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Korbin Thorsten Lindell set up a workbench in his apartment about four years ago. He was in graduate school at the time and taught himself woodworking.

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The City of Milton Common Council passed on Aug. 6 a first reading of language within a city ordinance affecting on-street parking restrictions on the east and west sides of Merchant Row. Two more readings, unless council waives the third reading, are required before the new language is codified.

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More than 30 businesses and organizations have signed up for the Milton Community Expo on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Milton fire station, 614 W. Madison Ave. Booths will be set up and food will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. The event coincides with the August Milton Area Chamber of Commerce Bus…

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GO Riteway has expanded its coverage territory over the summer months with additional school districts. Over the next 2 months,GO Riteway Transportation Group will be hiring new team members. To complement the expansion, GO Riteway will be offering a sign-on bonus for CDL driving and automot…

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Anyone unaware that a McDonald’s was once located within a travel center at 1250 Arthur Drive would have a difficult time picturing that’s what the building had been. Gone are the golden arches and gasoline pumps.

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Project 16:49, in cooperation with local businesses, is hosting its annual back-to-school collection drive to support our community’s unaccompanied homeless teens. Last year, the organization distributed 150 backpacks filled with supplies to help students start the school year; and distribut…

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The City of Milton Plan Commission approved on July 16 a site plan submitted by First Community Bank of Milton, 202 Merchant Row. Facade renovations and improvements, along with updates made to outdoor leisure space used by bank employees, are included within the plan.

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The Milton Area Chamber of Commerce will be moving to a new location at 144 Merchant Row. An official opening date is scheduled for Aug. 1. The chamber has signed a three-year lease with landlord Kris Agnew, who also owns American Family Insurance located next door, MACC Executive Director D…

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The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the WorkSmart Network and Wisconsin Job Service, is hosting a transferable skills workshop on July 29 followed by an interview event on Aug. 22 for workers affected by retail closures, like Shopko, even …

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Several road closures and a detour will be required to continue connections between lift station No. 12, which will soon be constructed on Parkview Drive, and the city’s existing wastewater sewer system, according to Mark Langer, project engineer with Baxter and Woodman, the city’s hired con…

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First place overall and second place for best use of theme went to Rockie’s Hometown Pizza and Subs parade float. “History in Progress” was this year’s Independence Day theme.

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Lake Mills-based Forest Landscaping and Construction, Inc., has begun work clearing easements and placing sanitary sewer mains within Crossridge Park, on the east side of Parkview Drive and north of Parker YMCA, 1360 Parkview Drive. Work began July 2, project foreman Willis Woodland said.

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You might say Klub Bub manager Lauren Schemehorn is a bit bubbly about this year’s Independence Day parade entry. Klub Bub, after two years taking third, took first place for having the float that best fit the overall parade theme.

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2nd Time Around Resale Shoppe, 34 Merchant Row, opened last month. Owner Michael Patterson and store manager Jill McLain said they are eager to interact with customers and share their knowhow developed through 40 years of sales, management, marketing and merchandizing experience.

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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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A new app to be rolled out in the 2019-2020 school year will help families and school district staff know where a specific child’s bus is.

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In the 2018-19 school year the 4K program in the School District of Milton moved from multiple community sites to just one at Small Wonders Learning Center, 880 McEwan Lane. Here, on the second floor, the school district had five classrooms and a shared space in the center. West Elementary a…

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on June 4 five actions all of which were required to hire Portage-based General Engineering Company (GEC) to perform commercial building inspections within the city. 

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Jim Brancamp, 60, is hanging up his apron. After 43 years as a butcher and not missing a day of work, his last day was Friday.

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The publisher of the Milton Courier, Adams Publishing Group LLC, announced Monday it intends to acquire Bliss Communications. The acquisition will include two daily and three weekly newspapers, all associated websites and the company’s printing and production facility in Janesville.

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Blackhawk Community Credit Union (BHCCU) this week announced new sites in Janesville for both its Legacy Center and its headquarters. The Legacy Center will be located at 100 W. Milwaukee Street in downtown Janesville and BHCCU’s headquarters will be located at the Moose Lodge site at 2701 R…

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New owners Benjamin and Aubrey Berry have opened Milton Veterinary Clinic, 745 McEwan Lane. The practice was formerly owned by Dr. Trevor Berg and has a history dating to the early 1980s.

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When she first realized it, Deb Hantke herself couldn’t believe Deb’s Squeeze Inn has been in business for more than 20 years.

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on April 16 the transfer of $60,000 from TID (tax incremental finance district) No. 6 to TID No. 10. With the transfer, the city meets the obligations approved earlier this month within a TIF development agreement made with TLC Restorations, 635 Gre…

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The Milton Plan Commission approved on April 16 a site plan as submitted by Janesville-based Backyard Properties of Rock County, LLC, for the addition of a new door which will be installed on the south elevation of a property best known locally as the former bowling alley, 450 South John Paul Rd.

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Following the City of Milton Plan Commission’s authorization of the sale of land, the city council approved a tax incremental financing (TIF) development agreement for Badgerland Disposal, LLC. Both actions were approved April 16. Groundbreaking for a nearly 12,500-square-foot office and tru…

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Huffman Facility Development of Cambridge will serve as the School District of Milton’s owner representative for the referendum construction projects. With a 7-0 vote, the board gave its approval with the expectation that all trade packages will be bid out, bids will be sealed, and at least …

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Longtime freelance writer Kim McDarison has joined the Milton Courier staff. McDarison most recently has been covering the City of Milton, the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District, local business stories and everything in between.

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The City of Milton Common Council approved April 3 a TIF (tax incremental financing) development agreement for TLC Restorations, clearing the way for construction of a 7,200-square-foot building at 625 Greenman St. Construction is expected to begin this spring.

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A proposed 108-unit rental apartment complex cleared its first hurdle toward development. Milton’s plan commission recommended and the city council approved a request made by Capital Asset Investments, LLC, to rezone just over 13 acres of land, changing the designation from agricultural to p…

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The City of Milton Common Council approved an application submitted by Police Chief Scott Marquardt for inclusion as part of the city’s no-preference tow list.

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For the 10th anniversary of Northleaf Winery, the Milton Courier sat down with members of the John and Gail Nordlof family who are actively involved with the business. They began by going around the table and talking about who does what.