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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 Gr…

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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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The Easter Bunny gives a child bunny ears while posing for a photo at the Milton Area Chamber of Commerce Egg Scramble. The event was held Saturday in Schilberg Park. 

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The Ag Business Council of Rock County inducted Glenn Thompson, Edgerton, into the Agriculture Hall of Fame. Thompson was recognized during the council’s annual dinner.

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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 she did with the first stipend investigation report, former School District of Milton Director of Business Services Mary Ellen Van Valin offered comments in the form of an augmented response presented with the report.

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In a March 20 supplemental investigation report, Attorney Lori Lubinsky, a partner at Axley Law Firm in Madison, offered recommendations for the school board. That report was released Friday, April 19, by the School District of Milton.

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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 2019 construction season of a multiyear, multimillion dollar reconstruction of Interstate 39/90 from the Illinois border north to Madison will kick off this week, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said.

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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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Milton Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students have qualified to represent Wisconsin at the FBLA-PBL (Phi Beta Lambda) National Leadership Conference, which will be held between June 24 and 27. This year’s event will be held in Texas. Among students selected for that honor are mem…

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Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes toured the Milton House Museum Friday. It was Barnes' second time. He first toured the museum with his dad, Jesse Barnes, who attended Milton College and played football for Rudy Gadinni.

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The foundation of Wisconsin agriculture is strong, says Brad Pfaff, DATCP Secretary-designee in response to the release of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Census data shows that the vast majority of farms in our state are less than 500 acres, with the majority of farms owned by one or two pr…

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Who will replace Mary Ellen Van Valin, the recently retired School District of Milton director of business services?

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Although an invasive species, zebra mussels are not foreign to many of Wisconsin’s lakes and waterways, and Lake Koshkonong is no exception. The aquatic creatures were first documented in the lake in 2009, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for the…

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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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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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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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In the School District of Milton, voters chose two school board members: newcomer Rick Mullen and returning board member Mike Pierce.

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People love pets, and many find it heartbreaking when an animal is harmed or mistreated. Organizations like the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin (HSSW) work to help animals in such times of need, but they, too, the organization announced in a recent press release, need help.

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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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The School District of Milton Human Resources Committee is in the process of looking at administrator benefits.

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A new study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. The study also states that when ethanol is refined at natural gas-powered refineries, the greenhouse gas emissions are even lower…

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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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The $59.9 million referendum on the April 2 ballot is a capital referendum. The referendum was approved by the board of education with a 7-0 vote in January. The goal is to improve facilities by reducing overcrowding in classrooms and replacing the failing pool. Improvements will be made to …

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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.