 19, Oconto 14
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Antigo 28, Lakeland 13
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Showers and thunderstorms continue to increase already swollen rivers and make travel around flooded areas difficult in southern Wisconsin.
Madison is bracing for flash flooding as Lake Monona reached a record level of 7.5 inches (19 centimeters) above the 100-year ...
More rain causes rivers to rise, extends flood warning
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say there’s no relief in sight for waterlogged southern Wisconsin residents.
The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning for Madison until Thursday afternoon after the area received more than an inch and a half of rain Saturday night through ...
Almond-Bancroft 41, Wild Rose 0
Amery 34, Prescott 14
Amherst 42, Wittenberg-Birnamwood 0
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Arcadia 21, Dodgeville 7
Athens 42, Thorp 6
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Water-logged southern Wisconsin braced Friday for yet another bout of severe weather over the Labor Day weekend, the latest in a seemingly endless stream of punishing storms and floods.
The National Weather Service predicted that the Madison area would get up to 2 ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System regents have changed the name of another 10 two-year schools as the campuses merge with nearby four-year institutions.
The regents on Friday approved renaming UW-Marathon County as UW-Stevens Point at Wausau; UW-Marshfield/Wood County as ...
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — An employee at a Portage prison is one of five people accused in a plan to deliver marijuana inside the facility.
A memorial to Baraboo-born survivors of a World War I battle is headed to Lower Ochsner Park.
Baraboo High School history teacher Steve Argo and the Baraboo 21 Club have worked for three years to create a memorial to the locals who survived the sinking of the SS Tuscania in 1918. On ...
Lillian “Lil” Adams, 88, of Baraboo, slipped away while loved ones dozed nearby on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center.
Lil was originally from Port-Aux-Basques, Newfoundland, Canada. She came to the states following her marriage to Sparky Adams, a Coast Guard ...
Friends like everything about Judy Ellington except her lutefisk and lefse.
Speakers celebrated the devoted volunteer’s work on behalf of several Baraboo causes as Ellington received a community service award Tuesday from the Kiwanis Club. They also provided insight into her less public ...
Amy Lynn Cone, 59, of Baraboo, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 22, 2018, at home.
Amy was born in Baraboo on March 6, 1959, the daughter of John Norton and Barbara Jean (Ameigh) Cone. She graduated from Baraboo High School in 1977 and then worked at Seneca Foods Corporation for 35 ...
Baraboo nonprofit seeks to add transitional housing for employment program
Leaders of a Baraboo program that helps former convicts and other underserved members of society re-enter the workforce hope to use recent recognition to help expand their efforts by offering participants transitional housing.
People Helping People received a Jefferson Award in December ...
Joanne L. Krause, 80, of Janesville, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in Janesville.
She was born in Vernon County on Aug. 2, 1937, the daughter of the late Lewis and Florence (Clark) Morris. Joanne married Algene A. Krause on July 6, ...
Speaker delivers painful, personal address on transgender challenges
Joanne Lee is coming to Baraboo to fulfill a promise to her son. As he lay peacefully in a casket, after committing suicide at age 16, Lee made a vow.
“You take a rest. Mom is going to fight for you and for others,” she said that day in September 2015. “That’s the promise I made to ...
St. Clare Hospital adopts Baraboo’s Steinhorst Park, works to improve environmental friendliness
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital is taking steps to promote sustainability both inside and outside its Baraboo healthcare center.
The institution will adopt Steinhorst Park and host cleanup days to ensure the area is free of litter and other debris for visitors. St. Clare Hospital leaders met ...
Federal housing data is showing a drop in homelessness in Wisconsin, but area shelters still face more demand than they can handle.
“We’ve been full. It’s sad,” said Cindy LeGrand, executive director of River Haven Homeless Shelter. “Right now we have a housing shortage here and we have ...
A Sauk County official says a Baraboo man accidentally overdosed on prescription medication while carrying for his elderly mother in January, resulting in both of their deaths.
“He died first,” Coroner Greg Hahn said. “Then, the mother just more or less didn’t know what to ...
