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DOT to update public on plans for interchange near Stoughton

A meeting will be held to update the public on the Interstate 39/90 and County Road N interchange near Stoughton on Sept. 8.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives will update the public on design plans and gather input, according to a release.

The proposed changes are part of the reconstruction and expansion of Interstate 39/90 from the Illinois state line to the Highway 12/18 interchange near Madison.

The meeting will be from 5-7 p.m. at the town of Pleasant Springs Town Hall at 2354 County Road N, officials said. A formal presentation will start at 5:30 p.m.

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New season brings new and repeat acts

The first day of new-season ticket sales to the general public was another record-breaker at the Stoughton Opera House.

The restored Victorian theater brought in 64 percent more money when tickets went on sale to the public last Monday, Aug. 18, than last year’s opening day sales: roughly $132,000 this year compared to about $84,000 last year (which had set the previous first-day sales record)... Read More

Fire Department takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge photos

Some Stoughton Fire Department members cooled off to raise awareness about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by doing the “ice bucket challenge.”

The popular social media challenge asks people to dump buckets of ice water on their heads and nominate others to do the same. Participants are also asked to donate to help fight ALS. The Stoughton firefighters asked their police officer and EMS counterparts, as well as Brooklyn Fire/EMS, to do the same... Read More

Local volunteer heading to California to aid in earthquake response

Dave Sharpe of Stoughton is traveling to Napa, CA. to support the Red Cross disaster response efforts following Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake.

He will join up with hundreds of Red Cross personnel already on the ground providing affected residents with a safe place to stay, meals, water, and health and mental health services.

Dave has been assigned as a Shelter Manager and will coordinate and oversee the shelter operations for the relief efforts.

Dave has been a volunteer with Red Cross since 2002 and this will be the 16th large-scale disaster operation he has worked on.


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Father-son duo featured in park's final summer music event

The final show of the Summer Music Series at the Stoughton Rotary Park Gazebo will feature a father-son duo. 

Mike and Jamie McCloskey will perform from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Visit facebook.com/stoughtonrec for more information... Read More

District adds new leaders

Keeping a building full of energetic, curious young kids entertained and educated all day is quite a chore. But new Stoughton Area School District elementary school principals Krista Huntley Rogers and Don Charpentier wouldn’t have it any other way as they start their new jobs.

Huntley Rogers takes over at Fox Prairie Elementary for long-time principal Mike Jamison, who retired during the summer. Charpentier succeeds Fred Trotter, who has moved to River Falls Middle School to be co-principal with Trish Gates... Read More

Prep Mania Game of the Week fall football schedule

The Prep Mania Game of the Week will offer live coverage of high school football games this fall sports season. Here's the schedule:

Thur., Aug. 21 - Waunakee at Edgewood (Breitenbach Stadium, Middleton) - 7 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 29 - Middleton at Verona - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 - Madison West at Madison LaFollette (Lussier Stadium) - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 - Reedsburg at Monona Grove - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 - Middleton at Sun Prairie - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 - DeForest at Mount Horeb - 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 - Waunakee at DeForest - 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 - Verona at Sun Prairie - 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 - TBA