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Wed
27
May

Police seek ‘person of interest’ in Leopold Way shooting

The Fitchburg police department released pictures Wednesday of man they are calling a “person of interest” in a May 9 shooting that left an adult and a 2-year-old with non-life-threatening injuries.

Wed
27
May

Partial approval complicates Northeast Neighborhood plans


Map courtesy City of Fitchburg. The city's submitted plan for development phasing. Phases 1 and 2a were approved by the DNR.

Development can begin in the city’s Northeast Neighborhood, but it won’t be the way some people had envisioned it.

Sat
23
May

Verona Road construction update for May 26-29

The following update is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Fri
22
May

Suspected serial bank robber arrested


Kissee

The Fitchburg Police arrested a man May 14 they believe robbed three banks, including one in Fitchburg.

Sun
17
May

Verona Road construction update for May 18-22

The following update is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Fri
15
May

Mayoral appointments create early tension

Less than 30 minutes after Steve Arnold was sworn in as mayor, the tension between the City of Fitchburg’s new leader and the old council already needed some tempering.

At the city’s organizational meeting April 21, the city attorney had to step in and remind Arnold and Ald. Dan Carpenter (D-3) about Robert’s Rules of Order.

Wed
13
May

Jury finds Steele not responsible for deaths


Steele

Former Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Steele will not face jail time for killing his wife and sister-in-law in Fitchburg late last year.

Wed
13
May

Public hearing on proposed Sub-Zero/Wolf plan May 19

Anyone who’s interested in learning about or voicing an opinion on a proposed multimillion-dollar expansion of the Sub-Zero/Wolf plant can attend a public hearing on the proposal May 19.

On Tuesday, May 19, members of the public wishing to make comments about the proposed plan can attend the Planning Commission’s public hearing on the matter beginning at 7 p.m. at the Fitchburg City Hall.

Tue
12
May

Candidates from Platteville, Sauk County vie for city's top job

A former Platteville city manager and a Sauk County administrative coordinator will undergo final interviews Tuesday for the Fitchburg city administrator, according to a press release from the city.

Tue
12
May

Committee selects finalists for city administrator

In the search for a new city administrator, the personnel committee interviewed five applicants Friday, May 1, and it forwarded “more than one” of those applicants for consideration to the Mayor’s office, selection committee member and former alder Rebecca Baumbach told the Star this week.

“We had a very good, very talented slate of candidates from all over,” Baumbach said.

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