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Middleton team uses Twitter to get Taylor Swift to message sick teammate

The Middleton freshman basketball team is hoping a Twitter campaign will soon have singer Taylor Swift sending their teammate battling bone cancer a spirit lifting message.

“We wanted to get Taylor Swift involved because we knew that Jackson liked her,” teammate and friend Casey McKean said.  “He actually called her a goddess.”

After being diagnosed with osteosarcoma 15-year-old Jackson Pagel had the leave the team.

“He was a really good player. I think he had a chance of making JV.  When he got taken out of it, it was just so sad.  Because he was one of the best players in the grade,” McKean said.  “He (Jackson) first felt it when he was playing soccer in his leg. But it turned out to be a tumor. And then they got it checked out. And they told him he couldn’t play basketball anymore.  So we started this team. Team J Pagel.”

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UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony at PAC on March 10

UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony at PAC on March 10

The Middleton High School Wind Ensemble will host the UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony in a joint concert on March 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

MHS band director Brad Schneider met UW-Eau Claire professor John Stewart two years ago on a trip to Minneapolis and the band stopped at the university for a clinic on the way.

"We decided that it would be proper to reciprocate,'' Schneider said.

The UWEC Wind Symphony includes approximately 60 undergraduate student musicians who perform as a full wind symphony under the direction of Stewart. The Wind Symphony is comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion majors in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts and gifted non-music majors who are selected by audition each semester.

WATCH: Wrestling sectionals in Middleton, Richland Center

A trip to the Kohl Center is on the line at wrestling sectionals in Middleton and Richland Center Saturday.

WATCH highlights from the matches. 

Residents encouraged to bring memorabilia in to Middleton Community Scan Day

The Middleton Public Library is inviting residents to bring in historic photos, documents, letters, or other memorabilia reflecting the history of Middleton to be scanned and preserved as digital images.

Middleton Community Scan Day will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library's Archer Room.

Attendees will be able to keep the original copies of any items they bring in along with a CD containing their digital images.

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Officials seek woman in near-overdose incident at Arby's

Officials seek woman in near-overdose incident at Arby's

Officials are looking to talk with a woman who fled before paramedics arrived to revive a man who was overdosing on a street drug at a Middleton restaurant Friday.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office said deputies and Middleton EMS responded to a report of an unconscious man who was not breathing and found in the men's bathroom at the Arby's on Gammon Road at 9:36 a.m.

Middleton paramedics administered the anti-opiate drug Narcan to 32-year-old Jesse L. Sparks, of Madison, who was overdosing on heroin, according to the report.

Sparks was taken to the hospital.

The sheriff's office said a woman was with Sparks in the restroom but fled before first responders arrived. Deputies would like to speak with the woman. 

Sparks consented to a blood draw and the sheriff's office referred a possession of heroin charge to the Dane County District Attorney's Office.

Middleton pastry shop offers Mardi Gras sweets

Watch as News 3's Mary Jo Ola visited Scott's Pastry Shop in Middleton Tuesday to check out the bakery's special Mardi Gras sweets.

The bakery on University Avenue has been in business for 32 years, and has been offering paczkis, a Polish-style donut, for at least a decade, the president of Scott's, Jackie Scott, said. 

Scott's also offered King Cakes as part of its Mardi Gras goodies.