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The Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD), Rock County Land Conservation Department and Rock River Coalition (RRC) are recruiting volunteers to assess the health of streams in Jefferson County, Rock County and throughout the Rock River basin.

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Throughout 2019, Milton College Preservation Society is commemorating the 175th anniversary of Milton Academy. Joseph Goodrich founded the academy in 1844 in this grout building. The academy building became untenable and collapsed by 1854. In 1855 Main Hall was constructed on the hill overlo…

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PBS Frontline: Myanmar’s Killing Fields will be screened at the Milton Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 2:30 p.m. The documentary includes secret footage and firsthand accounts of Rohingya Muslims targeted by Myanmar’s military.

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Participants will meet several education birds including our Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle and other feathered guests. This one-hour program — beginning at 12:30 p.m. is free to the public however, donations are welcome. Participants will learn about their natural history, breeding, habitat and b…

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Cold and flu season is upon us, but you can cook your way to better health and lessen your chances of getting the flu or a cold by eating certain healthy foods. The following list includes simple things that can help your immune system to work at peak performance:

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Sometimes, there’s nothing better than sipping a hot drink on a cold winter day. Thankfully, Wisconsinites have no shortage of tasty, warm beverages to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a classic take on a cold-weather staple or something with a more modern twist, these Wisconsin locat…

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Actor, musician, author and horse aficionado William Shatner will make his second appearance at Wizard World Comic Con on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Alliant Energy Center, but in an exclusive interview, he talked about his acting, his recording of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and even his annu…

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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Extension (UWEX), is hosting several food safety trainings required for Wisconsin fresh produce growers who must meet federal produce safety rules. The trainings pr…

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Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to try out for over 30 parts in “Keeper of the Tales: Stories from 1001 Arabian Nights” by the Milton Optimist Club “Kids on Stage.” Tryouts will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Mary, 837 Parkview Drive, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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James Duane Williams, 72, of Milton died Monday at UW Health University Hospital Madison. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to noon with Military Rites at 11:30 a.m. at the Albrecht Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Milton.

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The Milton House Museum website this month is unveiling Historic Musings, a new history blog written by Milton Historical Society staff and featured guests. Several standing and regular blogs will anchor the site, including recurring entries from Historical Society Director Kari Klebba and A…

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Milton Union High School Class of 1968 met at Prairie Woods Golf Course for a reunion on Sept. 22. Fun fact: most of the class that graduated in 1968 is now 68 years old. The location of the reunion was incorrect on A5 of the Oct. 4, 2018, Milton Courier.

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Former Milton resident Evelyn Price will be celebrating her 100th birthday. Her family is having a party for her 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Lake Mills Health Services formerly Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center), 901 Mulberry St., Lake Mills, WI 53551. She is in Room 120. Fr…

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James Richard Blaesius, 64, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital in Madison. A visitation was scheduled 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Albrecht Funeral Home in Milton and from 10 am to the time of services at St. Mary Catholic Church in Milton on Thursday, July 26. A f…

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Timothy (Tim) J. Pipitone, 25, of Milton, Wis., passed away at home on July 16, 2018. He was born on April 18, 1993, in Janesville, Wis., son of Paul M. Pipitone and Mary E. (Frier) Pipitone. Tim was most recently employed as an operator at SSI Technologies, Inc. in Janesville and previously…

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Sandra Kay Webb, 67, Milton, died Friday, July 20, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville. At this time there will be no service. Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton is assisting the family.

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Judith Anna Moniak (née Paul) died Saturday, June 30, 2018, at New Perspectives in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, under the care of AgraceCare Hospice Services. A celebration of life will be held for family and friends at a later date in Illinois.

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Patricia M. Cordell, age 91, of Milton, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, June 28, 2018. She was born on July 29, 1926, in Evanston, IL, the daughter of E. Kearns and Kathryn (Crush) Kirchberg. After graduating high school, she attended St. Lawrence College in Appleton, W…

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Alice Donavon, 92, Milton, died at Mercy Manor on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. A celebration of life will be held for Alice and Edward Donavon at 2 p.m. on July 21, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Milton. Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services is assisting the family.

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Clement “Clem” Thomas McNutt, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison surrounded by his family. Clem was born to Arthur and Marjorie (Thomas) McNutt on July 26, 1930, in Dodgeville, Wis. He graduated Platteville High School i…

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AUSTIN, TX/ EDGERTON, Wis. – Delores Mae Wille, age 79, of Austin and Lago Vista, TX, formerly of Milton, died Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Sagebrook Health Center in Cedar Park, Texas. She was born in Edgerton on Dec. 24, 1938, the daughter of Benjamin and Agnes (Sweet) Horn. Delores was a 1…

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E. Maxine Cooper (nee Bradbury) formerly of Butler, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 24, 2018, at age 90. Beloved wife of Allen, dear mother of Keith (Karen) Cooper and Connie (Brian) Smokowicz. Further survived by two step-granddaughters, three step-great-grandchildren, broth…

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Mary Lou Jones, 79, of Milton, Wis., was called home to the Lord as one of his angels on Friday, June 15, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, surrounded by her loved ones. Mary Lou was born November 10, 1938, in Whitewater, Wis., to the late Arthur and Bertha (Krebs) Kraus. She attended W…

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Howard “Howie” Emil Blaser went to heaven to be with his family and friends on March 8, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz.