SSM Health to close Baraboo addiction Treatment and Recovery Center in June
The Baraboo SSM Health Treatment and Recovery Center will close its doors June 15, further limiting what many health officials view as a shortage of assistance programs for drug addiction across the state.
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital Spokesperson Melanie Platt-Gibson said changing ...
Highway 33 traffic between Baraboo and Reedsburg to get additional law enforcement attention starting tonight
The Sauk County Sheriff’s Department will devote extra attention to traffic on a stretch of highway between Reedsburg and Baraboo in the coming days.
In a news release Thursday, Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said the agency has responded to a disproportionate number of fatal and serious ...
Postage collectors from all over the state will gather in Reedsburg for its annual exhibition May 5-6.
When the Baraboo Area Stamp Club was chosen to host the exhibition, member Ken Grant said the club decided to bring the 87th Annual Convention and Exhibition for the Wisconsin Federation ...
Marcella “Tootie” Ender, 85, of Baraboo, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Tootie was born April 18, 1933, in Baraboo, the daughter of Edward and Evelyn Dummer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth “Jack;” and her son, Dennis.
The weather pendulum is swinging from storms to sunshine.
After Wednesday’s snowstorm dropped 7.2 inches on the Baraboo area, the National Weather Service predicts a slow warming trend over the next several days.
Temperatures reached the mid-40s Thursday, and may climb to 60 degrees ...
Continuing a partnership dating back to when the Ringlings launched their circus in Baraboo, a local bank will serve as the lead sponsor of this summer’s Big Top Parade and Circus Celebration.
This week the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce announced Baraboo State Bank will lead the many ...
Ho-Chunk contribution to Great Sauk State Trail efforts is second largest
Ho-Chunk Nation contributed $100,000 to the Great Sauk State Trail effort.
The donation brings the total funds collected by the Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail to $780,000, according to Jeff Wright, president of the friends group. The funds will go toward the second phase of the ...
A regional trade group has recognized what Baraboo customers have known for years: Wild Apples Floral is a treasure.
The Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Florist Association named Wild Apples owner Missi Blum its Retailer of the Year this month during a convention at Chula Vista Resort in ...
Sauk County Board selects new leader, signaling shift in balance of power
A newly-elected Sauk County Board chose fresh leadership Tuesday night, signaling a possible shift in the longstanding balance of power.
By a 14-13 vote, with four supervisors not in attendance, the board elected Supervisor Peter Vedro of Baraboo as its chairman, ending Supervisor Marty ...
Deer at the Ochsner Park Zoo are about to get a new home they’ll share with new friends.
The Baraboo zoo’s deer will move from their current home to a new pen near the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Park Street. A $40,000 gift from the Sauey Family Foundation is funding new fences and a ...
Baraboo residents don’t have to travel south to experience the thrill and extravagant garb of the Kentucky Derby.
The SSM Health St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary will host its first-ever Derby Party on April 30 at the Baraboo Arts Center featuring gourmet food, raffles and a Kentucky Derby ...
UW-Baraboo/Sauk County fundraiser highlights student’s human trafficking research
A major fundraiser for the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County will highlight a student’s quest to bring public awareness to human trafficking throughout the state.
On Thursday evening, the university’s Friends of the Campus Foundation will host its 17th annual Grape and Gourmet ...
Prep sports: Yet again, Tuesday’s area prep schedule is wiped out by the snowy mess out there
TUESDAY’S AREA PREP SPORTS POSTPONEMENTS
TRACK AND FIELD
Belleville/New Glarus Quad, rescheduled to May 1 (Belleville/New Glarus, Lake Mills, Marshall, Poynette)
Baraboo Quad, postponed; no rescheduling date set (Baraboo, DeForest, Portage, Sauk Prairie)
Beaver Dam Quad, ...
Authorities say a Facebook post helped them identify a woman suspected of stealing more than $1,000 of carpet cleaning equipment from a Baraboo store.
