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Area food pantries well short of Thanksgiving demand

Even as a delivery of fresh turkeys arrive on the loading dock of the Goodman Community Center, the Fritz Food Pantry that operates out of the center is not even close to meeting the demand.� They are trying to provide a Thanksgiving meal to 3,000 families.� They have only 2,100 turkeys and simple math tells you the problem.

?Every year we have been able to give every family a turkey.� We have 500 more families than we?ve ever had in the past. �So we do need the communities support to make sure that those extra 500 families do receive a turkey for Thanksgiving,? said Amy Mach, a manager at the Fritz Food Pantry.

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Hubbard Art Center show begins Thursday

Join the Middleton Hubbard Art Center to learn about illumination through the work of local artists.

All ages are welcome and admission is free to visit the Hubbard Art Center's Illumination Art Show beginning Thursday at 7448 Hubbard Ave.

The show runs through Sunday. Visit the city of Middleton website for show hours.

An artist reception will be held Sunday from from 6:30-7:30 p.m... Read More

Middleton police look for 2 who robbed business

Two people got away with an undisclosed amount of money during a robbery at a Middleton business Sunday night, officials said.

A cashier at the Tobacco Outlet at 6621 University Ave. called police around 7:10 p.m. to report that two men had robbed the business.

Police said no one was injured in the robbery, but they are still looking for the two men.

Both robbers are described as white, in their 20s and about 5 feet 7 inches tall. One was wearing a gray Carhart jacket with saggy blue jeans and a baseball cap. The other was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt with a tan coat and white shoes.

Police did not say if there were any weapons involved.

Notice Of Public Hearing - Request For Rezoning

Notice Of Public Hearing at a Meeting Of The Plan Commission To Be Held On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, At 7:05 Pm, At Middleton City Hall, 7426 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, The Following Matter Will Be Heard:... Read More

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Lawsuit against Capital Brewery dismissed

A Dane County judge has dismissed a lawsuit by minority shareholders against Capital Brewery which claimed misconduct by company executives.

Judge Peter Anderson says the minority shareholders haven't shown they had standing to sue. The plaintiffs claimed brewery president Scott Weiner and director Richard King left them out of important decisions involving the company. Weiner and King hold nearly 55 percent of Capital stock.

The State Journal reported the minority shareholders were led by former brewmaster, Kirby Nelson.

Nelson is now brewmaster at Wisconsin Brewing Co. in Verona, which opened in November 2013. He opened the brewery with Carl Nolen, the former president of Capital Brewery and who made an unsuccessful offer to buy the company in 2011.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

Dane County to expand snow-plowing operations

As the population in Dane County continues to grow, the amount of roads that will receive 24-hour plowing attention this winter grows with it.

County officials said they will be adding 46 miles of county roads to the 24-hour routes. Those roads include large and heavily traveled stretches of county roads M, Q and PD.

?What we find is as the community grows, county roads which used to be more rural end up being either right in urban areas or linking various urban areas,? Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said.

The added 46 miles of road to be plowed 24 hours a day during snowy conditions impacts the county budget, but also increases public safety.

?The very fundamental job of government is public safety and it doesn?t get much more basic than plowing the roads,? Parisi said.

The added hours of plowing county roads also reflects the changing traffic patterns the county is seeing.

Dentist thanks community for candy donations

Dentist thanks community for candy donations

Midwest Dental in Middleton thanks its patients and community members who made contributions to this year's Halloween candy buy-back.

This year over 140 pounds of candy were collected along with additional treats, including homemade letters and drawings for the troops.

Children received $1 for every pound of candy donated.

The candy, letters, and dental supplies were shipped to Operation Gratitude, a volunteer organization which sends care packages to our military personnel deployed throughout the world.