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Fire Department Open House photos

The Stoughton Fire Department's open house Wednesday, Oct. 8, was a big hit with the kids... Read More

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Mayor, staff work to restore threatened services

In the past couple of weeks, Mayor Donna Olson and her staff have met, scoured the city’s 2015 budget and eliminated a $306,000 funding gap.

“We were able to work with each department, and each has really stepped to the table to bridge the gap again this year,” Olson said told the Hub on Monday. “It was a lot of collaboration and cooperation by all to make it work.”

The next day, the mayor presented her proposed budget with a little more detail for the Common Council to review. Between Oct. 21-30, council has three meetings scheduled to debate the budget and make changes... Read More

Sandhill principal issues reading challenge to students

An Ice Bucket Challenge in December is a chilly proposition, but Sandhill principal Cheryl Price is willing to take it on (again) if it encourages her students to read outside of class. Price already did the Ice Bucket Challenge once this year. The challenge helps raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” ... Read More

Most area districts get increase in aid; Middleton gets 7th largest cut

Most area school districts will receive a small increase in general state aid, but the Middleton-Cross Plains School District will get the seventh biggest cut in the state, according to a release.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released the Oct. 15 certified amount each school district will receive from the $4.476 billion available under current law for general state aid.

General state aid for school districts increased by $94.4 million from last year, but the actual amount of aid that the state?s 424 public school districts will receive is $85.5 million more than last school year, according to the release. That is due to statutory reductions to general state aid for private voucher schools in Milwaukee and independent charter schools supported by state tax dollars.

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County budget: road projects proposed

Public works projects, safety improvements and human services continue to top the list of county budget priorities for this coming year.

Dane County executive Joe Parisi released his 2015 executive budget last Wednesday, with an emphasis on communication systems, road projects, personnel costs and county lands and lakes... Read More

Event offers dramatic portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt

Racine resident Jessica Michna will portray the former First Lady at West Koshkonong Lutheran Church on Oct. 25 at 2 p.m.

Call 423-3447 to make reservations by Friday... Read More

New bike path will connect Madison, Stoughton

New bike path will connect Madison, Stoughton

Dane County bicyclists will have a new way to get to Stoughton all on bike trails in the future.

The Lower Yahara Trail will connect with Lake Farm County Park to McFarland.

A bridge will go over upper Mud Lake and Lake Waubesa, and eventually the path will stretch south to Stoughton.

Madison is known for its biking community and advocates said the new trail will only improve things.

"A strong commitment to what they know is a good investment, not for cyclists but the economic development of the whole county and all the communities in it," said Dave Cieslewicz, with the Wisconsin Bike Federation.

The project will cost around $7.5 million. Construction is scheduled to start next year.