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Council backs Sun Prairie Ice Arena with debt vote

Members of the Sun Prairie City Council’s Committee of the Whole on Aug. 26 voted to reserve $5.5 million of the city’s bank qualified debt capacity... Read More

School board eyes goals through 2020

Monday the Sun Prairie School Board took another step forward on its plan to sculpt the schools over the next five years. 

The board approved five goals for the district including to recruit and retain staff who will engage with the community; have students surpass academic growth targets; and build relationships with families. ... Read More

Council approves parking changes for commercial vehicles

During the Sun Prairie City Council meeting last Tuesday, members approved amendments to a city parking ordinance concerning commercial vehicles. 

The Sun Prairie Star reported that the changes affect vehicles more than 10,000 pounds and non-commercial vehicles longer than 22 feet. Those vehicles are no longer allowed to park on city residential streets following complaints and research presented by the Sun Prairie Police Department. ... Read More

Sun Prairie hosts Sweet Corn Fest

The annual Sweet Corn Festival Aug. 14-17, 2014 at Angell Park, near the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway N, according to a press release.

 

Admission is $1.00 per person on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees can enjoy free entertainment, children's activities and more. Children age six and under are free admission, and if you park on the grounds admission is included in the price, according to the report.

 

Over 100,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event which serves over 75 tons of sweet corn during the weekend.  Corn is not genetically altered.

Steamed sweet corn is available on Saturday and Sunday only from noon to 7 pm.

 

This event features a carnival-midway complete with rides and games, food booths, live bands, craft show, petting zoo, kiddie korner with large inflatables, family entertainment and much more.

 

Former citizen rep appointed to school board

Jessica Moehr was selected Monday by a majority of the the Sun Prairie School Board members to replace John Welke, who announced his resignation June 25, citing time and time management as his reasons for stepping down... Read More

No refuse collection on July 4

Due to the Independence Day holiday, there will be no refuse and recycling pickup on Friday, July 4.

The Sun Prairie Star reported that residents who receive refuse and recycling collection on Fridays will have their material picked up on Saturday... Read More

Mayor to step down mid-term

Mayor to step down mid-term

Sun Prairie's mayor said he'll be stepping down at the end of the month.

Mayor John Murray told News 3 Wednesday afternoon that he is resigning from the position and his last day will be April 30. He said it's been a privilege to serve as mayor but he wants to spend more time with his family.

Murray was first elected as mayor in April 2011 and earned a second term last year, according to the city website.

Murray said since he has less than a year left before the next election, the city council will appoint someone to replace him until April 2015.

Before he was mayor, Murray served as an alder and president on the Sun Prairie Common Council.