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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

Sun Prairie PAC II baseball team posts two wins

The Prairie Athletic Club (PAC) II baseball team, coached by Peter Gumina, posted three victories and one defeat last week... Read More

Council approves Aldi's plan, reduces traffic fee

Last week the Sun Prairie City Council  approved a plan for a new Aldi grocery store to be on Bunny Trail and reduced the traffic impact fee the company will be assessed, according to a Sun Prairie Star report. 

Aldi expects construction to begin the first week of August and the store to be completed in 2015.

The new Aldi's will be a stone's throw from Sun Prairie’s Woodman’s Supermarket in the city’s West Side Neighborhood... Read More

Report details county contact before Sun Prairie child's death

A newly released state report shows Child Protective Services in two counties investigated potential abuse twice before a 5-year-old boy was beaten to death in Sun Prairie last year.

Five-year-old Brayden Turnbill was found by his mother, Shannon Turnbill, last October. He was barely breathing and investigators said he suffered serious head injuries. He died at UW Hospital a few days later.

Shannon Turnbill's boyfriend, Dakota Black, is behind bars and will stand trial in November on homicide charges.

A report released in the last few weeks by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families says that two counties had contact with the boy's family going back five years.

Amendment to plan for Golden Meadows get commission OK

A vacant corner of the South Grand Avenue roundabout at West Main could become a commercial development including a gas station, convenience store and restaurant.

The Sun Prairie Star reported that the Plan Commission on July 8 voted to recommend approval of an amendment to the approved General Development Plan for Golden Meadows to change the allowable land use from institutional to commercial for property located at 2602 S. City Station Drive.

Loeder Oil Co. plans to construct a convenience store with an attached drive through restaurant near the corner of South Grand Avenue and South City Station Drive... Read More

Planning commission OKs drive-up donut shop

The Sun Prairie Plan Commission recommended approval of a donut shop on Windsor Street.

On July 8 members voted 7-2 to recommend city council approval of a new Dunkin Donuts to be located in the parking lot of Dorn True Value at 926 Windsor St.

According to the Sun Prairie Star, the Dunkin Donuts will be a 24-hour shop with a drive-up window... Read More

Goodwill to hold donation drive July 20

Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin will hold a third donation drive in Sun Prairie, at the future home of a Goodwill donation center and store. The drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 3... Read More