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Badgers visit Verona elementary school

Badgers visit Verona elementary school

Verona schools are celebrating the Great Kindness Week and some popular Badgers showed up Wednesday to help.

Frank Kaminsky, Nigel Hayes and Duje Dukan visited Glacier Edge Elementary School to talk with some students.

Hayes tried to break dance with his teammate?s help, they read to the kids, played some games and told them the best rule to live by is the golden one.

?It?s always best to be nice and to spread joy, love and kindness because you get that back,? Kaminsky said. ?I just go and give them a hug. It?s never a bad idea to give someone who is feeling sad or you can tell is in a bad mood, just give them a hug.

Verona Schools will also be celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week Feb 9-15.

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Verona school to hold pre-K meetings for parents

The Verona Area School District will hold informational meetings on pre-kindergarten registration this week. 

On Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at Stone Crest Apartments in Fitchburg, parents attending the meeting will receive information about the pre-K program and can register.

A second meeting will be Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club... Read More

3 lottery tickets worth $350K sold in Dane County

Three winning SuperCash! lottery tickets worth $350,000 were sold in Dane County this week, according to a release.

Three players matched all six numbers in Monday?s drawing, so each player won the $350,000 top prize, officials said.

The three tickets were sold at the Kwik Trip at 7583 West Mineral Point Road in Verona, the Kwik Trip at 525 Springdale Street in Mount Horeb and the Cenex Conveience Store at 1225 Highway 18/151 in Mount Horeb.

The winning numbers were 3, 10, 15, 23, 26 and 34, according to the release.

Referendum decision goes to deadline

The Verona Area School District school board planned to approve language for an April referendum Monday night.

Instead, board members will have to hold a special meeting next week to get that done ahead of the Jan. 27 deadline if they want voters to make a decision on three potential land purchases this spring.

The board met in closed session ahead of its normal meeting to discuss amendments to the purchase agreements reached in September. The district recently got rezoning approval from the Town of Verona for the 18-acre Herfel property near the southern side of the district, after the City of Verona approved a rezone of two properties on the west side of the city in December... Read More

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MPD officer pleads guilty to pointing service gun during domestic

A Madison police officer pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Thursday for pointing his gun at a man during a domestic incident, according to a criminal complaint.

Reginald Davis, 34, went to the home of a woman he was having an on-and-off relationship with after he got off work at 3 a.m., according to the complaint. When he got the home on South Main Street in Verona, he told police he heard a man and woman arguing, and when he knocked on the door, the woman did not answer.

Davis told police after the woman didn?t respond to a text message, he kicked in the door, according to the complaint. Davis said he identified himself as a police officer, pointed his loaded service gun at the man and told him to leave.

Davis said he did not plan to shoot the man, but thought that pointing his gun at the man would scare him away, according to the complaint.

Food pantry, social services will relocate to old hospital

The Verona Area Needs Network will begin to lease the former administration building at the Badger Prairie Health Care Center starting March 1... Read More

Verona gets 3rd major sports tourney in 2015

The International Gay and Lesbian Football Association will bring its North American tournament to Verona's Reddan Soccer Park Aug. 9-15... Read More