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Council backs Sun Prairie Ice Arena with debt vote

Members of the Sun Prairie City Council’s Committee of the Whole on Aug. 26 voted to reserve $5.5 million of the city’s bank qualified debt capacity... Read More

Free event offers honeybee experiences for the human senses

A free library event this week will offer an experience of bees for multiple senses.

The Sun Prairie Public Library will host a Beekeeping 101 presentation Wednesday night by Jeanne Hansen of the Dane County Beekeeping Association.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Attendees will learn about the life of honeybees, their wax, honey and their contribution as pollinators. At the presentation, people will be able to taste honey and pollen, sniff beeswax candles, handle a real hive, smoker, and other beekeeping equipment. 

 The event is open to the public. Visit www.sunlib.org for more information. 

Senior center to sell brats Friday

The will host a bratwurst sale Friday.

In addition to brats, there will be hot dogs, chips, soda and water for sale at the Colonial Club Senior Activity Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Drive-through service is available at the front doors, according to the Sun Prairie Star. 

The Colonial Club is at 301 Blankenheim Lane... Read More

McFarland State Bank wins 2014 Corn Fest Parade contest

The 2014 Sweet Corn Festival Parade was held on Thursday, Aug. 14... Read More

Bank to host lunchtime summer grill out

A Sun Prairie bank said it will host an open house on Aug. 22 from noon-2 p.m.

AnchorBank invited residents for a summer grill out to meet the branch's new staff.

"Everyone is welcome to stop by for lunch," Branch Manager Lisa Reinsad said in the news release. 

The open house takes place at the Sun Prairie AnchorBank branch, 1516 W. Main St.

Police to take part in OWI enforcement program

The Sun Prairie Police Department said it will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout the state in cracking down on drunken driving during the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign from Friday to Sept. 1.

In a news release, the Sun Prairie Police Department said it will urge citizens to be cautious and careful while operating a vehicle during the focused enforcement program on drunken driving. Officers are asking citizens to make good judgment calls before getting into a car and use a designated driver or another way home if impaired.

For more information on the campaign, contact Sgt. Ryan Cox at 608-825-0965.

Orange Leaf to host community radio fundraiser August 18

Sun Prairie residents interested in bringing non-profit, non-commercial community radio to the city have a tasty opportunity to help do just that... Read More