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The total number of students enrolled in the Milton School District is 3,544, or 47 fewer students than the prior school year. That’s according to the third Friday in September enrollment reported to the Department of Public Instruction for funding purposes.

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the Milton School District referendum projects will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Milton East Elementary School. Construction on the $59.9 million projects approved by voters in April will start with the elementary schools and East will be the very first. 

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To meet the needs of Milton students who prefer online learning, the Milton School District this year introduced a virtual school. In June the school board approved a consortium agreement with Jefferson-Eastern Dane Interactive (JEDI) Distance Education Network.

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The annual “Scouting for Food” drive was held Saturday, Oct. 12, and will be held again on Saturday, Oct. 26, Scouting BSA Pack 417 Cub Master Tammy Whitford said.

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The Residential Exterior Improvement program will be funded for a second year. Members of the City of Milton Community Development Authority (CDA) approved updates to the program with some language and procedural changes made during a meeting held Sept. 30.

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The School District of Milton Board of Education at its last meeting talked about meeting as a whole board to look at recommendations made by Attorney Lori Lubinsky.

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Fire departments are teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years — to promote this year’s campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone a…

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As part of the I-39/90 Expansion Project, crews are setting girders for the northbound Interstate bridge over US 14/Humes Road in Janesville. For the safety of the traveling public and construction crews, both directions of US 14 will be closed under the Interstate nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a…

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Free access to the Milton Courier website (miltoncourieronline.com) will continue through November. The same is true for other Hometown News Group papers, the Sun Prairie Star and the Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort Atkinson.

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Townline Road under Interstate 39/90 west of Milton, in Rock County, will be closed to all traffic starting early Monday morning (Oct. 7) until late Thursday evening (Oct. 10). Crews will remove the falsework from the new I-39/90 southbound bridge over the roadway. Emergency access will be p…

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City officials expressed confidence about marketing initiatives executed thus far in 2019 by the Janesville Area Visitors and Convention Bureau (JAVCB). Executive Director Christine Rebout, in an update given during a city council meeting Oct. 1, reviewed first-year marketing steps and assoc…

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Manufacturing in Rock County now employs about 14,000 people, said Blackhawk Technical College President Tracy Pierner Friday at BTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, 15 Plumb St. The sector has made a steady comeback since the dreary days following the Great Recession and closure of…

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Construction on additions and renovations at the School District of Milton’s four elementary schools is scheduled to begin this month and be completed in August 2020.

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About 600 people attended the Blackhawk Community Credit Union (BHCCU) grand opening celebration according to estimates made by participating vendors, BHCCU Chief Executive Officer Sherri Stumpf said. The festivities were held in and around the new branch, 110 Parkview Dr., Thursday, Sept. 26.

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The Milton High School Red Hawk Marching Band in its second weekend of competition this season placed second in its division and took home the caption award for best visual presentation for the class AAA and AAAA divisions.

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Located in the building best known as the former Varsity Lanes bowling alley, Rob and Kristy Klein have opened BoxDrop Milton, 450 S. John Paul Road. The store has been in full swing since July after the couple moved its merchandise from a former location in Janesville.

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Eager for new listening material while making your daily commute? Two Milton podcast teams are hoping you’ll give the fast-developing new medium a try.

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Manufacturing Days has become an annual event at Blackhawk Technical College. The event has grown so much since its inception that two days are now necessary to accommodate the number of participating high school students. This year’s celebration will take place on Oct. 3 and 4 with 18 schoo…

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The Blackhawk Community Credit Union (BHCCU) grand opening, held Sept. 26, from 3-7 p.m., drew an estimated attendance of 600, said BHCCU CEO Sherri Stumpf. Residents from the Milton and Janesville area, and the extended Blackhawk Community Credit Union communities came out to tour the newly…

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The Milton Courier received a message on Facebook today alerting us that a woman saw a coyote in town, crossing Parkview Drive at East Elementary School before 6 a.m. today.

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Mayor Anissa Welch is among than 100 local government officials from over 70 jurisdictions and 30 states are calling on McDonald’s to take concrete action to stop sexual harassment in its stores. In a letter to the company’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, the officials decry McDonald’s failure to pr…

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The Milton and Milton Township Fire Department has never had full-time employees. That will change if the budget recommended by the Joint Fire Commission Sept. 25 is approved by the City of Milton and the Town of Milton.

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By fall 2021, Milton High School will have a new swimming pool. The estimated $7.8 million cost was included in the $59.9 million referendum approved in April.

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The City of Milton Common Council approved the following actions on Sept. 17:

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More than 700 volunteers helped out with 102 projects across Rock County as part of the United Way Blackhawk Region’s Day of Caring on Sept. 18.

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After a third round of discussions, proposed restrictions for parking tractor-trailer trucks within the city limits were postponed during the City of Milton Common Council meeting held Sept. 17. Revisions are expected to return for a third reading during the council’s next meeting scheduled …

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Milton Area Youth Center invites you to Community Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1-4 p.m. Tour the Milton Area Youth Center at 237 Vernal Ave. Enjoy music by a DJ, a hot dog lunch, a bounce house and family games and activities. Community partners will have tables set up to provid…

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How old do you have to be to buy e-cigarettes (vapes)? It depends on what state you’re in.

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Ryan Curless started the school year as the School District of Milton’s new director of technology and innovation.

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The Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department on Tuesday released the name of a man killed in an accident involving a bulldozer Sunday in the town of Milton.

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What’s going into the former Tasty Bites/Burger King location at 740 E. St. Mary St.?