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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

Beltline ramp at Old Sauk to close

The ramp connecting Old Sauk Road to the eastbound Beltline will be closed for three weeks, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The closure will begin at 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Motorists are asked to detour on Pleasant View Road to Mineral Point Road.

Wet hay might have started barn fire

Firefighters battled a blaze in a barn north of Middleton that might have started because of wet hay, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Firefighters were called out to the farm at 6969 Riles Road in the town of Springfield at 5:52 a.m. on Friday.

The owner of the farm discovered the fire. No people or animals were hurt because of the fire. The barn is considered a total loss.

Riles Road west of U.S. Highway 12 was closed during the fire.

Deputies said the fire remains under investigation but doesn't appear suspicious.

Firefighters from Middleton, Cross Plains, Waunakee, Black Earth, Dane, and Sauk Prairie assisted at the scene.

Pedestrian struck when driver runs red light, police say

A woman was sent to the hospital following a crash in Middleton early Friday morning.

According to Middleton police, an 87-year-old Richland Center man driving eastbound on University Avenue ran a red light at the intersection with Bristol Street just before 8 a.m. A female pedestrian was taken to the hospital by ambulance with a number of broken bones.

Police are asking anyone that witnessed the collision to call police at 608-824-7300.

The driver was cited for failure to stop for a traffic signal.

12-year-old boy, man arrested in connection with knife incident

Police said a man and a boy were both in custody Friday night after a report of a domestic disturbance involving a knife in Blue Mounds.

The Blue Mounds Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Mounds View Road at 5:24 p.m. The report indicated someone was being held at knife point and the victim was being advised not to provide information to dispatchers.

Blue Mounds police Chief Andrew Rose said officers found a suspect who "was resisting and failing to obey lawful orders." With the help of Mt. Horeb police, officers took a 12-year-old boy into custody.

About 20 minutes later, a Dane County SHeriff's deputy and two Mt. Horeb officers found another person who told police he was armed with a knife, Rose said.

The man attempted to flee after he was handcuffed and injured himself while running, according to the report. The man was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel.