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The City of Milton Common Council on Jan. 7 approved 2020 budgets for tax incremental financing districts (TID) Nos. 6, 7, 9 and 10, and the city’s utilities including wastewater, stormwater, and water.

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The speed limit on all portions of North Kennedy Road in the Town of Harmony is now 35 miles per hour. On Jan. 13, the town board passed an ordinance designating the new speed limit on North Kennedy Road from MH Townline Road south to the city limits of Janesville. The speed limit on portion…

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Comments on a proposed town of Harmony sex offender residency ordinance will be heard during a public hearing 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the town hall. The town board meeting will follow the public hearing and it is possible the ordinance will be approved at that time. Harmony Town Hall is lo…

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One year in and heading into his second year, Congressman Bryan Steil sat down for an interview with the Milton Courier at his Janesville office, 20 S. Main St., Suite 10.

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“Work is evolving and it’s always been evolving,” said Congressman Bryan Steil, a Republican who represents Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.

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After serving at CrossPointe Community Church in Milton for 10 years, Pastor Ryan Koenig is making a career change.

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The city of Milton in a press release Monday, Jan. 13, announced that the three names of candidates running in April for three open city council seats will appear on the ballot in the following order: Ryan Holbrook, Devin John Elliott, and Lynda Clark. 

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After hiring engineering firm Mead and Hunt last month to design a crest gate for installation in between the Indianford dam powerhouse and spillway, the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners approved a change in plans. The board opted instead for the removal of two wic…

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Voters in the School District of Milton will find two races on the Feb. 18 primary ballot, including those of Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice and the Milton Board of Education.  

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Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center Director Dianne Moller and volunteer David Moller receive a $4,000 check from Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy (in the center of the photo). The Green Bay Packers Foundation awarded the grant to Hoo’s Woods to help with raptor education programs and t…

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Moms On a Mission (clothing) Exchange has been on a mission to help others for almost 9 years. Clothing exchanges/giveaways have taken place and will continue once a month in the fellowship hall at Milton United Methodist Church, 241 Northside Drive. The next one is 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan…

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Surrounded by shelves teeming with food, Milton Community Action Food Pantry, 36 Hilltop Drive, volunteers Kyla Wilson, Carol Hulburt and Gail Slepekis noted strong community support for the food pantry and shared goals and programming for 2020.

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The Town of Milton town board meeting will begin early on Monday, Jan. 13, starting at 6 p.m. for the annual dog license review. The town hall is located at 23 First St.

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A Milton teacher retiring Jan. 16 paid a $365 fine and is paying $5,705 in restitution for defecating on a building in a public park for more than 2 years.

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Babysitters looking to entertain young children will benefit from the new Sitter Sacks available at the Milton Public Library.

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Milton High School senior Tyler Leith was among the Rock County voters who got a chance to test a new voter verification process last month.

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A highlight of 2019 is the Milton and Milton Township Fire Department beginning paramedic service on Feb. 1.

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Construction blocks build walls; urban blocks build cities. Block by block, Milton grew in 2019. Changing hands repurposed existing buildings and survey maps and site plans made room for square feet.

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Third-grader Sophie Shaw plays the dulcimer with her classmates Dec. 11, at Consolidated Elementary School. The Milton School District held a celebration to showcase the school’s score of 99.2 – the highest in the state for the third straight year – on the annual state report cards.

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Expressing gratitude through smiles and tears, Milton Area Youth Center (MAYC) Executive Director Venesa Draves said several facility and programming improvements have been made at the center. “It’s been a good year,” she said.

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Milton High School National Honor Society members Claire Lebakken and Sabrina Chen help with games Dec. 8 at The Gathering Place. Event organizers say Hot Dogs with Santa was well-attended with about 700 people.

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Town of Milton resident Jon Jennings is looking for World War II veterans to interview. Jennings has been interviewing veterans for about five years and working to document their stories. WWII veterans or family members of WWII veterans can contact Jennings at 608-718-1598 or email him at Je…

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Trains have long been a part of the Milton landscape, Wisconsin and Illinois HO Modular Railroad Group member Bill Hueser said.

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“For a long time, my ring tone was Ossy’s ‘Crazy Train’ just because he yelled out ‘All aboard’ in the beginning,” said Bill Hueser, a Janesville resident and 23-year veteran of the Milton-based Wisconsin and Illinois HO Modular Railroad Group. The 12-member club meets and runs model trains …

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“For a long time, my ring tone was Ossy’s ‘Crazy Train’ just because he yelled out ‘All aboard’ in the beginning,” said longtime member of the Wisconsin and Illinois HO Modular Railroad Group Bill Hueser. The small hobbyists’ group meets and runs model trains in what Hueser describes as the …

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2019 brought improvements to the Milton Area Youth Center (MAYC), Executive Director Venesa Draves said. In years past, the program and building felt as though “it needed a hug,” she said. This year, the community has renewed its support and embrace of the program. From donations, to support…

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The Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners has hired the Jefferson-based law firm of Thompson Legal, LLC, on an “as needed” basis.

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The Milton Youth Coalition members presented Cowley’s Piggly Wiggly owner Jason Cowley with a certificate of appreciation recognizing the store’s youth-friendly policy of eliminating the sale of electronic cigarettes. Front row, from left to right are Amy Kenyon (Milton School District schoo…

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Any additional employment compensation will be included in the staffing report for Milton School Board approval (or disapproval). A sentence saying that was added to policies for employment of support staff and professional staff approved by the school board Monday reflects that.

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The Milton School District Human Growth and Development Advisory Group is being formed and will meet Thursday, Dec. 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at district office building. Other meeting dates are Jan. 9, Jan. 30, and Feb. 13.

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With steep stairs and no elevator at the Milton fire station, the Joint Fire Commission on Dec. 4 approved a policy requiring visitors to have permission to access the second floor.