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One Of Sun Prairie's Finest To Be Missed After Retirement

One Of Sun Prairie's Finest To Be Missed After Retirement

After 23 years with the Sun Prairie Police Department, Public Information Officer Rem Brandt retired last month.

Chief Patrick Anhalt said Brandt's career path and personal life mirrored each because of Brandt's dedication to serving his community.

"He's been the face and voice of this police department for pretty much 23 years," Anhalt said.

"There's not another person over that 23 years that has had a bigger impact on this department's positive relationship with the community than Rem. (He) was so very important," Anhalt said.

Brandt, a civilian employee of the department, started as a community services officer.

"There are a lot of things that sworn officer do that can be done by civilians -- parking, animal complaints, a lot of public relations, organizing parades and things like that, so he filled that role," Anhalt said.

Post-Season Prep Football Honors Doled Out

Post-Season Prep Football Honors Doled Out

The Associated Press 2011 Wisconsin prep football all-state teams, were release. Area members of the are in bold. The winners were voted on by a statewide panel of media members.


  •    Jay Tollefson, West De Pere.


  •    Jed Kennedy, Kenosha Bradford.


First Team

Anonymous Donor Makes T-Shirt Donation

Anonymous Donor Makes T-Shirt Donation

In a community filled with people who offer random acts of kindness on a daily basis, the staff at a Sun Prairie elementary were honored to be the beneficiaries.

The staff at Westside Elementary received staff T-shirts given by an anonymous donor.

Based on the photo above from www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us, the teachers' reaction is obvious.

Sun Prairie Coaches Recognized This Month

Sun Prairie Coaches Recognized This Month

Congratulations to Brian Kaminski and Mike Johnson.

Kaminski was recently named Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week.

The Packers and the Wisconsin National Guard recognize one outstanding high school coach as their Coach of the Week winner during the high school football season.  

Meanwhile, Johnson was selected by the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association as the recipient of the 2010-11 NFHS Coaches Association Girls Hockey Coach of the Year Award for Wisconsin. 

Johnson is the Girls Co-op Hockey Head Coach. Sun Prairie is the host school of the girls hockey co-op team, which consists of players from Sun Prairie, DeForest, Madison East, Madison La Follette and Waunakee High Schools. 

High School Pink Out Raises $8,000 For Susan G. Komen Madison

High School Pink Out Raises $8,000 For Susan G. Komen Madison

Sun Prairie's annual Pink Out fundraiser broke records for the Susan G. Komen organization as the largest donation made by a high school in the past 14 years.

Megan Patterson, a high school junior, was the organizer and energy behind this year's fundraiser

Congratulations to Megan and Sun Prairie High School for the outstanding effort for such an important cause! 

To see more photos from the Pink Out, please visit the district website at http://www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us/pink_out_11.cfm#d203141

Sun Prairie Inventor To Replace X-Rated Bracelets

Sun Prairie Inventor To Replace X-Rated Bracelets

A local inventor is sending more than 200 original Slap Wraps bracelets to a Florida elementary school after X-rated knockoffs were handed out last month during a school fundraiser.

"As the original inventor of the Slap Wraps toy and as a former school teacher, I felt compelled to step in and make right the situation," said Stuart Anders of Sun Prairie.

Anders said when he heard that a knockoff company had sold more than 100 bracelets with pictures of naked women underneath the cloth portion of the bracelets, he felt compelled to something.

“I’m thrilled they are still popular, but very disappointed that the kids at Jay Elementary (of Tallahassee, Fla.) received such a poor example of this toy. It’s just one of the many knockoff products that are available for sale." Anders said.

He said has been forced to deal with companies producing low-quality versions of his product since they first went on sale in June of 1990.

Exchange Student Makes Mark As Sun Prairie Football Kicker


Foreign exchange student Lukas Otto, a 17-year-old from Zurich, Switzerland, is in his first year of high school football, and he quickly picked up the game as the kicker for the Sun Prairie High School football team.