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Town treasurer resigns

At its Aug. 4 meeting, the Cottage Grove Town Board addressed an impending staffing change, with Debbie Simonson resigning the post of treasurer, effective Sept. 5.

According to a Herald-Independent report, the Town Board had not yet established an ad hoc committee for the treasurer search but may in the near future... Read More

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Monona soon to make waves with radio station

Monona residents can look forward to swimming in opportunities to flex their creative talents as the city prepares to make waves – airwaves, that is - with a new community radio station... Read More

New senior dining program kicks off at Cranberry Creek Cafe

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi was at an area cafe for breakfast last week as part of a new dining program for seniors. 

The Cranberry Creek Cafe at 1501 Lake Point Drive was the site of the event Aug. 8 for the grand opening of the My Meal - My Way program, according to a Herald-Independent report. 

The East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging partnered with Cranberry Creek Cafe and Dane County’s Area Agency on Aging to start the program... Read More

CG resident's steer a fair grand champ

A Cottage Grove resident's steer won grand champion Angus at the Dane County Fair last month. 

Joshua and Emma Hermsdorf’s animals placed high in the Dane County Fair 4-H beef exhibit, July 16-20... Read More

5 Monona swimmers earn top times

The Monona Magicians earned fifth-place finish in the annual championship swim and diving meet earlier this month. Five Monona swimmers earned all-time best marks after the competition completed Aug. 2... Read More


Motorcyclist killed in crash on Beltline early Sunday ID'd

A motorcycle crash with injuries closed the westbound Beltline early Sunday morning, according to a release.

Around 12:44 a.m. the Madison Police Department, Monona Police Department and Monona Fire Department responded to the westbound Beltline at Monona Drive for a reports of a motorcycle crash with injuries, officials said.

The motorcyclist, Joshua A. Simons, 21, of Waterford, was operating at high speeds, lost control after changing lanes and hit the back of another vehicle, investigators said. Simons was wearing a helmet, but he died as a result of the crash.

The westbound Beltline from Monona Drive to South Towne Drive was closed until just after 4 a.m., police said. Traffic was rerouted onto the Broadway Service Road during the closure.

Prep Mania Game of the Week fall football schedule

The Prep Mania Game of the Week will offer live coverage of high school football games this fall sports season. Here?s the schedule:

Thur., Aug. 21 ? Waunakee at Edgewood (Breitenbach Stadium ? Middleton) - 7 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 29 ? Middleton at Verona - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5- Madison West at Madison LaFollette (Lussier Stadium) - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 ? Reedsburg at Monona Grove - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 ? Middleton at Sun Prairie - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 ? DeForest at Mount Horeb - 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 ? Waunakee at DeForest - 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 ? Verona at Sun Prairie - 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 ? TBA