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Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order 73 calling the Legislature to meet in Special Session on Sat., April 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. to take up changes to the upcoming spring election. Gov. Evers is urging the Legislature to take up legislation allowing an all-mail election, to send a ballot …

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The Milton Police Department is investigating a possible police impersonator. On Wednesday, April 1, at 6:15 p.m., a citizen reported that they were pulled over on South Janesville Street in the City of Milton near the Milton House. The car was white and described as similar to a Ford Crown …

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After the arrival of COVID-19, Kim Milligan, Janesville, mother of 10, said she, like everyone, noticed TP emptying from retail shelves. A neighbor gave her a 12-pack, saying: “now you have one roll for each member of your family.” 

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The Milton Public Library is closed, as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday issued a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel. There are some exceptions

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Both gas and gas pumps are making headlines this week.

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Joshua and Margot Harris, Janesville, have been homeschooling their four children ever since the oldest, Sawyer, 16, became ready to learn.

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Students in rural areas may have a hard time accessing schoolwork as area schools switch to a virtual learning environment amid COVID-19 related school shutdowns. Area schools and internet providers are coming together to offer solutions to these students.

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The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB) and several partner agencies are temporarily modifying service delivery approaches to help protect customers and staff in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is encouraging people to go online for faster service delivery. DWD’s Unemployment Insurance Division is experiencing heavy call volume and longer than normal wait times.

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Staying home right now practicing social distancing is a national necessity, and just when you thought inventorying the toilet paper would be a daily highlight, creatives, focused on live-streaming, are coming to your rescue. 

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As COVID-19 and the necessary precautions needed to contain it spread, everyday life changes rapidly. At Milton's only grocery store, Cowley's Piggly Wiggly, the Cowley family and their staff continue to supply the community with food and essentials. Supplies from the warehouse coming into t…

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“It’s been chaos; it’s just nuts,” said Cowley’s Piggly Wiggly owner Angie Cowley. She and her husband, Jason, both of Milton, have operated the Milton store for 19 years and the Edgerton store for five, but this is uncharted territory, she said.

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The Rock County Public Health Department reports that a second positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Rock County. The patient is 29 years old and is in home isolation. It is unknown at this time if this person had direct contact with a confirmed positive case. A disease investigation …

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The Rock County Public Health Department announced today that there is one confirmed positive COVID-19 case in Rock County. This individual is 57 years old and is in isolation at home. There is no known direct contact with a positive case, although there is known travel to attend an event in…

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A Milton woman is among six finalists to be the 73rd Alice in Dairyland, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced Saturday.

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Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 people or more to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order makes exceptions for transportation, educational institutions, child care, hot…

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Hundreds of Rock County voters are opting to vote by absentee ballot to avoid COVID-19 infection.

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Jayson Duffy gets a workout out during the Milton Fourth of July parade when his company Jay’s Big Rolls throws out rolls of wrapped toilet paper.

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The Milton Community Action Food Pantry will continue operation during regular hours. Distribution occurs every Wednesday from 2 -4 p.m. as well as the first and third Monday each month from 6-7:30 p.m. To begin receiving assistance, clients must be a resident of the Milton school district a…

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The Rock County Public Health office is working remotely effective Monday, March 16. This will enable us to ensure the health of our workforce while we continue to respond to the COVID-19 situation. Essential operations will continue as usual, except we will all not be physically co-located.…

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City of Milton buildings will be closed to the public starting March 17, in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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Maddie Strong Studios debuted its new location, 209 Parkview Dr., with an open house on Saturday, but by Monday morning, the company had announced on Facebook that, “due to the ever-changing coronavirus situation,” it would be suspending in-person events at the studio “until further notice.”

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Gov. Tony Evers Monday directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order prohibiting mass gatherings of 50 people or more statewide to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. A copy of Secretary-designee Palm's order can be found here.

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Described by several members of the UW-Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble and their conductor, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Warhawk Marching Band Director Glenn C. Hayes, as a dream come true, the 53-member ensemble played on Tuesday, March 10, at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City.