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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.”

Police: Squad car struck by drunken driver

A Middleton police squad car investigating a rollover crash was struck by a drunken driver, according to a release from Middleton police.

Officers were at the scene of a crash on the eastbound Beltline at Greenway Boulevard when just after midnight a vehicle struck a fully marked squad car with its emergency lights activated, police said.

The driver, Paul L. Jones, 40, of Waunakee, was taken to UW Hospital for treatment, according to the report. He was arrested on suspicion of fourth-offense operating while intoxicated.

The squad car was unoccupied at the time of the crash. The car sustained significant damage but no officers were injured.

MHS dance team has successful summer

The MHS Dance Team won multiple honors at the Universal Dance Association Camp at UW-Milwaukee from July 19-22.

"We had an extremely successful camp,'' coach Jackie Jaucian said.

Team members include: seniors Samantha Dresen, Lexi McCann, Maria McMahon, and Amanda Ramirez; juniors Madison Pincombe and Lauren Smith; sophomores Nikki Clyce, Krya Neuser, Olivia Schneider, and Camille Wirkus; and freshmen Katherine Bekasova, Felicity Cole, Sydney Friedle, and Maia Giles. Dresen and McCann are captains, while Pincombe and Schneider will fill the co-captain roles.

The team, which has six new members on among its 14 dancers, took first place in the Home Routine. You can watch the Home Routine on YouTube.

Branch Street project shifts to Phase 3

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Prep Mania Game of the Week fall football schedule

The Prep Mania Game of the Week will offer live coverage of high school football games this fall sports season. Here's the schedule:

Thur., Aug. 21 - Waunakee at Edgewood (Breitenbach Stadium, Middleton) - 7 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 29 - Middleton at Verona - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 - Madison West at Madison LaFollette (Lussier Stadium) - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 - Reedsburg at Monona Grove - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 - Middleton at Sun Prairie - 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 - DeForest at Mount Horeb - 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 - Waunakee at DeForest - 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 - Verona at Sun Prairie - 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 - TBA

Middleton rolls out first mobile visitor center in county

Middleton rolls out first mobile visitor center in county

The city of Middleton will be unveiling the first mobile visitor center in Dane County next week, according to a release.

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

The mobile visitor center will be completely funded by hotel room tax, according to the release.

Middleton is a small community of 18,000 people, but it has hotel occupancy rates consistently above 80 percent and brings in more than $1.5 million in room tax annually, officials said. Middleton’s tourism success is in part thanks to the city’s forward-thinking tourism commission, which is constantly working to find innovative ways to market Middleton to potential visitors, including a mobile travel planning app, a trolley and now the mobile visitor center.

Community Canvases Silent Auction to Support Public Art

Please help us "Grow Art in Middleton" by attending the reception for the First Annual Community Canvas on Thursday evening, Sept 18th. There will be a open Auction from 5-6 PM, followed by presentation of bidders... Read More