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Some people think a high blood pressure diagnosis means they’ll simply get a prescription from the doctor. However, there are many ways to improve or maintain blood pressure that have nothing to do with medications.

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The Milton Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, is accepting grant applications from nonprofit 501©(3) organizations that provide direct service to the Milton community, from schools in the Milton School District to support classroom programs or projects, and …

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February is a celebration of matters of the heart. Love is in the air this month, so remember to love yourself and take good care of your health. Avoid overeating or going hungry between meals by eating nutritious meals and snacks.

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Tech Savvy 2020 will be held on Sat., March 14, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on the UW-Whitewater campus. Girls in grades 6-9 will experience the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers through hands-on workshops led by professional women in STEM fields. Tech Savvy i…

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The Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC) announces the Summer Camp Musical for 2020 will be “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” This hilarious musical is based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and hit Broadway musical. Performances will be held on the JPAC stage Aug. 6-9.

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February is National Heart Month, so it's a great time to make a change for better heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with stroke coming in fifth, according to the American Heart Association. Both of these conditions result when blood flow is redu…

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Milton Knights of Columbus Council 6547 at St. Mary Church, 837 Parkview Drive, will host its annual fish fry on Friday, Feb. 21. Serving time is 5-7:30 p.m. On the menu is all-you-care-to-eat deep fried and baked cod, french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, coffee and milk, and cookies and …

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“The Red Velvet Cake War” by Jones, Hope and Wooten is the spring play to be performed by Milton High School students April 24-26 at Milton High School.

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UW-Whitewater’s Theatre/Dance Department will present “The Addams Family Musical” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-28 and 2 p.m. Feb. 29. The cast includes Milton High School alumni: Molly Wanless as Wednesday Addams, Kory Friend as Pugsley Addams and Cade Stowe as Lucas Beineke.

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I love preparing a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day. Cooking is one of the ways I show my love for my sweet husband, Michael. We’ve been married for 45 years, so I’ve had plenty of opportunities to create romantic meals, from breakfast in bed to late-night fireside suppers.

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Gabrielle Redenius of Milton graduated from the Madison College-East Region Associate Degree Nursing program. A ceremony was held Dec. 20, 2019, at Watertown High School.

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UW-Whitewater Continuing Education announces the theme for the spring Fairhaven Lecture Series. The 11 lectures in the “Is Hindsight 20/20? Looking Back at the First Two Decades of the 21st Century” series will feature presentations by faculty from UW-Whitewater's Whitewater and Rock County …

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Editor’s note: Through the years is a look at headlines in past issues of the Milton Courier.Jan, 28, 2010

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For the past few years, we've gone to our friends' home to watch the Super Bowl. Since they live an hour away, I like to take along snacks that are simple to make, travel well, and best of all, are easy for guests to serve themselves.

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Maybe you’re one of those people who can’t stomach the thought of a meal the first thing in the morning, or maybe you’ve become accustomed to running on vats of coffee instead of a healthy breakfast. Sometimes traditional breakfast foods sound kind of blah. Who made the rules on breakfast fo…

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The Humane Society of Jefferson County announces that The Fix Is In, a low cost spay/neuter clinic, will be offering cat and small dog spays and neuters on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 4 and 5. Surgeries will be performed at the Humane Society, W6127 Kiesling Road, in Jefferson, in The Fix Is…

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Wisconsin celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. live from the Capitol rotunda in Madison, Jan. 20, at noon. Produced, directed and hosted by Wisconsin Public Radio’s (WPR) Dr. Jonathan Overby, the 40th annual official state ceremony is the oldest state celebration in …

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Benjamin Kronberg was recognized by the Wisconsin Holstein Association as a Distinguished Junior Member. The Wisconsin Holstein Association held its annual Junior Holstein Convention in coordination with the Clark County Junior Holstein Association on Jan. 3-5 in Stevens Point.

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Alliant Energy is seeking applications for their 2019 Innovation Scholarships. They will award up to twenty-five $1,000 scholarships to students who think big and give back.

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The following students from Milton have been serving as UW-Whitewater’s 2019 peer mentors: Brooke DeSormeau, who has not declared her major; John Keller, who is studying finance; and Lauren Wallace, who is studying business.

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The Gathering Place is a non-profit senior activity center at 715 Campus St. All ages may participate. A sample of the upcoming activities are below.

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Dick Deasy came to Milton College in 1970 to succeed Red Oberbruner as head coach of the men’s basketball and baseball teams. Deasy also served as golf coach at the college. Deasy’s basketball team won the 1973-74 Gateway Conference championship and his baseball teams won four conference cro…

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It’s that time of year when we think about changes we want to make in our lives. For many people, those resolutions include a vow to eat healthy, exercise and/or lose weight.

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Looking back at 2019, the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” keeps going through my head and so I thought it would be appropriate to reflect upon my 12 newspaper columns of the year.

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My mother made a fruitcake every Christmas to give as a gift for my paternal grandmother. The cake was stored in a corner of the refrigerator for weeks, marinating in an alcohol-infused mixture.

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I love a hosting parties, but I find the best parties are the ones where everyone brings a great story and their favorite recipe to share. A cookie Christmas party checks all those boxes, and it’s an inexpensive way to entertain.

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I love cookies all year-round, but I especially love all the wonderful varieties of holiday cookies at Christmastime! Hosting family and friends for a cookie exchange party is a wonderful way to start or continue a holiday tradition. A cookie exchange is a great way to host a party and get a…

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension of Rock County is accepting applications for the Level I Training for the Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) Program. This program is specifically designed through the University of Wisconsin to train people in topics in horticulture, w…

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Milton area resident Lt. Tim Hiers retired from the Janesville Police Department after over 30 years of service to the City of Janesville. Hiers served the city and the community as a member of the JPD since his he was hired in October 1989. Hier, who grew up in the Appleton area and has res…

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Milton United Methodist Women invite you to “Let us bake for you.” On Saturday, Dec. 14, doors will open at 8 a.m. The sale runs until about 10 a.m. or until cookies are gone. In fellowship hall you will be given a box to fill with your favorite kinds of homemade Christmas cookies and candie…

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When Thanksgiving is over, the most prominent reminders of the holiday are the abundant number of leftovers in containers in my refrigerator. Don’t waste those delicious leftovers — remix them! With some creativity and safe food handling, you can enjoy turkey-based meals that make delicious …

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Individuals of all ages and families are encouraged to construct gingerbread houses or buildings and enter them in the 6th annual gingerbread contest at Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson.