Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #73 calling the Legislature to meet in Special Session on Sat., April 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. to take up changes to the upcoming spring election. Gov. Evers is urging the Legislature to take up legislation allowing an all-mail election, to send a ballot…
A federal judge on Friday ordered that Wisconsin officials withhold reporting any results from Tuesday's election until extended absentee balloting is complete April 13.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising unemployment, Wisconsin WIC continues to serve WIC participants and encourages all eligible parents and expecting parents to sign up. All 69 WIC local agencies in Wisconsin are supporting WIC families at this time, but it is recommended to cal…
Thanks to those who have given blood over the past couple of weeks, and who have scheduled upcoming appointments, the American Red Cross says it is meeting immediate patient needs.
Representative Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc) is calling on the Evers administration for greater transparency with the data they are publicly providing on the COVID-19 virus:
With the current coronavirus pandemic dominating the news it’s not hard to make comparisons to the 1918 influenza pandemic which epidemiologists say is estimated to have killed at least 50 million people worldwide and infected a third of the globe’s population.
JEFFERSON — As of noon Sunday, Jefferson County had nine reported cases of COVID-19 and no deaths, according to Jefferson County Health Department Director Gail Scott, while Dodge County reported seven cases.
Many people are newly or temporarily unemployed. If you have had your hours reduced at work or if you are out of work, you may qualify for Unemployment Insurance.
The director at the Lake Mills Food Pantry is thanking the Lake Mills community for the help and support they have received since the COVID-19 epidemic has started.
In a proactive response to an anticipated surge in needs due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation (GWCHF) has announced the availability of emergency response grants for local non-profit organizations and safety net agencies that serve the community’s mos…
Approximately 350 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard serving on state active duty continue to support the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the next Grand Prize win, Powerball’s starting jackpot will reset to a guaranteed $20 million (annuity) with minimum roll increases of $2 million between drawings. The Powerball Product Group announced the changes to ensure the game continues to support good causes in all 48 U.S. l…
The COVID-19 pandemic began reshuffling Dianna Malkowski’s life last week. That was when Ascension Medical Group Jackson Street in Oshkosh, where she works as a physician assistant, asked her to start rescheduling patient appointments.
The Newcomer household near Monroe is fairly typical for rural Wisconsin. It is surrounded by cornfields. The nearest neighbor is a quarter-mile down the road.
Gov. Tony Evers launched an initiative designed to get more personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gowns, gloves and masks, to those working on the frontlines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students in Wisconsin are adjusting to a new kind of norm when it comes to school work. Whether students go back to school or not this school year is unknown, but that doesn’t mean they can’t go on a few virtual field trips while doing school work at home.
Following the announcement of yesterday’s “Safer at Home” order and continued efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the State Capitol will be closed to the public beginning at 8:00 a.m. March 26, 2020 until further notice.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
In light of the growing restrictions to help curb the spread of COVID-19, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ urged residents to see the glass as half-full.
The Lake Mills Area School District will officially start online learning on March 30. Llast week all students in the district had the opportunity to pick up needed materials and the technology they will need for the foreseeable future.
Lake Mills Leader and other Adams Publishing Group newspapers are reducing the hours of employees to compensate for lost advertising revenue resulting from business closures and event cancellations caused by the coronavirus crisis, a company official said.
BELOIT — No arrest was made following the theft of hand sanitizer from the Beloit Health System Emergency Department on Friday, according to Beloit police.
Fees are now waived for all Wisconsin State Parks and Trails that continue to remain open to the public. Parks, law enforcement and property staff will also continue to provide routine sweeps of state park system properties.
For a photographer what’s not in an image is just as important as what is. For newspaper photographers, our images don’t contain many people right now amid the coronavirus pandemic, but for a portrait photographer a photo with no people in it won’t do.
A study released March 17 by the New England Journal of Medicine looked at the “aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 as compared with SARS-CoV-1.”
The staff at Lake Mills Elementary School did a car parade around town as a way to connect with their students Monday, March 23. Social distancing was practiced during the parade
Paper hearts of all sizes and colors have been appearing in windows and doors and on mailboxes. People are encouraged to “hunt” for hearts when they go on walks. When they can’t go out, they can see the hearts and connect through a Facebook group.
Wisconsin State Parks and Trails will remain open to the public. In light of COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources continues to receive the most up-to-date information and will adjust operations as conditions change. We will continue to monitor on-the-ground circumstances e…
Both federal and Wisconsin income tax payment and return due dates are automatically extended to July 15, 2020. Wisconsin law will automatically extend time and waive interest and penalties for taxpayers due to a presidentially declared disaster.
In this time of social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and news changing minute to minute, many people are experiencing anxiety. Parents with children at home now that schools are closed also may wonder how best to use that time.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is providing resources for the state’s consumers, farmers and agricultural businesses as they navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Netwurx and TDS are working together in order to increase bandwidth to its rural broadband network in Southeast Wisconsin in a proactive manner to address the expected high usage increase by customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Ken Baehler, Netwurx director of business d…
The first confirmed case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Jefferson County on Thursday, according to the Jefferson County Health Department. The patient has been cooperative in assisting the health department with contact tracing, they said in a press release.
One of the practices being used to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) is social distancing. For many, that means working from home.
The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting a unique set of challenges for the funeral industry nationwide, and area funeral directors are not being spared the confusion and concerns.
There currently are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County, health officials said Wednesday, as results have come back negative for 24 people who have been tested.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Evers has directed Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson to ensure continuation of essential services of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and protect the health and safety of citizens and employees.