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Stoughton student wins Madison Mallards jersey design contest

Stoughton student wins Madison Mallards jersey design contest

The Madison Mallards announced a Stoughton student as this year's jersey contest winner.

According to the Mallards, they have been working with Madison Area Middle School students to find an artistic design for the 2015 jersey, receiving over 125 submissions from eight schools.

Hannah Wirag from River Bluff Middle School in Stoughton is the winner, and will work with the mallards to design a final product.

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Pre-show event offers Q&A with 'Master Builder' cast

As part of Destination Weekend, the Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge will host a pre-show meeting and Q&A for “An Evening with the Ibsen ‘The Master Builder’ Commonweal Theatre Cast” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, at 317 S. Page St, according to the Stoughton Courier Hub. ... Read More

Easter egg hunt planned for children in Stoughton

Easter egg hunt planned for children in Stoughton

Children are invited to attend an Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. March 28 at the Mandt Park ball diamond in Stoughton.

The event, sponsored by the Stoughton Kiwanis, is free for children under 8. According to organizers, children must arrive with a responsible adult and his or her own basket or bag.

Financial donations are appreciated and will be matched by Stoughton Kiwanis. Proceeds will go to Personal Essentials Pantry in Stoughton.

Funding issue reportedly behind commission's pigeon ordinance refusal

An ordinance allowing pigeons to be housed in outdoor lofts issue will return to the Stoughton Common Council likely at its March 24 meeting.

The council instructed the planning commission to create the ordinance in February, but the commission refused citing funding, according to a Stoughton Courier Hub report... Read More

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Stoughton man involved in crash faces 5th drunken driving charge

Stoughton man involved in crash faces 5th drunken driving charge

A Stoughton man faces his fifth drunken driving offense after reportedly being involved in a single-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon, according to a release.

Dane County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle non-injury crash in the 1600 block of Hawkinson Road in the town of Dunn just after 12:30 p.m.

Deputies said the driver, Jerold D. Hansen, 54, was arrested on a tentative fifth-offense operating a motor vehicle while under of the influence of an intoxicant after field sobriety tests were administered.

Hansen is being held in the Dane County Jail on the felony charge.

Police: Drunken driver seriously injured after hitting 6 cars, losing wheel

The driver involved in a suspected drunk-driving crash was seriously injured after hitting six other vehicles and only coming to a stop after losing a wheel Thursday afternoon, police said.

Just after 4:30 p.m., Stoughton police were sent to the 100 block of West Main Street for a report of a series of motor vehicle crashes, according to a release.

When police arrived they found a 59-year-old driver from Indiana who had hit six other vehicles over about one mile before stopping after losing a wheel and hitting the sixth vehicle, officials said.

The driver was transported to Stoughton Hospital before being transported by Med Flight to UW Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the release. The driver faces a tentative charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Another driver who was hit during the incident was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Pancake breakfast returns Saturday with Irish dancers

An annual pancake breakfast and fundraiser returns for its 15th year Saturday morning at the Stoughton High School.

The Kiwanis breakfast will feature entertainment from an Irish dance group and a clown. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. 

Visit stoughtonkiwanis.org for more information. ... Read More