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.
Rising stress, mental health issues and concerns about e-cigarettes — these were some of the issues that surfaced in recent studies in the area.
Wisconsin students deserve more from their schools, and from their state lawmakers. That’s the message advocates urging more funding for public schools sought to hammer home in Deerfield on Monday.
Wisconsin already led the nation in milk and cranberry production and NFL championships. Now the state can also boast it runs the most-cost-effective energy efficiency programs in the country. The state achieved the highest rate of energy savings per dollar spent, according to a federal stud…
At the 90th Wisconsin FFA Convention last week in Madison, the Wisconsin FFA Foundation announced a record-breaking campaign year, raising $659,219 since June 2018. In last five years, the Foundation has raised more than $2.8 million dollars from over 1,100 donors and sponsors.
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.