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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. 

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Businesses hope Highway 14 construction won’t keep customers away

A $10.4 million, months-long road project just started on a main road through Cross Plains, and despite detours, business owners said they are not seeing a major impact in sales.

Jodi's Bar and Grill is on Main Street in Cross Plains, but instead of seeing the usual cars driving past, their view for the next couple of months will look more bare and rocky than usual.

"You worry every day, but it's a day by day. Once they get down closer to us it might be a little more of a fear right in front of the building, but as far as now we keep our hopes up and wish for the best," said Brenda Newman, manager at Jodi's Bar and Grill.

As crews start an eight-month construction project on Highway 14 that was four years in the making, Newman is hoping to keep customers’ attention with daily specials and homemade pizza, the restaurant's newest addition.

Middleton Public Library to hold bag sale of books

The Middleton Public Library will hold a special bag sale for a large selection of books Sunday, according to a release.

The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees can purchase a bag of books for $4 or individual books for 25 cents.

Sales will take place in the lower level of the library. Proceeds will benefit the library and its programs.

Relay For Life fundraiser returns to high school Friday night

Relay For Life fundraiser returns to high school Friday night

The third annual Middleton High School Relay for Life, which has raised more than $70,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society over the past two years, will be held on April 18-19.

This year's event will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 and continue until 6 a.m. on Sunday in the MHS Field House and other areas in MHS. The Relay for Life's executive committee hopes to raise $35,000 from the event this year.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology recently reported that within 16 years, cancer will be the leading cause of death in the United States. Many of us know someone who has been impacted by cancer, including several in our District along with an MHS freshman.

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Crew gets permission to hold controlled burn amidst burn ban

With a red flag warning across a majority of the state, the DNR banned burning in the counties where the wind and dry conditions could create the most danger for wildfires.

So smoke above the Holy Wisdom Monastery might have been a surprise for those who thought setting fire to anything was not allowed.

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MHS to take part in Strike Out Cancer game vs. Cardinals

MHS to take part in Strike Out Cancer game vs. Cardinals

Long-time Big Eight Conference baseball rivals Middleton and Sun Prairie will again join forces to advance pediatric cancer research during the Cardinals Strike Out Cancer game on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Sun Prairie High School.

The second annual fundraiser game will benefit the American Family Children’s Hospital pediatric cancer research efforts. This year’s event will work in tandem with Caps for a Cure, a longstanding fundraiser started by 9-year-old Kristina Schultz in 2006. She succumbed to acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2007 and would have graduated from high school this year. Proceeds from her ideas and efforts have topped $160,000 raised statewide for American Family Children’s Hospital’s research. 

The Cardinals Strike Out Cancer game hopes to raise at least $10,000. Last year's event raised more than $9,000.