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Council delays decision on updating city plan

Citing last minute information, members of the Sun Prairie City Council’s Committee of the Whole on Jan. 20 agreed again to delay the possible update of the city’s comprehensive plan, according to a Sun Prairie Star report. ... Read More

How many more weeks of winter? Jimmy the Groundhog will make his prediction

Jimmy the Groundhog will make an appearance at Sun Prairie’s 67th annual Groundhog Day Prognostication ceremony Feb. 2.

Boasting a nearly 80 percent accuracy rate, Jimmy will make his prediction about the length of this winter at sunrise.

Mayor Jon Freund will begin the ceremony with declarations at 6:45 a.m., and State Representative Gary Hebl will present a Gubernatorial Proclamation.

Long time handler Jerry Hahn will accompany Jimmy for the last time before his retirement later this year.

Downtown Sun Prairie businesses like market Street Diner, Beans ‘n Cream Coffeehouse and the Nitty Gritty will be offering Groundhog Day specials. Jimmy the Groundhog memorabilia will be available at Prairie Flowers & Gifts.

Sun Prairie Public Library offers digital magazine option

The Sun Prairie Public Library is in its first month of rolling out Flipster – a database of digital magazines... Read More

ALDI grocery store opening in Sun Prairie this month

ALDI grocery store opening in Sun Prairie this month

On Jan. 29, ALDI will open a new store in Sun Prairie. The store will be at 750 Bunny Trail.

This will be the fourth ALDI location in the Madison area.

To celebrate the opening, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Jan. 29. The public is invited. Following the ceremony, the first 100 shoppers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift certificates for various amounts.

Customers can also tour the store, sample ALDI exclusive brand products and enter an sweepstakes for a chance to win a year's supply of ALDI produce.

The Sun Prairie store features high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials, such as recycled materials and energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs, to ensure that customers enjoy a shopping experience that is simple and easy to navigate.

Library gets preview of Capitol Theater show

A Capitol Theater show will be previewed at the Sun Prairie Public Library on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ahead of its premiere at Overture Hall. 

The Sun Prairie Star said Madison Opera staff will share a brief history of the piece at the library, play a few clips from other opera performances and talk about some of the music. ... Read More

Mystery movie at the Sun Prairie Library

The Sun Prairie Library will be hosting a mystery movie on Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.

The only hint movie night organizers are giving as to which movie will be showing is: "1,200 inches to go."

 

School board candidate papers due date pushed back

The Sun Prairie Star reported that the deadline for school board election papers was pushed back three days. Papers are now due Friday, Jan. 9 due to a submission of non-candidacy on Monday, Dec. 29... Read More