May 2024 City E-Newsletter

Please remember to show your love and support to our local businesses being effected by the reconstruction!

The splash pad at Attridge Park and the playground at Pierce Park are both making big progress! Soon they will be opened to the public and we can't wait for everyone to enjoy them!

Veterans Honor Roll Memorial

The Baraboo Veterans Honor Roll Memorial was originally built in 1943. During the first year of World War II, more than two dozen Baraboo residents lost their lives and hundreds more were serving in war zones all over the world. By the end of the war, the memorial paid tribute to 1,267 participants veterans and another 554 for World War I. The memorial now has 2,400 names of individuals born or raised in Baraboo who served their country during a time of war. The years of weather and the addition of many more names exhausted the remaining space and the need to make many repairs. After three years of planning, numerous donations and dedicated local businesses donating their labor, our beloved Downtown Memorial has seen some amazing improvements!     

Veterans Memorial

Circus World Live Performances Under the Big Top

Step right up and behold the magnificent beauty of the Big Top as the performers prepare to dazzle and amaze you at Circus World’s Big Top Shows! The air is filled with anticipation and excitement as May 17th starts our celebration of 65 Years! Get ready to be transported to a realm where magic and skill combine to create unforgettable moments that will leave you in awe.

Join us under the Big Top for a show that promises thrills, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to the Circus

8th St/Highway 33 Reconstruction

Highway 33 continues to change as the project progresses smoothly. The last few weeks of road construction has consisted of grading, pouring new curb & gutter and flat work and paving. In the east side segment from Jefferson St to Lincoln Ave; the anticipated reopening of this segment is May 21st. Weather permitting, paving will began next week in the middle segment from Elizabeth St to Oak St. The west segment in West Baraboo had new curb & gutter installed along with some of the flat work. In the next few weeks, these two segments should finish up and As long as there are no delays, these two segments should be reopened by the middle/end of June.


Construction will start in our 3rd phase segment from Jefferson St to Elizabeth St on May 21st. The old asphalt will be removed, and the underlying concrete will be rubblized and removed in preparation for replacing the sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer. This work will start around May 23rd. During this time Tuttle St, Wheeler St, and Camp St intersections will be closed. You will be able to cross Highway 33 at Elizabeth St until June 7th at which time Elizabeth St will be closed but the Tuttle/Wheeler St intersection will reopen for cross traffic. Also, the new Barker St intersection should be reopened at the same time.

Highway 33 is still closed to thru traffic. The official detour will stay the same for Thru Traffic which is I90/94 (exit 106) to USH 12 (Lake Delton - Exit 92) to Highway 33.

Local Traffic is encouraged to use the posted local detour route from County Highway X to County Highway W to State Highway 113 to South Blvd. to State Highway 136. The estimated completion date for the balance of this project (Lincoln Avenue to Mulberry Street) is mid-November 2024. We Thank You for your renewed patience and indulgence as progress continues on Highway 33!

For questions or concerns please contact Tadd Owens, Project Manager, at 608-617-5460.

Please Remember that ALL LOCAL BUSINESSES are still Open!

Follow Hwy 33 Reconstruction Page for more updates.


Downtown Baraboo Farmers Market

Every Wednesday and Saturday

8 a.m - 12:30 p.m

Starting May 11th - October 20th

Sunday Market

The Downtown Baraboo Sunday Market will be on the last Sunday of every month from May to October.

10 a.m. - 2. p.m.


2024 monthly Brush Collection is scheduled to begin the last full week of April (April 22-26) and continue through October. Similar to leaf collection, Public Works crews will begin on Monday’s route and navigate through the City following the designated refuse collection routes.

All brush must be placed for pickup by 7:00 a.m. the Monday of the scheduled collection week to be guaranteed collection. 2024 Brush Collection weeks are: June 24th, July 22nd, August 26th, September 23rd, and October 21st.

Remember, the City will NOT collect brush that was placed by a contractor. Contractors are responsible for the disposal of tree waste that they generate on their own terms, and may not dispose of customer materials at the City of Baraboo Brush Drop-off Site.

Monthly brush pickup is intended for typical residential yard cleanup and is not intended as a lot clearing or tree removal service. The City cannot collect lumber, root balls, stumps, or material in excess of 6” in diameter. Residents placing brush for collection must neatly stack cut ends facing the same direction, keep brush pile free of non-brush materials, and keep a minimum of 5’ away from trees, signs, hydrants, utility poles, vehicles, and buildings.

Upcoming Elections for 2024

Partisan Primary

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

General Election

Tuesday, November 5, 2024

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Riggs plush dogs are still for sale at City Hall for a minimum donation of $20. Funds raised will benefit the Baraboo PD K-9 Program.

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