On Friday, the Sauk County District Attorney’s Office charged Kathryn Ann Swenson, 31, of Madison, with felony retail theft, a charge ...
Mary G. Weiland passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 67.
She was born March 30, 1951, in Reedsburg, the only daughter of Gene and Alice Schyvinch. On Feb. 26, 1984, she was united in marriage to Robert Weiland. Mary worked ...
Girl Scouts support cancer patients at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo
A local Girl Scouts chapter is providing words of hope and encouragement to cancer patients at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital.
Members of the Girl Scouts Troop No. 4037 recently spent more than 50 hours putting together “hope bags” for patients receiving radiation oncology treatments at the ...
SSM Health St. Clare Foundation donates hygiene products to local food pantries
Local food pantries play an integral role in feeding disadvantaged families throughout the community, but they also provide hygiene products and household items that are essential to people’s health and well-being.
The Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells food pantries both rely on donations from ...
Madison Memorial’s Roark Lundal, Baraboo’s Mackenzie Koehler make swimming commitments
Madison Memorial senior Roark Lundal has committed for men’s swimming at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to a WISCA.net report.
Lundal was eighth in the 50-yard freestyle (21.24 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (:50.42) at the 2018 WIAA Division 1 state boys swimming and ...
Hailstorm hits Baraboo area; stormy weather will continue through weekend
A potent, slow-moving spring storm system that’s expected to persist through the weekend dropped hail on the Baraboo area Friday.
Downtown Baraboo resident Bridgette Rozinski said she was awoken by the sound of thunder after 9 a.m., and noticed that the sky was dark grey. Two minutes ...
Two Baraboo educators are receiving recognition and funding from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation for their contributions to Wisconsin classrooms.
Gordon L. Willson Elementary School kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Gulden and Al Behrman Elementary School Principal John Blosenski will ...
Baraboo’s new Edward Jones office offers a little bit of everything. The staff can help you with life insurance, retirement savings and college funds. They also offer espresso and cookies.
Refreshing jolts of caffeine and sugar are among the homey touches adviser Preston Baus incorporated ...
IN DEPTH: Counties want long-term solution to Wisconsin’s infrastructure crisis
Merrimac resident Dean Voeks has a choice where he spends his money: Baraboo, Lodi or the Sauk Prairie area. But because of the condition of State Highway 78 between Merrimac and Prairie du Sac, the Sauk Prairie area isn’t typically high on his list.
“If I have a choice, I won’t drive it,” ...
Candidate files for recount of Sauk County Circuit Court race results
The state Elections Commission ordered a recount Wednesday for the Sauk County Branch 3 Circuit Court election.
The recount will take place at 9 a.m. Friday in the Sauk County West Square Building in Baraboo and continue Saturday and Monday if necessary.
Reedsburg Municipal Judge ...
Ray E. Harris, 65, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 7, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family, after losing a very short but very heroic battle with cancer.
Ray was born Nov. 13, 1952, in Oswego Illinois, the son of Roscoe and Vurla (Adams) Harris. He graduated from ...
Art Henry, 77, of Baraboo, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at Ridgeview Group Home in Cazenovia. A memorial service will be held in May with a full obituary to appear in the Baraboo News Republic. The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Lloyd J. Mlejnek, 81, of Baraboo, formerly of Rock Springs, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Lloyd, son of John and Rose (Subrt) Mlejnek, was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Rice Lake. He was a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving a ...
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Pitchers (ip-h-er-bb-so) — Braker (3-3-0-0-5), Cook (L; 3-10-7-2-0); Denu (W; 3-2-1-0-5); Kittleson (2-3-2-1-3); Meckley (2-1-1-4-1).
Leading hitters — BD: Klawitter ...
Waunakee boys and girls track teams sweep Badger Challenge team titles
Waunakee heated things up during the Badger Challenge track meet, sweeping team championships in the boys and girls competition Tuesday at Portage.
Waunakee’s boys won four events and had 130.5 points, finishing well ahead of DeForest (82) in the 12-team meet. The girls (125) prevailed ...