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Ramp to westbound Beltline closes for 3 weeks

Ramp to westbound Beltline closes for 3 weeks

The Greenway Boulevard ramp to the westbound Beltline will be closed for approximately three weeks, according to a Wisconsin Department of Transportation release.

The ramp will be closed to accommodate Beltline construction work, officials said.

The signed detour is John Q. Hammons Drive to Deming Way to University Avenue.

The ramp closed at 5 a.m. Monday.

Middleton emergency crews host family safety day

Middleton fire, police and EMS crews are teaming up with West Bend Mutual Insurance for a family safety day on Saturday.

Parents can help their children stay safe by signing up for safe assured ID kits, learning what to look for when choosing a babysitter, and understanding the appropriate way to respond to common medical emergencies, organizers said.

More than 20 local organizations will be on hand with information for parents. There will also be fun, educational activities for kids, organizers said. Children will have a chance to see fire extinguisher demonstrations, and be able to climb into and explore a Middleton fire engine.

The event, in its seventh year, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Middleton Fire Station. Family Safety Day is free, and will be held rain or shine.

Edgewood wins "Crusade For A Cure"

Edgewood won the "Crusade For A Cure" golf tournament at Maple Bluff Country Club Monday afternoon by five shots over Verona.

The event featured pink flags and 18 teams and 91 golfers wearing pink to highlight the fight against breast cancer.

Caroline Lake had the low score of the day with 70 and her Edgewood teammate, Tess Hackworthy came in second with 75.

Verona's Jessica Reinecke was the only other player to break 80. The defending Division One state champion shot 76.

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Terrace Avenue Reconstruction Project Update

We've reached the half-way mark in the project! The City remains optimistic that the project will be substantially completed by early November. Most of the remaining work will be above-ground, so progress will be much more noticeable in the weeks ahead... Read More

Man found dead in Middleton airport hangar

According to a police report, at 5:43 p.m. Friday, Middleton officers were called to the Middleton Municipal Airport to check the welfare of an adult male in one of the hangars.

In an advisory received Friday just before 9 p.m., Sgt. Jessica Quamme said officers entered the room and found the man dead.

Quamme said police are investigating the death. There were no suspects and no threat to the public, police said.

Dispatch said Saturday morning that the death was not suspicious.

The Middleton airport is at 8300 Airport Road.

Walker questions Burke's record on school board

Walker questions Burke's record on school board

Gov. Scott Walker says his Democratic opponent and Madison school board member Mary Burke is not doing enough to help close that district's achievement gap.

Walker on Wednesday hammered Burke for not supporting expansion of the private school voucher program, which he said would give students another option. The program makes taxpayer money available for students to attend private school.

Burke opposes the statewide voucher program and says if elected she would end it outside of Milwaukee and Racine.

Walker also says Burke is hurting the Madison district by not arguing for implementing Act 10, the law that forces teachers and most other public workers to pay more for pension and health care benefits.

Burke says the best way to improve student achievement is ensuring there are quality teachers.

Walker: No number in mind for voucher expansion

Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn't have a number in mind for how much he wants to grow the private-school voucher program, should he be elected to a second term.

Walker said Wednesday after touring a sensor manufacturer in Middleton that he wants to grow the program in stages, so there is capacity for all the students who wish to participate.

The program allows for students to use a taxpayer subsidy to attend a private school. The program currently has a statewide enrollment cap of 1,000 students outside of Milwaukee and Racine.

Walker's opponent for re-election Democrat Mary Burke opposes the statewide voucher program.

Burke says she would eliminate the statewide voucher program if elected, but allow it to continue in Milwaukee and Racine.