June 18, 2009

“Hookham selected to open council seat.” The Milton City Council selected Fred Hookham as alderperson at a special forum-style interview session.

“Emission problems continue.” The Wisconsin DNR in a letter to the city reiterated that the agency is not going to conduct an odor survey on the United Ethanol plant at this time. It is continuing enforcement actions with the goal of bringing the facility into compliance with its emissions limits. DNR officials said excessive acetaldehyde emissions from scrubbers have been the cause of recent odors.

June 16, 1994

”Rusch new East principal.” Theresa Rusch, assistant administrator at Northside Intermediate School, was named the new principal of Milton East Elementary.

June 19, 1969

”Tenth annual barbecue Sunday.” Milton’s tenth annual chicken barbecue, one of the community’s most popular annual events will be held in the Milton North Park in conjunction with the FFA tractor pulling contest. As an extra attraction this year, tours of the Milton House wil be offered for 25 cents as an incentive for more local residents to become acquainted with their top tourist attraction. Usually tickets are $1.

Plans ordered for lake sewer system. Construction on a sewage disposal system for Lake Koshkonong area residents could start as early as next spring. Commissioners of the Milton, Fulton and Albion township sanitary districts agreed on a contract with John Strand and Associates, Madison, to draw up preliminary plans.

Milton girls sweep honors. Milton has the prettiest girls in Rock County. At least, that would seem to be the conclusion drawn from the results of the Miss Janesville Teen-Ager pageant. Madonna Heider, Highway 26, was crowned Miss Janesville. Penny Shadel, Johnstown, was named Miss Milton. Sue Pergande was first runner-up and Charlotte Christopherson, R. 2, Janesville, was second runner-up. Another former Milton girl Cynthia Wright, who lives in Janesville, was first runner-up for Miss Janesville.

June 16, 1949

”Driver escapes injury as train hits car.” A car owned by a 25-year-old Milton Junction man was struck by a Milwaukee engine at the north crossing on Janesville Street, Milton Junction. Estimated damage to the 1936 Ford was $400.

”65 receive sheepskins at college commencement.” An academic procession stretched from the gymnasium door to the entrance of Whitford Hall. With the college a cappella choir leading in the singing of the processional hymn, “O God, Our Help in Ages Past,” members of the graduating class of 65 filed to their places on the stage.

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