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State’s oldest fridge found in Middleton

State’s oldest fridge found in Middleton

Focus on Energy announced Tuesday that a Middleton resident won their Oldest Fridge Contest with a 1931 General Electric.

Mary Walgenbach, of Middleton, tied with two other old-fridge owners from Hartland and Nashotah to win this year’s contest, according to a release. All three had 1931 GE fridges to earn the title of Wisconsin’s Oldest Fridge.

The winners received a $1,000 prize for turning in the oldest refrigerators for recycling, in addition to the $50 incentive all participants get for recycling their old appliances.

Walgenbach’s GE refrigerator was a gift to the monastery where she lives and has been used to store water and horse medications for a summer camp that teaches girls how to ride horses, according to the release.

“I usually try to read and stay abreast of energy efficiency topics and I wondered how our old fridge was,” said Walgenbach. “We want to be good stewards of our energy.”

New Business, ScooterCabs, Helps Eliminate Drunk Driving

New Business, ScooterCabs, Helps Eliminate Drunk Driving

ScooterCabs, a local business created by three University of Wisconsin-Madison grads, aims to provide an affordable alternative to taking a taxi home or driving under the influence. 

The service was created as an extra option for patrons that drive out to a bar or restaurant and have a few too many drinks.  The concept is similar to a taxi, except for one fundamental difference; the taxi is now the patron’s own vehicle.  There is no longer a need for patrons to abandon their vehicle at the bar or restaurant to make it home safely.

"With Wisconsin’s high rates of drunk driving, Madison seemed to have a need for this type of service," said owner Justin Sisley, "but even for the majority of people who would make the responsible decision to call a cab, our service provides a much more convenient option for them.  No more waiting around for a friend or cab to take you back to your car in the morning."

Area Plumber Unveils Packers-Themed Game Preview

Area Plumber Unveils Packers-Themed Game Preview

The owner of Middleton's Stoppleworth Plumbing has combined his business with a hobby. The Green Bay Packers fan is getting some laughs from motorists driving by on Highway 14 between Middleton and Cross Plains.

The "Toilet Bowl" theme is complete with the black-striped referees. 

We're told there are often different themes throughout the year.

Pretty funny!

Homeowner Finds 2 Toilets At End Of Driveway

Homeowner Finds 2 Toilets At End Of Driveway

A pair of old toilets were left at the end of a driveway of a resident on the 7000 block of Elmwood Avenue on Sept. 7, according to the Middleton Police Department.

The resident woke up on the morning and saw two boxes at the end of her driveway. Police said the old toilets were in two new toilet boxes.

Police said it appeared that someone installed new toilets in a residence and placed the old toilets in the boxes, discarding them in the Elmwood driveway for some unknown reason.

Any guesses at the reason? Let's keep it clean, if possible.

Four-Legged Fun At Good Neighbor Festival

Four-Legged Fun At Good Neighbor Festival

If you are looking for some four-legged entertainment, the TDS Entertainment Tent is the place to be for the Good Neighbor Festival Kiddie Dog Show.

This event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Kiddie Dog Show features a light-hearted competition where the four-leggers are judged on best costume, best trick, most spots, most unusual, smallest and largest.

The Kiddid Dog Show is generously sponsored by the Middleton Veterinary Hospital.

To register, e-mail Middleton Veterinary Hospital at midvet@tds.net or call 608-836-8561.

If you do not pre-register, you can also register the day of the show by arriving at the tent early.

For more information about the Good Neighbor Festival, go to goodneighborfestival.com.

Free Donuts For Ugly Ties At Middleton Store

Free Donuts For Ugly Ties At Middleton Store

The Krispy Kreme Donut store in Middleton is offering a dozen free glazed donuts when you bring in an ugly tie. All you have to do is snag one of dad's ugly ties and bring it to Krispy Kreme before Father's Day.

The Krispy Kreme store is already adorned with dozens of ugly ties. Your dad's ugly tie could join the others that are haging from the ceiling at the Middleton Krispy Kreme.

The Middlton Krispy Kreme has been open since late March and features it's famous hot glazed donuts and a variety of specialty donuts.

Krispy Kreme is located at 2109 Deming Way in Middleton.