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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.

Sheriff: Hit-and-run driver tried to hide vehicle near crash site

A man suspected of striking a motorcycle and fleeing the scene Sunday afternoon reportedly tried to hide his SUV on private property down the road, officials said.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on County Road P at 2:15 p.m.

A motorcycle driven by 38-year-old Rodney Karls of Sauk City was rear-ended by a silver Dodge as Karls attempted to make a left turn onto Martinsville Road, the sheriff's office said.

The silver Dodge left the scene of the crash, according to the report. Karls was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

A short time later, a property owner on County P called 911 to report a suspicious man on her property attempting to hide his vehicle behind her boat, according to the report. Deputies made contact with the man who admitted being involved in the crash earlier. The man was cooperative, didn't appear intoxicated and consented to a blood draw.

No Trash & Recycling Pick-Up on September 1st

Pellitteri Waste Systems will be closed on September 1st in observance of Labor Day. Residents will be serviced one day later than their normal service day. Residents normally serviced on Friday, September 5th will be serviced on Saturday, September 6th... Read More

Noitce of Public Hearing

City Of Middleton Petition For State And Federal Aid For Improvements At Middleton Municipal Airport--Morey Field... Read More

Middleton unveils mobile visitor center, the Know-N-Go

Middleton unveils mobile visitor center, the Know-N-Go

The city of Middleton unveiled the first mobile visitor center in Dane County Thursday.

The Know-N-Go will be staffed by Patty Bois, a Middleton know-it-all, who will travel around the county encouraging people to visit Middleton and give suggestions for great places to eat, attractions to see and fun things to do, officials said.

“I look forward to spreading the word about all the wonderful things there are to experience in Middleton,” Bois said. “When people visit our city, stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants, shop in our stores, they help our small businesses thrive. In return, the families of Middleton thrive.”