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Middleton first responders team up to battle childhood cancer

On Thursday July 31, Middleton Fire Chief  Aaron Harris and Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke will flip  a special Middleton Police Department coin to decide who will be the home team at the second annual Battle of the Badges on August 9.

The charity softball game between the two departments will raise awareness and funds to help families affected by childhood cancer.  This year they will play for four-year-old Blake Rickert, who was diagnosed with Burkitt Leukemia in January. The fire department won Tuesday’s toss and will be the home team at the softball game. A 5K run will happen prior to the game.

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Builders update district on construction progress

Builders update district on construction progress

The pace of construction at Glacier Creek and Kromrey middle schools will pick up over the next few weeks as crews work to finish projects.

The interior additions at Glacier Creek are all but complete, Findorff project manager Matt Premo told Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District officials at a construction meeting Tuesday. The only area that has minor touch-ups is in the new student services area in the front of the school.

Meanwhile, he said the pouring of concrete for parking lots and roads around the school should be done in less than a week. The front entrance sidewalks should be poured this week, while seeding on the east end of the site will also take place this week. Furniture for the fifth-grade wing and other new rooms should be delivered July 31.

Author will discuss novel, sign books Thursday

Author will discuss novel, sign books Thursday

Dale Kushner will read from and discuss her novelm "The Conditions of Love," at an event at the Middleton Public Library Thursday.

The event will end with a question and answer session and a book signing, organizers said.

Copies of "The Conditions of Love" will be available for sale at the event.

The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Archer Room.

Middleton police look for vehicle that caused injury crash

Middleton police officers are looking for information on a crash that happened Saturday night, according to an alert.

The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Deming Way and Murphy Drive, police said.

A silver or gray vehicle with an unknown driver pulled out from Murphy Drive in front of traffic going north on Deming Way, which caused another vehicle's driver to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting the first car, according to the alert. The vehicle that braked then got rear-ended, and the crash caused multiple injuries.

The silver or gray vehicle did not stop and police are asking for the public?s help in finding the vehicle, according to the alert.

Officials ask anyone with information on the crash or the vehicle to contact Sgt. Darrin Zimmerman at 608-824-7326 or call the Confidential Tip Line at 608-824-7304.

Meeting to discuss possible path between Pheasant Branch, Graber Pond

Meeting to discuss possible path between Pheasant Branch, Graber Pond

The City of Middleton will be hosting a neighborhood information meeting on July 30 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a new trail area and a proposed bike and pedestrian plan.

The path would go from Pheasant Branch Conservancy to Graber Pond Trail. IOn the agenda for discussion are water resources, the trail corridor and trail planning. 

The hour-long event will take place at the Middleton City Hall Council Room, 4726 Hubbard Ave.

The meeting will be hosted by the Public Lands, Recreation, and Forestry Department. 

Mustard Day returns with tastings, free hot dogs, Mustard Custard

Mustard Day returns with tastings, free hot dogs, Mustard Custard

The National Mustard Museum has food, music and family events planned for its annual celebration next month.

The museum will host the 24th annual National Mustard Day on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The intersection of Parmenter and Hubbard streets in downtown Middleton will be closed for the festivities. Live entertainment will include the Funky Chunky Band, the Red Hot Horn Dawgs and an interactive kids show. 

Free hot dogs will be served, though donations will be welcomed, organizers said. The annual event helps support the non-profit Mustard Museum. 

Culver's Frozen Mustard Custard with caramel ribbon and chocolate flakes, Mustard Day cookies from the Hubbard Avenue Diner and hot soft pretzels will be available. 

The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile will also be at the event. A variety of mustard-themed games will be played, plus there will be face painting, temporary tattoos, mustard tastings and a bounce house on site this year.