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Wed
22
Apr

Earth Day at the Library photos

Kids ages 2-5 filled the library's Storytime Room Wednesday, April 22, for an Earth Day celebration with crafts. Kids created cardboard flowers, colored photos and used colored paper to create an earth.
 
Wed
22
Apr

Bike race set for Fitchburg Center April 26

Seeing bikers in Fitchburg isn’t anything new, but a road race later this month will bring racers to the Fitchburg Center.

MadCity Velo’s Fitchburg Fast and Furious Criterium bike race is set to take place Sunday, April 26 on a 1-kilometer course circling the Agora Center and Pavillion.

Wed
22
Apr

OSD: Board OKs new bullying policy

Spurred by two students’ stories of being bullied at Oregon High School earlier in the year, the school board revised its bullying policy Monday night. 

The board had discussed the changes at a meeting last month, and it continued to revise the document in recent weeks. Policy committee chairperson Gwen Maitzen said it was just a matter of “tweaking” some of the proposed language. 

Tue
21
Apr

Wisconsin and Southern to resume freight rail service

City of Fitchburg residents can expect more train traffic through the city starting this month.

The Wisconsin and Southern Railroad will resume freight service to the Lycon Ready Mix concrete facility in Oregon within the next few weeks.

The activation of the rail line through the city last fall could help encourage development and even lead to a passenger rail line in the future. 

Mon
20
Apr

Flea market starts April 26

The Fitchburg Flea Market will open for the season on Sunday, April 26, at McGaw Park under new leadership.

Malinda Sloan will be organizing this year’s flea market featuring dozens of new vendors.

Items will include metal art, antiques and vintage collectibles, arts and crafts, refurbished furniture and jewelry. Also be on the lookout for a pink camper selling homemade cupcakes and pop tarts.

Fri
17
Apr

VASD: Decisions loom on land buys

While Verona Area School District officials were glad to see the referendum pass last Tuesday, the work to use the land remains in front of them. 

District officials will have to work on purchase agreements with property owners and potentially make decisions about using eminent domain. Decisions about when and in what order schools will be built will also need to be made, though those are further off.

Thu
16
Apr

Realtime Utility Engineers relocates from west Madison


Photos by Jacob Bielanski. Realtime Utility Engineers began leasing this building on Marketplace Drive in January. The new building offers the potential for both short- and long-term growth for the company.

A national engineering firm recently moved its headquarters in January from its home on Madison’s west side to a site in Fitchburg. 

The new location not only comes on the end of Realtime Utility Engineer’s 10-year lease, but also facilitates the company’s upcoming plans for growth, the company’s president and original co-founder Robert Strycharske said.

Thu
16
Apr

Search for city’s first full-time fire chief begins

It will be several months before a full-time fire chief is hired at the City of Fitchburg, but the application process is already under way. 

Wed
15
Apr

'Plant a Row for the Hungry' this month

The Verona Area Needs Network is partnering with Jung’s Seed Company to encourage home gardeners to grow a little extra this spring to donate to local food pantries during the nationwide “Plant a Row for the Hungry” campaign.

Volunteers are needed to staff an information table and register interested gardeners at Jung’s Garden Center, 6192 Nesbitt Road, on April 18-19 and 25-26.

Wed
15
Apr

Northeast expansion gets partial approval


Map courtesy City of Fitchburg. The city's submitted plan for development phasing. Phases 1 and 2a were approved by the DNR.

The city’s effort to expand its development boundaries east of U.S. Hwy. 14 has met with partial success.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday it had partially approved Fitchburg’s request to extend its urban service area to the Northeast Neighborhood.

The USA defines where regional sewer service can be connected. That service is required for most forms of urban development.

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