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Throughout the month of September, the UW-Whitewater Department of Music will present faculty and guest artists concerts. The performances will be held in the Light Recital Hall, and will feature guest artists Project Trio; Illinois Chamber Music Festival, SONICT presents Acromusical, and Gi…

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Editor’s note: Sgt. Bernadette (Wildes) Plouffe is a 2015 graduate of Milton High School. She received first place in the 2018 Defense Media Awards for the following information story. She also received first place in the photojournalism category.

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”Though the Years” gives readers a glimpse of what appeared in the Milton Courier in years past. Bound volumes of most Milton Couriers are available at the Milton Public Library and at the Milton House Museum.

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Using an e-cigarette is also called vaping or Juuling. E-cigarettes were intended for adult use as a smoking cessation product, though have not been shown to be safe or effective as an FDA approved tobacco cessation product. While e-cigarettes do not contain the carcinogens created by smokin…

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William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and Clinics, in partnership with UW-Madison Student Affairs and UW-Madison Veteran Services & Military Assistance Center, will host the 7th annual VA Community Mental Health Summit. The event will take place at the UW-Madison Memorial Union…

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Theatre Unlimited, Inc.’s (TUI) annual fundraiser returns 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 at . in the Janesville Performing Arts Center gallery. The show this year celebrates 30 years of performances and features TUI alumni performing musical favorites from their past.

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NAMI Rock County will offer a fall Family-to-Family Education Program starting Monday, Sept. 23, at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center, 1000 Mineral Point Ave.

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One of my dearest friends loves all things watermelon. It’s always a challenge to think of new ways to serve her favorite melon. Watermelon is a delicious, fresh ingredient that shouldn’t be restricted to just fruit platters and buffet tables. Its versatility is astounding. Botanically, a wa…

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Summer is one of the best seasons to indulge in beautiful, leafy green vegetables. These include the most common varieties seen in grocery stores or farmer’s markets, like spinach, kale, collards, mustard greens or Swiss chard. You also can eat the green, leafy tops of many root vegetables, …

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Presented by Registered Nurse Jennifer Viney from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, a one-hour session will teach participants about mental health as a vital component to overall wellness. Content discusses mental health disorders, protective factors, screening and seeking professional help.

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The Milton Area Chamber of Commerce is launching a new leadership program for its members. Milton Leadership Institute will prepare promising leaders by acquainting them with significant community issues and needs. Participants will engage in discussions with established leaders, go behind t…

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Gerald and June King of Milton, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends Aug. 3. The celebration will be held at the American Legion Hall in Richland Center and will be hosted by their children.

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The Milton Public Library Teen Advisory Board’s (TAB) fourth annual Library Lope: Let’s Dash for Books, a 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk will be Monday, Sept. 2. This fun run will combine fitness, the strong community spirit of Milton, and fundraising. Money raised will go towards teen programmi…

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Of the approximately 4 million babies born in the U.S. in 2015, more than 83 percent of them started out breastfeeding, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. However, many of them stop earlier than recommended. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infan…

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My introduction to green beans was the canned variety. My mother was such a great cook that she managed to make them taste delicious, but green beans were not a vegetable I ever requested for dinner.

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Blackhawk RV Campground celebrated love this weekend with a variety of events ranging from The Newlyweds Game, a vow renewal ceremony and a reception.

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Maria (McKearn) and Gwilym Jensen of La Crosse announce the birth of their daugther Erin. She was born May 29, 2019, weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. Elizabeth Jensen of La Crosse and Tom and Connie McKearn of Milton are her grandparents. Great-grandparents are Bud P…

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Zasty’s Family Child Care, 731 Rivendell Drive, has earned national recognition as a certified nature explore classroom from the Nature Explore program, which is a division of nonprofit Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.

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Thanks to the continuing project agreement between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Dane County Sheriff's Office, the public again will have weekend access to the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center Range.

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June is Dairy Month! Since 1939, the National Dairy Council has encouraged families to make milk their beverage of choice. Originally, it was a way to distribute extra milk during the warm months of summer by grocer organizations. Dairy's rich history continues with people, communities, comp…

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The City of Janesville is assisting the UW Madison Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory (TOPS Lab) with a research project that they are conducting to study the integration of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) into transit operations. As part of the project, the TOPS Lab has developed an online …

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The beautiful bunches of asparagus now appearing at grocery stores and farmer's markets is like a personal invitation to deliciously celebrate spring. Asparagus is easy to select and prepare, and comes in a variety of vibrant colors, including green, violet, purple and white.

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KANDU Industries, a nonprofit organization that provides employment and other opportunities to persons with disabilities or disadvantages, announces the appointment of Interim Executive Director Sue Conley. She is a member of the Janesville City Council. A former director of the Community Fo…

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Registration is open for the annual Fort HealthCare Camp 911 event. This event is a one-day interactive program offered twice in the summertime and focuses on safety, health and wellness for children that are entering grades 4-6 in the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

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The Janesville Area CROP Hunger Walk has exceeded its goal of raising more than $50,000 to help fight hunger around the globe and in our local communities.

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The Milton Junction elementary and high school was built in 1889. It served grades first through 12th until Milton Union High School was built along Madison Avenue in 1920. The Junction High School’s final graduating class of 1920 had ten students. A total of 274 students graduated from Junc…

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According to Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) equalized assessed value (EAV) data, the City of Janesville’s EAV, also known as market rate value, increased 23.1 percent from 2015 to 2018. This is the largest percentage growth in EAV among Janesville’s 14 peer communities and the State o…

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The Clean Sweep drop-offs for hazardous chemicals will be in Beloit Saturday, June 22, and Janesville on Saturday, Aug. 24. Drop-off events are open to Rock County residents. These are popular with limited space so advance registration is required by calling the Rock County Land Conservation…

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With the arrival of warmer weather, swimming pools around the state are gearing up for crowds coming to cool off. As part of Healthy and Safe Swimming Week May 20-26, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) reminds public pool operators, residential poo…

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The Gathering Place of Milton has received a $3,400 grant from the Milton Fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin to support their concerts on the Lawn.

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American Business Women’s Association, Park City Chapter awarded Scholarships to eight Rock County seniors at their 2019 scholarship event at the Beloit Club.

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The Gathering Place recently recognized its president, Gene Wenham, with a lifetime achievement award and Donna Love as Volunteer of the Year 2018.