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Dental office to offer free oral cancer screenings

A Sun Prairie dental office will offer free oral cancer screenings for patients ages 18 and older next month.

First Choice Dental is offering the free screenings in April as part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, according to the Sun Prairie Star report.

The Sun Prairie location is at 140 N. City Station Drive. Visit firstchoicedental.com for more information... Read More

County approves additional funding to increase emergency radio coverage

County approves additional funding to increase emergency radio coverage

The Dane County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $3.75 million in funding Thursday to increase radio coverage in rural areas and inside large buildings, according to a release.

The allocation was approved as part of a larger resolution approving the issuing of bonds to pay for commitments already approved in the 2015 capital budget, officials said. The new funding is in addition to the $3 million already dedicated to improvements in the DaneCom radio system.

News 3 reported in December that parts of DaneCom would be taken offline at the beginning of 2015 to determine if the county’s new emergency communication system was causing emergency radio problems.

Four-year-old raises $1,800 for kids in hospital

Four-year-old raises $1,800 for kids in hospital

One little boy is going above and beyond to bring a little happiness to kids in the American Family Children's Hospital.

News 3 first brought you the story of 4-year-old Corbin Sullivan last month, when he raised more than $300 in two days on a "Go Fund Me" page. After spending some time at the American Family Children's Hospital, Corbin told his parents he wanted to deliver balloons to other children there. Now, a few weeks later, he has raised $1,795.

"I think I'm in shock still," mom Amanda Sullivan said. "I'm so thankful. What a way for the community to pull together and show Corbin that anything is possible, and you can go above and beyond."

Amanda says they received donations through the web page from across the state and the country, with money coming in from places as far away as Boston. With that money, Corbin bought more than 80 balloons and dozens of gifts and supplies on the hospital's wish list.

Sun Prairie Dance Team to host kids clinic

The Sun Prairie Dance Team will host a Kids Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9:30 a.m. - noon in the Field House at Sun Prairie High School, 888 Grove St... Read More

Sun Prairie mom upstarts group for parents with children with autism

Sun Prairie resident Brenda Wilcox has started an autism support group in the city that begins next month.

Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at the Northeast YMCA, 1470 Don Simon Drive, the Sun Prairie Star reported. Each meeting will have a theme or a guest speaker and there is no cost to attend... Read More

New business to offer free massages at ribbon-cutting

New business to offer free massages at ribbon-cutting

A Sun Prairie business will offer food and free massages at its official grand opening next week. 

Elements Massage's open house will take place from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the business, 2804 Prairie Lakes Drive, Suite 102. 

The company said it will offer free 15-minute chair massages and serve light hors d’oeuvres. Attendees can get tours of the facilities and information about massage and overall wellness. 

The Sun Prairie Chamber of commerce will also hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

Elements Massage of Sun Prairie is located across from Costco. There are two other Elements Massage business in the Madison area including Fitchburg at 6317 McKee Road and in Middleton at 1950 Cayuga St., according to the company website. 

Sun Prairie business collects sandals for overseas charity

First Choice Insurance Solutions, 1777 W. Main St., collected sandals to send to overseas to help Tanzanians prevent certain foot diseases. 

The Sun Prairie Star reported that FCIS's flip flop donation drive for Hope 2 Others yielded 600 pair of flip flops... Read More