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CROSS PLAINS–The Cross Plains Optimist Club will welcome Santa, who will tour the village on Dec. 3 from 9-9:30 a.m., courtesy of the Cross Plains Berry Fire Department and Police Chief Tony Ruesga. Drive-through goodie bags will be distributed at American Legion Hall from 10-11 a.m. Follow... + continue reading
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MIDDLETON–Middleton Mayor Gurdip Brar announced on Monday that he will not seek a third term. The two-term mayor cited that he had accomplished the goals he had set for the city as a reason for his departure. Those goals included: better roads, protection of our nature preserves, clean... + continue reading
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TOWN OF MIDDLETON–Voters in the Town of Middleton waited in long lines, sometimes nearing three hours, when casting their ballots last week. Those that waited said that people in line were patient, courteous and friendly to one another during the wait, but they also want to know how this... + continue reading
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MADISON - A Madison man who killed two Middleton High School and a Madison High School student when he drove into their car was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison and 12 years extended supervision. Eric N. Mehring, 31, was driving 60 miles an hour on Mineral Point Road last October when his... + continue reading
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MIDDLETON–On Nov. 15 at approximately 1:49 p.m., Middleton Police Officers responded to a crash at Le Nails Salon, 6771 University Ave. Calls to 911 reported that a vehicle had just crashed into the building. Upon investigating the crash, officers learned that a driver was parking in front... + continue reading

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MIDDLETON–The City of Middleton Common Council approved the 2023 budget at its Nov. 15 meeting. The council also approved purchasing equipment to provide unleaded fuel at Middleton Municipal Airport-Morey Field and deferred a resolution declaring the end of the public emergency related to the... + continue reading
Friday, 25/11/22
TOWN OF MIDDLETON–The town’s 2023 budget projects to spend less money than this year’s, collects more property taxes and cuts the budget deficit by two-thirds. The town board last week unanimously approved the $5.719 million budget after town electors voted in favor of a $3.235... + continue reading
Friday, 25/11/22
CROSS PLAINS–The Cross Plains Optimist Club will welcome Santa, who will tour the village on Dec. 3 from 9-9:30 a.m., courtesy of the Cross Plains Berry Fire Department and Police Chief Tony Ruesga. Drive-through goodie bags will be distributed at American Legion Hall from 10-11 a.m. Follow... + continue reading

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WAUKESHA — Sophie Benson spent four memorable seasons inside Middleton’s girls swimming and diving program. There were three top-six team finishes at the WIAA Division 1 state meet... + continue reading

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MIDDLETON–Resignations and “retirements” have created five openings on next April’s ballot for Middleton Cross Plains Area School District Board of Education. Long-term... + continue reading

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MIDDLETON–Virginia L. Pfotenhauer, 95, of Middleton, passed away on August 14, 2022. She was born in Sheboygan, WI to John and Evelyn (Luhman) Watson.  Virginia graduated from Sheboygan... + continue reading
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MADISON/CROSS PLAINS-Emily Mari Oyan, 43, of Cross Plains, passed away unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm on Oct. 12, 2022, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was able to give the gift of life... + continue reading

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It was around 9 a.m. on a hot and humid late August night in 2005 when my husband answered the landline to find my frantic friend, Kyle, on the other end. Kyle’s cat had opened the door to the... + continue reading
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