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The City of Milton Common Council voted Aug. 6 to explore forming a US Census Complete Count Committee (CCC). The committee would be charged with helping to facilitate a full count of Milton residents during the 2020 Census.

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Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, Sen. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, along with Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville, and Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Mason, recently unveiled legislation to improve access to telehealth health services for Medicaid recipients. 

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on Aug. 6 a bid for $204,170 submitted by Plover-based Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, LLC, for the purpose of preventative maintenance in the form of crack filling, seal coating, infrared patching and chip sealing, for “over 5.25 miles” of city roads, acc…

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Gov. Tony Evers this week called on President Donald Trump to listen to farmers and put an end to the unnecessary trade war between the United States and our international partners, including China.

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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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Challengers Jim Jelinek and Mark Meyer have been elected to the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners. The seats, each carrying a three-year term, were among items decided during the district’s annual meeting of electors held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Fort Atkinson High…

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Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on Wisconsin's white-tailed deer, gives residents an engaging opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts.

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Businessperson and Kenosha native Josh Pade, 39, announced this week he intends to run for the 1st District seat in the House of Representatives. Pade will challenge freshman Republican Bryan Steil, 38, in the 2020 election.

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Several actions regarding the “land swap” between the City of Milton and the Milton school district were recommended by the city’s Plan Commission and approved by the city council. The commission and council both met on Aug. 6.

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The Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners annual meeting of electors will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at Fort Atkinson High School, 925 Lexington Blvd. Registration of electors will begin at 8:30 a.m. The meeting is scheduled to run between 9 and 10:30 a.m. 

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An 1,800-square-foot pavilion will soon be built in Veterans Park, 440 Hilltop Drive. The structure will be placed north of the park’s war memorials, at the corner of Hilltop Drive and Orchard Row. An anticipated completion date is Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, with a dedication ceremony, giving t…

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Republican lawmakers dialed back both the spending and tax increases in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ budget, but left one key aspect largely unchanged: a drawdown of hundreds of millions of dollars in reserves in the state’s main fund.

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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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Milton city council members granted on July 16 a temporary construction easement on property at the end of Windsor Court owned by Dave and Erin Samuelsen. The temporary easement is required to give construction crews and equipment access to private property while road and sewer reconstructio…

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In 1874, Lavinia Goodell became Wisconsin’s first woman lawyer, winning a hard-fought right for women to practice law in Wisconsin. More than a century later, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, a new website will detail her life through a digital biography while…

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At 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 19, Rock County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Janesville Police, and Janesville Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the Rock County Courthouse in Janesville, for a report of a chemical incident in the facilities management area of the Courthouse.

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The City of Milton Common Council has directed city staff to prepare a formal “land swap” agreement with the School District of Milton Board of Education and an “intent to purchase” letter. Council voted unanimously on July 16 to advance the proposed land swap process needed to facilitate ex…

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An informational letter and advisory ballot that the Town of Harmony Town Board had planned to send to town residents in July will be sent at a later date, stated a news advisory sent to the Milton Courier on Thursday.

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Fire Chief Ernest Rhodes presented a strength, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) analysis of the Milton and Milton Township Fire Department to the Joint Fire Commission. Rhodes began working as chief of the Janesville Fire Department and through a shared services agreement, of the Milt…

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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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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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With rising costs in areas like fringe benefits and infrastructure, stagnant state aids, and restrictions on property tax levies and other local taxes, municipalities and counties in Wisconsin have increasingly turned to fees for services — also known as charges to residents — to support the…

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The last school board meeting of the fiscal year was a busy one in the School District of Milton. In addition to approving a one-year interim superintendent, here are some of the topics and actions taken June 24 at Milton High School.

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The next class of cadets at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado arrives Thursday, June 27, to start Basic Cadet Training and their introduction to the academy and military life.

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The Rock-Koshkonong Board of Commissioners discussed on June 13 how best to fund a proposed $100,000 engineering study needed to move forward with dam modification projects and the estimated $450,000 needed to purchase up to 2.5 acres of land and build a boat launch on Bingham Road in Albion…

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On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision against the Wisconsin Legislature, restoring the laws enacted during the outgoing legislature’s undemocratic lame-duck session to limit the power of newly elected officials following the 2018 midterms.

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According to a June 22 media release, Rock County Sheriff’s Office is removing the previously declared slow-no-wake speed restriction on this portion of the Rock River. Deputies will begin removing posted signs.

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The Rock-Koshkonong Lake District Board of Commissioners voted June 13 in favor of hiring an engineering firm to explore feasibility and costs associated with three dam modification alternatives. The cost of the study was capped not to exceed $100,000.

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Expressing frustration with a zoning request made by North Janesville Street landowners Matt and Candie Bonson, several Nelson Avenue residents commented during a City of Milton Plan Commission public hearing held June 18.

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MADISON — After her husband died, Nicole Hayes, today of Milton, moved from Madison to Fort Atkinson, hoping to raise her 3-year-old son, Julian Patterson, in a smaller, safer community.

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A new city ordinance prohibiting domestic animals from the Milton Cemetery passed June 4 by a vote of 5-1, with Milton City Councilmember Larry Laehn voting against the measure. 

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The City of Milton Common Council in three separate actions approved changes to the Employee Handbook and Policy Manual, job descriptions for employees at city hall, and made updates to the city’s code of ethics ordinance. Approvals came during a meeting held June 4. 

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The City of Milton Common Council passed a resolution June 4 authorizing the city clerk to establish a public hearing date regarding special assessments for curb and gutter replacements on Windsor Court and Front Street.