Latest Mount Horeb, Wisconsin Stories

2009-07-31 13:42:47

Organizers of National Mustard Day said the main celebration, involving free hot dogs and music, will be held in Mount Horeb, Wis., this year for the last time. Officials with the town's Mustard Museum said the facility and its annual mustard celebration, which involves free hot dogs with mustard and a $10 surcharge for those brave enough to ask for ketchup, are moving 18 miles away next year to Middleton, Wis., USA Today reported Friday. Village administrator Larry Bierke said the town's...

2009-05-16 14:19:56

A cave-in at a building under renovation will force Wisconsin's Mustard Museum to reopen at an alternate site in Middleton, city officials said. Plans for the museum to move from Mount Horeb to a historic building in Middleton were scrapped this week when a section of a basement wall collapsed during renovation Tuesday, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. No one was injured. The museum still is to open in November, but in a new building in Middleton, rather than the historic building, Mayor...

2008-08-06 00:00:31

Jerod Burke, principal of the Southwestern Elementary and Middle school in Hazel Green, resigned the position to accept a post with the Mount Horeb School District as its director of curriculum for grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Burke's last day was July 31.The Mount Horeb School District's enrollment was 2,262 for the past academic year; Southwestern's was 581. Burke said this is a step up for his career. He will earn $80,000 annually, nearly $20,000 more than with the...

2007-08-12 15:14:30

By Gena Kittner, The Wisconsin State Journal Aug. 12--TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS -- A popular fishing spot and swimming hole for nearly a century, Stewart Lake has morphed into an algae and silt fraught body of water. But a siphon drawing down the seven-acre lake near Mount Horeb in southwestern Dane County is an important step, county officials say, to returning this popular destination to its original glory. "With the amount of algae and weed growth, it 's hard to recreate, " said Pete Jopke,...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.