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21
Dec

Seeking serenity together


Photos by Samantha Christian. Two meeting attendees are silhouetted while talking in the upstairs meeting room at the Fitchburg Serenity Club.

Perched on a hill along McKee Road is a red brick building that some may recognize as the former Camp Badger School. Just over 50 years have gone by since students last occupied the classrooms there, but learning still takes place within its walls.

Fri
19
Dec

You say it’s your birthday


Photo submitted. Members of the area Box of Balloons group are, front row, from left: Nicole Moll and Rebecca Verhulst; back row, from left: Kaitlyn Hansen, Amy Harris, Amy Ritzke, Emily Kaellner, Michelle Krogstad, April Britto and Jen McClure.

There are few things as important to children as celebrating their birthday. 

But in a tight economy, many parents aren’t able to provide as much of a birthday party as their son or daughter might want. And that’s where Fitchburg’s Hailey Berg and her “Box of Balloons” comes in.

Fri
19
Dec

MMSD: A Fluent Influence


Zorko

Deana Zorko grew up with her father’s side of the family speaking Italian around her house daily.

“From an early age, I just kind of had the language bug,” Zorko said of her time growing up on the south side of Chicago.

But when she and her family moved to Poynette, Spanish was the only foreign language offered, so she embraced it.

Wed
17
Dec

Bridge inspection will close roundabout under Verona Road Friday

On Friday, 

Tue
16
Dec

Pfaff announces re-election bid

Fitchburg Mayor Shawn Pfaff announced Dec. 4 he intends to run for another four-year term to lead the city.

The announcement sets up a race against 10-year alder Steve Arnold, who last month declared his intention to run in the spring election. Election day is April 7.

Mon
15
Dec

New neighborhood proposed near McGaw Park

City officials have begun reviewing a comprehensive development plan for a new residential neighborhood between McGaw Park and the Fitchburg Technology Campus. 

The city’s Plan Commission will get a look at the neighborhood proposed by Fahey Lands, LLC and developer Tony Heinrichs at its Dec. 16 meeting. 

Sun
14
Dec

Woman dies in Hwy. MM crash

A 55-year-old Stoughton woman died Friday night in a two-car accident in Fitchburg.

Fitchburg police responded to the 2500 block of County Hwy. MM at approximately 6:40 p.m. and pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

Sun
14
Dec

Touched by history


Photo by Scott De Laruelle. Fitchburg resident Raymond Ray talks about his experiences serving in the Army during the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium in December 1944-January 1945.

Imagining hell generally brings to mind chaotic images of fire, heat and indescribable suffering. 

Ask Raymond Ray, and he might tell you that for him, while there was plenty of suffering, hell was a 35-below-zero night spent in a frozen Belgian forest, thick with death and desperate enemy German soldiers. And plenty of suffering that has lasted with him to this day.

Fri
12
Dec

'Tis the season

Fitchburg held its annual Holiday Party Sunday, Dec. 7, featuring a Lego train show, plenty of climbing around and special guest Santa. The event also began the judging of the Sustainable Castle competition, with cardboard castles for kids to climb around on that others had designed and built. Donations of a dollar were used for votes, and the money will go to Fitchburg Fields, a nonprofit food-growing organization.

Fri
12
Dec

Tax bills mostly drop

The average home in the City of Fitchburg will pay about $45 less in taxes this year than in 2013, even though many gained in value. Most homes, in fact, will see an even larger decrease.

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