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Home Construction Class Puts Finishing Touches On New Home

Home Construction Class Puts Finishing Touches On New Home

The students in this year's home construction class at Sun Prairie High School will host an open house for the home that is nearly built. The open house will be on Tuesday, June 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. 

The house has been sold, but there are a few projects that the new owners would like done, so the house won't be completely finished in time for the open house, but everyone is still invited.

The home is located at 1387 Heritage Lane in Sun Prairie.


  • Nick Hendricks
  • Cody Huemmer
  • Ben Kress
  • Tyler Patterson
  • Keith Schaub
  • Michael Schraufnagel
  • Brad Susdorf
  • Michael Wagner


  • Tommy Sanders

Sun Prairie Teacher A Finalist For National Honor

Sun Prairie Teacher A Finalist For National Honor

Thirty-four-year teaching veteran Tom Bindl is a finalist for the National Education Association Foundation's Improvement of Education Award for Teaching Excellence. A national award, only six teachers in  the country receive it each year.

The purpose of the awards are to recognize, reward and promote teaching excellence. 

Candidates are judged by their professional practice, advocacy for the profession, community engagement,  leadership in professional development and attention to diversity.

"Educators such as Tom are part of what makes Wisconsin's public school system so strong," said Mary Bell, president of WEAC and a teacher from Wisconsin Rapids. "His students and community are fortunate to have his expertise in the classroom, and we are happy that he will be recognized."

Bindl is a fourth grade teacher at Royal Oaks Elementary. He will travel to Washington, D.C. for the Salute to Excellence in Education Event for the award.

School District Honors Retiring Staff

School District Honors Retiring Staff

Several hundred current and former district staff members gathered Wednesday afternoon, May 11, to honor those retiring from the Sun Prairie Area School District at the end of this school year.  

Congratulations to the retirees:

C.H. Bird Elementary School

  • Anne Endres
  • Jean Perron

Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School

  • Carol Albright
  • Sue Curtis
  • Vince Kanthak
  • Jill Kullman
  • John Wedeward

The District Office

  • Dick Andersen
  • Joe Tyson
  • Karen Wiegel

Eastside Elementary 
Donna Davis
Laura Stalder  

Horizon Elementary School

  • Roberta Kirby
  • Judy Mueller
  • Pat Wende

Royal Oaks Elementary School

  • Thomas Bindl

Prairie View  Middle School

Trade Center Steel To Be Part Of Local 9/11 Tribute

Trade Center Steel To Be Part Of Local 9/11 Tribute

The Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department received a 302-pound piece of history on Tuesday that will be used to help area residents remember and pay tribute to those who died in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

The piece of steel was recovered from the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York. Pieces of steel like the one Sun Prairie received have been distributed through the September 11 Families Association

"We get a lot of tours at the fire station and this will be something we can bring kids down and show them, teach the next generation about what it meant and the ramifications of that day," volunteer firefighter and city dispatcher Garrett Voss said.

Voss said he received an email about the group more than two years ago.

Economics Team Places 9th In Stock Market Simulation

Economics Team Places 9th In Stock Market Simulation

A team of students from Jennifer Josheff's Economics Class has placed in the top 10 at the state level in the Spring Stock Market Simulation Challenge.

Winning teams will be awarded with certificates, medals, T-shirts and will be recognized at a banquet in May.

The Stock Market Simulation Challenge is sponsored by Economics Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization that provides resources to teach students financial literacy and economic understanding.

Sun Prairie Baseball Shuts Out Madison West

The top two teams in the Big Eight Conference baseball standings met on Wednesday, but the game wasn't as close as you might think.

Sun Prairie shut out Madison West 8-0 at Summit Credit Union Field in Sun Prairie.

The Cardinals were up 3-0 in the fifth inning, when the Regents loaded the bases, but Sun Prairie's Logan Mara got a called third strike to end the threat.

Sun Prairie broke the game open in the bottom half of the inning, scoring five runs.

Sun Prairie remains unbeaten and alone in first place in the Big Eight Conference.

Local Golfer Shines In MG Invitational Despite Weather

Local Golfer Shines In MG Invitational Despite Weather

Marquette University's high school golf team finished in first place in the Monona Grove Invitational at the Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove on Thursday.

Marquette shot a combine 291 to win the tournament. Waunake topped Edgerton by four shots. Reedsburg finished in fourth place. Oregon finished in fifth place and the host team Monona Grove finished in sixth place.

Invidual Results:

  • R.J. Budd, Sauk Prairie
  • Jack McKinney, Marquette
  • Zach Gaugert, Waunakee
  • Andrew Morrison, Edgerton
  • Tyler Schmidt, Jefferson
  • Luke Rhyner, Marquette
  • Keegan English, Marquette
  • Henry Klongland, Stoughton
  • Colin Lane, Sun Prairie