U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that USDA is investing $251 million to upgrade rural electric systems in 13 states. The funding includes $38.2 million to finance smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monito…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
September 16 is the birth date of University of Wisconsin graduate Mildred Fish-Harnack. In 1986, the Wisconsin legislature voted to designate every September 16 is Mildred Fish-Harnack Day across Wisconsin.
In 2016, “Roberto” legally came to the United States for the same reason many immigrants do — to earn a living and a slice of the American dream. But Roberto, a native of southern Mexico, says he suffered a nightmare of coercion, financial exploitation, threats and mistreatment while working…
C & R Bass Anglers will be hosting the Chris Truman Memorial Open Bass Tournament this Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Rock Lake in Lake Mills.
Area police departments are asking residents to stay vigilant and lock their cars and homes to discourage property invasions.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
Every Child Thrives (ECT) has been awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to support its work in improving outcomes for children and families in Dodge and Jefferson Counties.
The Jefferson County Highway Department will be resurfacing County Road B from Enterprise Drive in the city of Lake Mills to Stonefield Drive in the village of Johnson Creek starting Wednesday, Aug. 14.
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 …
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.
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
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.
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.
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 …
Class was in session Saturday as Jefferson County natives gathered to reminisce about the joys of having attended many of the area’s 132 one-room schools back in the day.
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.
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…
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.
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…
“Twister,” a 1996-released fast-action drama, tells the tale of Dr. Jo Harding, played by Helen Hunt, as she travels the countryside, dodging wind-hurled objects, a Holstein among them, while confronting her biggest fear: tornados.
As solar energy has become more popular and cost-effective, this once fringe renewable source is now at the center of an energy turf war in Wisconsin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,…
Looking back to a time when barn dances were the norm, the Hafensteins’ of Lake Mills are bringing back the memories of a bygone era by doing barn weddings and events with elegance.