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4th business signed on for Kettle Park West development

The firm assembling four businesses that hope to build in the proposed Kettle Park West development said it has signed purchase agreements with all the parties, according to a Stoughton Courier Hub report. 

Forward Development Group said it has three other businesses signed on to be part of the development in addition to the Walmart Supercenter planned to go up at the Kettle Park West development. FDG did not say which businesses are signed on, but the Hub reported the businesses would include a convenience story, financial institution and a restaurant... Read More

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DNA testing leads to arrest in sexual assault case

DNA testing done at the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory has led to the arrest of 43-year-old man.

A 44-year Stoughton woman was walking on South Park Street when she was approached from behind by a man wielding a handgun on May 14, according to a Madison Police Department report.

�The man led her to a dark parking lot along North Wingra Drive and threatened to kill the Stoughton woman during the attack. He also tried to rob her of money, but she had no cash, police said.

Mariono L. Weaver, 43, was arrested on July 24. Weaver was charged with first degree sexual assault and attempted armed robbery.�

County says no to radio tower, backing town decision

Just a few weeks after the town of Rutland officials rejected a proposal to build a 486-foot radio tower south of Old Stage Road, the Dane County Board of Supervisors voted likewise, according to the Oregon Observer.

The Dane County Board of Supervisors voted last Thursday not to rezone 15.5 acres of land where Tomah-based Magnum Communications wants to erect a the tower to service Stoughton’s first FM radio station... Read More

Plan commission looks to keep hospital access on Ridge St.

The city planning commission altered some plans to Stoughton Hospital's parking reconstruction plans, the Stoughton Courier Hub reported. 

The commission would like to see access to Stoughton Hospital maintained on Ridge Street and forwarded their approval of a separate Church Street parking lot expansion near East Main Street... Read More

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Doctor to talk about concussions related to children's sports

A group planning a free talk on concussions in school sports said the brain injuries in children have doubled over the last decade. 

Meriter family medicine physician Dr. Christopher Harkin will talk about concussions Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Stoughton High School.

He will also discuss proper medical management, recovery time, concussion testing and ImPACT testing for kids.

Contact Sonja at 873-2356 or pr3@stohosp.com to register for the free event.

Indoor family festival raises money for youth center

Indoor family festival raises money for youth center

The Stoughton Area Youth Center is hosting a family festival August 9 featuring games, activities and concessions.

Fete de Famille will feature games, prizes for the young and old, a musical chairs tournament, a dunk tank, emergency vehicles on display, temporary tattoos, and Pizza Pit pizza and Main Street Kitchen sandwiches for sale, organizers said.

Proceeds of the festival will go to supporting the operations and programs at the Stoughton Area Youth Center, according to a release.

Fete de Famille will be inside the Mandt Community Center from 1-7 p.m. The festival will be inside and air conditioned, rain or shine.

The Stoughton Area Youth Center opened in the mid-90s at the first community-supported youth center in Dane County and has continued to operate with a majority of the funding coming from grants, donations and fundraisers, according to the release. The current youth center building is a renovated tobacco warehouse.

Free session to focus on timely health issue: Lyme disease, ticks

A health eductation event Thursday afternoon at the hospital will focus on a timely issue: Lyme disease. 

Nurse Practitioner Kaye McGrath will lead a session about the disease and self-care in checking for ticks at 1 p.m. at the Bryant Health Education Center at Stoughton Hospital. 

To register for the free talk, contact Sonja at 873-2356 or pr3@stohosp.com.