Sunny to partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 79F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph..
Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low around 60F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Updated: July 23, 2019 @ 10:40 am
View some of the week's best photography, captured by photographers of the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times.
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(Published on 7/5/2019) Ryan Pertzborn, of Token Creek, and his 18-month-old daughter, Harmony, join in the holiday celebration with patriotic colors.
(Published on 7/5/2019) Brynn Shaughnessy, 3, of Sun Prairie, shows off her glitzy scooter to Bretta Zighelboim, a judge for the children’s decorated vehicle contest.
(Published on 7/5/2019) Jacob Drumm, of Cambria, takes part in a contest where contestants have to unroll and put on a frozen T-shirt.
(Published on 7/5/2019) Scott Woody, of Windsor, dresses as Uncle Sam for the Independence Day celebration.
(Published on 7/6/2019) Greg Heckman, chief pilot and mechanic for the Kelch Aviation Museum, flies a 1932 Curtiss-Wright sport biplane over Brodhead. The museum, which focuses on the “Golden Age of Aviation,” or roughly the period between WWI and WWII, is about to get its own home after being spread among six airplane hangars.
(Published on 7/6/2019) Visitors at a fly-in event last week at Brodhead Airport view several of planes in the collection of the Kelch Aviation Museum, including this 1928 Stearman C3B airmail plane.
(Published on 7/6/2019) Art and artifacts in the collection of the Kelch Aviation Museum are displayed inside a hangar on the grounds of Brodhead Airport. At center is a bust of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, carved by the museum’s namesake, Alfred Kelch.
(Published on 7/7/2019) Daniella Willet-Rabin works on a painting for Art Fair Off the Square at her home studio. Art Fair Off the Square, which takes place the same weekend as the nearby Art Fair on the Square, features 140 Wisconsin artists and craftspeople.
(Published on 7/7/2019) Daniella Willet-Rabin says her paintings are inspired by her travels and lifelong love of music and dance.
(Published on 7/7/2019) Buddhists and Tibetans from across the Midwest attend Saturday’s prayer service celebrating the Dalai Lama’s birthday.
(Published on 7/7/2019) His Eminence Kyabie Youzin Ling Rinpoche, a prominent spiritual leader who practices under the Dalai Lama and taught several classes over the celebratory weekend, leaves the temple after the prayer service.
(Published on 7/7/2019) Gyantsen Thanchin, right, helps with the offering of white khata scarves beneath a photograph of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, after a prayer service in celebration of his 84th birthday Saturday at the Deer Park Buddhist Center in Oregon.
(Published on 7/7/2019) Gyantsen Thanchin, right, helps Thundup Choedon with an offering of white khata scarves after Saturday’s prayer service. Buddhists and members of the Tibetan community traveled from Minneapolis, Chicago and the Madison area to celebrate the 84th birthday of the Dalai Lama. Participants lauded the Madison region for being so accepting.
(Published on 7/7/2019) Aerial artists at Madison Circus Space collaborate on performance technique during a training session last month at the group’s temporary quarters at 84 N. Bryan St. The group’s current space is cramped and demand means that sometimes classes need to scheduled at the same time.
(Published on 7/7/2019) Madison Circus Space performers Melanie Joyce, above, and Tona Williams, below, perform in tandem on a trapeze during a training session at the group’s temporary location last month. The group was founded six years ago with just a dozen members. There are about 80 members now and the group has raised more than 80% of its $1 million goal to build a permanent facility.
(Published on 7/7/2019) Madison Circus Space director for building development Josh Casey checks out the progress being made on the group’s permanent home at 2082 Winnebago St. The new facility is being designed to allow for high-flying trapeze.
(Published on 7/7/2019) Madison Circus Space’s new 10,400-square-foot building is designed to accommodate all kinds of circus arts from juggling and German wheel to high-flying trapeze.
(Published on 7/9/2019) Walter Stern and his son, Ben, 10, fish at Wingra Park in Madison on Monday. Today will be another nice day to be outside, with the forecast calling for mostly sunny skies and a high in the upper 70s.
(Published on 7/10/2019) Jacy Swiggum, left, and Jeff Schneider, seasonal workers with the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, remove weeds around native prairie plants marked with blue flags Tuesday at Picnic Point.
(Published on 7/10/2019) Jason Schmitt of Paul Davis Restoration looks over the intersection of Bristol and Main streets in Sun Prairie from within the 124-year-old former City Hall. The site is near the epicenter of a gas explosion a year ago that killed a firefighter and damaged or destroyed several buildings, including the old City Hall. The building’s current owner hopes to return the building to its “former glory,” Schmitt said.
(Published on 7/10/2019) An impromptu memorial stands at the site of the former Barr House tavern at Bristol and Main streets in Sun Prairie. The site of the business, owned by Fire Capt. Cory Barr, who died in the July 10, 2018, explosion, is now an empty lot.
(Published on 7/10/2019) Some stairs and part of a foundation are all that are left of a home that was damaged beyond repair in the July 10, 2018, explosion near Bristol and Main streets in Sun Prairie.
(Published on 7/10/2019) Enjoying a steady breeze off Lake Monona, Amanda Carlson and daughter Fiona prepare to launch a kite last month at Yahara Place Park. The kite was a gift to Fiona, who recently turned 2 years old.
(Published on 7/11/2019) Two-year-old Margaret Arkens takes in the view from the up-front seat of a bicycle pedaled by her father, Landon, Wednesday as they enjoy a ride up Badger Road. Cyclists can enjoy a relatively cool day Thursday with National Weather Service forecasts calling for a high in the upper 70s before temperatures return to the upper 80s through the weekend, possibly hitting 90 Monday or Tuesday.
(Published on 7/11/2019) Abby Barr, wife of Sun Prairie Fire Capt. Cory Barr, who died in a natural gas explosion one year ago, and her sister, Audra Heiking, left, comfort each other during a remembrance ceremony Wednesday at Bristol and Main Streets in downtown Sun Prairie.
(Published on 7/11/2019) Pastor Charlie Brandt and Abby Barr lead a crowd down Bristol Street toward Main Street in downtown Sun Prairie during Wednesday’s remembrance ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of the natural gas explosion that destroyed several buildings and killed Barr’s husband, Fire Capt. Cory Barr.
(Published on 7/11/2019) Sun Prairie firefighters and family members support one another during a moment of silence during Wednesday’s observance.
(Published on 7/11/2019) Abby Barr and 4-year-old twin daughters Aubrey and Hailey remember their husband and father, Capt. Cory Barr, during a ceremony Wednesday at Fire Station 1.
(Published on 7/11/2019) Orion Barbic, of Sun Prairie, with his children — from left, Makenna, 3, Natalie, 11, and Julian, 9 — were among the hundreds who attended Wednesday’s remembrance ceremony.
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