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Articles from the June 15, 2017 edition

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Center Street project to be extended across Hwy 14 to dead end cul-de-sac

At their June meeting, the Village of Black Earth Board approved extending the Center Street project from Highway 14 to the Center Street cul-de-sac a...

 
 By Leslie Afeawo    Schools    June 15, 2017

School board opposes loosening of gun laws

The Middleton Cross Plains Area School Board has passed a resolution formally opposing Assembly Bill 247, a piece of legislation that proposes to do...

 

Vermont Lutheran Church donates to Dream Bikes

Gaila Olsen is pictured handing a check for $1,050 to Dream Bikes. The money came from donations...

 

Coffee and conversation

July's Coffee with a Cop event will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at...

 

Feel good about giving back by donating blood

Many people want to give back to the community, but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that...

 

Doris Kreitlow

A long lived, good life is over.  Doris Kreitlow died June 11 at age 97. Doris was born to English... Full story

 

Family-friendly fishing day happening June 18

“Reel in the fun” with the Cross Plains Optimist Club during the parents and children fishing day on Sunday, June 18 from 7 to 10 a.m. at Salmo...

 

Board discusses Dane County clean water initiatives

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board (LWSRB) met at the Riverway’s Black Hawk Unit in the Town of Mazomanie, Dane County, on June 8 to conduct a...

 

Fire in Cross Plains on Sunday, June 12

On the morning of Sunday, June 12, the American Red Cross was called to assist in a single-family home fire on Oak Valley Road in Cross Plains. A...

 

Lil Cards host Lil Cubs on Sunday

The Lil Cards are hosting the Lil Cubs from Freeport, Ill. this Sunday, June 18 at Rookies Food and...

 

Prairie Enthusiasts trips this weekend

Butterflies and Wildflowers of Pleasant Valley The Prairie Enthusiasts invite you to join them on Saturday, June 17 for Butterflies and Wildflowers...

 

Monona Bank and Middleton Community Bank finalize merger

Monona Bank expected to complete their data integration of Middleton Community Bank over last weekend to become one bank. Beginning June 12, 2017,...

 

Farmers market now open

The Cross Plains Farmers Market opened for the season on June 7 at its new location:  Glaciers...

 

Iron Horse Cornet Band begins Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park in Black Earth kicked off its summer season with the Iron Horse Cornet Band on...

 

Art Cart EXTRA Saturday in Black Earth June 17 beginning at 2 p.m.

Art Cart EXTRA! brings free, drop-in art workshops to local communities this Saturday, June 17 at Black Earth Community Park from 2 to 4 p.m. Art...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Arena Locals

There was a new visitor at Lake Louie. A large beaver has decided to help Tom with the brush trimming. He was so helpful that he cut the power cord...

 
 By Rob Reischel    Sports    June 15, 2017

Softball Cards earn honors

Six Middleton girls softball players were named to the all-Big Eight Conference team. Junior first b...

 
 By Rob Reischel    Sports    June 15, 2017

Zucker first-team all-Big 8

Twelve months ago, Andy Zucker could fly under the radar on one of the best boys golf teams in...

 

Stingrays roll past Dells in opener

The Cross Plains Stingrays opened their new season with a 512-131 win over Wisconsin Dells last Saturday. Here’s a list of the Stingrays’ top...

 
 By Rob Reischel    Sports    June 15, 2017

Middleton HTL team moves to 7-0

Every test Middleton's Home Talent League team has been given, it's aced. The 29ers improved to 7-0...

 

MAYSA Cup a hit

This spring's MAYSA Cup Soccer tournament was wet and cold, but it was a great weekend for the...

 

Soccer stars

The Middleton-based Rush Wisconsin's Boys U13 soccer team played in the Wisconsin State Cup...

 

Heights soccer ends season

The Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld girls soccer co-op team finished their season with a 7-9-1 overall...

 

Esser turning 90!

Mary Jane Esser will be 90 years old June 19, 2017. Her children: Ray (Mary), Diane (Butch), Ron,...

 

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