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Amwood Homes recently announced C. David Hiller as chief executive officer. Hiller succeeds Amwood CEO Virgil Waugh, who announced his retirement for December 2019 after 40 years of continuous service and dedication to the company.

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Walgreens announced Monday it has made the decision to stop selling e-cigarette products at its stores nationwide as the CDC, FDA and other health officials continue to examine the issue. According to a statement issued Monday, Walgreens said the decision is also reflective of developing reg…

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Big Radio on Monday unveiled plans to consolidate its Rock County radio operations into a single location. Big Radio, owned by Benjamin Thompson, increased its radio holdings in Rock County to five primary signals in August when the company closed on the acquisition of WCLO/WJVL. Big Radio a…

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City officials expressed confidence about marketing initiatives executed thus far in 2019 by the Janesville Area Visitors and Convention Bureau (JAVCB). Executive Director Christine Rebout, in an update given during a city council meeting Oct. 1, reviewed first-year marketing steps and assoc…

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Manufacturing in Rock County now employs about 14,000 people, said Blackhawk Technical College President Tracy Pierner Friday at BTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, 15 Plumb St. The sector has made a steady comeback since the dreary days following the Great Recession and closure of…

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About 600 people attended the Blackhawk Community Credit Union (BHCCU) grand opening celebration according to estimates made by participating vendors, BHCCU Chief Executive Officer Sherri Stumpf said. The festivities were held in and around the new branch, 110 Parkview Dr., Thursday, Sept. 26.

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Located in the building best known as the former Varsity Lanes bowling alley, Rob and Kristy Klein have opened BoxDrop Milton, 450 S. John Paul Road. The store has been in full swing since July after the couple moved its merchandise from a former location in Janesville.

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A joint meeting of the Town of Fulton Planning & Zoning and town board will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8. The meeting will start 6 p.m. at the town hall, 2738 W. Fulton Center Drive, Edgerton.

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Coach USA/Van Galder Bus Company will provide an overview of the company's 2020 group tour schedule during a travel show on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The show will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Janesville Holiday Inn Express.

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Manufacturing Days has become an annual event at Blackhawk Technical College. The event has grown so much since its inception that two days are now necessary to accommodate the number of participating high school students. This year’s celebration will take place on Oct. 3 and 4 with 18 schoo…

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The Blackhawk Community Credit Union (BHCCU) grand opening, held Sept. 26, from 3-7 p.m., drew an estimated attendance of 600, said BHCCU CEO Sherri Stumpf. Residents from the Milton and Janesville area, and the extended Blackhawk Community Credit Union communities came out to tour the newly…

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Mayor Anissa Welch is among than 100 local government officials from over 70 jurisdictions and 30 states are calling on McDonald’s to take concrete action to stop sexual harassment in its stores. In a letter to the company’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, the officials decry McDonald’s failure to pr…

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Last week CBS, Viacom, and WarnerMedia announced they would no longer run e-cigarette advertising on their networks. That was followed by a Time Magazine cover featuring the headline “How Juul Hooked Kids and Ignited a Public Health Crisis." Finally Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, an…

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Blackhawk Community Credit Union’s official opening in Milton will be Thursday, Sept. 26. Milton residents of are invited to the grand-opening celebration 3–7 p.m. at 110 Parkview Dr. Festivities and outdoor activities for children include an obstacle course, a bounce house, a taste of Milto…

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Badgerland Disposal of Milton, an independent waste and recycling services provider, on Sept. 19 announced it has been awarded an exclusive five-year residential waste and recycling contract serving residents of the Village of Sullivan in Jefferson County. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Sullivan’s …

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MADISON, Wis. – Loans increased by 5.9% at Wisconsin’s state-chartered banks during the first six months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, according to data recently released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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It’s going to cost more for those looking to buy a new car this year. Finance costs on new car purchases have jumped 24% in 2019, according to new AAA research, pushing the average annual cost of vehicle ownership to $9,282, or $773.50 a month. That’s the highest cost associated with new veh…

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What’s going into the former Tasty Bites/Burger King location at 740 E. St. Mary St.?

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A rural Milton coin dealer faces felony charges for the second time this year for allegedly failing to pay thousands of dollars he owes to customers.

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on Aug. 20 overnight Merchant Row on-street parking restrictions. The measure came after council, during an Aug. 6 meeting, opted to pass a first reading of new language within an ordinance, hoping, in the interim, council members said, to learn mor…

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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.