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Sun Prairie library events to highlight jazz, folk humor

The Sun Prairie Library will host separate events highlighting jazz and folk humor Sunday and Monday, respectively, the City of Sun Prairie Clock Tower Express said.

Jazz in the Library will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. and will feature a musical performance by the Hanah Jon Taylor Artet. There will also be a presentation of jazz history by jazz musician and educator Hanah Jon Taylor. Attendees will be able to speak with artists after the performance and enjoy refreshments.

Lightning strike briefly interrupts traffic signals, officials say

Lightning strike briefly interrupts traffic signals, officials say

Traffic lights at a city intersection were not working properly briefly because of weather for part of Thursday, officials said.

The Sun Prairie Police Department said Thursday that traffic signals at Prairie Lakes Drive and Grand Avenue were in flash mode due to a lightning strike. Motorists were advised to use caution.

Police initially said the signals would possibly remain in flashing mode until Friday.

About 3 hours later, police said the traffic signals at Prairie Lakes and Grand were repaired and working normally. 

Radio Aid Concert to help fund equipment for 103.5 The Sun

A fundraiser at at the Sun Prairie Performing Arts Center Sunday will help purchase electronic equipment for the city's new radio station, 103.5 The Sun. 

The The Radio Aid Concert event will include a silent auction, which will begin at noon, plus music beginning at 1 p.m. Sold at the event will be food donated by area businesses like including Sonic, Schoep's Ice Cream and Day One Pizza.

Visit www.sunprairiemediacenter.com for details... Read More

Contract signing seals 5-year fire dept. deal

Last week Sun Prairie's fire chief and volunteer department joined city officials and Mayor Jon Freund in the ceremonial signing of a new five year fire protection contract at Fire Station 1 on Angell Street in downtown Sun Prairie, according to a Sun Prairie Star report. ... Read More

City declares snow emergency ahead of forecasted snowfall

City declares snow emergency ahead of forecasted snowfall

Sun Prairie said the city would be under a snow emergency warning overnight Sunday.

The city of Sun Prairie said in an alert Saturday that the snow emergency would be in effect beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday and continue through 7 a.m. Monday.

In the alert, the city said there parking will not be permitted on any city street when snow amounts reach 3 inches in depth or greater until the snow emergency has been canceled. Vehicles parked on the street can be ticketed, which is a $50 fine, and may be towed, the city said. 

Snowfall in the area is forecasted to accumulate a few inches from Saturday night into Sunday morning.


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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.