Twelve statewide garage bands representing 24 high schools and middle schools, including Lake Mills, have been selected to perform at the ROCKONSIN State Finals to be held at Summerfest on June 27 and June 28 on the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage.
There’s no place like the stage for the more than 100 artists and mentors who make up the cast of this year’s Penguin Project of Sun Prairie Civic Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
It is mid-March, and two researchers trudge on snowshoes through feet of snow on a wooded trail, dragging a small plastic sled full of equipment.
Preliminary totals show Wisconsin turkey hunters registered 38,556 birds during the 2019 spring turkey hunting season, virtually unchanged from the 38,885 birds registered in the spring 2018 season.
Relay For Life of Rock River will be meeting on June 20 at the Watertown Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. in the Brandenstein room. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ann DeLaForest. She is a cancer researcher of gastric cancer. The American Cancer Society is the nation’s largest non-government, not-fo…
Known for his heroic work as a former Milwaukee Firefighter, Greg Renz was inducted into the Wisconsin Fire and Police Hall of Fame in 2006 for the dramatic rescue of two boys from their burning basement bedroom. He has now written a book called, “Beneath the Flames.”
Little white churches dot the countryside of Wisconsin making up the history of church congregations founded by immigrants. The Lake Mills area is home to several of these “little white churches,” but one of them started as a simple log cabin structure now on display at the Aztalan Historica…
Adams Publishing Group, publisher of the Lake Mills Leader, announced Monday it intends to acquire Bliss Communications, including two daily newspapers — The Gazette in Janesville and The Eagle Herald in Marinette and its weekly community newspapers — The Janesville Messenger, The Wisconsin/…
June is here and, in Wisconsin, that means one thing—it’s National Dairy Month! Wisconsin celebrates this national holiday bigger than anywhere, bringing communities together to toast to dairy—Wisconsin’s signature industry. National Dairy Month honors Wisconsin dairy farmers, and the fruits…
It was nearly three hours before sunrise on a frigid October morning when immigration attorney Aissa Olivarez climbed into her Honda CR-V and left her Madison apartment.
Three Madison College students from the Fort Atkinson Campus earned medals at the 2019 Wisconsin SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held April 30 and May 1 in Madison.
With another busy travel season getting underway, the Lake Mills Police Department and other law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin are teaming up to send motorists an important safety message: buckle up – every seat, every trip. During the annual Click It or Ticket campaign through Sunda…
The Friends of Aztalan State Park will begin its season of summer and fall events at Aztalan State Park with a spring walking tour of ancient Aztalan Sunday May 19 at 2 p.m.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced the launch of a statewide campaign to encourage parents to get their children immunized. The campaign includes advertisements on radio, the web, and social media platforms, and is targeted to parents of children 0-3 years old, and pregnan…
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced the release of Map the Meal Gap 2019, the latest report by Feeding America® on food insecurity and the cost of food at both the county and congressional district level. It is the only study that provides food insecurity data at the loca…
TOWN OF EMMET — It took all of two minutes Wednesday, May 8 for the town of Emmet Board to deny a rezoning that would have allowed a local family to establish an RV camping resort at the former Windwood of Watertown.
The complexity of the shoulder structure and its location once made it difficult for surgeons to access shoulder conditions without invasive surgery and long recovery times.
Plans for developing broadband internet in the more remote rural areas of Jefferson and Dodge counties is moving swiftly ahead with governments from both locales working in tandem on this innovative project.
The Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department and the Rock River Coalition are recruiting volunteers to assess the health of streams in Jefferson County and throughout the Rock River basin. Volunteer stream monitors devote a few hours each month from May to October to collect i…
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he supports a bipartisan bill in the state Legislature designed to increase the number of children who get required vaccinations.
Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium in Jefferson will be offering a class to assist local residents to understand and master the home buying process and possibly locate down payment assistance funding to help with the process.
The Waterloo Town Board decided to join the Wisconsin Town’s Association Town Advocacy Council, an organization which represents small towns in at the State Capitol and also has expert resources for town officials, at its annual meeting April 16.
