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Most municipalities set Halloween trick-or-treating hours

Most municipalities set Halloween trick-or-treating hours

When will the ghosts and goblins be out?

Find below a list of the trick or treating hours for communities in southern Wisconsin:

Oct. 31

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Residents welcome to drop off e-waste for no cost

The city will offer residents the chance to drop off unwanted electronic items at no cost next week. 

Verona's free e-waste drop-off will take place at the city public works building, 410 Investment Court from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1. 

Only Verona residents are able to drop off electronics at the event, according to the Verona Press... Read More

Beata Nelson continues her swimming domination

Verona-Mount Horeb's Beata Nelson is one of the top girls swimmers in the state and Tuesday night, she showed it again in a 96-74 dual meet win at Madison West.

Nelson won the 100 yard butterfly (55.99 seconds) and the 100 yard backstroke (57.52 seconds) - the only two individual events she swam.

Nelson also was part of the Wildcats' winning 400 yard freestyle relay.

Nelson currently holds the top times in the state in five different individual events.

Council denies damage claims, OKs Taco Bell, sirens, VACT loan

The Common Council on Monday denied three separate insurance claims that had been working their way through the Public Works committee for months.

The city’s recently raised $25,000 deductible leaves it in the position of reviewing many more claims than before. All three alders who serve on Public Works expressed remorse that the city could not be more helpful but in the end said they were swayed by the recommendations of the city’s insurer and its staff that the council should apply its policy uniformly... Read More

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OWI task force doubling up next year

Verona will continue its high-visibility drunken-driving patrols into a fourth series, but this time, it will get two for the price of one.

The city joined the Capital Area OWI Task Force in 2012, the first year of the program, and has stuck with it while it’s steadily grown. This summer, that meant 15 officers from 14 agencies patrolling Main Street and Verona Avenue on a single night as a deterrent to drunken driving... Read More

Star Wars Day at the library photos

The Verona Public Library hosted "Star Wars Reads Day" Saturday afternoon along with the Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament... Read More

Impact fees, debt complicate budget decisions

In most years, the city’s Finance committee hears pitches from department heads, gets a calculation for how much of a tax increase would be needed, decides how much to spend and prioritizes where that money would go as it prepares a recommendation for the full Common Council.

This is not most years.

As city staff prepare furiously for Monday’s Finance meeting, they’ve got a bigger job than ever on their hands because there are simply too many choices and still not enough information... Read More