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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.

Planning committee votes to support Ashley Field, awaits board input

The Sun Prairie School Board’s Planning Committee formally reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining Ashley Field as the high school's centralized competition field and outlined necessary steps needed to move forward with creating a formal improvement plan during a regular meeting Monday.

The Sun Prairie Star reported that the actions came after several years of discussion centered on maintenance needs and desired upgrades for the field, which has served as the high school playing field for many decades... Read More

Library will take food to pay off overdue fines

The Sun Prairie Public Library will be taking food to pay off overdue book fines during the month of February.

Customers with overdue fines will get $1 off their fine for every item brought to the library for up to $10, according to a release. The program does not apply to lost or damaged fees.

Items that qualify for the program include canned goods, pasta, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, body soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, dried goods and shampoo.

Organizers said all donations will remain in the community.

Treasurer leaves Milton position to work for Sun Prairie

Members of the Sun Prairie City Council unanimously approved hiring a new administrative services director on Feb. 4.

Connie DeKemper will leave her position with Milton after two years as the city treasurer to oversee several Sun Prairie city departments, according to the Sun Prairie Star and Milton Courier. ... Read More