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Cornhole, Kubb tournaments will be held at Stoughton park

A Cornhole and Kubb tournament will be held in Stoughton July 19 featuring round-robin play that advances to bracketed play at Mandt Park, according to a release.

Participants can register to play either Cornhole or Kubb for the day-long Corn-O-Kubbia tournament, organizers said. Food and beer will round out a day of fun, and cash prizes will be awarded at the end of the tournament.

Cornrhole is a popular backyard game where the object is to throw corn-filled bags onto a board, hopefully through the hole in the board, according to the release. Players score three points for a bag in the hole and one point for a bag on the board. Two people on a team compete against another team. The first team to 21 points wins.

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Longtime Stoughton EMS employee promoted to director

Lisa Schimelpfenig’s promotion was unanimously approved by the Common Council at its meeting last week.

Mayor Donna Olson said she and a committee had interviewed five candidates for the job and agreed to offer it to Schimelpfenig... Read More

Area schools honored by Overture's Tommy Awards

Verona, Oregon and Stoughton productions and individuals were recipients of the Overture Center for the Arts' fifth annual Tom Wopat Awards for Excellence in Musical Theater.

The Oregon Observer reported that 63 schools, one community theater and dozens of performers were honored for their musical productions during the 2013-14 academic year. The recipients were honored at a ceremony in Overture Hall on June 8.

The Drowsy Chaperone Oregon High School orchestra received a Tommy Award for Outstanding Orchestra.

Individuals also recognized were Oregon High School students Helen Feest, Wesley Korpela (Man in Chair) and Mackenzie Tubridy (Adolfo) for the Drowsy Chaperone

Stoughton High School student Tanner Novotny (Man in Chair) was recognized for his performance in Drowsy Chaperone in Stoughton... Read More

Residents: City's numbers supporting Kettle Park West TIF don't add up

A study conducted by two area residents of the tax-increment financing deal for the proposed Kettle Park West development has not appeared to sway opinions of the controversial project's supporters or opponents.

A Stoughton resident and a town of Pleasant Springs resident said they spent three months studying the city's TIF proposal and issued their report about two weeks ago.

The men charged that the city's numbers supporting the project don't add up... Read More

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Board to address school orchestra cuts Monday

Despite a four-year, $20 million referendum in April to spare the Stoughton School District deep cuts, some programs may still not survive.

Last month district officials sent a letter to parents of third- and fourth-graders to notify them that elementary school orchestra programs would be phased out during the next two school years, according to a Stoughton Courier Hub report.

The matter will be taken up as a discussion item at the school board's meeting Monday at 7 p.m... Read More

Stoughton man faces charges in connection to fatal heroin overdose

A Stoughton man was arrested Monday for allegedly supplying heroin to a 26-year-old who overdosed on Friday, according to a release.

Around 9:10 p.m. on Friday Dane County sheriff?s deputies and Stoughton EMS responded to 400 Pleasant View Drive for reports of a 25-year-old man who was found unconscious inside his home, officials said.

The 25-year-old was transported to Stoughton Hospital, but died despite life-saving efforts, according to the release.

There was clear evidence of heroin use in the home, and investigators said Robbert S. Knipfer, 26, of Stoughton, was likely responsible for supplying the heroin that caused the death.

Knipfer was arrested Monday on a probation hold, according to the release. Investigators are waiting for the medical examiner?s report and toxicology results to determine additional charges.

Man used machete during attack, police say

Middleton police are investigating a Sunday attack involving a machete, according to a release.

Officers were called to the 6300 block of Pheasant Lane at 5:44 p.m. for a report of a physical disturbance.

Police said Brandon C. Green, 27, of Stoughton, forced his way into the apartment, confronted and beat a woman and other people inside the apartment. One of the people was knocked out.

During the disturbance, Green armed himself with a machete, police said.

Those involved suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Green was arrested on suspicion of burglary, disorderly conduct while armed, battery, damage to property and substantial battery.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call or text Middleton police at 608-824-7300.