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    One of the best ways to beat the winter blahs is to think about Spring. With Spring comes the return of our fine feathered friends, the bluebirds! The Sauk County Land Conservation Department is teaming up with area children to build bluebird houses. The hand-made houses are for sale for only $8 a piece with all proceeds going towards funding environmental activities throughout Sauk County. These houses are ideal for the yard, open field, golf course, or any open space you would like to invite beautiful bluebirds to stay.

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    One of the best ways to beat the winter blahs is to think about Spring. With Spring comes the return of our fine feathered friends, the bluebirds! The Sauk County Land Conservation Department is teaming up with area children to build bluebird houses. The hand-made houses are for sale for only $8 a piece with all proceeds going towards funding environmental activities throughout Sauk County. These houses are ideal for the yard, open field, golf course, or any open space you would like to invite beautiful bluebirds to stay.

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    The Sauk County Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) has been adopted and is available for review (see all documents linked below)

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    The Sauk County Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) has been adopted and is available for review (see all documents linked below)

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    The Sauk County Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) has been adopted and is available for review (see all documents linked below)

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    On June 05, 2008 a blue duffle bag and multi-colored afghan were found by a citizen along the roadside of a rural road in northern Sauk County near the Wisconsin Dells area. The duffle bag was found to contain bones that were identified as human remains. The remains are believed to be from an infant that would have been at the age of birth, give or take a few weeks. At this time the sex, race and viability of the child have not been determined by the remains.

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    Public input needed!!

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    Sauk County is seeing a steady increase in Gypsy Moth populations as this latest invasive species continues to extend its range to the west. The first severe outbreaks were found in Rocky Arbor, Devil's Lake and Mirror Lake state parks where spraying programs to reduce populations have been performed the last two years. “It does make sense that the first high populations were found in these parks,” explains Joe Van Berkel, Gypsy Moth Coordinator for Sauk County . “The Gypsy Moth depends on humans to extend its range.

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    Sauk County is seeing a steady increase in Gypsy Moth populations as this latest invasive species continues to extend its range to the west. The first severe outbreaks were found in Rocky Arbor, Devil's Lake and Mirror Lake state parks where spraying programs to reduce populations have been performed the last two years. “It does make sense that the first high populations were found in these parks,” explains Joe Van Berkel, Gypsy Moth Coordinator for Sauk County . “The Gypsy Moth depends on humans to extend its range.

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    Remember the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”? This is truly the case for rain gardens. As we move into the fall season, the Land Conservation Department staff have been hearing comments regarding the tall grasses, dried flower heads, and dense growth in the rain gardens built by the Department as demonstration projects. Most rain gardens do not include those elements that are more culturally accepted as beautiful, like lush green lawns, short-growing, manicured vegetation throughout the growing season, clean lines, and a more maintained appearance.

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    Remember the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”? This is truly the case for rain gardens. As we move into the fall season, the Land Conservation Department staff have been hearing comments regarding the tall grasses, dried flower heads, and dense growth in the rain gardens built by the Department as demonstration projects. Most rain gardens do not include those elements that are more culturally accepted as beautiful, like lush green lawns, short-growing, manicured vegetation throughout the growing season, clean lines, and a more maintained appearance.

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    Gary Williams and Dana Westedt were the recipients of the 2009 Environmental Education Scholarships offered by the Sauk County Land Conservation Department and Committee.

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    Gary Williams and Dana Westedt were the recipients of the 2009 Environmental Education Scholarships offered by the Sauk County Land Conservation Department and Committee.

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    Each year the Sauk County Land Conservation Committee offers scholarships to area youth to attend conservation camps. This year they awarded nine students scholarships. At the July Land Conservation Committee, the scholarship recipients gave presentations regarding their camping experiences.

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    Each year the Sauk County Land Conservation Committee offers scholarships to area youth to attend conservation camps. This year they awarded nine students scholarships. At the July Land Conservation Committee, the scholarship recipients gave presentations regarding their camping experiences.

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    June is Invasive Species Awareness Month in the State of Wisconsin. The effort to control invasive plants and animals throughout our state is an important part of protecting the plant and animal communities that we know and love. Everyday we hear more about invasive species moving into the state or in the direction of Sauk County. Names like gypsy moth, japanese spurge, zebra mussels, garlic mustard, japanese knotweed, asian carp and emerald ash borer have become a regular part of our language and hopefully taking steps to slow their spread have become a regular part of our behavior.

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    June is Invasive Species Awareness Month in the State of Wisconsin. The effort to control invasive plants and animals throughout our state is an important part of protecting the plant and animal communities that we know and love. Everyday we hear more about invasive species moving into the state or in the direction of Sauk County. Names like gypsy moth, japanese spurge, zebra mussels, garlic mustard, japanese knotweed, asian carp and emerald ash borer have become a regular part of our language and hopefully taking steps to slow their spread have become a regular part of our behavior.

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    ARRESTS:

    On December 17, 2009, Desmond R. McKnight, age 30, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, was arrested for two counts of theft, for incidents that occurred on November 24, 2009, and December 6, 2009, when he stole tip money while working at the Ho-Chunk Casino.

    On December 17, 2009, Robert H. Graeber, age 75, of Lone Rock, Wisconsin, was arrested on a probation hold.

    On December 18, 2009, Corbin C. Davis, age 18, of Sauk City, Wisconsin, was arrested for Retail Theft, for an incident that occurred at the West Baraboo Sears Grand store.

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    03/24/10

    Starting today any accidents that have been investigated by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department since March 18th, 2010 will be available for the public to view and print online.

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    County of Sauk
    Sheriff's Office
    1300 Lange Court
    Baraboo, WI 53913

    Sheriff Randy M. Stammen
    Business (608) 356-4895 TIME Mnemonic
    Emergency Dial 9-1-1 NCIC Identifier
    FAX (608) 355-3598 #WI0570000
    March 25, 2010

    NEWS RELEASE

    ARRESTS:

    On March 22, 2010, Theothis J. Green, age 37, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.