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Capital Brewery to host fundraiser for soccer pavilion

Capital Brewery to host fundraiser for soccer pavilion

Two events this weekend are scheduled to celebrate and support the high school soccer program. 

A match Saturday will pit former Middleton High School soccer players against the 2014 boys varsity soccer team. And an event Sunday will raise money for the proposed soccer pavilion. 

The Middleton High School Soccer Reunion and Pavilion Fundraiser will take place Sunday at Capital Brewery from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers said there will be music from the Evan Riley Band, food, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more.

Attendees can purchase bricks engraved with a message, which will be incorporated into the building of the pavilion.

The pavilion is slated to be built at the MHS Soccer Stadium on Airport Road. It will house concessions, restrooms and a trophy case. 

Wednesday last day to register for kids triathlon

The Tri 4 Schools Organization will be having its fourth annual kids triathlon Saturday at the Bauman Aquatic Center in Middleton.

The event gives kids the chance to swim, bike and run for a good cause.

Registration for the triathlon will close Wednesday at 6 p.m.

To register a child and find out more information about the event, visit www.tri4schools.org/events/middleton.

Organizers said kids between the ages of 3 and 14 years old are qualified to participate.

Builders update district on construction progress

Builders update district on construction progress

The pace of construction at Glacier Creek and Kromrey middle schools will pick up over the next few weeks as crews work to finish projects.

The interior additions at Glacier Creek are all but complete, Findorff project manager Matt Premo told Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District officials at a construction meeting Tuesday. The only area that has minor touch-ups is in the new student services area in the front of the school.

Meanwhile, he said the pouring of concrete for parking lots and roads around the school should be done in less than a week. The front entrance sidewalks should be poured this week, while seeding on the east end of the site will also take place this week. Furniture for the fifth-grade wing and other new rooms should be delivered July 31.

Dates, locations set for Sauk Trail students' art shows

Dates, locations set for Sauk Trail students' art shows

Dates have been set for three of the four locations where art developed by Sauk Trail fourth-graders will be displayed.

The students' work will be on display at Middleton Glen, 6720 Century Ave., from July 21-28 with a reception on July 22. The work will be on display at Heritage Senior Living, 6206 Maywood Ave. from Aug. 4-15 and at the Middleton Senior Citizen Center, 7448 Hubbard Ave., from Aug. 18-29. 

Dates have yet to be finalized for a display at Rosmary Garfoot Public Library in Cross Plains.

There is no fee to view any of the displays.

The art project -- Students' Inter-generational Art to Preserve Nature -- was funded by an $8,000 grant from the American Girl Fund for Children. More than 60 fourth-graders were involved in the project.

Non-profit seeks school supply donations

Non-profit seeks school supply donations

A non-profit group is seeking school supplies for families unable to to afford the goods required on back-to-school lists.

The Middleton Outreach Ministry's School Supply Program provides school-aged children and teens with the items they'll need to be successful in the upcoming year, according to the group website.

MOM said it assembled back-to-school bags for more than 700 children in 2013.

"The program also supplies relief to families worried about the extra expense, and joy to children as they prepare for a great year ahead," MOM said in a release online.

The program collects items now through the third week in August. MOM said there are multiple ways to help:

32 MHS seniors honored for GPAs

Recent Middleton High School graduates were named to the ninth annual Hues Awards of Excellence presented by a multicultural, bi-monthly newspaper based in Madison.

The Capital City Hues honors seniors of color in the Madison area graduating with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or above each year.

The 32 MHS seniors honored were: Erika Alba, Jason Arora, Iffat Bhuiyan, Magdalena Bobadilla Sandoval, Yazmine Burgos-Rodriguez, Emma Callachi, Jamie Colon, Kenny Gao, Kevin Gao, Eden Girma, Ravi Gopal, Dalia Gutirrez, Joseph Hall, Darcy Hogendorn, Emily Jamieson, Matthew Kim, Yoko Kohmoto, Samuel Kolison, Emily Lathrop, Dagmar LeMans, Caroline Liu, Alice Ma, Madeleine Mack, Arissa Milton, Zhenfa Ou, Leia Peterman, Calvin So, Huzaifa Sohail, Hayley Sue, Lisa Wang, Sarah Yang and Lon Yeary.

Middleton baseball takes on Kimberly

Middleton took on Kimberly in a late season baseball tournament Saturday. 

Kimberly wins 6-5 in eight innings.