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The city’s preliminary 2017 budget shows homeowners paying about $16.67 less per $100,000 of value on a home on their property tax bills. That’s a 1.9 percent decrease in the city portion of homeowners’ property tax bills, along with a $.17 decrease in the mill rate.

Tax-increment financing is a key economic-development tool for cities in Wisconsin, but the way it works is not well understood by the general public, says Laura Trotter, executive director of the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce.

The Common Council last week voted to waive an environmental assessment and instead close on the purchase of the MillFab property on the Yahara River before the end of the year.



Stoughton High School performed “The Little Mermaid” the weekend of Oct. 20-23. The cast of 90, the largest in school performance history, followed the Disney tale of a mermaid who wishes to experience the world on dry land.

Stoughton United Methodist Church hosted the Eyes of Hope and Stoughton United Ministries celebration and meal Saturday, Oct. 23. More than a dozen attendees took part in cake walks, a game of trivia, pumpkin decorating and face painting.


The steady, slow enrollment decline continues at the Stoughton Area School District. Numbers released last month by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction have the district’s 2016-17 o…


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