Sun Prairie Area School District students in grades 6, 9 and 12 will enjoy 3,700 new Chromebooks this year, thanks to a $899,100 lease and service contract approved May 26 by the Sun Prairie School Board.
Eighteen staff members at Dane County's Alliant Energy Center will be placed on temporary furlough until the campus is able to safely host events, according to a May 30 press release.
The Sun Prairie Area School District’s contract with Kobussen Buses Ltd. of Sun Prairie will extend through June 30, 2022 but the SPASD will pay Kobussen’s drivers 85 percent of the money they would have received had COVID-19 not closed schools.
With spring weather comes rainfall, and soon after, mosquitoes. The bite of an infected mosquito can transmit West Nile Virus (WNV). Though mosquitoes are just starting to fly in our community, dumping standing water from rainfalls will reduce their breeding areas, ultimately helping to redu…
A 39-year-old Sun Prairie man received a 66-month federal prison sentence May 28 in connection with a heroin conspiracy, according to a U.S. District Court press release.
RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — Two days after a country music festival in northern Wisconsin got the green light to hold four days of concerts expected to attract thousands, organizers on Thursday canceled the event.
Nestle Prepared Foods Company, aof Jonesboro, Ark., is recalling approximately 29,002 pounds of chicken product labeled as Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo because the product contains undeclared soy, a known allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (F…
Board members could be facing a budget deficit of $2.1 million and some tough choices, according to comments made by Sun Prairie Area School District (SPASD) administrators during the May 26 Sun Prairie School Board meeting.
A Sun Prairie restaurant is at the forefront of COVID-19 re-opening tactics by using ultraviolet (UV) light treatment to protect customers from the virus.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide ban on evictions expired on May 26, leaving renters at risk of losing housing during a pandemic that has left hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites unemployed.
Mia White, an inmate at the Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center, has numerous health problems including an enlarged heart, which makes it hard to breathe.
Sun Prairie Police are investigating a report of gunfire in the parking lot north of The Rock Sports Bar & Grille, 920 W. Main St. on Wednesday, May 27 and seeking a 32-year-old Sun Prairie man in connection with the incident.
Wisconsin had 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 24, 2020, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
On Thursday May 28, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced $10 million in funding for health care providers serving the state's most underserved populations.
Food pantries are seeing record numbers of families experiencing food insecurity across the country, and the Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry is no exception. To help solve the demand, State Farm Insurance agents Geoff Wilkins and Steve Pierick joined forces to help out where they could.
The City of Sun Prairie’s Open Book process — by which property owning residents meet with the city’s contracted assessor to examine their property tax assessment and discuss how the city arrived at the assessed value — will be held from June 22-July 10, 2020.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Drowned out by the coronavirus and national politics, Republican and Democratic operatives are quietly preparing for a battle of state legislative supremacy later this year that could have a profound effect on political power for the next decade.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sheila Briggs, an assistant Wisconsin school superintendent who served under Tony Evers in the state education department before he was elected governor in 2018, announced Tuesday that she is running for the state's top education job next year.
The contractor will continue with storm sewer installation on Grandview from Crossing Ridge Trail to Broome Street, according to City of Sun Prairie staff engineer Clint Christenson.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen of Oshkosh lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The helpers — all University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students — returned to their parents’ homes when the university canceled in-person classes.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to allow courts to resume in-person hearings and jury trials if they can come up with plans to protect participants and observers from the coronavirus.
Water main installation will take place during the week of May 26 as part of the Buena Vista Drive-Beech Court project, according to City Staff Engineer Clint Christenson.
Dane County will purchase and distribute COVID-19 test kits to help keep first responders across the county safe, County Executive Joe Parisi announced May 26. The county will acquire test kits and make them available for police, fire, and EMS departments that provide 911 emergency response …
Dodging showers and trying to beat the climax of temperatures predicted to be in the 80s, the combined American Legion Post 333-VFW Post 9362 Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 25 at the Sun Prairie Area Veterans Memorial saluted veterans who lost their lives during military service.
Sun Prairie's City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday May 19, 2020, waiving penalties and interest for property tax payments that are due after May 19, 2020.
The Prairie Athletic Club Lou Bradley Scholar Athlete Scholarship Program awarded $500 scholarships to each of the following Sun Prairie High School seniors:
MADISON (AP) — For 20 days in April, nurse Elizabeth Riley’s day would begin by looking for coverings for her shoes. Then, she would put a shower cap on her hair and secure her one N95 mask that would need to last for the next five days.
As the Sun Prairie Media Center works on deciding what its summer and fall programming will look like in the midst of COVID-19, staff is asking for community feedback in order to assist them in the decision-making process for upcoming programs.
Six sites. Five phases. Four years. About $10 million-$15 million. That’s what makes up the Dane County sediment removal project in the Yahara Chain of Lakes aimed at mitigating the risk of flooding.
In collaboration with the Sun Prairie Area School District, the Sun Prairie Media Center recently announced it will assist in producing a virtual graduation for the Class of 2020.
Despite last week’s 5-3 vote against recommending it, a conditional use permit (CUP) from Boys and Girls Club of Dane County (BGCDC) was referred back to the Sun Prairie Plan Commission by a 5-3 May 19 vote from the Sun Prairie City Council.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson Inc. is resuming production at its U.S. manufacturing plants after suspending production for about two months.
MADISON (AP) — Business owners, candidates for office, a pastor and one of the organizers of last month's “reopen Wisconsin” protest at the Wisconsin Capitol have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that local stay-at-home orders are unconstitutional.
For more than two months the Prairie Lakes parking lot was nearly empty but now as COVID-19 Safer at Home restrictions ease, there’s optimism as business owners open their door.
Working in conjunction with other area law enforcement agencies including Sun Prairie, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 37-year-old Footville man on May 21 in connection to at least 21 burglaries.
Two broadcasts earned third place for WLSP 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio during the recently announced 2019 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) Awards for Excellence competition.
Dane County Parks is making fishing and water recreation opportunities available to more people with the installation of accessible piers at two county parks this spring and summer.
MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin election officials delayed a decision Wednesday on whether to mail absentee ballot applications to voters who haven’t requested one, a move that could incur President Donald Trump’s wrath after he threatened to pull funding from other states that have adopted similar…
The Wisconsin State Patrol on May 20 arrested a 46-year-old Sun Prairie man for his fourth offense of operating while under the influence of intoxicants (OWI).
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials were poised Wednesday to vote on a plan to mail absentee ballot applications to voters who haven’t requested one, a move that could incur President Donald Trump’s wrath after he threatened to pull funding from other states that have adopted s…
Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and Division of State Patrol are reminding motorists to be extra alert for deer along roadways. Deer activity typically increases during May and June as females search for places to give birth and young deer separate from the…
Gov. Tony Evers on May 20 announced the launch of a $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program for Wisconsinites who have experienced income loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.