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Windsor quarry proposal resurfaces

A mining company that was denied approval of a proposed Windsor quarry 15 years ago has come back with a new plan in hopes of operating a mineral extraction site in the same location... Read More

Sun Prairie Library to host community event about bees

Sun Prairie Library to host community event about bees

On Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m., the Sun Prairie Library will be hosting a community event for people to learn all about bees.

Find out everything there is to know about honeybees, their wax, honey, and their role as pollinators. Learn about the historical development of honeybees, their lifecycle, and ways to work with them.

There will be an opportunity to taste honey and pollen, sniff beeswax candles, handle a real hive, smoker, and other beekeeping equipment.

This event will be presented by Jeanne Hansen from the Dane County Beekeeping Association.

Erickson awarded June/July ‘Garden of the Month’

For the second time in just over 10 years, Sun Prairie resident and gardener Ellen Erickson has claimed Garden of the Month and Garden of the Year through the Sun Prairie Garden Club... Read More

Habitat for Humanity Seeking Families for Homes to be built in Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, Madison

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 over the next several years, according to a press release.   Habitat also recently purchased 24 lots in Fitchburg in the Renaissance in the Park neighborhood and three lots in Southwest Madison.

For individuals and families interested in building with Habitat for Humanity of Dane County starting in 2015, informational meetings will be held:

$15M estimated cost of damage in Dane County from storms

$15M estimated cost of damage in Dane County from storms

Dane County officials said the cost of storm damage to area communities this week is estimated at more than $15 million, with about $10 million coming from damage to private property.

County Executive Joe Parisi's office said Thursday that tornadoes in Verona and Madison Tuesday and severe weather in eastern Dane County including Sun Prairie Wednesday damaged 253 homes and several businesses and public buildings. Nineteen homes reported major damage and two homes were destroyed beyond the point of repair.

Brush collection scheduled for next week

Brush will be collected for all City of Sun Prairie refuse and recycling routes during the week of May 12... Read More

Sheriff offers boating classes in Sun Prairie, Verona, Stoughton

Sheriff offers boating classes in Sun Prairie, Verona, Stoughton

The Dane County Sheriff's Department is offering multiple classes this summer throughout the area teaching boater safety. 

Two classes will be held in Stoughton, one beginning May 24 and another beginning June 8; the class in Sun Prairie is scheduled to begin May 18; and the Verona class begins July 8. 

Sheriff spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said lack of education was considered a factor in many of the 87 boating accidents last year. 

The classes are open to beginning and experienced boaters, Schaffer said Wednesday. The minimum age to attend is 10 and there is a $10 fee due the first day of class. 

Registration is available online at https://danesheriff.com/boatSafety.aspx

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