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.
NEW GLARUS — Both Lake Mills and Milton are representated among the five top candidates for the 72nd Alice in Dairyland, it was announced Friday.
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…
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…
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”.
(AP) — State records show 11 of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ top aides are being paid at least 10 percent more than their predecessors under former Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Police say a number of people have been injured in a series of crashes involving 30 vehicles on an interstate bridge in Green Bay.
An early morning fire Monday caused an estimated $1.1 million in damages and destroyed an implement repair building at Waupun Equipment Co. on the west side of Watertown.
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.
Rising costs and lagging state and federal special education aids are straining school district budgets throughout Wisconsin, according to the latest issue of The Wisconsin Taxpayer from the nonpartisan, independent Wisconsin Policy Forum.
The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) unanimously voted to lift a gag order prohibiting staff from engaging in activities related to climate change.
Qualifying taxpayers are invited to receive free tax preparation and electronic filing services of 2018 federal and state income tax returns at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Volunteer Income Tax Assistance clinic.
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.
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 …
Nearly 54 percent of Wisconsin physicians are experiencing burnout—a rate that surpasses national benchmarks, according to a special report published in the current issue of WMJ.
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.
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…