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County building lease deal means more space for growing VANN

County building lease deal means more space for growing VANN

It's good news on the horizon for a Verona non-profit organization. 

Dane County said Thursday that it plans to lease an empty building to the Verona Area Needs Network for $20 per year for the next 15 years, if the county board approves the move. 

VANN operates out of the basement of the city's former library on North Franklin Street. In a news release, the county said VANN needs better accessibility, and with the number of people served by the organization up 180 percent, more room to expand services. 

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said in a news conference Thursday that the lease proposal for the Badger Prairie complex on Verona Road will be introduced to the Dane County Board Thursday night. If approved the organization would move in March 1.

VANN Board President Bob Kasieta said the new facility will help the group serve more people.

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2 injured in 3-vehicle crash north of Madison

Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a three-vehicle crash in the town of Vienna Wednesday morning, the Dane County Sheriff?s Office said.

Deputies responded to the crash on County Road V and Highway 113 in the town of Vienna around 6:40 a.m., according to a release.

A 2004 Toyota Rav4 being driven by Lisa L. Parr, 45, of Verona, was driving west.

Lisa L. Parr, 45, of Verona, was driving west in a 2004 Toyota Rav4 and attempted to turn left onto southbound Highway 113 when she was rear-ended by Alison L. Williamson, 24, of Waunakee, who was driving a GMC Terrain, deputies said.

The crash pushed Parr?s vehicle into the eastbound lane of County Road V, where it was hit by a 2002 Toyota Camry being driven by Fauna J. Kohlman, 40, of Lodi, according to the release.

Williamson and Parr were transported by EMS to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. Citations are pending for Williamson.

Prep Mania Game of the Week winter schedule released

The Prep Mania Game of the Week will offer live coverage of high school sports this winter sports season.

The games will air live on Channel3000.com.

Here's the schedule:

Thurs., Dec. 18 -- Madison Memorial at Madison West - boys hockey - 8 p.m., Madison Ice Arena

Tues., Jan. 6 ? DeForest at Mt. Horeb boys basketball ? 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 8 ? Reedsburg at DeForest girls basketball ? 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 16 ? Poynette at Lodi boys basketball ? 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 29 ? Madison Memorial at Sun Prairie boys basketball ? 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 30 ? Janesville Parker at Verona girls basketball ? 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 6 ? Sun Prairie at Middleton boys basketball ? 7:30 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 10 ? Middleton at Madison West boys hockey ? 8 p.m. (Madison Ice Arena)

Tues., Feb. 17 ? Stoughton at Monona Grove boys basketball ? 7:30 p.m.

Verona lands regional, national tournaments

Verona sports fans can start getting their cheers ready for a pair of sports tournaments coming to the city in 2015. 

The Short Track Age Class Nationals speedskating tournament in March and the Great Lakes Regional Playoff baseball tournament in May will bring hundreds of athletes and their families to Verona for a weekend each. 

Proposals to host the tournaments in Verona were put together by the Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC), which worked closely with local groups involved in both sports... Read More

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Open house meeting to discuss Verona Road project

A public meeting to discussed the years-long Verona Road construction project is scheduled later this month. 

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said that on Dec. 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., an open house will be held to discuss design and construction activities for the Verona Road, Highway 18/151 project.

The meeting will take place at the City of Fitchburg Fire Station No. 2, 5415 King James Way.

Maps and exhibits showing the proposed improvements will be on display. Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis. The reconstruction includes the roadway from the Beltline to County Road PD, Mckee Road, and the Beltline between Whitney Way and Seminole Highway.

Local author meets with readers Thursday in Verona

Local author meets with readers Thursday in Verona

The author of the Orphan Train series will be meeting with readers at teh Verona Senior Center Thursday evening.

Amanda Zieba teaches sixth grade at Tomah Middle School. 

She has written three books, a young adult novel and other articles.

She will be discussing her work at 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Verona Senior Center is located on 108 Paoli Street in Verona.

Top-ranked West stops Verona, 4-2

Senior captain Cole Paskus scored two goals to lead Madison West over Verona, 4-2, in a Big Eight Conference boys hockey game at Madison Ice Arena Tuesday night.

Paskus scored his first goal in the first period to give the Regents a 1-0 lead, but Verona's Sam Renlund answered with a second period goal to tie the game at 1.

The Wildcats took the lead on a rebound goal early in the third period, but then the Regents, ranked #1 in the state by Wisconsin Prep Hockey, took control.

Paskus scored to tie the game at 10:23 of the third period, then James Pretto and Mick Messner added scores to put the Regents ahead to stay.

Goaltender Henry Cutting had 19 saves for Madison West.