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Firefighter with nearly 3 decades with SFD named deputy fire chief, fire marshal

A volunteer firefighter with nearly three decades on the Stoughton Fire Department was promoted to deputy chief/fire marshal, according to a Stoughton Courier Hub report.

Mark Miller took over the job that was vacated when Scott Wegner was named the department’s fire chief in February. ... Read More

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Police: Stoughton man stabbed, teen arrested

A 42-year-old man suffered multiple stab wounds in a disturbance at his home in Stoughton and a 17-year-old has been arrested, according to a release from Stoughton police.

Officers were called to the 600 block of North Page Street at 1:07 a.m. for a report of a disturbance where a homeowner had caught a prowler. When they arrived, they found the homeowner had been stabbed multiple times.

The man was taken to Stoughton Hospital and later flown to a Madison hospital for further treatment.

A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody on felony charges related to the stabbing, police said.

Police said the incident is not random and there’s no danger to the public.

Show-and-tell mishap evacuates school

Show-and-tell mishap evacuates school

An elementary school was evacuated Friday morning due to a show-and-tell mishap, the district spokesman said.

Stoughton Area School District spokesman Derek Spellman said a Sandhill elementary first-grader brought a baby shark preserved in a jar of solution to a class for a show-and-tell-type presentation Friday. At about 10 a.m., the jar fell and broke, spilling the liquid in the classroom.

The school said it wasn't known what the solution in the jar was, and per policy, the school called an environmental consultant who suggested the building be evacuated as a precaution. It is suspected the solution could be formaldehyde, a toxic preservative.

"Whenever it comes to the safety of our students and staff, we always err on the side of caution," Spellman said in an email Friday afternoon.

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Stoughton high schoolers detailed cars for seniors

Stoughton High School's Student Senate hosted a car detailing clinic for local seniors last Saturday, according to the Stoughton Area School District.

This month the students are focusing on multigenerational collaboration with the senior center. Community members 55 or older registered for a time slot, and the students worked in teams to detail their cars.

The students cleaned car windows, washed interiors and got the winter grime out of vehicles. From 9 a.m. to noon, students washed 27 vehicles.

Norwegian female choir to sing 'Frozen' at high school

The Norwegian choir Cantus will perform at the Stoughton High School PAC at 7 p.m. April 24.

Fans of the animated Disney film “Frozen” will have a chance to see the opening number of the movie performed live in Stoughton by the Norwegian female choir Cantus, the Stoughton Courier Hub reported. 

Tickets are $10 and are available online by searching "Cantus" at showtix4u.com... Read More

School district to cut, add teaching positions at some schools

With enrollment continuing to decline, the Stoughton Area School Board approved several staffing cuts for next school year, while also approving several additions.

The Stoughton Courier Hub reported that the net increase will save the district around $72,000... Read More