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Habitat seeking families for 29 homes to be built in Sun Prairie

Earlier this year, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County purchased 29 family unit lots in Sun Prairie and will be building homes in both the Uplands and Vandenburg Heights neighborhoods... Read More

2014 Service Above Self Award recipients honored

The Sun Prairie Rotary Club honored five Sun Prairie residents for putting service above self during a special recognition ceremony June 3... Read More

Friends won't let memory of Sun Prairie couple fade

Friends won't let memory of Sun Prairie couple fade

Loved ones aren't letting the memory of Shari and Bram Dorresteijn fade.

The Sun Prairie couple that was killed in an interstate crash in April left behind a toddler and a newborn.

Wednesday night Bram's friends hosted a soccer match to raise money for those children.

Michael Scalia met Bram in high school. He said the match was the perfect way to pay tribute to Bram, a former University of Wisconsin soccer player. He also said the outpouring of support has been overwhelming.

"In terms of people coming out of the woodwork, how can we support you? How can we show our love and help a village raise these children? Under these circumstances, they've raised so much money and we're continuing to go along those lines to raise more for these kids' futures," Scalia said.

The couple's children, Wesley and Charlotte, are in the care of Shari's sister and her husband.

An online fund raised more than $220,000 for them.

Group seeks to upstart PFLAG chapter

A Sun Prairie couple are trying to establish a chapter of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocate group.

Paul and Carol Esser are members of Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, which is supporting the effort to establish a Sun Prairie PFLAG branch. The Essers and the church are seeking other Sun Prairie residents to help, as the church cannot lead the chapter due to its religious affiliation.

Anyone interested is invited to a potluck Sunday at 5 p.m. at Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, 702 North St... Read More

Sun Prairie School Safety Conference

The Sun Prairie Area School District will hold a school safety conference on Tuesday, April 22.  At the Prairie View middle school.

The vision for school safety within the Sun Prairie School District begins with offering  preventative programs and services to ensure children feel safe , have the tools they need to address problems, and have access to the community resources they may need to maintain their well-being, according to the press release.

There will be eight fifty minute sessions available for parents to choose from. Topics include social media educations, bullying prevention, positive behavior interventions, heroin education, and suicide prevention.

Rsvp online at www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us

Sun Prairie School Safety Conference

The Sun Prairie Area School District will hold a school safety conference on Tuesday, April 22.  At the Prairie View middle school.

The vision for school safety within the Sun Prairie School District begins with offering  preventative programs and services to ensure children feel safe , have the tools they need to address problems, and have access to the community resources they may need to maintain their well-being, according to the press release.

There will be eight fifty minute sessions available for parents to choose from. Topics include social media educations, bullying prevention, positive behavior interventions, heroin education, and suicide prevention.

Rsvp online at www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us

Sun Prairie School Safety Conference

The Sun Prairie Area School District will hold a school safety conference on Tuesday, April 22.  At the Prairie View middle school.

The vision for school safety within the Sun Prairie School District begins with offering  preventative programs and services to ensure children feel safe , have the tools they need to address problems, and have access to the community resources they may need to maintain their well-being, according to the press release.

There will be eight fifty minute sessions available for parents to choose from. Topics include social media educations, bullying prevention, positive behavior interventions, heroin education, and suicide prevention.

Rsvp online at www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us