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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.

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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.