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Monona Grove Community Calendar | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

Friday, April 5. 4:30-7:30 p.m., all-you-can-eat fish fry, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and School, 4913 Schofield St., Monona. Carryout 4:30-7 p.m., dine in ...

Monona Grove School District seeks new elementary school as part of $57 million referendum

The district is also asking voters for $930000 annually to operate the proposed $33.5 million elementary school in Cottage Grove.

On the Ballot: Monona Grove School District referenda  WMTV

November 6 is a big day for school referenda across southern Wisconsin. Monona Grove has a referendum on the ballots asking for more than $57 million for ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' remains in Monona Grove curriculum, more books by minority authors added

Following the Monona Grove School District's decision last year to keep "To Kill a Mockingbird" in its curriculum, more books by authors of color are being ...

Middleton, Monona Grove among school districts taking part in big year for referendums

Of the 61 school districts that will ask voters on Nov. 6 for more money to build and staff facilities, two of the biggest asks will come from districts in the ...

Monona Grove School Board votes to retain 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in curriculum

Board members voted 6-1 on Wednesday to retain the Harper Lee novel in the ninth-grade English curriculum while allowing teachers to further examine its ...

Kyle Nett delivers at crunch time as Monona Grove tops Stoughton in boys basketball

MONONA — An offensive rebound and two free throws might not seem like a highlight-reel moment.

Photos: Monona Grove vs Stoughton football | High School Football

Monona Grove and Stoughton compete in a Badger South Conference football game at Monona Grove High School in Monona, Wis., Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

Video: Monona Grove's Kyle Nett hits the big free throws

Monona Grove's Kyle Nett made two free throws with 0.6 seconds left to lift the Silver Eagles to a 63-61 victory over Stoughton in a Badger South Conference ...

Badgers miss out as Monona Grove's McKenna Warnock commits to Iowa for basketball

Warnock averaged 28.5 points and 12.9 rebounds per game last season as a junior for the Silver Eagles.

Monona Grove names new coaches for girls volleyball, girls swimming, girls golf

Melissa Hahn takes over the Silver Eagles' volleyball program after coaching at Watertown. Kelly Engbring is named the girls swimming coach and Matt ...

Monona Grove School Board deadlocks on 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' postpones decision

The Monona Grove School Board was at an impasse Wednesday night on whether “To Kill a Mockingbird” should remain in the district's curriculum for the ...

17-year-old boy shot on bus in Monona  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A 16-year-old suspect is at large and one person has been taken to the hospital, Madison police said.

Monona Grove basketball standout McKenna Warnock nears college announcement

Stanford, Arizona, Marquette, Iowa and the University of Wisconsin made her final list.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sauk Prairie routed in season opener at Monona Grove  WiscNews

The Sauk Prairie High School girls basketball team couldn't do anything to slow McKenna Warnock and Monona Grove on Friday night.

Fair resolution of 'racist' book debate at Monona Grove High School pledged

Monona Grove School Board president Jenifer Smith said the district would fairly resolve the furor over a request to remove "To Kill a Mockingbird" from the ...

Monona Grove's Jordan Bishop, Oregon's John Klus earn top honors on Badger South all-conference football team

Stoughton's Jack Nelson is offensive lineman of the year. Monona Grove's Sam Gronski is defensive lineman of the year.

Dane County school districts look to staff-only days, extra minutes to make up for winter weather

As the snow stacked up Tuesday, so did the challenges for Dane County school districts to ensure students meet the state's required instructional hours.

Monona Grove parents' request to remove Harper Lee book denied

A review committee recommended keeping "To Kill a Mockingbird" as required reading at Monona Grove High School, and Superintendent Dan Olson agreed.

Monona Grove School District ponders construction, remodeling for growing enrollment

An advisory committee tasked with helping the Monona Grove School Board manage growing enrollment will soon start narrowing recommendations for ...

Mother wants Monona Grove High School to give son athletic letter - WISC-TV3

A mother said the Monona Grove School District is denying her son a varsity football letter after he cursed at the coach following the team's loss.

School safety grants awarded to 16 southern Wisconsin districts, private schools

Almost $4 million in state funds were awarded to 89 school districts and private schools in Wisconsin Thursday, the latest round of school safety grants ...

MG wins big at Model UN conference | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

A refugee crisis from any number of nations in the world is requiring national governments to look closely at their policies, while staying true to the international ...

Prep football preview: Defending Badger South champion Monona Grove reloads for another title chase

Stoughton and Watertown are the preseason favorites to challenge MG in the conference race.

