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The public is invited to hear Jill Karofsky, a Dane County Circuit Judge and candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., at The Atrium, 222 Wisconsin Drive, Jefferson, hosted by the Democratic Party of Jefferson County.

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A 29-year-old Wisconsin man arrested for fatally striking an off-duty Lake Mills firefighter as he assisted a stranded motorist along the snowy Beltline Highway on New Year’s Eve pled no contest to a charge of operating while suspended causing death, Oct. 3 in Dane County Court.

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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim in Friday night’s suspicious death in the Township of Leeds. They are now calling it a homicide investigation.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and local health departments, including Jefferson County Health Department, are investigating a cluster of people with severe lung disease who all reported recent vaping.

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Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ is pleased that her staff will be growing, albeit slightly, for the first time in nearly three decades.

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New state figures show property values in Wisconsin rose last year by the fastest rate since before the Great Recession— a welcome reminder of the economic recovery. However, while some parts of the state have seen strong growth over the past decade, property values in parts of northern and …

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In 2011, Sean Pugh was arrested for allegedly violating terms of his release from prison. A year and a half into his roughly two-year stay in the Brown County Jail, he realized he owed the county around $17,000 — the result of a $20 daily “pay-to-stay” fee plus fees from previous jail stints.

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The Lake Mills Town Board approved the ATV/UTV ordinance Tuesday, Sept. 10 after a public hearing with a 2-1 with Town Chair Hope Oostdik voting no.

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The Department of Public Instruction released results of the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) exams given during the 2018-19 school year.

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The 16th annual Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride will twist and turn through the hills and prairies of Jefferson County on Sept. 28.

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Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (WI-05) announced Sept. 4, he will retire from Congress in January, 2021, at the end of his current term.

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The Department of Public Instruction awarded $886,495 in grants to programs that will help reduce and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs among students. Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) program grants will support work in 68 school districts throughout Wisconsin. The Lake Mills…

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Registration for Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin’s fall season is now open. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires third through fifth grade girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings togeth…

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Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce the establishment of the Fort HealthCare Improving Diabetes Care for Healthier Communities program, which will strengthen the delivery and quality of health care services and improve health outcomes of individuals diagnosed with diabetes in Jefferson County.

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The Madison Area Technical College Fort Atkinson campus has announced the fall schedule for the Adult Basic Education Learning Center, 827 Banker Road, Room 139.

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A crow found in Jefferson County Aug. 5, has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird to test positive for West Nile virus in Jefferson County since the county started monitoring for West Nile virus on May 1.

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Award-winning Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese is made with milk produced by cows from the Crave family’s own dairy herd, so it’s no surprise that the cows are winning awards, too.

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The Town of Lake Mills Plan Commission will wait another month before issuing a recommendation to the Lake Mills Town Board in the matter of three separate easements for Daybreak Foods for one above ground over the road conveyor and two below ground easements for water, wastewater traveling …

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The former Rock Bottom Tavern and Restaurant in Jefferson is slated to be redeveloped into a winery and restaurant, named Stable Rock Winery, targeted to open to the public in late spring or early summer of 2020.

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The owner of HP Fans Inc. and organizer of Jefferson’s Warriors and Wizards Festival, who is facing criminal charges for more than $50,000 in bounced checks and declined credit card authorizations, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday

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For many, it’s difficult to imagine getting together with people you went to school with 57 years ago, but for Lakeside Lutheran High School’s class of 1962, it’s both timelessly poignant and as familiar as yesterday.

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A supper club once named for a grove of long-lived evergreens is now taking on the characteristics, and name, of a resilient flower with petals reminiscent of the sun’s rays.

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Dr. Martin Okun, board certified dermatologist with Fort HealthCare Dermatology, will be offering free skin cancer screenings for new patients on Monday, Aug. 26 from 5-7 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort HealthCare Dermatology Clinic at Fort Memorial Hospital, 611 Sherman …

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The annual press banquet was held earlier this month to announce the contestants for the upcoming Dodge County Fairest of the Fair competition.

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Area residents can learn more about the facilities, staff and programs at Madison College’s Watertown campus by attending the open house event on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 3-6 p.m. The campus is located at 1300 W. Main St., Watertown.

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If you are not a member of the farming community and wondering if Farm Technology Days is something for you, it is! The three-day outdoor event has something for everyone! Yes, there’s the daily field demos with the latest and greatest equipment, heck there’s even vintage equipment that will…

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A Heat Advisory in effect for all of south central and southeast Wisconsin from noon Thursday until 11 p.m. Friday evening, according to Donna Haugom, Jefferson County Emergency Management director.

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Showcasing the latest advances and research in agriculture was the idea that started what would become Farm Progress Days and eventually Farm Technology Days as we know it today. This year the three-day show will be in Jefferson County at the Walter Grain Farms. This is the second time the f…

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Tickets are on sale now for Farm Technology Days’ “Block Party.” The event will take place during the extended show hours on Wednesday, July 24 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Traffic is sure to be a concern not only for visitors of Farm Technology Days at Walter Grain Farms, July 23-25, but also for residents of Lake Mills, Johnson Creek and the southside of Watertown.

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The Relay for Life Rock River is looking for walkers to come to the Relay For Life of Rock River event at the Watertown High School track on Aug 2. Opening ceremonies start at 5 p.m.

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Worldwide Predator Hunters, an organization working to expose child predators, responded to a statement from Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ last week after a sting operation set up by Worldwide Predator Hunters in Johnson Creek on June 20.

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Generations of farm pride in Jefferson County will be on display later this month when Mike and Sarah Walter, along with their family members, host this year’s Wisconsin Farm Technology Days (WFTD) on their farm outside of Johnson Creek.

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Fourth-of-July is Wisconsin’s busiest boating holiday. It’s also a great time to remember whether one is paddling, fishing, jet skiing or boating, they can help protect lakes and rivers from aquatic invasive species. During the annual Clean Boats, Clean Waters Landing Blitz, July 3 – July 7,…