GOVERNMENT

A look into the governing of the Lower Wisconsin River Valley, covering the River Valley School District and the municipalities within it.

Spring Green state senator pushes for food label clarity

Earlier this month, Republican Sen. Howard Marklein, Spring Green, re-introduced “Truth in Food Labeling” legislation that would require food labels to reflect the use of actual dairy and meat products, prohibiting plant based products from using those descriptors.

Plain Village Hall

Plain, Lone Rock remove fluoride from water supply

Recently, the village of Lone Rock and the village of Plain have decided to remove fluoride from their municipal water supplies, citing resident concerns, staff safety concerns and modern dental products containing fluoride as reasons for the removal.

New Sauk County Health Officer takes department reins

Last month, the Sauk County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Treemanisha Stewart to serve as the county’s Public Health Officer. Stewart started work in the county Feb. 1.
Valley Sentinel spoke with Stewart regarding her first weeks on the job, her experience and her goals for the county health department. Below are her answers.

Plain Village Hall

Plain to receive Strassenfest grant funds

The village of Plain was approved last week for $500 in grant funds from Sauk County, which will be used toward the cost of Strassenfest, the annual event planned for Oct. 2 this year.

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