Like mother, like daughter | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

Monona Grove High School sophomore Emma Elsberry-Tenebruso was a student of dance for a decade, so it wasn't a total surprise when she auditioned for the ...

Monona Grove's Jake Schroeckenthaler plans to continue athletic career at Viterbo University

Former Monona Grove athlete Jake Schroeckenthaler, who will be a freshman at Viterbo University, is listed on the V-Hawks' roster for men's golf in 2018-19.

Parents appeal decision that keeps 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in Monona Grove curriculum

The Monona Grove School Board will hear an appeal next month after a complaint seeking to remove Harper Lee's novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” from the school ...

WIAA state track and field meet: Monona Grove's Ali Dorn looks for big things in Division 1 sprints  La Crosse Tribune

MONONA, Wis. — Years from now, Monona Grove High School junior sprinter Ali Dorn will remember all she loves about the moments when it's time to race.

MG well represented at state meet | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

The new, very-talented blood on the Monona Grove High School boys swimming team will have a chance to show what they can do 6:30 p.m. Friday in the WIAA ...

Glacial Drumlin Middle School gets new principal

The Glacial Drumlin Middle School in Cottage Grove will be welcoming a new principal through its doors July 1.

2019-20 school calendar adopted | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

The Monona Grove School District e 2019-20 calendar is set, with students first reporting for classes Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Andrew McKinney Looking to Bring his Unique Experiences, Skills to Monona Grove School Board

Andrew McKinney has spent a good portion of his career and adult life teaching students, coaching kids, mentoring young people, and fighting for children.

Fast and furious to slow and steady | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

It was like a horse race broke out in the first 18 minutes of the Nov. 21 season opener for the Monona Grove High School boys basketball team against visiting.

Wisconsin's musical all stars — with a solid pipeline from Monona Grove — continue to pack the house

The Kids From Wisconsin have been playing the Wisconsin State Fair and touring the state for nearly 50 years.

Third place at Fort Atkinson | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

Monona Grove High School boys swimming coach Kelly Chadesh knew her team faced a major challenge heading into Saturday's Blackhawk Invite at Fort ...

Family requests classic novel be removed from Monona Grove curriculum - WISC-TV3

Tujama and Jeannine Kameeta filed a formal petition with Monona Grove School District over concerns they have about Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" ...

One afternoon, two champions | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

Her voice was a little bit hoarse from shouting encouragement at her team, and her eyes appeared misty from joy as Monona Grove High School girls ...

Officials ID teen shot, killed at east side gas station - WISC-TV3

The teenager shot at gas station on Madison's east side last week has died, Dane County officials said.

MG sixth at Platteville | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

Without its leading athlete Payton Jenks-Recker, the Monona Grove High School gymnastics team put in a hard-fought effort in a 13-team meet at Platteville on ...

Parents Seek to Remove "To Kill a Mockingbird" from Monona Grove Curriculum, Citing Racial Slurs

The Monona Grove School District is reviewing a parent request to remove the Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird from the high school English curriculum, ...

Charging racism, Cottage Grove parents want Harper Lee book barred from classroom

To Cottage Grove parents Tujama and Jeannine Kameeta, whose son is a freshman at Monona Grove HS, the novel "provides no educational value."

Teacher and WWII hero Dutch Durnford and the student he never forgot - WISC-TV3

George "Dutch" Durnford saved a pilot's life in WWII. But it's the life of a student of his at Monona Grove High School he wants to remember.

Droster, Wesley R.

POYNETTE / MADISON—Wesley Raymond Droster, age 78, of Poynette, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018, peacefully at home with his loving wife, Pam, at his ...

Four Silver Eagles named to first team | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

Two talented and respected seniors on the Monona Grove High School boys soccer team ended their careers with selection to the All-Badger South Conference ...

Boys eighth, girls 10th at Midwest Invite | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

The best high school cross-country runners gathered Saturday for the Midwest Invitational at the Blackhawk Golf Course in Janesville, and the Monona Grove ...

'The Prince & the Pauper' featured at Family Fun Night

PlayTime Productions' version of “The Prince & the Pauper” will be performed Saturday as part of the Family Fun Night at Monona Grove High School.

Monona's Eric Storms reigns at home on final day of All-City Swim Meet

MONONA — When Eric Storms was 4 years old, he brought his toy Matchbox cars to the Monona Grove High School pool while he watched his older sister, ...

Women's a cappella group to perform Monday | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

Jordan Gerlach performed with the Monona Grove High School Silver Connection show choir for four years. The following year, at UW-Madison, she was one of ...

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Baraboo runs into tough Monona Grove team  WiscNews

MONONA — The Baraboo boys soccer team knew it was in for a challenge on Saturday.

