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Middleton wins Morgan Stanley Shoot Out

The Middleton boys golf team won the 22nd annual Morgan Stanley shoot out Thursday at University Ridge golf course.

The Cardinals No.1 golfer Josh Haunty was the individual medalist after shooting a 70. His two-day total was 145, four shots better than second place.

Middleton's Brady Thomas and Waunakee's Max Murphy tied for second with a two-day totals of 149.

Middleton had a two-day team total of 598. Memorial finished with a 639, which was one shot better than Edgewood, 640.

City warns of misleading water service solicitations

The Middleton Water & Sewer Utility said some customers may be mislead by water service insurance solicitations received in the mail.

The utility said in an alert last week that mailings titled "Important Information Regarding Your Water Service Line" were received recently by some Middleton residents. Recipients of the mailings believed the Middleton Water & Sewer Utility was affiliated with the solicitor, HomeServe USA. The utility clarified Friday that it is not connected to any private insurance solicitors and it does not endorse their services.

"We suggest that our customers thoroughly research any company before doing business with them," MWSU said in a statement. "As part of your research, you may want to contact the State of Wisconsin Better Business Bureau."

MWSU said that in one instance, a Middleton customer was personally approached by a private insurance representative.

Rollover crash leaves one with 'very serious injuries,' police say

A two-vehicle crash closed the intersection of Gammon and Old Sauk roads on Madison west side Monday night, Madison police said.

Crews responded to the intersection just before 8 p.m. for reports of a rollover crash, officials said.


The crash involved two vehicles with one person in each vehicle, police said. There are injuries as a result of the crash, but officials would only say that one person has very serious injuries.

Madison Police Department Lt. Mike Hanson said multiple vehicles were hit by one of the vehicles involved in the crash before the rollover crash happened.

Police said the intersection would like be closed until 11:30 p.m.

Stay tuned to WISC-TV and Channel3000.com for information as it becomes available.

Verona stops Middleton, 3-0

Emma Ray pitched a complete game two-hitter as the Verona Wildcats defeated the Middleton Cardinals in a girls softball game in Verona Monday night.

Ray drove in the first run of the game in the first inning on a base hit that scored Heather Rudnicki.

The Wildcats scored two more in the fourth as Nicole Neitzel's hit drove in one of the runs.

Ray finished the game with 11 strikeouts and walked only one Middleton batter.

Verona is still undefeated in the Big Eight Conference with an 8-0 record. Middleton drops to 8-3 in the Big Eight.

Officer struck by man suspected in bar disturbance, police say

A Middleton police officer was struck by a man suspected of causing a disturbance at a bar Wednesday night, according to a release from Middleton police.

Officers were called to Mid-Town Pub at 2405 Allen Boulevard at 6:29 p.m. for a report of a man flipping over tables and pushing customers. Bar employees told police Jeremy A. Childs, 27, of Gays Mills, became upset when they refused to serve him more alcohol.

Childs left in a vehicle, and witnesses were able to give police a description of the vehicle and license plate information, police said.

Officers said they found and stopped the vehicle and Childs failed field sobriety tests. Childs also struck an officer in the face with his head, police said. Childs and two officers were injured during the arrest.

Text from 680 miles away not 911 center's first long-distance call

A text from a teenager more than 680 miles away was not the first long-distance call for help the Middleton emergency dispatch center has received.

Six months ago, the city of Middleton added a program to allow their communication center dispatchers to receive emergency text messages.

In the months since, they have sent and received nearly 900 text messages. What they didn?t expect was for the program to help save the life of someone more than 600 miles away.

Susan Buechner, a dispatcher, was working in the dispatch center when she received a text message from an 18 year old. His text message said that his mother was in need of medical help. Buechner immediately started asking the young man the same series of questions she would had the call come in over the telephone.

3 area students recognized for academic achievement

3 area students recognized for academic achievement

Three area students were among the nine Wisconsin semifinalists named for the 2014 Presidential Scholars award. If chosen, they could be headed to Washington, D.C., for the White House's annual ceremony for academic achievement. 

Eden H. Girma of Madison, from Middleton High School; Samuel C. Schendel from Parker High School in Janesville; and Breanna N. Aldred from Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha were among those recognized nationwide as distinguished high school students.