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The city learned last week that it does not need to do any cleanup work on the property.
07/20/2019
DNR clears City Hall lot

The city learned last week that it does not need to do any cleanup work on the property.

More than nine months after the city agreed to accept the donated McFarland State Bank building for the new home of City Hall, the city learned last week that it

Tonight, see Stoughton grad Jeni Houser during the 2019 Opera in the Park.
07/20/2019
Stoughton native a soloist at Opera in the Park

Tonight, see Stoughton grad Jeni Houser during the 2019 Opera in the Park.

Jeni Houser is described as a soprano who communicates delicious expression in the merest tilt of her torso and the flickering of her fingertips.

Woman assaulted while being taken by ambulance to Stoughton Hospital from Janesville
07/20/2019
Paramedic charged with sexual assault

Woman assaulted while being taken by ambulance to Stoughton Hospital from Janesville

A Madison paramedic faces felony sexual assault charges after allegedly touching a patient’s breasts while she was being transported to Stoughton Hospital in an ambulance.

When the City of Stoughton’s Redevelopment Authority bought a half-acre parcel on West Main Street in 2010, something ...
07/19/2019
Marathon site stalls

When the City of Stoughton’s Redevelopment Authority bought a half-acre parcel on West Main Street in 2010, something important was missed.

When the City of Stoughton’s Redevelopment Authority bought a half-acre parcel on West Main Street in 2010, something important was missed.

Tonight is the Relay for Life of Stoughton, McFarland and Oregon. Rebecca Romine will be honored at this years event she...
07/19/2019
Stoughton native honored in this year’s Relay for Life

Tonight is the Relay for Life of Stoughton, McFarland and Oregon. Rebecca Romine will be honored at this years event she said, "If you put your feet on the floor in the morning, it’s a good day.”

The Relay of Life for Stoughton, McFarland and Oregon is back for another year to pay tribute to those battling cancer – including a Stoughton native of 19 years who

07/19/2019

The Stoughton Home Talent League team beat Utica 6-0.

Did you make it to the Art Cart at Nordic Ridge over the weekend? To see the Art Cart's locations through out the summer...
07/19/2019
Budding artists

Did you make it to the Art Cart at Nordic Ridge over the weekend? To see the Art Cart's locations through out the summer visit mmoca.org

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art brought its Art Cart program to Nordic Ridge Park on Saturday, July 13. Madison School and Community Recreation lead the outdoor art class, where

Richard Hoffman won two distinguish service awards this summer. Read more about his efforts to provide accessible transp...
07/15/2019
On the Road with Richard Hoffman

Richard Hoffman won two distinguish service awards this summer. Read more about his efforts to provide accessible transportation.

“The biggest suffering these people go through is worry — who am I going to call to take me to my appointment? I’ve got to get to my appointment,” Richard

The blacksmith shop, which city leaders had targeted for historic preservation, is on its way to being demolished after ...
07/12/2019
Blacksmith shop coming down

The blacksmith shop, which city leaders had targeted for historic preservation, is on its way to being demolished after negotiations and threats of litigation ended in a settlement to leave things according to the Redevelopment Authority's contract with Earth Construction.
http://www.unifiednewsgroup.com/stoughton_courier_hub/news/blacksmith-shop-coming-down/article_54fb9f47-8e32-55a9-8ea2-410374c8e5a7.html

The blacksmith shop is on its way to being demolished.

The Redevelopment Authority is considering moving forward with a developer for the riverfront area.
07/05/2019
Developer shares vision for riverfront area

The Redevelopment Authority is considering moving forward with a developer for the riverfront area.

Imagine sitting on your porch not far from Stoughton’s downtown looking at community gardens or a courtyard, watching people fish on the Yahara River. There are apartment buildings – including

The Stoughton Fair is happening this week. The 94th annual fair features a projects by Dane County area 4-Her's and FFA ...
07/05/2019

The Stoughton Fair is happening this week. The 94th annual fair features a projects by Dane County area 4-Her's and FFA members, live music, a carnival midway, homemade dinners and nightly grandstand events.

The Stoughton Police Department reports that everyone was safe and accounted for after a search at Troll Beach for a mis...
06/30/2019

The Stoughton Police Department reports that everyone was safe and accounted for after a search at Troll Beach for a missing swimmer yesterday.

If you missed the Stoughton Farmers' Market this morning due  to rain remember there is another Community Farmers' Marke...
06/28/2019
Stoughton Community Farmers' Market photo gallery

If you missed the Stoughton Farmers' Market this morning due to rain remember there is another Community Farmers' Market tomorrow on Forrest Street.

The weekly Stoughton farmers’ markets continue to grow as the summer season continues.

06/27/2019

Stoplights are knocked out at the intersection of Hwys. 51 and 138 on the city’s western side. Police are out directing traffic; remain cognizant of them while driving.

06/22/2019

Owen Chase’s RBI single in bottom of seventh inning gives Stoughton Senior Legion baseball team a 4-3 win over Watertown.

06/21/2019

After four innings, the Stoughton Senior Legion baseball team leads Watertown 3-0.

Road construction near Stoughton High School starts next week and will include the installation of new traffic islands t...
06/15/2019
SHS speed reduction among construction projects

Road construction near Stoughton High School starts next week and will include the installation of new traffic islands to help slow traffic and protect pedestrians.

Construction season has been underway for the past few weeks, and as the sunshine paves the way for crews to really dig in, a few more projects are starting next

Do you know someone who is a key part of this community, but often flies under the radar? Next month, we'll feature our ...
06/14/2019
Announcements

Do you know someone who is a key part of this community, but often flies under the radar? Next month, we'll feature our annual "People You Should Know" section, and we'd like to hear from you who we should include.

Submit a nomination below for consideration:

People You Should Know People You Should Know nomination Finish Fill out the fields below to nominate someone for the 2019 People You Should Know section. Deadline to submit is July 10. Your information First Name Last Name * Phone * Email * Verify Email Newspaper List Oregon Observer Stoughton Cour...

06/14/2019

The Hub is writing a story for next week wrapping up the 2018-19 year in the Stoughton Area School District, including changes to the dress code and student schedule. How did these affect SHS students this year? Contact the Hub at [email protected] with any thoughts!

If you haven't had a chance to check out the new City Hall and Public Works buildings, both will hold open houses next T...
06/07/2019
City Hall, Public Works open house is June 13

If you haven't had a chance to check out the new City Hall and Public Works buildings, both will hold open houses next Thursday.

The City of Stoughton is celebrating two of its new spaces next week, and if you haven’t had a chance to check out the new digs, now is your chance.

Congratulations to the Stoughton High School Class of 2019.See more photos from yesterday's commencement ceremony in thi...
06/03/2019

Congratulations to the Stoughton High School Class of 2019.

See more photos from yesterday's commencement ceremony in this week's Hub.

06/01/2019

The Stoughton girls 4x800-Meyer relay team of Anna Wozniak, Margaret Ross, Abby Kittleson and Gina Owen finished 22nd with a time of 10 minutes, 1.95 seconds at the WIAA Division 1 state meet in La Crosse.

The small, “pocket” park on Monroe Street just north of Main Street is set for a makeover. Work will start once scho...
05/31/2019
Criddle Park getting ‘adventure’ playground

The small, “pocket” park on Monroe Street just north of Main Street is set for a makeover.
Work will start once school lets out for the summer and is expected to be complete by the end of July.

On a recent sunny Monday, about a half-dozen childrens’ bikes were parked at Criddle Park with no owners in sight.

The RDA has named a short list of firms to become the riverfront site's master developer: General Capital and Bear Devel...
05/20/2019
RDA shortlists master developers

The RDA has named a short list of firms to become the riverfront site's master developer: General Capital and Bear Development, both from the Milwaukee area, and Madison-based Curt Vaughn Brink, LLC.

Three Wisconsin development firms have been chosen as potential master developers for Stoughton’s riverfront redevelopment site.

05/19/2019
Rain and clouds filled the Saturday Syttende Mai skies, but it didn't stop the heritage festival from going on.
05/18/2019

Rain and clouds filled the Saturday Syttende Mai skies, but it didn't stop the heritage festival from going on.

Did you know that the Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge makes more than 1,200 lefse in preparation of the Syttende Mai festival...
05/17/2019
Decades of baking, memories at Mandt Lodge

Did you know that the Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge makes more than 1,200 lefse in preparation of the Syttende Mai festival?
Baking Norwegian treats, whether it's lefse or krumkaka, is a tradition for the Mandt Lodge volunteers, who shared their stories and explained the love that goes into making the treats that are enjoyed by so many.

Some wait all year for the treats of Syttende Mai.

