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Fence still an issue for apartment

Poet Robert Frost once wrote that “good fences make good neighbors” and that sentiment is being put to the test along Hamilton Street.

The city’s Planning Commission has held fast that a fence must be built along the edge of a multifamily apartment building because it was originally part of the approval two years ago. Developer John Peterson thinks the fence is unnecessary as the neighboring property is listed for sale as commercial property... Read More

Council approves Williams Drive reconstruction bid

The Common Council last week accepted the low bid for a $1.6 million reconstruction of Williams Drive this summer.

The construction contract has been awarded to E&N Hughes of Monroe. The company bid $981,787 for improvements from Page Street to just north of County Hwy. B. The company’s alternative bid of $639,482 is for the balance of improvements to the county highway, including a looped water main under the railroad tracks... Read More

Stoughton Coffee Break Festival August 16-17

Stoughton Coffee Break Festival August 16-17

On Saturday, August 16-17, Stoughton will be hosting its 17th annaul Coffee Break Festival! There will be a coffee brew off where attendees can sample coffee from different coffee roasters and vote for their favorite brewer. There will also be a car show featuring vintage and modern cars and motorcycles. A few other activities planned for this event include an arts and crafts fair, a 5K Java Jog and 1 mile FunRun, a wide variety of family entertainment and live music throughout the day.

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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

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