Photo by Victoria Vlisides. Pat Caine is a local dairy farmer who’s been volunteering his time – and his cattle – to help interested youth show his animals and learn about their care. He’s become a mentor who helps kids succeed at showing animals in area fairs from his Byrne Road farm in Fitchburg.
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Photos by Becki Clark. Caine has mentored Bailey Clark for a couple of years in cattle showing. She recently saw a calf being born on his farm.
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Team Caine from left are Bailey Clark, Emma Xander, Pat Caine, Cole Xander, Caitlin Beyler at the Dane County Fair in 2013.
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Caine coaches Clark in showing cattle with “Tessa.” Caine coaches a group of interested youth each season from about April to August at his farm on Byrne road.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
FFA student Jordan Beyler doesn’t have any farm animals of her own, but she’ll still have a chance to show cattle because of the help she gets from a local farmer who’s been mentoring kids like her for about a decade. Beyler is among countless other youth who have been able to... + continue reading

Tom Caine, of Caine's Saddle Shop in Fitchburg, holds a genuine cowboy boot shipped in from a company in Texas in the basement of the more-than a half-century old business.
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Jeanne and Tom Caine have been living and farming together in Fitchburg since the 1940s. While their son Pat, bought their family farm in 2003, they continue to own and operate their saddle shop business on Byrne Road.
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Jamie Lynch does some leather work at the shop.
Friday, April 11, 2014
*Please look for our cover story on the Caine's son, Pat Caine and his work with local youth, up on the website on Sunday, April 13. A photo gallery will also be included with that story. * By Victoria Vlisides Tom and Jeanne Caine know what Fitchburg was like before it was “The City of... + continue reading

The City of Fitchburg and Dane County recently agreed on how to pay for repairs to McKee Road, which is also County Hwy. PD.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Drivers along McKee Road should have a smoother commute before next winter hits.   City of Fitchburg and Dane County officials have agreed to deal that would fix McKee Road and transfer responsibility for maintenance and future repairs to the city in the next few years.   Elected... + continue reading

Photos by Scott Girard. Kindergartner Elena Haffner, a native-English speaker, practices her reading in the Spanish classroom in front of her classmates. Teacher Danielle Kison had students come up and point to the words as they read them out loud.
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Kindergartners Hazel Mayer and Aracely Montes-Mejia read a book during English reading time. Hazel helped Aracely by rereading some of the book’s sentences to ensure she understood them.
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Glacier Edge teacher Danielle Kison ensures even objects in her room, such as the chair she sits on to read to students, keep the Spanish-language immersion theme.
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The entrances to the two rooms illustrate the division of the Spanish and English rooms, with similar signage in the two languages.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Kindergarten teacher Danielle Kison sits in front of her class reading “Where is the fly?” But instead of “Where is the fly?” the book’s cover reads “Donde esta la mosca?” Every page that followed is in Spanish, as well. But this isn’t a Spanish... + continue reading

Photo by Scott Girard. Denise Maddox, left, points out some of the features of the preferred park alternative plan to Linda Horvath. Maddox and others in the Nine Springs community are working on a “Health Impact Assessment” on the golf course vs. park debate with the county public health department.
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The map shows potential activities that are part of the Nine Springs park alternative plan, including play equipment, a soccer field, hiking trails and a beach volleyball court. The Parks Commission helped develop the plan after the Common Council voted last June to create an alternative plan in case Nine Springs did not remain a golf course.
Monday, March 17, 2014
While the debate over the future of Nine Springs Golf Course has attracted strong opinions for the past seven months, the city’s official discussion of whether to keep its golf course hasn’t even begun. The process began two years ago at a Committee of the Whole meeting, after the city... + continue reading

Photo by Victoria Vlisides. Pat Caine is a local dairy farmer who’s been volunteering his time – and his cattle – to help interested youth show his animals and learn about their care. He’s become a mentor who helps kids succeed at showing animals in area fairs from his Byrne Road farm in Fitchburg.
,

Photos by Becki Clark. Caine has mentored Bailey Clark for a couple of years in cattle showing. She recently saw a calf being born on his farm.
,

Team Caine from left are Bailey Clark, Emma Xander, Pat Caine, Cole Xander, Caitlin Beyler at the Dane County Fair in 2013.
,

Caine coaches Clark in showing cattle with “Tessa.” Caine coaches a group of interested youth each season from about April to August at his farm on Byrne road.

Tom Caine, of Caine's Saddle Shop in Fitchburg, holds a genuine cowboy boot shipped in from a company in Texas in the basement of the more-than a half-century old business.
,

Jeanne and Tom Caine have been living and farming together in Fitchburg since the 1940s. While their son Pat, bought their family farm in 2003, they continue to own and operate their saddle shop business on Byrne Road.
,

Jamie Lynch does some leather work at the shop.

The City of Fitchburg and Dane County recently agreed on how to pay for repairs to McKee Road, which is also County Hwy. PD.

Photos by Scott Girard. Kindergartner Elena Haffner, a native-English speaker, practices her reading in the Spanish classroom in front of her classmates. Teacher Danielle Kison had students come up and point to the words as they read them out loud.
,

Kindergartners Hazel Mayer and Aracely Montes-Mejia read a book during English reading time. Hazel helped Aracely by rereading some of the book’s sentences to ensure she understood them.
,

Glacier Edge teacher Danielle Kison ensures even objects in her room, such as the chair she sits on to read to students, keep the Spanish-language immersion theme.
,

The entrances to the two rooms illustrate the division of the Spanish and English rooms, with similar signage in the two languages.

Photo by Scott Girard. Denise Maddox, left, points out some of the features of the preferred park alternative plan to Linda Horvath. Maddox and others in the Nine Springs community are working on a “Health Impact Assessment” on the golf course vs. park debate with the county public health department.
,

The map shows potential activities that are part of the Nine Springs park alternative plan, including play equipment, a soccer field, hiking trails and a beach volleyball court. The Parks Commission helped develop the plan after the Common Council voted last June to create an alternative plan in case Nine Springs did not remain a golf course.

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Photos by Scott Girard. Kindergartner Elena Haffner, a native-English speaker, practices her reading in the Spanish classroom in front of her classmates. Teacher Danielle Kison had students come up and point to the words as they read them out loud.
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Kindergarten teacher Danielle Kison sits in front of her class reading “Where is the fly?” But instead of “Where is the fly?” the book’s cover reads “Donde esta... + continue reading
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 Lakeland College announced their Outstanding Student Award winner recently. Jennifer Kjin of Fitchburg received the Outstanding Student in Communication Award, the Residence Life Staff... + continue reading

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Photos by Scott Girard. Fitchburg Farms’ new greenhouse, set to open April 18, is located near the roundabouts at the Hwy. 14 and MM.
Floral and garden enthusiasts will have another option in Fitchburg beginning this month. Fitchburg Farms, located just off the intersection of Hwys. 14 and MM, will open its 20,000-square-foot... + continue reading

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The joy of pregnancy can be one long roller-coaster ride for both the mother and father.  But while our maximum focus is on the health of the mother to ensure that the baby is born with limited... + continue reading

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