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Stoughton ACT scores above state average

Stoughton students' college readiness scores rank slightly above the state's average, according to numbers released by the state Department of Public Instruction this week

The Stoughton Area School District said students from the 2014 graduating class had an average composite ACT score of 23.8, 1.6 points above the state average of 22.2. 

The district said the 2014 figure is also above the school's 23.4 last year.

Wisconsin ranked No. 2 in the nation behind Minnesota.

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New county park, farm to hold open house

The public is invited to an event at a new county park near Stoughton this weekend.

The the Silverwood County Park will hold Harvest Fest Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Silverwood, at 771 Silver Lane in rural Edgerton, will offer farm tours on the hour of fields, art cribs, buildings, history and landscape. The event is free. 

There will craft projects for kids and food for sale including goods grown at the farm. 

The park land was donated by former Edgerton business teacher Irene Silverwood and its mission is to build a sustainable agriculture classroom, according to a Stoughton Courier Hub report.

Stoughtonites for, against Wal-Mart supercenter attend meeting

Local interest in a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter is strong, if the turnout for an informational open house Monday is any indication.

A steady stream of residents walked through the training room at the Stoughton EMS building on Fourth Street and talked with nearly a dozen Wal-Mart representatives and consultants about the project... Read More

Police join statewide effort to curb drunken driving

The Stoughton Police Department will join hundreds of other departments around Wisconsin in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

The effort to curb drunken driving runs from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1, according to a Stoughton Courier Hub report.

The campaign will add two officers on duty from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. the nights of Aug. 15, 16, 29 and 30... Read More

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Kitchen supply store to host coffee cake bake off

A Stoughton kitchen supply store plans to celebrate Stoughton's Coffee Break with Coffee Cake and a baking competition. 

Bakers should bring a pan of their favorite coffee cake to All Through The House, 160 E. Main St. by 11 a.m. Saturday and judging is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Winners will receive prizes, organizers said. 

For residents who would rather eat than bake, the community is invited to sample the coffee cakes and vote for the People's Choice. 

For more information, call 608-877-9403 or e-mail at admin@shopthehouse.com.

Science show, sundaes close out library's summer reading program

The library will celebrate summer reading with an event Thursday night that will include free sundaes.

Organizers said all ages are welcome to attend the Summer Library Program Finale beginning at 6 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. Free frozen custard dishes will provided by Culver's from 6-6:30 p.m.

The event will include a science show, "Get Excited About Science," presented by Steve Belliveau. Large props, music and humor are all part of Belliveau's act.

Christ Lutheran Church is at 700 County Road B.

3 new businesses to pop up downtown

Two new bars and a new restaurant

Serving food soon will be Wendigo at 121 E. Main St., the building former Main Street Pour House. The Viking Brew Pub will take over a spot next to the Yahara River Grocery Co-op and will serve drinks and possibly food after the owners add a kitchen. Fahrenheit 364 will open at 364 E. Main St. serving drinks.

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