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Teachers to purchase large maze with $18K grant

Grant’s namesake chose winners    

On Jan. 9 the Sun Prairie Education Foundation, by way of the George Conom Excellence in Education Fund, administered its largest grant to date to two teachers for the Sun Prairie High School Psychology Department.

The grant, worth $18,389.34, went to Steve Braatz and Paul Frank to purchase a large 40-foot by 40-foot maze for the Psychology Fair.

‘Family Business of the Year Award’ seeks nominees across the state

 ‘Family Business of the Year Award’ seeks nominees across the state

Award celebrates impact of family biz on Wis. communities    

A state group that celebrates family-owned businesses is seeking nominations for the 2013 “Business of the Year” award, which is also the group’s 10th year sponsoring the program.

One family business will be selected for grand awards in categories including small (less than 50 employees), medium (50-99), and large (100 or more) companies. The organization said special awards will also be given to companies excelling in a particular area.

Created by Smith & Gesteland, a Middleton accounting and business consulting firm, the annual awards highlight the importance of family-owned businesses.

The deadline for nominations is April 13.

Verona and Edgewood hockey

Sun Prairie at Madison East boys basketball

Sun Prairie stylists lauded for service at hospice

Cosmetologists donate time to Agrace patients in Fitchburg 

Five Cost Cutters hair salon stylists were recently honored for their volunteer service at The Ellen and Peter Johnson Agrace HospiceCare Residence in Fitchburg.

Stylists included Ashton Newell, a stylist at  Cost Cutters in Sun Prairie; and Angela Aymond, Jennifer Vivian, Mary Paffel, Sarah Uhen, representing the Cost Cutters salon on University Avenue in Madison.

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Fire dept. asks residents to clear fire hydrants post snowstorm

Fire dept. asks residents to clear fire hydrants post snowstorm

The Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department asked residents Friday to be sure to clear nearby fire hydrants of snow when shoveling out of the more than two feet of flakes that fell in the last 48 hours.

Angela White, assistant to the fire chief, reminded Sun Prairians to clear at least 3-5 feet of snow around each hydrant to ensure the department can access it if needed.

White said shoveling hydrants out can save time in the event of a fire and protect lives and property if an incident were to occur.

Sun Prairie man shares what it’s like to be Santa

More than meets the eye to be the jolly guy; holiday helper provides a peek