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 By Gary Schuetz    News    July 20, 2017

Town of Vermont may dip into reserve fund

Town of Vermont supervisors may dip into the municipality’s reserve fund to knock down any borrowing or tax increases needed to pay for the pending...

 

Eagle eye

Norma Van Buren examines a Halloween glass candle handle holder at her neighborhood yard sale held...

 

Arena Board appoints two new trustees

Arena’s July meeting found two new trustees for the board. They are Lauren Brown and Stephanie McCririe. The board had been short one board member...

 

Black Earth Food pantry gets a boost

During the month of June, Premier Cooperative was honored to present many local food pantries throughout SW Wisconsin with cash donations totaling $16...

 

Violet Kanikula

Violet M. Kanikula, age 93, passed peacefully from this world on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Violet... Full story

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    July 20, 2017

The Geiger Counter

One night I saw the glint of light on broken glass, and I knew the moon was shining. A burnt sienna-haired woman was draped in black. She stormed...

 

Request information on the location of the CHC line

Many of you have received cards in the mail notifying you that the Cardinal Hickory Creek (CHC) power line may be crossing your property. From the... Full story

 

Happy birthday to you!

The Cross Plains Home Talent League team defeated Reedsburg, 4-1, on Sunday. Doug Fowell, who is...

 

Reading superstars

Ava Westphal and Colton Westphal both finished 1,000 books before starting kindergarten. The...

 

Splish, splash

Children and adults alike have enjoyed cooling off in the summer's hot weather with a trip to the...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    July 20, 2017

Arena Locals

The Yolanda Peterson-Mary Jones Memorial Fireworks were held a weekend ago and they were bigger and better than before. So many fireworks! This is a s...

 

School board explores expanding high school

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District (MCPASD) has approved a resolution supporting a partnership between the City of Middleton and the...

 

District, city agree on in-school police

The City of Middleton and the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District (MCPASD) have entered a new agreement for the implementation of the School...

 

Do gooders

Coaches and rookies work on a Quilt of Valor for a local veteran at the Black Earth Public Library....

 

What a day

Several members of the Wisconsin Heights football program competed in the Wisconsin Football...

 

Stingrays breeze past Mount Horeb

The Cross Plains Stingrays defeated Mount Horeb, 411-250, last Saturday. Times were converted because Mount Horeb’s pool is 33 meters compared to a...

 

Sauk Prairie topples Barracudas

The Sauk Prairie PoolSharks defeated the Mazomanie Barracudas, 416-220, last Saturday. It was the Barracudas, however, who kept up their streak of...

 

MHS' Drake earns Jackie Pitts Award

Middleton senior lacrosse standout Abby Drake recently received the Jackie Pitts Award for the...

 
 By Rob Reischel    Sports    July 20, 2017

Middleton wraps up division title

It wasn't easy. Not much ever is at this time of year. But Middleton's Home Talent League team clinc...

 

Golfers honored

Middleton's boys golf team received honorable mention "Team Academic All-State" honors from the...

 

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