The Wisconsin Department of Transportation named six Excellence in Construction Awards for 2018 during the annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held Jan. 17-18 in Middleton.

The Columbus Area Historical Society started the new year on a grand scale as it had two donors come forward before the end of last year to grant the society its Christmas wish of a new furnace. It is installed, up and running and the society is looking forward to a great year at the museum.

Wayland Academy will host its 17th annual competition for the Mary Swan Scholarship, an award that covers the full cost of tuition at Wayland for four years. Wayland, a coeducational college preparatory school, offers the scholarship opportunity to incoming ninth grade day students.

Portage Kiwanis Club donated $250 to Columbia County Court Appointed Special Advocates. Pictured are Executive Director Darryl Teske and Club Vice-President Jim Burmeister. Columbia County CASA is a non-profit 501c3 funded by grants, businesses, and private donations. For more information, t…

The 2018-19 class of the Sauk County Institute of Leadership learned a lesson about leadership from Popeye the Sailor Man on Jan. 10 at the Sauk-Prairie School District Administration Building.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation named six Excellence in Construction Awards for 2018 during the annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held Jan. 17-18 in Middleton.

A Beaver Dam contractor was among six in the state to receive an Excellence in Construction Award from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation during the annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held Thursday and Friday in Middleton.

The following area students with a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher have been named to the dean's list at Edgewood College for the fall 2018 semester: Jordan Bauer of Pardeeville, Kaylee Dykes of Portage, Kimberley Helm-Quest of Portage, Morgan Kearney of Lodi, Alexis Mast of Dalton, Na…

A winter grazing meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 11 at the Columbia County Health and Human Services Building, 111 E. Mullet St., Portage.

Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin  is launching its 2019 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program drop-off service that allows taxpayers to schedule a time to drop off tax documents, and a time to pick them up after completion.