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District to break ground on new school projects

District to break ground on new school projects

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District will hold two groundbreaking ceremonies at its middle schools next week.

School officials said a ceremony at Glacier Creek Middle School will take place at 1:30 p.m. and a second at Kromrey Middle School will follow an hour later on June 6.

Glacier Creek plans to add a new fifth-grade wing on the southeast side of the property, according to an MCPASD news release. Kromrey plans to add a new building on the west side of the campus, the district said.

The district said voters approved a $59.8 million referendum question in November to expand Glacier Creek and expand and remodel Kromrey. Under the plan, fifth-graders from all six of the district’s elementary schools will move to the middle schools starting in September next year, which project leaders said will help alleviate overcrowding at all of the elementary schools.

Construction at both sites will begin in mid-June, shortly after school is completed.

Middleton team tennis falls short of state

The state boys individual tennis tournament begins next week. That field is set after the sectionals Thursday.

Arrowhead wins the team title at the Middleton Sectional, stopping Middleton's run of four straight trips to� team state.

Waunakee's Calvin Clack falls to Arrowhead's Kevin Heitzer in the number 1 singles final, but Clack still qualifies for state.

Middleton's number one doubles team of Evan Stone and Griff Plye defeated Sauk Prairie's Cody Mack and Tyler Ballweg in straight sets. Both qualify for state.

Madison West wins the team title at the Badger Sectional.

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Trash services delayed a day through Friday

Trash pickup for area homes will be delayed a day through Friday due to the Memorial Day holiday, according to a waste services company serving multiple Dane County communities.

The City of Middleton said residents who normally receive service this week will have their waste picked up one day later than the normally scheduled service day. Friday routes will be done on Saturday, according to the service company, Pelitteri Waste Systems.

Since the routes may be serviced differently, your pick-up time may be altered.

To make sure the bin is out by the designated time, visit the Pelitteri website at www.pellitteri.com for more information or click the links below for information on neighborhood pick up times:

Memorial wins golf regional

Memorial's Peter Webb is the class of Madison area prep golf. He proved it Saturday at the city meet, shooting a blistering 67. He proved it again Tuesday, winning the Middleton Regional at Pleasant View Golf Course.�

Webb's 73 bested Verona's Tyler Reinecke by just one stroke. Henry Klongland rounded out the top three with a 75.�

As a team, Memorial won with a 312, Verona placed 2nd with a 319, Middleton came in 3rd with a 320, and Stoughton finished fourth with a 325. The top four teams advance to Sectionals.�

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Sun Prairie girls, Middleton boys win WIAA track regional

The Sun Prairie girls and Middleton boys won WIAA regional track championships at the Division One regional at Middleton Monday night.

Madison Memorial's Jester Weah continued his dominance of the 100 meter dash winning in a time of 10.8 seconds. Weah also won the 200 meter dash in 22.17 seconds.

Memorial's Daurice Fountain won two hurdles races.� Fountain ran 14.94 in the 110 hurdles and won the 300 meter hurdles in 39.78 seconds.

Other notable performances included Monona Grove's Gabbi Beauvais who won the 100 meter dash (12.62) and the 200 meter dash (25.24).

Madison West's Wilson Hacker edged LaFollette's Chander Diffee in the boys 1600 meter run. Hacker's 4:25.60 was less than a second better than Diffee's 4:26.56. DeForest's Ryan Spahn and Monona Grove's Terry McMillan also broke the 4:27 mark.

Tonight's top qualifiers advance to the sectional completion Thursday.

Final Girls Standings:

1. Sun Prairie��� 152.5

Stabbing leads to attempted homicide arrest

A Middleton woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide after a stabbing Thursday morning, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to 5000 Pheasant Branch Rd. at 2:56 a.m. and said they found 39-year-old Everado Trinidad Cortez being treated by Middleton EMS. Cortez was admitted to University of Wisconsin Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Terea Osario Beltran, 33, was arrested after deputies talked to several witnesses, according to sheriff's officials.

Middleton family, lawmakers help draft 'Lina's Law'

Whitewater rafting in Wisconsin can be fun, but a WISC-TV investigation revealed it can be dangerous, too.

Now state lawmakers are drafting a bill that would protect rafters.

In February, News 3 reported about the lack of measures regulating the rafting industry, which includes nothing that even makes someone wear a life jacket. That got the attention of two representatives who want to make sure what happened to Middleton-native Lina Vergara never happens again.

Vergara died last July rafting on the Wolf River. It was running high due to heavy rains. The rapids at Smokey Falls knocked the 20-year-old from her raft and popped the life jacket she was wearing off her body.

Over the weekend, her family and friends hosted a 5k race at Middleton?s Orchid Park in her honor.