The pull of family brought photographer Paul Gero, his wife Nicki and their children Kate and Sparky back to Wisconsin from Orange County, California earlier this year.
b-CAUSE We Care, Inc. will host its annual Spring Ride Poker Run May 18, register 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., at the Silver Eagle Saloon, 207 S. Second St., Watertown. All funds will benefit Lake Mills native Korbin Sarac.
The Cheesehead Challenge 5K run, walk or roll, an event to bring awareness to Dysautonomia, an illness affecting teens, including a 17-year-old Lake Mills native and other members of the Lake Mills community, will be Saturday.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol and Delafield Police Department combined forces April 18 to apprehend a suspected drunken driver near Lake Mills.
Thousands of school children from across Wisconsin learned about severe weather and emergency preparedness after attending Weather Day at Miller Park April 17.
Gov. Tony Evers today announced that Wisconsin was named a winner of the Pritzker Childrens Initiative (PCI) Prenatal-to-Age-Three State Grant Competition. Awards went to cross-sector coalitions in 11 states to develop and strengthen high-quality prenatal-to-age-three services. Wisconsins …
The 2019 construction season of a multiyear, multimillion dollar reconstruction of Interstate 39/90 from the Illinois border north to Madison will kick off this week, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said.
A 50-foot swath of sediment that runs nearly 2 miles long and is 2-3 feet deep between Lakes Monona and Waubesa will be the first priority for Dane County officials in their quest to improve water flow in the Yahara Chain of Lakes.
U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson, Republican and Tammy Baldwin, Democrat, have introduced bipartisan legislation to rename a Sun Prairie Post Office after fire Capt. Cory Barr, who was killed on duty in July 2018.
A continued rise in substance abuse among youth and adults in the area has prompted a number of service groups and Watertown School District to partner with Your Choice to Live to schedule a “Stairway to Heroin” public forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 at the Watertown High Sc…
April in Wisconsin means we will be seeing the first of many long distance bird migrants arriving, including purple martins and ospreys. They are the beginning of a massive wave of Neotropical migrants from Central or South America to reach the state for the future breeding season.
Editor’s note: The following story contains testimony presented to the Wisconsin state legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. The statements can be read in full at www.lakemillsleader.com.
The Department of Natural Resources announced two new water quality initiatives as part of Governor Evers’ Year of Clean Drinking Water declaration for 2019.
The public is invited to hear former Senate Majority Leaders Tim Cullen and Dale Schultz, co-chairs of the Fair Elections Project Wisconsin Campaign, speak on nonpartisan redistricting and the effects of gerrymandering on Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m. at the Jefferson Public Library, 321 Main Street.
Statistics published recently by the Wisconsin Policy Forum indicate that a rise in school district spending continues across the state but also show a “marked drop-off” in the number of referendums approved by voters as well as their total dollar amounts.
Gov. Tony Evers has declared April 8-12 as Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. Wisconsin Emergency Management, the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) have once again teamed up to sponsor the statewide tornado drills scheduled fo…
While youth get-out-the vote efforts often focus on college campuses, experts say starting in high school may be a more promising strategy for creating engaged voters.
Borna Riazi, 19, said his parents and teachers “never really” pushed him to vote. Riazi did not see voting as something that had a direct impact on his life. Plus, he described himself as “too lazy.”
A 22-year-old Lake Mills man has been bound over for trial for making repeated threats to a law enforcement officer after being taken into custody for an incident at a bar.
The Jefferson County Dog Park, W5098 Canine Dr., Johnson Creek, featuring 109 acres of safe and enjoyable space for dogs and their caregivers is offering 2019 dog park passes.
Watertown High School will host a program to try to help curb the rise in marijuana, opiate and heroin use among young people and adults. The event will take place at Watertown High School located, 825 Endeavour Dr., Watertown.
Flooding is one of the most devastating natural disasters Wisconsin faces each year, and ReadyWisconsin is encouraging everyone in the state to think about how to protect themselves and their property during Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 18-22.