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Sauk County Fairest Of The Fair Deadline Nears

Sauk County Fairest Of The Fair Deadline Nears

Who will be Sauk County's Fairest of the Fair?

The Fairest of the Fair Committee is seeking applicants for this year's competition.

The application deadline for Sauk County Fairest of the Fair is March 31.

The actual competition is set for April 21.

More information and the application can be found online at www.saukcountyfair.com and navigate to the Fairest of the Fair page.

Applicants must be 18 by April 1.

Academic Decathalon State Finals Seeks Judges

The 29th annual Wisconsin Academic Decathlon State Finals returns to the Dells on March 15-16.

More than 100 volunteers will serve as test proctors and judges. There are a few Interview Judge positions still available on Thursday, March 15 from 4 to 8:40 p.m. at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center.

Judges work in pairs: new volunteers are paired with veterans. Affiliation with the Society for Human Resource Management, or interviewing experience, is a plus.

An informational handbook will be mailed in advance and an on-site orientation will be provided on the 15th. A volunteer dinner is served mid-way through the evening.

St. Joseph's To Host Friday Fish Fry

St. Joseph's To Host Friday Fish Fry

St. Joseph Parish will host a Friday Fish Fry on March 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

All-You-Can-Eat Cod, baked or batter-fried will be available. There will also be a kids menu, senior pricing and carry-outs available.

The event will be held in the St. Joseph Parish Gym at 310 2nd Street in Baraboo. 

For more information, call 608-356-4773 or go to www.stjosephbaraboo.org.

Go Behind-The-Scenes At Wollersheim Winery Open House

Go Behind-The-Scenes At Wollersheim Winery Open House

As the mildness of this year’s winter makes a gradual transition towards spring, Wollersheim Winery gears up for the winemaking season during the annual Open House on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come discover the wine making process from ground to glass and explore what it truly takes to make wine through a unique blend of activities

Located 25 miles northwest of Madison, the Wollersheim Winery Open House on March 3 & 4 is open to the public and free of charge.

For a complete event schedule and directions, visit www.wollersheim.com.

Find them on Twitter at @wollersheimwine and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WollersheimWinery.

Wisconsin Singers To Return To Baraboo

Wisconsin Singers To Return To Baraboo

The Wisconsin Singers, from the University of Wisconsin -- Madison, will bring their newest show to Al Ringling Theater on March 2 at 7 p.m.

The evening will feature performances by the Just for Kicks Dance Studio and the Baraboo High School Choir.

Included in this year’s Wisconsin Singers troupe are Baraboo natives Shannon Keeling and Max Finseth.

Starstruck! features 90 minutes of the best of American popular music from the last 40 years. Focusing on music from teen idols, legendary performers and stars of soul, the Wisconsin Singers has something for everyone.

Tickets can be purchased for $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors at the Al Ringling Theater, The Corner Drug Store, Baraboo Indoor Pool and through the Baraboo High School Music Department, or by calling 608-886-6801 or visiting www.WisconsinSingers.com/Baraboo.

Davy Jones Was Scheduled To Play In Dells

Davy Jones Was Scheduled To Play In Dells

Actor and musician Davy Jones, who gained fame with the 1960s band The Monkees, died in Florida on Tuesday.

Jones, who was 66, was scheduled to perform at the Crystal Grand Music Theater on March 11. Crystal Grand officials said anyone that had purchased tickets will receive refunds through the ticket office starting over the next couple of days. 

A representative for Jones confirmed that he died Wednesday morning of a heart attack in Indiantown, Fla.

Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a British popular rock group formed for a television show. Jones sang lead vocals on songs like "I Wanna Be Free" and "Daydream Believer."

Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England.

Jones played in both Wisconsin Dells and the Wisconsin State Fair in the last two years.


Baraboo Portage Hockey Team To Host Shut Out Cancer Event

Baraboo Portage Hockey Team To Host Shut Out Cancer Event

The Baraboo Portage Boys High School hockey team will be holding a Shut Out Cancer night on Monday, Jan. 16 at the Pierce Park Pavilion in Baraboo where they will take on the Oregon Panthers at 6 p.m. in honor of their senior goaltender Mac Ebert who was diagnosed with B Cell Lymphoma in August 2011.

Fans at the game are asked to bring children’s hats to toss out on the ice between periods in the spirit of the Hat Trick.  

There is an article in the local Baraboo News Republic Sports section regarding Mac Ebert from Thursday. The article was written by sports writer Pete Watson.

To read Watson's story, go to www.wiscnews.com\baraboonewsrepublic.