Friday, March 6, 2015
The menu begins with beef tartare with truffle vinaigrette quail egg, with pan seared duck breast to follow and crepes bananas foster to finish. While that could belong at a high-priced restaurant, this meal will be cooked by four Verona Area High School students in a statewide cooking competition... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
One group of students sat in a circle putting rubber bands on pegs. Another group was putting wooden blocks together across the room.  More students were scattered around the room on chairs or sitting on the floor with worksheets or their own iPad. All of these second- and third-graders at... + continue reading
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Three mayoral candidates – incumbent Mayor Shawn Pfaff, Ald. Steve Arnold and former neighborhood president Janell Rice – spent more than an hour-and-a-half discussing the city’s growth, access to city amenities and taxes in front of nearly 50 attendees at a Feb. 5 mayoral forum... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Elementary school can be a tough transition for kindergartners not used to being in a big building all day with four grades of students older than them.  But under a new program at Prairie View Elementary School, a group of fourth-graders is helping younger students get around the hallways... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Around 4 a.m. on a frigid January night 10 years ago, Ed Peirick was crawling back into bed after using the bathroom. Before shutting his eyes, he noticed a strange, orange light beyond his drapes. He got up, went to his living room and looked outside. "I just see a wall of flame,”... + continue reading

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03/05/2015
Verona Area School District officials expect a few questions about the April 7 referendum.  They believe they have the answers – explaining the need to purchase three pieces of land,... + continue reading

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03/05/2015
The April election isn’t the only thing that will bring new faces to the Fitchburg City Hall this year. City administrator Tony Roach plans to retire in July and the city is working on plans... + continue reading

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03/06/2015
The menu begins with beef tartare with truffle vinaigrette quail egg, with pan seared duck breast to follow and crepes bananas foster to finish. While that could belong at a high-priced restaurant,... + continue reading
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No one can say for sure whether there will be a Fitchburg Days in 2015.  Its long-term future is also a matter of debate. Depending on whom you ask, that uncertainty is either the result of a... + continue reading

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As Gymfinity was gaining national recognition for its trampoline and tumbling teams, it was losing participants due to space limitations. Founder and director Jason Orkowski said he’d known an... + continue reading

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Winter is almost halfway over, but here in Wisconsin, it’s easy to get sick as late as May. So far, I have been lucky enough to stay healthy, but for those less fortunate it can be a miserable... + continue reading

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