Wisconsin school districts are taking a multi-faceted approach to addressing mental health concerns of students.
The sun is shining and the mosquitoes are out. That can only mean one thing: It’s grilling season.
Year after year, Wisconsin's road are rated among the worst in the nation, according to US News rankings of the "best" states to live in, and …
Peter Warning pointed to the “156-L” written above his office door to illustrate what’s different about school safety in Portage.
Nursing homes are stretching every dollar possible to make up for the shortfall in the state’s Medicaid reimbursement rate.
In Wisconsin, a state rich with LGBT history, some communities outside the major hubs of Madison and Milwaukee can fall by the wayside, and in…
It starts with a mission.
Phil Jennings and Peter Menet flew Black Hawk helicopters while serving in the Wisconsin Army National Guard.
John Rodgers took up the hobby of beekeeping because he wanted to produce fermented honey, otherwise known as mead. That was 10 years ago.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
District Administrator Tom Benson said the breakfast program at the School District of Reedsburg evolved over the years.
Facing a dwindling and aging membership, service club leaders are asking themselves two questions: What happened? And what’s next?
When life hands you cucumbers, make pickles.
Spring has arrived, and along with it comes the urge to get on the open road.
Another group of students in Wisconsin is falling behind its peers academically, according to a nonpartisan research firm, and local school di…
Body cameras for police have emerged over the past few years as the next standard tool in an officer’s arsenal alongside the gun and the badge.
Half of new businesses in America fail within their first five years, according to U.S. Small Business Administration.
This winter gave area farmers as many twists and turns as it could with a green Christmas, polar vortex and flooding.
When a special committee began examining whether to shrink the Sauk County Board in 2017, a county attorney advising the panel described the b…
Every day, Portage Police Sgt. Ben Neumann’s son asks his K-9 partner, Ares, to help drop him off at school.
With apologies to Charles Dickens and his "Tale of Two Cities," for downtowns across the United States, it is both the best of times and the w…
With national retailers and municipalities at odds over tax bills, legislators are working to clarify the rules for assessing big-box stores’ value.
It was a gloomy winter Thursday morning, but the aroma of chocolate and spices brightened up the memory cafe’s atmosphere.
In November, two cities and 16 counties in Wisconsin held advisory referendums for legalizing marijuana. Although non-binding, the results sho…
The statewide private school voucher program covers tuition costs for students who meet certain requirements, redirecting millions in tax dollars from public schools to the area’s participating private schools.
Pardeeville High School’s drama club students have spent hours after school sorting costumes, boxing props and knocking the dust out of shoes.
Susan Baumann-Duren has a dream.
Nick Pogorelec’s goals when graduating from Beaver Dam High School in 2013 did not include becoming a teacher or returning to Beaver Dam.
Ken Nolden first invested in two automatic milking robots 8 years ago at his 150-cow dairy operation in Rock Springs, Narrows Dairy.
Like other Dodge County Board members, District 26 Supervisor Thomas Nickel represents roughly 2,600 people.
Whether it’s for a quick cup before heading off to work, or a relaxing brew to settle in on the weekend, coffee is enjoyed daily by millions o…
Wisconsin Archaeological Society President Kurt Sampson’s fascination with Native American Mound Culture began when he was in third grade.