Trummer, Stephen Mark

MONONA—Stephen Mark “Steve” Trummer, age 62, passed away on Feb. 4, 2019, at UW Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Appleton, ...

Monona Grove high school students craft paper dress with edge for literacy fundraiser

Students from a Monona Grove alternative high school modeled around project-based learning and public *service* are putting their training to the test Saturday in ...

Cottage Grove residents want high school considered for village

More than a dozen Cottage Grove residents voiced support for the Monona Grove School Board to consider moving Monona Grove High School to the village ...

Murray, Michael "Mike"

MADISON—Our beloved son, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend, Michael John Murray, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, at UW Hospital, surrounded ...

PeeWee football reaches 50th and final season | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

Ryan Huemmer's smile is practically contagious as he thumbs his way through scrapbooks filled with yellowed newspaper clippings from his days of playing ...

49 apply for city administrator job | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

More than four dozen people applied for the vacant job of city administrator in Monona, said Leah Kimmel, director of administrative services.

Golf outing July 20 | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

High school football practice doesn't begin until early August, but the Monona Grove Football Booster Club has been working all year to raise money for ...

Police arrest 15-year-old in accidental Wednesday bus shooting

Police on Thursday arrested a 15-year-old boy who they say accidentally shot two other teenagers Wednesday afternoon on a Madison Metro bus near La ...

Students briefly evactuated due to smoke at Monona Grove High School  WMTV

MONONA, Wis. (WMTV)---The Monona Police Chief says that a fan belt on the roof of Monona Grove High School burned, causing some smoke to fill the school ...

Monona Grove's Ben McDade wraps up his storied prep swimming career with history in sight

The Silver Eagles will seek their fourth consecutive WIAA Division 2 state title, while McDade hopes to add to his total of 11 titles.

Students from Beaver Dam participated in Badger Conference Honor Band  Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

Six students from Beaver Dam High School were chosen to participate in the Badger Conference Honor Band earlier this week.

'She left an impression wherever she went': Mom remembers 15-year-old killed after shooting - WISC-TV3

Family and friends are remembering 15-year-old Amariah Kimbrew after she died as a result of a shooting on Madison's east side.

Lunder, David Lee

MONONA / BELLEVILLE, Mich.—David Lee Lunder, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. He was born Feb. 13, 1958, in Madison, to James and Evelyn ...

Swimming at the center of the McDade family's busy, successful lives

With his family looking on (and helping out), Ben McDade will swim in his final Madison All-City Swim Meet this weekend.

Paul M. Bullis - WISC - WISC-TV3

JANESVILLE - Paul Michael Bullis died on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at Janesville Mercy Hospital, surrounded by his family who loved him greatly.

From Monona Grove to the prince's palace, 'Cinderella' shows off a new star in Tatyana Lubov

Lubov, a 2011 graduate of Monona Grove High School, stars in the national tour of "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" in Madison through Sunday.

Mayor mulling finalist choices for city administrator | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

Final interviews are completed, reference checks are underway and a few more conversations will take place in the coming days before Mayor Mary O'Connor ...

Turnbull, William "Bruce"

PORTAGE—William “Bruce” Turnbull passed peacefully at home on Dec. 1, 2018, with his wife, Rhonda, by his side. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., the eldest ...

Video: Sydney Hilliard leads Monroe past Monona Grove

Sydney Hilliard scored 29 points and led the Monroe girls basketball team to an 84-47 victory over Monona Grove in a Badger South Conference game Friday, ...

Woman charged with providing gun that 'went off,' killing teen outside convenience store

A Middleton woman was charged Friday with giving a gun to a 15-year-old girl who died after apparently shooting herself outside a Far East Side convenience ...

Long-time Monona Grove youth football coach dies unexpectedly

Patrick Mackesey, 57, died Sunday from head trauma after falling Saturday outside Hotel RED.

Burn Boot Camp enjoying early success | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

Burn Boot Camp, a fitness center catering to busy women, is up and running at the former Ben Franklin store in the Lake Edge Shopping Center on Monona ...

WIAA state boys swimming preview: Madison West, three-time defending champ Monona Grove are favored

A slew of area individuals are expected to make news on Friday and Saturday, including Monona Grove's 11-time champ, Ben McDade.

Fabu: Get 'Mockingbird' out of the classroom in Wisconsin

Don't ban "To Kill a Mockingbird," but take it out of Monona Grove's English curriculum.

Prep girls basketball: Tyler Kuehl takes over as Monona Grove's new head coach

Tyler Kuehl knows a good situation when he sees one.

