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Theater to perform 'Annie' at middle school

The cast and crew of Sun Prairie Civic Theatre will bring the loveable orphan, Annie, to life with multiple performances this month.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 9-10 and May 16-17 at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, 220 Kroncke Dr. The show will end with a 2 p.m. matinee on May 18.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets are available online at www.sunprairiecivictheatre.com or at Beans ‘n Cream Coffeehouse, 345 Cannery Square... Read More

Man wins $1M on scratch-off ticket

Man wins $1M on scratch-off ticket

A Sun Prairie man won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket Wednesday, officials said. 

Raymond Davis Jr. bought the winning scratch-off Instant Million ticket for $30 at the P and G Gas Co. on State Street in Black Earth Wednesday.

Davis is the third winner of Wisconsin's Instant Million game, which was launched in Feb. 21, according to the Wisconsin Lottery agency. 

Davis will receive $673,507.50 after taxes. The gas station that sold him the ticket will receive $20,000. Officials said retailers that sell winning tickets with prizes of $600 or more receive 2 percent of the prize.  

Wisconsin Lottery said there is one remaining $1 million instant prize through the Instant Million game. 

Author to speak about coming-out memoir

A Monona author will speak at a local church on his new book about coming out as a gay man.

Callen Harty will give a talk about "My Queer Life," from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at Sun Prairie United Methodist Church. The event is free. 

The Sun Prairie Star reported that last June the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church voted to publicly open its doors to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as a Reconciling Congregation... Read More

Org seeks families for Habitat homes; meetings scheduled in April

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County will hold two meetings in April for families interested in partnering with the organization to become homeowners.

A meeting is scheduled at 2 p.m. on April 6 at Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr. in Madison.

A second meeting will be held April 8 at 6 p.m. at the Colonial Club, 301 Blankenheim Lane in Sun Prairie.

HHDC acquired 29 family unit lots in Sun Prairie earlier this year and is currently seeking local families to participate.

The homes will be built in the Uplands and Vandenburg Heights neighborhoods, according to the Sun Prairie Star... Read More

City working on employee retention

A new pay study, examining the possibility of joining the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and department meetings are among the items the City of Sun Prairie is undertaking to attempt to retain employees after losing 14 since the end of last year... Read More

Sun Prairie man aboard aircraft gone missing, officials say

Sun Prairie man aboard aircraft gone missing, officials say

A Sun Prairie man is among five people who disappeared along with a plane Sunday in Idaho, officials said.

A Brigham Young University-Idaho spokesman told KBOI-TV in Boise that Jonathan Norton, a BYU-Idaho student from Sun Prairie, was in a single-engine plane when it lost contact with air traffic controllers near a small mountain town called Yellow Pine.

Rescuers were searching a 4- to 5-mile area narrowed down through cell phone tower use records, the sheriff’s department in Valley County, Idaho, said.

The plane, flying from Oregon headed to Butte, Mont., was carrying Norton, his fiance Amber Smith, her father Dale, brother Daniel and sister-in-law Sheree. The plane was flown by Dale Smith, according to the Bureau of Homeland Security.

Authorities said a search aircraft detected a weak emergency locator transmitter signal Tuesday.

Dale Smith is a software maker based in Silicon Valley, Calif.