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MHS production of 'Pippin' continues Friday, Saturday

MHS production of 'Pippin' continues Friday, Saturday

Middleton High School will present "Pippin," the award-winning musical by Stephen Schwartz and Robert O. Hirson Friday and Saturday in the Middleton Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are available online at www.middletondrama.org/tickets or may be reserved by calling 608-829-9770. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors.

More than 100 students are participating in the Middleton Drama production.

The magic begins as the audience is welcomed to the show and promised intrigue, humor, romance, battles and a grand finale to rival all others.

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Crews find EAB near downtown Middleton

Emerald ash borer was identified and confirmed Tuesday  on Hubbard Avenue in Middleton, according to a release.

Crews said the EAB was found in the area of 7226 Hubbard Ave., but they are not sure how many ash trees are located on private property in that area.

Officials said the city began preparing for the arrival of EAB with an adopted strategy and public tree inventory in 2009. Over 2,500 ash trees were identified on public terraces and in parks.

Crews started pre-emptively removing ash trees in 2010, and crews have not conducted treatments on city trees because of the cost versus the benefit, officials said. The city's strategy favors removing ash trees and replacing them with different species.

When the number of ash trees reaches 10 percent of the overall street tree population, officials will re-evaluate treatment options and management approaches to be possibly included in future urban forestry management policy, according to the release.

Spectrum Brands buying Armor All and STP maker for $1.4B

Spectrum Brands is buying Armored AutoGroup, the maker of Armor All and STP car care products, for $1.4 billion in cash and stock.

The deal will give Spectrum Brands, based in Middleton, Armor All's protectants, tire and wheel-care products, and air fresheners, along with STP's fuel additives, and A/C Pro air conditioner recharge products.

Spectrum Brands owns Kwikset locks, George Forman grills, Black & Decker power tools and home improvement products, Rayovac batteries and Farberware cookware.

Middleton opens year-round recycling center

The city of Middleton’s recycling center opened Saturday, and will be collecting items to be recycled or reused according to a release.

The city started planning the recycling center around April of 2009 when the city undertook the first Clean and Green Middleton event at the high school parking lot, officials said. The event was organized by the city’s sustainability committee.

The new Middleton Recycling Center is a work in progress, and organizers hope to expand the recycling offerings from what is currently available to include additional items as they are requested by residents.

The center will be open Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon year round at 4330 Parmenter Street.

Items that can be dropped off to be recycled or reused include batteries, CFL bulbs, household items, metals, durable medical goods, paper shredding, printer cartridges and textiles, according to the release.

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WATCH: Madison West tops Middleton 2-1

Madison West faced off against Middleton at Mansfield Stadium. 

2 area students named Presidential Scholar finalists

Two area students are among nine semifinalists for the 2015 Presidential Scholars award, which is considered the nation’s highest honor for graduating high school seniors, according to a release.

“Students chosen for this program have shown exceptional academic scholarship and talent in the visual, creative and performing arts,” State Superintendent Tony Evers said in the release. “I congratulate them on being recognized for their hard work and thank the parents and teachers who supported this accomplishment.”

The Presidential Scholars program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished high school students, according to the release.

The state’s nine semifinalists, among 565 semifinalists for 2015, include Tanner R. Tanyeri of Middleton High School and Nathan B. Wang of James Madison Memorial High School in Madison.

Spaghetti lunch to raise money for Restoring Hope Transplant House

Friends of Restoring Hope Transplant House is hosting a spaghetti lunch April 26 to raise money for the transplant house.

The event will benefit the hundreds of transplant families from all parts of Wisconsin who call Restoring Hope Transplant House their home during and after their organ or bone marrow transplant at UW Hospital.

The lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 2947 Thinnes St. in Cross Plains. Tickets are $10 per person and $7 for children under 10. Tickets are available at the door or at Harbor Athletic Club, Terry’s Westgate Barbers and the Restoring Hope Transplant House.

The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, French bread and dessert.