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Janesville resident, Vietnam veteran and Milton Veterans Park pavilion volunteer committee member Dick Fry said much of his inspiration to build a pavilion in Milton’s Veterans Park came from a desire to honor fellow soldiers, including one in particular: his father. 

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A Milton man died early Tuesday in a multiple-vehicle crash that injured another driver on Interstate 39/90 near Avalon Road, the state Department of Transportation reported.

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The man who died in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 39/90 Tuesday was Colin J. Lukas, 23, of Milton, the Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department announced.

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On Monday, the School District of Milton accepted a donation of $45,844 from the Friends of Milton Pool, Inc. The donation will be used to expand the bleacher capacity from 450 seats to 550 seats in the new pool.

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Twenty-five seventh-graders at Milton Middle School will be starting the new year with determination. Selected by teachers and administration in spring, they will be the first to participate in an AVID elective course. AVID stands for “Advancement Via Individual Determination.”

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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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The School District of Milton board of education unanimously approved the second design phase for the district’s four elementary schools and the first design phase for the middle school. The school board met Monday evening in the Milton High School library.

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School District of Milton students in 4K will be eligible to ride the bus this school year, even if their school is closer than 2 miles from their home.

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Korbin Thorsten Lindell set up a workbench in his apartment about four years ago. He was in graduate school at the time and taught himself woodworking.

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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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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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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to investigate cases of people with severe lung disease who all reported recent vaping or dabbing (which is vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates). While cases in the investigation initially included only teens and young …

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The Rock County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert on Friday. According to the Wisconsin Department of Community Corrections (DCC), Richard A. Isabell, will be relocating to 1612 E. M-H Townline Road, Milton, on Aug. 13.

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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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A new historical marker was unveiled Saturday in front of the Milton Public Library, which prior to the closing of Milton College had been the Shaw Memorial Library.

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Members of the 500 Marathon Card Club gathered at The Gathering Place Friday. Five tables each had teams of two play one another. From left to right, Donna Kroeger of Janesville, Jan Mickelson of Beloit, Beth Boldt of Milton and Shirley Erikson of Edgerton play cards and eat mini cream puffs.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has received 11 cases of teenagers and young adults hospitalized with severe lung disease that has been linked to recent vaping. Seven other cases are under further investigation. Counties with confirmed cases include Door, Racine, Walworth, …

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More than 30 businesses and organizations have signed up for the Milton Community Expo on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Milton fire station, 614 W. Madison Ave. Booths will be set up and food will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. The event coincides with the August Milton Area Chamber of Commerce Bus…

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Anyone unaware that a McDonald’s was once located within a travel center at 1250 Arthur Drive would have a difficult time picturing that’s what the building had been. Gone are the golden arches and gasoline pumps.

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Project donor Cindy Wright, from left, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Ryan Peterson, Mayor Anissa Welch, Alderperson Bill Wilson, Plan Commissioner Ethel Himmel, project donor Ashley Nelson, City of Milton Finance Director Dan Nelson, pavilion founding volunteers Richard “Dick” Fry and Mi…

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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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As a parent, you want your child to be happy, safe and well cared for. Childcare is expensive, and for some families, help is available. If you need help paying for child care while you work, Wisconsin Shares could help! Wisconsin Shares helps income-eligible families pay for child care so t…

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Project 16:49, in cooperation with local businesses, is hosting its annual back-to-school collection drive to support our community’s unaccompanied homeless teens. Last year, the organization distributed 150 backpacks filled with supplies to help students start the school year; and distribut…

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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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Closure of the bridge spanning the Rock River at Indianford is scheduled to begin July 24. An anticipated completion date for the project is Aug 2. The bridge is part of County Trunk Highway F/M. Surface work to piers is included within the scope of the project. 

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Townline Road under Interstate 39/90 west of Milton, in Rock County, will be closed to all traffic on Friday (July 26). Crews will set girders for the new I-39/90 southbound bridge over the roadway. Emergency access will be provided to police, fire and EMS.

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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 native and former Citizen Way band member Josh Calhoun has released new music in a full-length solo album titled “The A Sides & The B Sides.”

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You might drive by 18 S. Janesville St. once or twice a day. You know it’s the Milton House because it says so right on the building. You maybe have been on the grounds and in the buildings often. Or, maybe you’ve never been to the Milton House (and living in Milton or the Milton school dist…

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The man who died in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 90/39 on Tuesday was Masen Rory Crotty, 20, of Janesville, the Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department reported.

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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…