Gather your bunads and lefse, Stoughton, because Syttende Mai returns this weekend.Follow the link for a brief overview ...
05/16/2019
Syttende Mai returns

Gather your bunads and lefse, Stoughton, because Syttende Mai returns this weekend.
Follow the link for a brief overview of the festival or pick up this week's edition for our special Syttende Mai section.

Gather your bunads and lefse, Stoughton, because Syttende Mai is just around the corner.

The Plan Commission is seeking public input on the KPW residential phase at its 6 p.m. meeting Monday, May 6.At the city...
05/03/2019
Plan Commission asks public about KPW

The Plan Commission is seeking public input on the KPW residential phase at its 6 p.m. meeting Monday, May 6.

At the city's request, the plan calls for fewer apartment buildings, more single-family homes and a drop in total units from 371 to 195.

The public will get another chance to weigh-in on the proposal for 195 homes in Kettle Park West at the May 6 Plan Commission meeting.

Mayor Tim Swadley recognized Stoughtonites for their service work and business successes in a ceremony in his office las...
05/01/2019
City recognizes service excellence

Mayor Tim Swadley recognized Stoughtonites for their service work and business successes in a ceremony in his office last week.

A seemingly normal afternoon transformed into a moment to cherish for a few Stoughtonites whose deeds merited recognition from the City of Stoughton.

On Monday, the residential phase of KPW will get a public review.The Plan Commission is hosting a public event for the p...
04/18/2019
KPW residential plan goes to public

On Monday, the residential phase of KPW will get a public review.
The Plan Commission is hosting a public event for the proposed comprehensive plan amendment that would be required for most of Phase 2.
Developers will present their plan and solicit feedback from the public starting at 6 p.m. at the Stoughton EMS training room, 516 S. Fourth St.
The meeting will last for at least an hour.

Single-family homes instead of larger apartment buildings; a park with winding trails running east to west: These are some of the changes the city has recommended for Kettle Park West.

The Town of Dunkirk voted overwhelmingly to raise their taxes by $.50 per $1,000 of property to establish a rural preser...
04/17/2019
Dunkirk voters approve rural preservation referendum

The Town of Dunkirk voted overwhelmingly to raise their taxes by $.50 per $1,000 of property to establish a rural preservation program.
If approved by the Town Board, the money would go to a fund to purchase rights to keep farmland and open spaces from being developed.

A few years ago, when Ingrid West looked out the window of her rural Dunkirk home at the fields across the street, she scanned the familiar, pastoral sights she’d grown

04/16/2019

The Stoughton girls soccer team trails Oregon 4-0 at the half.

Love your pet and want to see them in the paper? We're accepting submissions for our upcoming pets special section until...
04/15/2019
Online Services

Love your pet and want to see them in the paper? We're accepting submissions for our upcoming pets special section until May 5.

https://www.unifiednewsgroup.com/site/forms/online_services/submit_your_pet/

Submit A Pet Profile Submit Finish The deadline to submit to our annual Pets section is May 5. If you have questions, contact [email protected] Contact Information Owner first name Owner last name * Owner city/town of residence * Owner email (will not be printed) * Verify Owner email (wil...

State Rep. Don Vruwink (D-Milton) visited the Rutland Town Hall to talk about what he's working on and what to do about ...
04/15/2019
Vruwink’s focus: schools and student debt

State Rep. Don Vruwink (D-Milton) visited the Rutland Town Hall to talk about what he's working on and what to do about the student debt owed by Wisconsinites, which he put at $25 billion.

Don Vruwink’s Rutland listening session started in the parking lot.

04/11/2019

‪The Stoughton girls soccer game against Oregon has been postponed for tonight because of inclement weather. The Vikings will host the Panthers at 7 p.m. Monday at Collins Field.‬

The Stoughton Kiwanis Easter egg hunt will be held at the Norse Park shelter this Saturday, a change in location from pr...
04/11/2019
Kiwanis Easter egg hunt is April 13

The Stoughton Kiwanis Easter egg hunt will be held at the Norse Park shelter this Saturday, a change in location from previous years.
A rain date has been set for April 20.

Families with kids under 8 are invited to celebrate spring with Stoughton Kiwanis during the annual Easter egg hunt.

04/10/2019

The Stoughton baseball team beat Monroe 6-4.

04/09/2019

‪A two-run single by Kadin Milbauer in the fourth inning gives the Stoughton baseball team a 5-4 lead over Monroe.‬

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