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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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As a result of the recent spring elections, there is one new face on the Milton City Council. After taking the oath of office on April 16 as administered by Administrative Services Director Inga Cushman, newly elected Alder Bill Wilson was officially seated to begin his term in office. Retur…

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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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Rock County Highway Commissioner Duane Jorgenson urges people to drive carefully in highway work zones throughout the 2019 construction season.

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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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While two items regarding steps necessary to build wastewater Lift Station No. 12 were included on the April 3 Milton city council agenda, City Administrator Al Hulick asked council to discuss the items and ask questions, but also asked that no action be taken until April 16, at which time, …

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice conservative candidate Brian Hagedorn emerged victorious in the statewide race today (April 10), after liberal-backed candidate Lisa Neubauer decided against a recount, calling Hagedorn to offer congratulations.

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Official April 2 Rock County election results, posted to the Rock County website as of April 8, at 3:56 p.m. by Rock County Clerk Lisa Tollefson, show that of the 87,678 registered voters in Rock County, 28,911 or 32.97 percent cast their ballots, with official totals representing 100 percen…

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On Sunday afternoon, School District of Milton School Board member Brian Kvapil said he formally retracts any statement he made that directly or indirectly suggested Director of Administrative Operations Jerry Schuetz received payments from the district illegally or against board policy.

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On April 5, at about 2:05 p.m., the Milton Police Department received a call from the Milton Middle School. The caller reported there was an upset parent causing a disturbance outside of Milton Middle School.

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At approximately 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, a situation involving adults not affiliated with Milton Middle School developed in the parking lot area at the front of the school. Several members of local law enforcement (including Milton Police Department and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office) were call…

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A Milton attorney’s law license, suspended in 2015 for embezzling from his former employer, was reinstated March 21 by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. 

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City of Milton Common Council members voted on March 19 in favor of appointing councilwoman Lynda Clark and Executive Director of the Milton Historical Society Kari Klebba to the recently formed Milton Area Tourism and Marketing Consortium. A first meeting is set for April, City Administrato…

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Although it’s unlikely to become an episode of “Dirty Jobs,” the City of Milton Common Council approved on March 19 sanitary sewer line televising and equipment purchases.

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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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The City of Milton Common Council approved an amendment to city code addressing fire inspections and multi-family dwelling sprinkler systems. These were among several actions taken by the council March 19.

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Candidates for the position of mayor include incumbent Anissa Welch and two challengers: Loren Lippincott and Daniel Loofboro.

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Candidates running for common council in the City of Milton include: incumbents Larry Laehn and Theresa Rusch and two write-in challengers: Devin Elliott and Bill Wilson. Council member Jeremy Zajac is not seeking re-election.

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The City of Milton Common Council approved during its March 19 meeting several actions, including: rezoning acreage owned by The Gathering Place along Rogers Street, a certified survey map combining several lots within that location, and, after holding a public hearing, an amendment to the c…

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The City of Milton Common Council accepted, on March 19, the dedication of public improvements made within Phase 2 of the Red Hawk Farms subdivision and authorized the reduction of a letter of credit obtained by the developer on the city’s behalf.

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Milton resident Dave Lader, husband of former Milton city council member Nancy Lader, has filed an ethics complaint with the city against Mayor Anissa Welch.

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Lt. Mike Bothun has been named MVP of the Milton and Milton Township Fire Department. Technically, he is the recipient of the department’s Robert Barker Award.

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With some minor language changes, the City of Milton Common Council approved a nonprofit contribution policy as recommended by the ad hoc Policy Committee. Approval came during council’s meeting held Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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A site plan submitted by Midwest Tennis Center was approved Tuesday by the Milton Plan Commission with some contingencies.

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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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Created to encourage upkeep of homes and mitigate the presence of blighted residential properties, a matching grants program, the Residential Exterior Improvement Program, was recommended for approval by the Milton Community Development Authority (CDA).

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The National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Rock County, beginning today (Tuesday) at 4 a.m. The Wind Chill Advisory will escalate to a Wind Chill Warning on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and continue until Thursday, January 31 at noon. In addition to the extreme temperatures, citizens…

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The Janesville Fire Department and Milton and Milton Township Fire Department asks for help making sure fire hydrants are free of snow.

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Devin Elliott, 23, a life-long Milton resident, is running as a write-in candidate for Milton City Council.

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The Milton and Milton Township Fire Department will begin providing paramedic service beginning Feb. 1. At the Jan. 16 Joint Fire Commission meeting in city hall, Deputy Chief Pete Mory gave an overview of what this means.

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Pete Mory, a Milton and Milton Township Fire Department member since 1998, has been named deputy chief of EMS and is helping the department transition to paramedic service.