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Baseball Program Fundraiser To Help Families In Need Of Beds

Baseball Program Fundraiser To Help Families In Need Of Beds

On Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m in the Sun Prairie High School Commons, the Sun Prairie High School Baseball Team Program will be selling mattresses for community members to buy for a child in need. 

A showroom will be set up at the high school and a portion of all mattress sales will go to the school baseball program.

There will be two beds designated as the “Sunshine Place Bed.”  When one of these is purchased and is slated for delivery to the Sunshine Place warehouse, it will be eligible for a $100 discount.   

You must print of copy of “Sunshine Place Bed” coupon to get the savings.

High School Varsity Dance Team Wins National Title

High School Varsity Dance Team Wins National Title

The Sun Prairie High School Varsity Dance Team won their division National Championship title in the Hip Hop category at the Contest of Champions National Dance Competition this past Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4.

New Business, ScooterCabs, Helps Eliminate Drunk Driving

New Business, ScooterCabs, Helps Eliminate Drunk Driving

ScooterCabs, a local business created by three University of Wisconsin-Madison grads, aims to provide an affordable alternative to taking a taxi home or driving under the influence. 

The service was created as an extra option for patrons that drive out to a bar or restaurant and have a few too many drinks.  The concept is similar to a taxi, except for one fundamental difference; the taxi is now the patron’s own vehicle.  There is no longer a need for patrons to abandon their vehicle at the bar or restaurant to make it home safely.

"With Wisconsin’s high rates of drunk driving, Madison seemed to have a need for this type of service," said owner Justin Sisley, "but even for the majority of people who would make the responsible decision to call a cab, our service provides a much more convenient option for them.  No more waiting around for a friend or cab to take you back to your car in the morning."

Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department Elects New Chief

Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department Elects New Chief

Tory Strauss has been elected as the new chief of the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department.

Strauss has been a member of the SPVFD for 10 years, serving as a training officer, lieutenant and captain prior to assuming the role of fire chief. 

Strauss holds a bachelor's degree in Fire Science and is certified as a fire inspector, fire instructor and fire officer. 

Strauss served as a fire lieutenant and acting assistant chief in Iraq. He served seven years as an emergency response coordinator, and he served as the safety crew chief for Angell Park for five years.

The SPVFD is the largest all-volunteer fire department in the state of Wisconsin, serving more than 34,000 residents in a 97-square-mile territory.

Royal Oaks 4th Grader Selected As WEAC Badger Kid

Royal Oaks 4th Grader Selected As WEAC Badger Kid

Nick Pica,  a fourth grade student at Royal Oaks Elementary in Sun Prairie has been selected by the Wisconsin Education Association Council to be the next Badger Kid.

WEAC offers its members an opportunity to nominate kids to be Badger Kids for various sporting events.  

Pica was nominated by physical education teacher Brad Lutes because of his high level of character in physical education. 

According toLutes, "Despite being extremely gifted athletically, Nick knows P.E. is an opportunity for kids of all levels to experience success. He helps students who are struggling and works to get everyone involved and experiencing success."  

Sun Prairie Students Receive Outstanding Young Person Awards

Sun Prairie Students Receive Outstanding Young Person Awards

Students from Prairie View, Patrick Marsh, Cardinal Heights and Sun Prairie High School will be among those honored on Sunday, Jan. 15th at the Martin Luther King Youth Recognition Breakfast held by the Urban League of Greater Madison.

The breakfast recognizes outstanding students from around Dane County. The students were nominated by their schools based on their academic performance, community service, and extra-curricular participation.

Sun Prairie students who will receive the Outstanding Young Person Award include: