March 2021

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Tennis Cardinals win a pair

The wait is over.

And now, Middleton’s girls tennis team is ready for a big season.

The Cardinals cruised past Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker by identical 7-0 scores last Saturday. It was the first time Middleton took the court since Oct., 2019.

“For the first match of the alternate fall season the girls came out and played well,” Middleton first-year coach Matt Given said. “It was nice to finally get the season going.”

In the Cardinals’ win over Craig, Netra Somasundarem rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles. Sophia Agapov posted a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 2, Amy Li rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 3, and Charlotte Sax cruised at No. 4, 6-2, 6-0.

In doubles play, Karsen Dettman and Noor Rajpal posted a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1. Cece Hujanen and Rose Ryan rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2, while Grace Olson and Cate Ohly notched a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3.

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Boys spikers get a lift from JV team

Rob Kleinschmidt knew he had talent and depth inside his Middleton boys volleyball program this season.

Last week, he found out just how much.

The Cardinals were placed in contact tracing quarantine on March 17. That meant Middleton’s JV Red team was called into action last Saturday against Appleton North and Kimberly — two state powers.

Appleton North defeated Middleton, 25-17, 25-23, 25-20 and Kimberly toppled the Cardinals, 25-16, 25-20, 25-19. Both matches were extremely competitive and the Cardinals discovered how strong their program is from top to bottom.

“We learned a lot about what it takes to compete at the highest varsity level,” Middleton JV coach Josh McCall said. “Every player showed me something special throughout the day.”

Before the Cardinals’ varsity team was put into quarantine, they rolled by Fort Atkinson, 25-7, 25-12, 26-24 on March 15.

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Middleton swimmers notch two big wins

Amazingly, the postseason is quickly approaching in girls swimming.

And once again, Middleton appears like it will be a force.

Middleton edged Sun Prairie, 92-78, on March 16 in what was its toughest dual meet of the season. The Cardinals also rolled past Verona/Mount Horeb, 130-40, last Saturday.

Now, Middleton will travel to the Verona Sectional on March 30. The state championship is April 6 at Waukesha South High School.

“A few girls definitely turned some heads … and made a statement of where they want to be at the end of the season,” Middleton coach Lauren Cabalka said of the Cardinals’ performance last week. “All in all, we executed well and swam at our best this season.”

Sun Prairie has one of the state’s top teams in this alternate-fall season. But Middleton got the best of Sun Prairie after a lengthy delay in its schedule.

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The Hu

Sometime around 1162 AD, a child named Temuchin was born near Lake Baikal in what is now Mongolia. When he was 14, he stalked his older half-brother brother and killed him with an arrow, for which he was, I love the way one text puts it, “scolded” by his mother. Times were different, I suspect.

Later in life, he would go by a different name which has many spellings. They are Chinggis, Chingis, Jenghiz, Jinghis and Genghis. Genghis Khan. 

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Overlapping Insurance

For over a decade my husband and I did not have employer subsidized health care insurance and have been at the mercy of the Health Care Marketplace, an entity that formed after the American Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was put in place. Prior to the marketplace, before my husband and I were married, he had insurance through work, and I bought a private policy because I could not be on his coverage if we weren’t married. 

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Town Discusses Gate Over Private Road

TOWN OF MIDDLETON – Did a private landowner put a gate across a town road? That was a question the Town Board fenced with Monday night.

Capitol Court is a short road extending north from US 14, dividing the town and city of Middleton. It also extends between the PKK Lighting and Batteries America properties, continuing about 200 feet to the property of DRS Ltd., an asphalt paving firm, that apparently installed the road-blocking gate.

The gate has been there as long as Town Engineer Rod Zubella remembers but hasn’t been previously looked into, he said.

DRS has run heavy trucks over the road and without town approval, repaved it south of the gate in 2019. It then sought reimbursement from an adjoining property owner, which brought the matter to the town’s attention.

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Plan Commission Approves Twin Sunset Duplexes Despite Neighbor Opposition

MIDDLETON–The City of Middleton Plan Commission approved a recommendation to the Common Council to rezone a property across from the Hidden Oaks neighborhood at 7103 Twin Sunset Rd. from R1 single family residential to a planned development district (PDD) for a proposal calling for two duplex buildings on the site.

Neighboring residents in single family homes have been outspoken in their opposition to the proposal for various reasons related to the density and scale of the project. The lot which the duplexes would be built on is roughly the size of the adjacent lots which have single family homes.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Mark Opitz said the property owner Koteshwar Katukam revised the plan orienting the garages of the connected units on opposite sides of the building so that it appears as a single family home from either side.

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Szeci, Statz Help Find Missing Child

TOWN OF PERRY–Night was not far away. And night, out in the country, surrounded by woods and cornfields, where the coyotes’ howls bounce off of the ancient driftless landscape and seem to warp creation, can be a scary time for a lost two-year-old. It can be an absolutely terrifying time for his family as they call out his name and search for clues as to where he has gone. 

As loved ones and first responders scoured the landscape in the Town of Perry late Friday afternoon, they came across what a police officer called “one little boot print” in a small patch of quickly-melting snow in a cornfield. Soon after that, Szeci, the hulking police dog that was running over the soggy ground, following the boy’s trail, did something that made his handler stop in his tracks. 

“He had a really dramatic head snap and looked north to the woods,” says officer Howard Statz, who was called in with his dog from Middleton Police Department to take part in the search. 

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Cross Lutheran Church Breaks Ground on Building

MIDDLETON/TOWN OF WESTPORT–Cross Lutheran Church celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony March 13 after an “arduous” and “convoluted” process to construct a church building in the Bishops Bay neighbored off of County Hwy M. 

The church has been holding service in the Bishops Bay clubhouse since 2016 and struggled to find a site for construction within Middleton that provides a municipal sewer connection. The church considered several sites and solutions before finally getting a building plan approved from the city in summer 2020.

The developer of Bishops Bay, T. Wall Enterprises, stepped in to help the church by revising the Bishops Bay building plan with the city to relocate 13 single family lots making room for the church.

Because Bishops Bay is in both the City of Middleton and the Town of Westport all plans had to be approved by both municipalities.

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