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Suspected drunken driver involved in rollover crash

A Stoughton man faces multiple charges after allegedly rolling his vehicle over while drunk Thursday afternoon, according to a release.

Madison police were sent to the 900 block of Wheeler Road around 4:25 p.m. for reports of a rollover crash, officials said.

Officers found a vehicle on its hood on the dirt road leading to the boat launch to Cherokee Marsh, according to the release. The driver, Gary J. Campbell, 52, was not injured.

Campbell was subsequently arrested for sixth-offense operating while intoxicated, resisting arrest and operating without a valid driver?s license.

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District seeks applicants for school board seat

The Stoughton Area School District said it is accepting applications for a vacancy on its school board.

The term for the seat will expire in April 2015, SASD said on its website. Applications are due to the board clerk by 4 p.m. on Nov. 10... Read More

Area municipalities to kick in for EMS service

The director for the Stoughton Area EMS service said the four area towns that Stoughton provides service to will kick in money next year to help cover thousands of dollars in shortfalls, according to the Stoughton Courier Hub. 

A payment formula was outlined at a Sept. 30 meeting with representatives from the towns of Dunn, Dunkirk, Rutland and Pleasant Springs.

In 2015, the city of Stoughton will pay $87,880; Dunkirk will pay $13,520; Pleasant Springs, $13,130; Dunn will pay $11, 310; and Rutland will pay $4,160, the Hub reported... Read More

Scratching the twitch

The first thing you’re likely to notice when meeting Stoughton resident Jimmy Hahn is his salt and pepper goatee, which now in his early 50s, is more salt than pepper. 

You might also take note of his vise-grip handshake, but eventually you’ll notice Hahn’s left hand and fingers shaking uncontrollably. 

It’s that shaking that led Hahn to eventually being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease eight years ago.

Though he’s no longer coaching, Hahn has once again found a purpose that suits him, thanks to head coach Jason Thiry and the Stoughton High School football program. ... Read More

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Most municipalities set Halloween trick-or-treating hours

Most municipalities set Halloween trick-or-treating hours

When will the ghosts and goblins be out?

Find below a list of the trick or treating hours for communities in southern Wisconsin:

Oct. 31

Businesses, orgs offer events celebrating Norwegian heritage

Businesses, orgs offer events celebrating Norwegian heritage

Various groups in Stoughton are preparing for a weekend of celebrating Norwegian heritage and culture. 

The Wisconsin State Rosemaler’s Holiday Rosemaling Bazaar is the main event of the weekend and will take place at the Stoughton Fire Department training room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rosemaling is a Norwegian decorative painting.

A variety of other events are planned throughout the weekend at various businesses. 

A Norse Afternoon of Song and Dance is also planned Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Stoughton Opera House. 

There will also be a series of workshops and presentations Saturday downstairs at Sons of Norway

Visit stoughtonwi.com for a list of events beginning Friday. 

Hospital board member receives industry honor

Hospital board member receives industry honor

Stoughton Hospital said this month that long-time hospital advocate and governing board member, Ken Wahlin, was honored by the Wisconsin Hospital Association. Wahlin received the 2014 WHA Trustee Award for his commitment to the hospital and the community.