Former lifeguard pleads guilty to taking videos of underage girls

A Cottage Grove man pleaded guilty Monday to secretly video recording four underaged females in the lifeguard locker room at the Monona Grove High School ...

Monona Grove graduate killed in Afghanistan  Wisconsin State Journal

A Monona Grove High School graduate who joined the Air Force has been killed in Afghanistan, according to a statement released Wednesday from his unit's ...

Summit headquarters set to open next week | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

The long-anticipated opening of Summit Credit Union's corporate headquarters at 1709 Landmark Drive in Cottage Grove is just days away.

Pomp and circumstance: Where and when to catch high school graduations in Dane County

While some area high schools have already held commencement ceremonies, most are planning to recognize graduates over the first two weekends in June.

Students raise more than $200,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Wisconsin  WMTV

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) A dozen Madison-area students raised more than $200,000 in the fight against blood cancers for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of ...

GDS principal announces retirement | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

After 20 years in the Monona Grove School District, Renee Tennant, principal at Glacial Drumlin School, will retire at the end of this year. She has served as ...

Updated: Team-by-team 2018 football schedules for each conference in the area and region

2018 prep football schedules for every varsity team in the area and region:

Prep sports: Monona Grove athletics icon John Klement dies at 87

After being named Monona Grove's athletic director before the school opened in 1955, John Klement grew the department unlike anyone else could have.

Monona Grove schools ban racist gang symbols  Wisconsin State Journal

MONONA - With racial tension continuing in the Monona Grove School District, middle and high school officials are cracking down on students displaying ...

New technology club provides student a chance to experiment

Glacial Drumlin School sixth grader Ethan Warnke loved it when he and his father, Aaron, would dismantle a computer, either for fun or to repair it. Even when he ...

Open enrollment limited to lower grades in 2018-19 | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

The Monona Grove School District is poised to have up to 67 new students in its buildings through the open enrollment process in 2018-19 – but none of those ...

Carter, William Nolan "Bill"

OREGON—William Nolan “Bill” Carter, age 66, of the Town of Dunn, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019. He was born on Oct. 13, 1952, in Madison, the ...

Body found in Marshall identified as Cottage Grove man and Diane Graff. The body of a Cottage Grove man reported missing was found a week later in a cornfield near ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Roth, Yelk earn honorable mention for Portage  Portage Daily Register

The Portage girls basketball team experienced its fair share of ups and downs this season, but one of the things the Warriors could count on all season long was ...

Candidate Q&A: Fitchburg City Council District 4, Seat 8

Two political newcomers are vying for the District 4, Seat 8 spot on the Fitchburg City Council in the April 2 election. The term is for one year.

Johnson, John Clifford

BYRON CENTER, Mich.—On Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, John Clifford Johnson slipped peacefully into the arms of his loving Savior, Jesus Christ. John, known as ...

Stevens, Hat

MADISON—Hat Stevens, age 94, of Madison, passed away at home on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. She was born on Dec. 12, 1924, in Portland, Ore., the daughter ...

Get ready for Mackfest 2018 | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

The annual Pat Mackesey Memorial Scholarship Fund fundraiser, MackFest 2018, is scheduled for Saturday, July 14, at the Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove.

Madison-area show choirs enjoy ‘Glee’-fueled moment in spotlight  Wisconsin State Journal

For many of the students in area show choirs, "Glee," a cult hit about the struggles and triumphs of a fictional high school glee club, validates their passion.

Photos: Badger Conference Wrestling Tournament | High School Wrestling

The Badger Conference Wrestling Tournament at Monona Grove High School in Monona, Wis., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.

Six swimmers shatter meet records on first day

MONONA — Participants wasted no time taking a whack at the record books during Thursday's opening day of competition in the 57th annual Madison All-City ...

Olson, John R. "Jack"

SUN PRAIRIE—John R. “Jack” Olson, age 76, passed away on Sept. 1, 2018, due to complications of ALS. He was born on May 9, 1942, and raised in Madison, ...

More changes coming to Lake Edge Shopping Center

Another pair of new stores is coming is the Lake Edge Shopping Center at Monona Drive and Buckeye Road.

Touring children theater performs 'The Reluctant Dragon' | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent

PlayTime Productions' “The Reluctant Dragon” will be performed at several venues across Dane County, including shows in Monona and McFarland in the ...

Isthmus Picks Playlist: Dec. 13-20  Isthmus

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison this week. For more information on these shows, read on under ...

Historical group to get update on Summit Credit Union

Summit Credit Union COO Rebecca Gerothanas will be the featured speaker at the Cottage Grove Historical Society meeting Tuesday to discuss the credit ...

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