Our network

Community Spirit

Baseball Program Fundraiser To Help Families In Need Of Beds

Baseball Program Fundraiser To Help Families In Need Of Beds

On Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m in the Sun Prairie High School Commons, the Sun Prairie High School Baseball Team Program will be selling mattresses for community members to buy for a child in need. 

A showroom will be set up at the high school and a portion of all mattress sales will go to the school baseball program.

There will be two beds designated as the “Sunshine Place Bed.”  When one of these is purchased and is slated for delivery to the Sunshine Place warehouse, it will be eligible for a $100 discount.   

You must print of copy of “Sunshine Place Bed” coupon to get the savings.

Dog Park Clean Up Day, Earth Day Challenge Scheduled

Dog Park Clean Up Day, Earth Day Challenge Scheduled

Donate a little time Madison Parks for some spring cleaning.  Sign up below and join us for two upcoming volunteer work days.

Dog Park Clean Up Day, March 31, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Volunteer to help out at one of our six dog parks.  Volunteers will help spreading mulch, weeding, and cleaning up the parks.

Sign up today to help out.

Earth Day Challenge, April 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Volunteers may assist with cleaning up various parks, clearing brush, planting shrubs, or other beautification projects.

Sign to volunteer or host a project here.

Stoughton Family In Search Of Missing Dog

Stoughton Family In Search Of Missing Dog

A Stoughton family is hoping for the public's help in locating its missing dog.

Radar, a brown, tan and cream Husky, was last seen on County Road N near Interstate 90 and northeast of Lake Kegonsa. He is wearing a light-blue collar with no dog tags, owners said.

Family also said he has been spotted recently as far north as Sun Prairie.

If he is found, call Heather Bird at 608-469-9089 or Ingrid Simpson at 760-710-7148.

Cannery Square To Be New Home To Groundhog Prognostication

Cannery Square To Be New Home To Groundhog Prognostication

Jimmy the Groundhog will give his annual prognostication on Feb. 2, but he will be doing it from Sun Prairie's Cannery Square, according to city officials.

Officials said that Jimmy's new location was going to be behind the Main Street Chamber of Commercey office, but due to event logistics, the festivities will be moved to Cannery Square.

Jimmy will be escorted by the Sun Prairie Fire Department and arrive at Cannery Square at 7 a.m. on Thursday. Sun Prairie's mayor will host the event.

If there is an extreme weather situation, the event will take place in the Community Room on the first floor of City Hall.

Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department Elects New Chief

Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department Elects New Chief

Tory Strauss has been elected as the new chief of the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department.

Strauss has been a member of the SPVFD for 10 years, serving as a training officer, lieutenant and captain prior to assuming the role of fire chief. 

Strauss holds a bachelor's degree in Fire Science and is certified as a fire inspector, fire instructor and fire officer. 

Strauss served as a fire lieutenant and acting assistant chief in Iraq. He served seven years as an emergency response coordinator, and he served as the safety crew chief for Angell Park for five years.

The SPVFD is the largest all-volunteer fire department in the state of Wisconsin, serving more than 34,000 residents in a 97-square-mile territory.

Salvation Army Says Donations Are Up

Salvation Army Says Donations Are Up

The Salvation Army of Dane County said more people are ringing bells and giving this holiday season.

Preliminary retail numbers show more people are shopping this holiday season, and it looks like Dane County's shoppers are giving more to those famous red kettles.

The Salvation Army of Dane County said its current kettle donation total of $156,000 is up $10,000 from last year at this time. And bringing technology to the forefront of its Red Kettle campaign, the Salvation Army is hoping QR codes help recruit volunteers and prompt shoppers to make credit card donations.

"We have worked very hard this season to get the coverage," said Maj. Loren Carter. "Because we figured that each shift represents about a $100 of income at each location. And so the coverage is very important."

Out of 12,000 total bell ringing shifts, 7,000 shifts are left for the season. The goal for this year's campaign is set at $715,000.

Holiday Wine And Cheese Tasting To Benefit Cheer Wisconsin

A holiday wine and cheese tasting and holiday gift open house will be held on Dec. 9 with the proceeds to benefit Cheer Wisconsin Booster Club's Uniform Fundraiser.

Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of gourmet Wisconsin cheeses hosted by Metcalfe's Market, paired with an array of premium California Wines. Presented by Jim "Abby" Abdnermolden C.S.W. (Certified Specialist of Wine).

Vendors will be available for holiday shopping. Some of the vendors participating are: Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, 31, Silpada, Art & Jewelry by Jennifer Reagles, Scentsy and many more.

The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Roundtable, 1611 North Bristol St. in Sun Prairie.

The cost is $25 per person.

There will also be a raffle, silent auction and cash bar.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Cheer Wisconsin, Metcalfe's or Prairie Athletic Club.