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Trooper gets lifesaving award for burning vehicle rescue

Trooper gets lifesaving award for burning vehicle rescue

State patrol personnel from Sun Prairie, Janesville and Baraboo were three of 21 members of the Wisconsin State Patrol awarded Wednesday at the State Capitol in Madison for saving lives and other exemplary service.

State Patrol Superintendent Stephen Fitzgerald said the special awards were given to members of the state patrol demonstrated exceptional expertise and courage under stressful conditions.

The awardees were nominated by their fellow members of the state patrol for actions that went above and beyond normal duties over the last year.

Off-duty trooper pulls vehicle occupants from fire

Trooper Edward P. Witkiewicz of Sun Prairie responded to a collapsed building report on Aug. 30, 2012 in Johnson Creek. He found a victim inside with a severe head injury who was slipping in and out of consciousness and stabilized the victim's head and neck. He also cleared a path for firefighters to transport the victim.

Police: Simple steps can prevent thefts from vehicles

The Sun Prairie Police Department is asking residents to take a some extra precautions following a recent increase in vehicle break-ins in the last few weeks according to a release from police.

Police ask drivers to park in well lit areas when possible. They also said drivers should always lock vehicles and keeps the windows closed. The same goes for garage doors at hoom as well.

According to the release large problem is the theft of small items like phones or purses are often the targets of vehice break-ins. Police ask residents to reomove valuables from their cars or put them in the trunk and out of sight from thieves.

Lemonade stand raises money for charity meal

A lemonade stand in Sun Prairie raises money for Sunshine Supper.

96 employees to lose jobs when Sentry Foods closes in fall

Nearly 100 people will be out of work when a local grocery store closes its doors later this year.

Conrads Sentry Foods said 96 employees will lose their jobs when the store closes this fall.

In a letter addressed to Mayor John Murray, Conrads Sentry president Penny Pederson said the company expects to begin eliminating positions on Sept. 10.

The layoffs will continue in phases until the store's closing about four weeks later, Pederson wrote.

According to the letter, none of the store employees are in a union. Five of the employees losing their jobs are salaried positions and the remainder are hourly, Pederson said.

In a statement, the Department of Workforce Development said it will work with the business and employees with assistance in the transition.

Conrads Sentry is at 1052 W. Main St. in Sun Prairie.

Token Creek July 4th celebration brings back Hiney Run, parade

The annual Fourth of July celebration in Token Creek will include a parade, the Hiney Run, food, a bike decoration contest and more.

Token Creek Lion's Club, which organizes the event, said the 2013 theme is "A Salute to Service."

See a rundown of events for the celebration as well as start times and details through the Token Creek
Independence Day 2013 website at www.tokencreeklions.org/4july/eventschedule.htm.

Sunshine Suppers in Sun Prairie

Sunshine Supper at Sunshine Place in Sun Prairie gives people a place to go for food and fellowship on Monday nights.

 

 

 

Sun Prairie Police Department launches enhanced tip program

Sun Prairie Police Department is launching a new internet tool to enhance its anonymous tip program.

The program, called tip411, is an interactive way for people to anonymously text tips to police, who will be able to respond back.

A Sun Prairie Police Department statement said the goal is to give cell phone users an efficient way to anonymously send in tips. Anyone with a cell phone can now send a tip by texting the word “SunPrairie” and the tip information to the number 847411.

A national version of the program is currently used by more than 1,000 communities, according to the statement.

Tip411 will be reserved only for public safety purposes.