Sunday, October 19, 2014
Fitchburg is a growing city with more ethnic, economic and religious diversity than most of Wisconsin. Rather than allowing these perceived differences to divide the community, an unlikely pairing of faith leaders and city officials created a dialogue that has taken on a life of its own. From... + continue reading
Friday, October 17, 2014
Decision day on Nov. 4 for a pair of school district referendums, school board members have been busy talking with community members and making their final pitch for the district’s $54.6 million upgrade plan.  Members who spoke with the Observer – all of whom voted in favor of... + continue reading
Friday, October 17, 2014
Freight trains will begin operating this month on the rail line that runs through Fitchburg. It will be the first time since 1997 that a freight hauler has used the line. The Common Council on Sept. 23 approved a temporary licensing agreement with Wisconsin & Southern Railroad so the company... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The lights are low and AC/DC’s Hells Bells is blasting through a 27,000 watt sound system. Automated noises of airplanes, radio chatter and explosions add to the atmosphere as two teams clad in camo and black vests and armed with compact rifles engage in a battle. With a bright muzzle flash... + continue reading
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Mike Hartwig hates to be late. So on his final day as a firefighter in the Fitchburg Fire Department Sept. 26, when he and his truck were a few minutes behind for what he thought was a community education event, he was a bit stressed. “I was telling my driver, ‘Keep moving, we gotta... + continue reading

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10/16/2014
The start of fall may seem like a strange time to think about gardening, but the topic has been weighing on the minds of some Fitchburg residents in recent weeks. The Park Commission is considering... + continue reading

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10/17/2014
The following update is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: One month... About one month remains of construction on Verona Road (US 18/151), between the Beltline and Raymond Road... + continue reading

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10/21/2014
“Empathy,” Holly Walker, the West High School theater department director, said. That’s the goal of Multico, a multiracial, multilingual, and multicultural touring company made up... + continue reading
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They call themselves the “Night Riders,” but that name depends on if you consider 4:15 a.m. night or early-morning. Either way, for a group of Fitchburg residents and bike enthusiasts,... + continue reading

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The lights are low and AC/DC’s Hells Bells is blasting through a 27,000 watt sound system. Automated noises of airplanes, radio chatter and explosions add to the atmosphere as two teams clad... + continue reading

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The joy of pregnancy can be one long roller-coaster ride for both the mother and father.  But while our maximum focus is on the health of the mother to ensure that the baby is born with limited... + continue reading

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