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Skate park temporarily shut down due to vandalism

Skate park temporarily shut down due to vandalism

The Middleton Skateboard Park has been temporarily closed due to vandalism, according to a news alert.

Vandals covered the park in graffiti Aug. 3, but city crews cleaned it up. Vandals hit the park again on Thursday, but this time they also took a sewer grate, which is about a foot in diameter, officials said.

The graffiti has been cleaned up, but the sewer grate won’t be replaced until Monday at the earliest, which is why the park has been closed.

Officials said the graffiti was mostly profanity.

There are security cameras at the park, so authorities are trying to identify individuals involved.

No arrests were made in connection to the vandalism as of Friday afternoon.

Final paving of Branch Street scheduled for this week

Final paving of Branch Street scheduled for this week

The final phase of the Branch Street construction project will start this week, according to a release.

The entire roadway will be closed during different phases on Wednesday and Thursday to accommodate the final paving process, officials said.

The contractor plans to start paving at University Avenue and work north, according to the release. Approximate road closures are listed below.

 

Wednesday closures

  • University Avenue to Franklin Avenue until 8 a.m.
  • University Avenue to the north side of Sauk Trail Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • North side of Sauk Trail Elementary School to Pheasant Lane after 2 p.m.

Thursday closures

  • Pheasant Lane to Century Avenue

Middleton skateboard park closed due to vandalism once again

The Middleton skateboard park is closed once again for vandalism maintenance work.

The vandalism happened on Thursday. The vandals covered the park in graffiti, and took a sewer grate about a foot in diameter.

The graffiti was cleaned up, but the sewer grate will not be replaced until Monday at the earliest, keeping the park closed through the weekend.

No arrests have been made, however, the park is equipped with security cameras. Police are looking through the footage to identify the individuals involved.

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Middleton edges Memorial, 86-84

Middleton held on to defeat Madison Memorial 86-84 in a Big Eight conference girls swim meet at Memorial High School Tuesday night.

The Spartans' Tory Center won the 50 freestyle on her birthday, but Middleton built a lead behind Victoria Lin's victory in the 100 butterfly.

Middleton is ranked second in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association poll this week.

Cardinals top Spartans in boys volleyball

Eighth ranked Middleton swept Madison Memorial in a Big Eight conference boys volleyball match at Middleton Tuesday night.

The Cardinals won by scores of 25-17, 25-22, 25-17.

Middleton stays undefeated in the Big Eight with a 4-0 record while Memorial drops to 2-1.

Polar Express’ first stop in area will depart from Middleton

Polar Express’ first stop in area will depart from Middleton

The first time the Polar Express will come to the Madison area will be this winter, and it will be departing from Middleton.

The Polar Express train ride features dancing chefs, singing elves and a special gift from Santa. The round-trip train ride will depart from Middleton just off the Beltline.

The train will run Nov. 21-23 and 28-30 and Dec. 3-7, 9-14 and 16-22 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The train will not run at all departure times on all dates.

To order tickets, call 855-487-1430.