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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gov. Tony Evers today announced that Wisconsin was named a winner of the Pritzker Children’s 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. Wisconsin’s …

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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.

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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.

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American Majority Executive Director Matt Batzel will speak at the next Jefferson County GOP Pints & Politics May 2 at 6 p.m. at Hi-Way Harry’s, Johnson Creek.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Department of Revenue sent 20,312 unclaimed property checks worth $2.2 million to people matched with unclaimed property. Additionally, the department sent 301 letters to potential claimants for properties worth more than $2,000 each. If they all respond, the payout will be worth a total…

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The countdown is under way for middle and high-school students to enter Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs in Science, a statewide youth business plan contest modeled after the successful Governor’s Business Plan Contest. It is open for online entries from Wisconsin middle- and high-school studen…

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Farmers and agriculturists are invited to join Wisconsin Farm Bureau and Wisconsin’s Ag in the Classroom Program in celebrating National Ag Day today. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life”.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department's Major Accident Investigation Team was busy Thursday looking into the cause of a multivehicle crash on state Highway 26 just south of Watertown that killed a 19-year-old Johnson Creek woman.

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To those with rose-colored glasses on, it appeared Watertown might be spared. But the city's ShopKo is closing.

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The Jefferson County Republican party will hold its Lincoln Day dinner Saturday, Feb. 9 at The Hay Loft, W2765 E Gate Dr., Watertown. The social will be at 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m.

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The public is invited to hear Ruth Conniff, editor-at-large of “The Progressive” magazine, address the Democratic Party of Jefferson County’s President’s Day Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Neighbor’s Grill and Pizza, 216 Golf Drive, Jefferson. The reception begins at 4:30; dinner and program …

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This season has seen ratings for NFL games climb over recent years. The AFC and NFC playoff games both drew larger audiences than last year. In spite of that, this year’s Super Bowl will probably see lower ratings than last year, says Ball State’s Dom Caristi, a telecommunications professor.

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The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) expects filing activity will be brisk this tax season particularly the first few weeks and the last few weeks of the season. This year's individual income tax filing deadline is Monday, April 15. DOR would like to remind taxpayers not to file until t…

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As Wisconsin temperatures dive to lows we haven’t seen in more than two decades, we remember a UW–Madison grad who kept us warm, even in the harshest winter weather.