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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.

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Editor's note: This is a lengthier version of the weather-related story we had on Page A3 this week. 

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Attitudes on industrial hemp are changing statewide after the first growing season in more than six decades, leading farmers and legislators to believe that it could be the next “huge cash crop.”

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Diamond Assets, a technology trade-up partner specializing in Apple hardware, has hired Christopher McLean as vice president of product sales, and Cary Smith as national enterprise account executive.

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The City of Milton’s Plan Commission recommended approval of and the Common Council subsequently passed a certified survey map (CSM) for a 47.5-acre parcel of land along Parkview Drive. The actions allow for the separation of the smaller acreage from the once approximately 160-acre dairy, be…

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Unleaded gasoline dropped to $1.99 per gallon on Saturday at Casey’s, 464 S. John Paul Road, and both Kwik Trips followed.

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Even the most heartfelt presents sometimes end up back on the store shelves. Maybe the color was wrong. Perhaps the fit was not quite right. There can be any number of reasons why an item needs to be returned, and planning ahead for this possibility can be a great help to a gift recipient.

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Mike Pierce will be running again for school board in the School District of Milton. Pierce in spring was nominated to take the place of Betty Lubke, who resigned. Two seats will be up for election in April. School board member Don Vruwink told the Milton Courier he would not seek re-electio…

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“We are still in the early stages of development. We are still working out the details with our development team and we hope to come back to the city (of Milton) in the near future,” said Jeremy Yost, a partner, with his father, Don, at Yost Development, based in Charleston, Illinois.

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Wisconsin’s fall harvest is coming in at record levels, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service crop report.

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The School District of Milton and the Milton Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) are pleased to announce a new partnership that will result in a student intern working for the Chamber starting in January 2019.

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A 144-acre property branded as McCormick Crossing was on the City of Janesville Plan Commission agenda Monday night. The undeveloped land is located in the School District of Milton.

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Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) will celebrate Manufacturing Days, on Oct. 4 and 5. The event is part of a national effort to inspire students to pursue careers in manufacturing. In addition, Manufacturing Days aim to change perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment. BTC is colla…

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City of Milton Common Council approved the designation of several restricted access parking stalls along College Street Tuesday (Sept. 18). The measure required the approval of three separate actions, including an amendment to a city ordinance, the creation of a new section in another, and a…

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Inc. magazine yesterday ranked Diamond Assets No. 7 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000 list, a prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Milton-based Diamond Assets is an Apple hardware trade-up partner, working with schools and enterprises to maximize the residual val…

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The location and hours of polling place for the Aug. 14, 2018, primary election, and the Notice of Partisan Primary and Sample Ballot, both published in the Aug. 9 issue of the Milton Courier, contained errors. The corrected information is included here for your convenience. We apologize for…

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Nine Milton High School students completed the 2018 Summer Rock Internship Program. They are Marilla Smith, Darby Schabacker, Addison Mattox, Ryan Cox, Alec Revels, Davis Turk, Bryan Burrows, Abdallah Shaikh and Zach Richard. All will be seniors this fall.

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Diamond Assets held its grand opening Friday. The company, which has been described as an “Apple trade-up partner for schools,” recently constructed its new home on Putman Parkway.

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You may have heard of the “Drive-Thru Difference.” It’s when someone pulls up to a drive-thru window and pays not only for their order but for next order, too.

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Wisconsin customers of Alliant Energy will see no increase to base electric and natural gas rates through 2020 under a proposal filed Thursday with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW).

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A new mattress business debuted on Facebook Live earlier this month. The Milton Area Chamber of Commerce via its Facebook Page featured a number of businesses for Small Business Week.

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Wisconsin’s beloved Bucky Badger will spend the summer parading around Madison with 85 inspired new looks. On Monday the Madison Area Sports Commission unveiled Bucky on Parade, starring 85 6-foot-tall Bucky Badger statues on display throughout downtown Madison, the University of Wisconsin c…

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Tallgrass Restorations, 3129 E. County Road N, burns one third of its 225 acres in Milton annually to maintain healthy prairie habitats.

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The Rock River School, built in 1941 and located until Saturday at the corner of County Road N and State Road 59, closed its doors in 1965, but the old edifice still had lessons to teach, Meg Schmitz-Layton said. She, and her husband, Peter Layton, purchased the property last September to ma…