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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.

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.