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Kenneth L. Kidder, age 77, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. Ken was born on June 14, 1940, to Warren and Thelma Jean (Lounds) Kidder in Milton. Ken graduated from Milton High School in 1958. After high school Ken went on to be a Civil Air Patrol Cadet.…

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Norman B. Schultz, 75, of Janesville passed away June 2, 2018 at Edgerton Hospital & Health Services. He was born in Whitewater, WI on December 21, 1942, the son of Forrest and Adele (Roe) Schultz. He grew up in Johnstown where he attended grade school. Norm graduated from Janesville Hig…

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Jeanine L. Decker, 69, of Milton, Wi, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 while camping in Denmark, WI. Jeanine was born on October 30, 1948 in Edgerton, WI to the late Oral Burelson and Francis (Sizer) Van Horn. She attended Milton High School and graduated with the class of 1966. She then …

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James H. Robbins, 51 of Janesville, Wis., passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at his home. James was born on June 25, 1966 in Edgerton to Roger and Josephine (Clark) Robbins. James went to school in Milton, Wis., and went on to work in a field of plastics and molding at Custom Industrial P…

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MADISON/JANESVILLE – Victor F. Lubke, age 86, passed on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Sebring Assisted Living Facility, Madison. He was born on January 1, 1932, in Tarrytown, New York. Victor proudly served his country in the United States Navy and Naval Reserves for nearly 20 years. He graduated …

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Scott Gray Porter, 87, of Delavan, a long-time Janesville resident died May 27, 2018 at Agrace Hospice, Janesville Wis. Born March 28, 1931 at Big Bend, Wis. to Mark Carl Porter and Helen M. (Anderson) Porter.

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Peter D. Van Horn, 77, of Milton, Wis., passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, surrounded by his family at Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care, Janesville. Peter was born on July 27, 1940 in Edgerton, Wis., to the late Elton and Alice (Koeppe) Van Horn. He graduated from Milton High School in…

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Fern A. Reed, age 96, of Milton, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Edgerton Care Center. She was born in Janesville on February 6, 1922, the daughter of Peter and Clara (Hamms) Tubbs. She graduated from Janesville High School in 1940. Fern married John Reed on July 26, 1947 at St. Mary’s…

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Viola F. Preiss, 94, formerly of Kenosha, late of Footville, Wis., passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 3, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Manor.

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EAU CLAIRE – Patricia M. August-Slawnikowski, age 76, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Altoona, Wis. She was born September 9, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Bernice (Kra…

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Marsha K. Johnson, age 78, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at her home in Beloit. She was born August 30, 1939, to the late Marshall and Juanita (Bellrichard) Gandy in Milton, Wis. Marsha graduated from Milton High School, Class of 1957. She worked for Parker Pen in Janesville in their export…

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Barbara Jean Joppa Fisher, age 80 of Janesville, passed away peacefully on Monday April 2, 2018, with her family by her side.

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Dave Mansur was welcomed into heaven on Easter morning. Dave married his high school sweetheart, Cindy Arneson, on July 12, 1985. His greatest joy in life was his family – from trips to Cocoa Beach to Sunday night dinners, he was happiest when his family was together. Dave kept everyone laug…

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Marilyn J. Phillips, 74 of Milton died March 21, 2018 in Janesville. A funeral was held at Marsh Funeral Home in Gurney, Ill., on March 24, 2018. Interment followed at Willow Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Vernon Hills, Ill.

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Ruth Ida Dodge-DuCharme (nee Schuhmacher), age 96, of Whitewater, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Fairhaven Senior Services. Services are pending. Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.

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Dave and Nancy Lader of Milton donated $2,500 toward new computers for the Milton and Milton Township Fire Department. Chief Randy Banker (at right) accepts the donation.

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Wayland Ralph Arnold, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the Lake Mills Health Services Nursing Home in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He was born on May 23, 1937, in Edgerton, Wisconsin to Ralph and Evelyn (Tyler) Arnold and was the eldest of four children. After graduating f…

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Rosemary Bruce, age 82, of Milton, WI peacefully passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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Charles J. “Chuck” Homan. On February 24th, 2018, Chuck went to rest peacefully after a long battle with cancer. He was born into God’s family to Jeanette Homan of Janesville, Wisconsin, on June 7th, 1950.