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Hmong Literacy Club celebrates end of semester

Austin Yang is Hmong, but says he said he can only speak a little of the language. Through an after-school program this semester, he learned new vocabulary and gained greater insight into his heritage... Read More

Report: Schools superintendent candidate claims he didn't get job offer

One of the candidates who was under consideration for the Sun Prairie School District superintendent position told the Sun Prairie Star he never received a job offer.

The Sun Prairie School District said last week its decision to hire Dr. Brad Saron as superintendent on April 28 came after a previous search ended with the candidate withdrawing... Read More

District votes to hire superintendent from Chippewa Falls

District votes to hire superintendent from Chippewa Falls

The Sun Prairie School Board hired a new superintendent this week after a previous search ended with the candidate withdrawing, school officials said. 

Sun Prairie School District spokeswoman Sarah Heck said the school board had gone through a hiring process and offered the position to a candidate, who ultimately withdrew. 

In a letter to school district staff Wednesday, Sun Prairie Area School Board President Tom Weber said the board voted to hire Dr. Brad Saron during a meeting Tuesday night and Saron accepted.

In the board's initial search, which started in February, the applicants were whittled down to Erik Olson and Bryan Davis, and forums were held in late March for the community and district staff to meet the two. There was no input from the community on the decision to hire Saron. 

WATCH: Free kick goal lifts Memorial over Sun Prairie

Madison Memorial hits a free kick from 35 yards to defeat Sun Prairie Thursday.

Home team Memorial beat Sun Prairie 2-1.

Sun Prairie parents hold discussion about race and police following Robinson shooting

Following Tony Robinson's officer-involved shooting death, a group of Sun Prairie parents felt a more urgent need to hold an already-planned open dialog on race and police.

So, about 60 Sun Prairie residents met inside the Prairie Phoenix Academy Thursday night along with Sun Prairie Police officers, school district officials and the Sun Prairie African American Parent Network.

While emotions were still raw over the March 6 shooting, this discussion actually started after AAPN President Jerry Ruffin's sons met with a Sun Prairie police sergeant, after they felt like they were being racially profiled while driving.

Ruffin felt he had a productive conversation with police after the incident. Now, he wants to expand that conversation to other African American community members, especially young people in Sun Prairie.

WATCH: Middleton comes back to defeat Sun Prairie

It was Cardinals versus Cardinals in girls basketball in Middleton Thursday night.

See highlights from the Sun Prairie versus Middleton game in the video or visit channel3000.com/sports/31130324.

Middleton's red birds beat Sun Prairie's red birds 77-71.

WATCH: Madison Memorial edges Sun Prairie

See highlights from the Madison Memorial victory against Sun Prairie during Thursday night's Prep Mania Game of the Week.