News and Announcements

Spring Election April 7

Town of Blue Mounds

At the close of polls on April 7, 2015, the Town of Blue Mounds has 2 Absentee Ballots and 0 Provisional Ballots outstanding for the Spring Election.

A canvass will take place on Friday, April 10, at 4:00 p.m. to tally any allowable absentee ballots received by that date.

Helen Kahl, Town Clerk

April 7, 9:00 p.m.

Collecting Forty – Exhibit Unveiling

Mount Horeb Area Historical Society, 100 S Second St, Mount Horeb
Sunday, April 26 from 2-4pm

Do you remember Mrs. Beasley, the Beanie Baby craze, or Cabbage Patch Dolls? What about eight-track tapes, the Polaroid Swinger and the dial telephone? Did you know that the writer of the musical Guy’s on Ice was from Mount Horeb, or that a world famous piano player lived in Blue Mounds? Did you know that all of these items and individuals had an impact on Southwestern Dane County’s history?

The answers to these important questions will be unveiled in a pre-season sneak preview of the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society’s newest exhibit “Collecting 40” at the Mount Horeb Area Museum on Sunday, April 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Special guest speakers, including Representative Sondy Pope, will be on hand to christen the exhibition and treats will be offered.

For more information about the Historical Society phone 608-437-6486 or visit


Registration Required

Village Wide Garage Sale

Mount Horeb, Blue Mounds and the surrounding area

Friday, April 24 at 8am – Saturday, April 25 at 5pm

Contact the Mount Horeb Chamber of Commerce for more info at 608-437-5914 or email

Earth Days at Cave of the Mounds

2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, Blue Mounds WI 53517

Saturday, April 18 – Wednesday, April 22

Celebrate Earth Days with a visit inside of the earth! See the first blossoms of the year as bulbs explode into bloom. Lucky visitors might be onsite to watch as we burn our prairie. For more info, see the Cave of the Mounds site.

Driveway Standards for Emergency Vehicles

Please see this important notice from the Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department regarding the width, weight and clearance necessary to accommodate emergency vehicles such as fire and EMS apparatus.

Mailbox Policy

All new mailboxes should be set back 18” face to road edge. The town would provide gravel to make a path for the mailman to get to the box. Present boxes would be grandfathered but if replaced should comply with this rule.

Dennis also reported that when the plow hits a mailbox, not the snow coming off the plow, the township should pay for it, perhaps a limited amount. Dan Peterson moved that if the plow hits the mailbox the town should pay for it up to $30. D C Harned seconded. Motion passed unanimously. (From the 2007 Annual Meeting)