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Construction detours interstate to Beltline traffic overnight

Beltline construction projects will cause several new traffic patterns starting this week, including a detour for northbound interstate traffic heading to the Beltline.

The northbound Interstate 39/90 exit to the westbound Beltline will be closed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Thursday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation release.

Signs will direct drivers to the detour route, which will use Highway 30 to Highway 51/Stoughton Road, officials said.

The eastbound Beltline exit ramp to Greenway Boulevard will be closed starting Wednesday for approximately a week, according to the release.

And Monday morning, the Old Sauk Road ramp to the eastbound Beltline reopened.

#4 Memorial stops #2 Middleton, 2-0

Fourth ranked Madison Memorial defeated second ranked Middleton 2-0 in a Big Eight Conference boys soccer showdown at Mansfield Stadium Thursday night.

The Spartans took a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute when Sterling Sheley put in Dominick Mesdijian's corner kick.

In the second half, Mesdijian set up Alex Young who headed the ball into the net for the final margin of victory.

Also in Big Eight boys soccer, Madison West and Beloit Memorial played to a 1-1 tie.

Lottery ticket sold in Middleton worth $118K

Wisconsin lottery officials said a ticket sold in Middleton Tuesday night is worth $118,000.

The ticket was sold at the PDQ at 7508 Century Avenue and matched all five winning numbers, officials said. The winning numbers were 11, 18, 21, 25 and 29.

The ticket holder has 180 days to claim the prize at the lottery?s Madison or Milwaukee offices, or by mail, according to the release.

The Badger 5 is a $1 daily lotto game with jackpots that start at $10,000, and goes up a minimum of $1,000 a day until a winning ticket is sold. Players win the rolling jackpot by matching their five numbers to the five winning numbers drawn each night.

The odds of winning the Badger 5 jackpot are approximately 1 in 170,000.

Gas leak forced evacuation in Middleton

A gas leak in Middleton has caused police to evacuate homes near Greenway Boulevard and North High Point Road, according to Middleton police.

Police also closed ramps from Greenway Boulevard to the Beltline as well as traffic heading to the intersection of Grrenway Boulevard and North High Point Road, but all intersections reopened around 8 a.m.

There is no word yet as to what caused the gas leak.

West, Memorial battle to scoreless tie

Madison West and Madison Memorial battled to a 0-0 tie in a boys soccer match at Mansfield Stadium Tuesday night.

West is ranked third in the state in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association poll this week, while Memorial is ranked fourth.

Middleton, which is ranked second, defeated Sun Prairie 3-1 Tuesday night.

Middleton travels to Mansfield Stadium to face Memorial Thursday.

State’s report card shows Middleton-Cross Plains district exceeds expectations

State education officials say the majority of Wisconsin public schools and school districts meet or exceed expectations for student achievement.

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District was rated as exceeding expectations.

The state report cards for about 2,100 public schools show approximately 88 percent met or exceeded expectations. About 98 percent of the state's 424 districts also achieved that mark.

It's the second year the state Department of Public Instruction has issued district report cards and the third year for schools.

Both are evaluated in four main areas; student achievement in reading and math on statewide assessments, student growth in those assessments, closing achievement and graduation gaps and readiness for college or careers.

If you would like to find out how your school district did, click here.

Storm Water Utility Proposal for Referendum

The City of Middleton is considering the adoption of a storm water utility to provide a dedicated funding mechanism for the City to maintain its storm water management system. The referendum will be conducted through the Tuesday, Nov. 4 ballot... Read More