Submitted by MTT News Desk on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 20:09
A local man who hoped to avoid having his name listed in this newspaper’s court report, which usually runs near the back of the newspaper, has found his way onto the front page after being charged with attempted bribery.
Leo A. Ziegler, 77, allegedly tried to give the city’s municipal court clerk a $34 “tip” in an unsuccessful effort to convince her to delete his name from the transcript of court findings she provides to the Middleton Times-Tribune.
The clerk refused to take Ziegler’s money, telling him it would go against her morals to accept it or alter court records. He persisted, even offering to mail additional money to her home. She declined to provide her address.
The initial charge against Ziegler, which was for fourth-degree sexual assault, carried a $366 municipal citation.
Submitted by MTT News Desk on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 14:45
From the desk of Pamela Westby, director of the Middleton Public Library:
Preprinted income tax forms will no longer be available at Middleton Public Library in 2014. The late release of printed forms in 2013 from both the Federal and State level, difficulties in obtaining the most frequently requested forms and instructions, and the move toward electronic tax filing have persuaded library staff that it is no longer a service we should offer.
Because of changing tax laws in the past two years, the IRS has had to delay printing and distributing forms. People become frustrated when they made multiple trips to the library hoping to pick up their tax forms only to learn the forms are not yet available. We want people to have a good experience at the library, but where tax forms are concerned, that’s been taken out of our control.
Submitted by MTT News Desk on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 09:46
The Dane County Park Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2014 Parks Permit Fees at their meeting on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 5:30 PM at Lyman F. Anderson Agriculture & Conservation Center, 5201 Fen Oak Drive (formerly 1 Fen Oak Court), Madison, WI 53718. The public hearing will begin at 5:30 PM.
The Dane County Park Commission has the responsibility to set the fee structure for services provided in the County Parks. Each year fees are evaluated and adjusted to help offset operational costs. Parks Director Darren Marsh stated that the fee changes under consideration are the weekend use of Lussier Family Heritage Center, park shelters and the Special Event Permit. The Park Commission is also considering different fee levels for park shelters, as well as expanding reservation opportunities on overnight campsites.
Submitted by MTT News Desk on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 09:24
The Middleton Police Department is attempting to locate a suspect vehicle from a Hit and Run accident which resulted in injuries. At 8:07 AM on 9/7/2013 the police department responded to a report of a traffic accident at the intersection of Century Avenue and High Road in the City of Middleton. One driver suffered minor injuries, however the second vehicle left the scene prior to police arrival.
Through investigation, police have developed a vehicle and person of interest: The vehicle is a silver 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck with green and black lettering reading "REDA" on the driver's door. Police would like to speak with the owner of Reda Enterprise, Anthony R Reda.
If people know either the whereabouts of the vehicle or contact information for the owner, to please contact the Middleton Police at 608-824-7300.
Submitted by MTT News Desk on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:50
A Middleton man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash at approximately noon today in the Town of Westport.
Dane County Sheriff’s deputies were called to CTH K, just west of CTH M, where the 64-year-old man crashed his 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was taken by Med Flight to UW Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Waunakee Police and EMS also responded to the scene to assist.
Deputies are investigating what may have caused the man to crash, and are interested in speaking with witnesses. Anyone who saw the crash or may have related information is asked to call the Dane County tip line at (608) 284-6900.
Submitted by MTT News Desk on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 09:36
At 6:25 am, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Highway 14 and Kahl Road in the town of Black Earth for a three-vehicle crash.
Fletcher McGiveron, age 48 of Middleton, was facing westbound and stopped at the intersection of Highway 14 and Kahl Road in his Kia Rio, when he was rear-ended by a Pontiac Sunfire operated by Tory Rowe, age 16 of Arena. The collision caused the Kia Rio to spin around into traffic and side swipe a Honda Accord operated by Kathleen Olson, age 59 of Black Earth. The Pontiac Sunfire flipped over and came to rest on its roof.
Mazomanie and Cross Plains EMS, and Cross Plains Police, responded to the scene. Tory Rowe was transported to UW Hospital with minor injuries; the other drivers were not injured. Rowe will be cited for Inattentive Driving.
Submitted by MTT News Desk on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 13:58
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney have signed a declaration officially calling for a Slow/No Wake Order be issued for Lake Monona, including Squaw Bay, and Lake Waubesa. The County Board Chair has expressed his support for the declaration as well.
The orders are in effect for the entire surfaces of the lakes.
Recent flooding rains have increased lake levels and the order is being issued in part due to the potential for additional rainfall over the next 24 hours.
Under Slow/No Wake, boats must move as slowly as possible while still maintaining steering control and produce no wake. The order is in effect as of this morning and will be in effect until at least Monday, July 1st.
Submitted by MTT News Desk on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 08:39
Burgers & Brew, which took place Saturday, June 1 in the Capital Brewery Bier Garten, attracted an estimated 1,500 hungry people.
Pictured here, Jacob Guyette, a sous chef at Graze restaurant in Madison, worked to create the Red Dragon, which consisted of Fountain Prairie Farm ground beef, a Willow Creek Farm bacon patty, Hook’s pepperjack cheese, Canopy Gardens cucumbers, red onions, lettuce, homemade kimchi and dragon sauce. Piled on a black and white sesame bun, it was paired with beer from the Grumpy Troll in Mt. Horeb.
Submitted by MTT News Desk on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 08:31
The commercial real estate investment brokerage firm Sperry Van Ness announced Tuesday that the property at 6625 Century Ave., which is known to many in Middleton as the former Stamm House, has been sold to a private investor.
Initial plans are to rejuvenate the property as a bar/restaurant. Chuck Polenz represented the Seller.
Submitted by MTT News Desk on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:38
From a Middleton Police Department press release:
The Associated Bank located at 2420 Allen Blvd. was robbed at 1:59 p.m. today. Authorities said the suspect was described as a white male in his late 20s early 30s, 6'-tall, thin, with closely cropped hair, wearing a black collared shirt and blue jeans.
The suspect indicated he was armed, but no firearm was seen. The suspect left on foot from the front door. No one was injured.