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District ‘meets expectations’ in latest state report card

The Stoughton Area School District is meeting expectations, according to the state’s annual “report cards” on public school districts.

According to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the district received a 71.8 grade, the high cusp of the “meets expectations” category. The district received a 71.9 mark last year... Read More

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Ken Wahlin named Trustee of the Year

The Wisconsin Hospital Association has named Ken Wahlin the recipient of its 2014 Trustee of Year award.

Wahlin, chair of the Stoughton Hospital Governing Board and Executive Committee, received the award in a surprise presentation Monday during the Governing Board’s regular meeting at the hospital. The award is presented to only one community hospital board trustee and one health system board trustee in Wisconsin annually... Read More

Board approves additions to critical staffing

Board approves additions to critical staffing

Responding to an uptick in student enrollment in two grade levels, the Stoughton Area school board approved adding four positions to its 2014-15 critical staffing plan at its Sept. 8 meeting... Read More

Girls golf: Vikings take third at conference

Girls golf: Vikings take third at conference

It was going to be difficult to repeat as Badger South champions, with the Stoughton High School girls golf team having lost duals to Madison Edgewood and Milton earlier this season.

The Vikings did what they could to bring the trophy back to Stoughton during Tuesday’s conference meet at Evansville Golf Club. But their two top 10 finishes weren’t enough to stop Edgewood and Milton... Read More

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Officials question impact analysis

A Wal-Mart Supercenter in the proposed Kettle Park West development would likely generate $12 million annually in new business sales and create 159 new jobs.

On the negative side, it would likely draw spending from existing businesses in Stoughton, particularly in such areas as groceries, hardware, electronics, pharmacy and personal care products... Read More

Officer punched during incident at Cheese Days

A Stoughton police officer was punched in the face while trying to arrest a man at the Cheese Days festival in Monroe, according to a release from Monroe police.

Officers on foot patrol at the festival on Sunday saw a man being chased from a tavern shortly after 5 p.m. The tavern staff was chasing the man and asked officers for help. An officer was punched in the face while trying to subdue the man.

Police said Leo R. Dempewolf, 22, of Sterling, Illinois, had punched someone in the tavern and caused a disturbance before fleeing.

He was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and battery to a law enforcement officer.

The officer suffered minor injuries, and was treated and released from Monroe Clinic Hospital. The Stoughton officer was assisting Monroe police during the large weekend festival.

Administrators emphasize importance of attendance

Regular attendance is a vital part of student success, but Stoughton school administrators are also encouraging students to be sure to be at school on days when state-mandated assessments are administered. The tests are part of the accountability standards to which the Stoughton Area School District is held. The list of those test dates are available below in both a jpg and pdf format... Read More