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For eight recent Milton High School graduates, the military is in their future. They are Alex Carrel (Army), Anneka Dorn (Air Force ROTC), Maddie Heft (Air Force), Joshua Johnson (Marine Corps), Makenzie Long (National Guard), Kyle Miller-Tormey (Army), Mitchell Zabel (Army) and Elijah Richm…

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Koinonia (“coin-oh-knee-ah”) Singers begins its concert tour this week. The group is made up of 43 students, 16 chaperones from Milton, Janesville, Edgerton, Beloit, Elkhorn, Fort Atkinson, Lone Rock and Rice Lake.

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In the 2018-19 school year the 4K program in the School District of Milton moved from multiple community sites to just one at Small Wonders Learning Center, 880 McEwan Lane. Here, on the second floor, the school district had five classrooms and a shared space in the center. West Elementary a…

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With a 5-2 vote, the school board decided against approving a supplemental increase for 19 teachers in the last step of the School District of Milton teacher salary matrix. Board members Diamond McKenna and Rick Mullen voted in favor of a supplemental increase, Joe Martin, Karen Hall, Brian …

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Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) for the second year is a sponsor of the Milton free summer lunch program for children. The free lunch program is part of LSC's initiative to increase awareness about child hunger and to help feed hungry kids.

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Ryan Skinner, Town of Harmony, contacted the Milton Courier after what he described as a “superbolt,” shook his home, and, by his account, those of his neighbors living on a cul-de-sac in the Pine Tree subdivision. It happened, he said, on June 5 at approximately 3:30 a.m.

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MADISON — After her husband died, Nicole Hayes, today of Milton, moved from Madison to Fort Atkinson, hoping to raise her 3-year-old son, Julian Patterson, in a smaller, safer community.

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A new city ordinance prohibiting domestic animals from the Milton Cemetery passed June 4 by a vote of 5-1, with Milton City Councilmember Larry Laehn voting against the measure. 

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The City of Milton Common Council in three separate actions approved changes to the Employee Handbook and Policy Manual, job descriptions for employees at city hall, and made updates to the city’s code of ethics ordinance. Approvals came during a meeting held June 4. 

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The City of Milton Common Council passed a resolution June 4 authorizing the city clerk to establish a public hearing date regarding special assessments for curb and gutter replacements on Windsor Court and Front Street. 

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on June 4 five actions all of which were required to hire Portage-based General Engineering Company (GEC) to perform commercial building inspections within the city. 

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They walked together on Fort Atkinson's Glacial River Trail Saturday morning, their matching orange T-shirts emblazoned with "Team Julian."

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Past students, former teachers and school board members gathered to celebrate Northside Intermediate School's 25th Anniversary Friday. 

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry Coordinator Brian Wahl presented the City of Milton Common Council with a plaque honoring the city’s designation for a third consecutive year as a Tree City USA. The award was presented during a city council meeting held June 4.

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Following the recommendation of the Human Resources Committee, the school board on May 29 voted 7-0 to seek an interim superintendent for the next school year. Superintendent Tim Schigur has resigned and at the start of the new school year (July 1) will no longer be employed by the School Di…

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Following the May 1 announcement that the School District of Milton superintendent and director of administrative operations would resign at the end of the school year, School Board President Joe Martin on June 6 told the Janesville Gazette and the Milton Courier that none of their 19 follow…

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Jim Brancamp, 60, is hanging up his apron. After 43 years as a butcher and not missing a day of work, his last day was Friday.

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In July, the School District of Milton will be without someone who has a school business administrator license from the Department of Public Instruction. Director of Administrative Operations Jerry Schuetz resigned and Director of Business Services Mary Ellen Van Valin retired earlier this y…

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The City of Milton Common Council met on May 21 and conducted the following business: 

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The publisher of the Milton Courier, Adams Publishing Group LLC, announced Monday it intends to acquire Bliss Communications. The acquisition will include two daily and three weekly newspapers, all associated websites and the company’s printing and production facility in Janesville.

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The Milton High School Class of 2019 will send 273 graduates across the stage all wearing red gowns Sunday. In past years, girls primarily wore red and boys primarily wore black. The school colors are red, black and white.

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The Milton board of education approved a 2 percent base wage increase for administrators and a 2.44 percent base wage increase for teachers. The board also approved the 2019-2020 master agreement with the Milton Education Association. All actions took place May 13 at Milton High School.

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Peggy Stromer Hirschberg, town of Milton, holds a letter she received while traveled to Washington D.C. as part of the VetsRoll program. As a teenager in Nebraska, in 1952, Peggy served as a "Rosie" while working in an ordnance plant in Mead.

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A 14-year-old girl died Saturday following a canoeing incident in the Town of Fulton. At about 2:50 p.m. Rock County dispatch received a report of multiple subjects in the water and overturned canoes in the Murwin Park area.

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In July the School District of Milton will be without Superintendent Tim Schigur, Director of Administrative Operations Jerry Schuetz and human resources administrative assistant Susan McCarthy, who resigned. Director of Business Services Mary Ellen Van Valin retired earlier this year.

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Representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) listened last Thursday (May 23) as members of the public shared thoughts about three proposed changes to the Indianford Dam’s operating order. The dam, located along the Rock River in the unincorporated community of Ind…

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Applications for an unexpired term for appointment to the Blackhawk Technical College Board will be accepted until 4 p.m. on June 12, according to Russ Podzilni, Chairperson of the Blackhawk Technical College Board Appointment Committee, and Chairperson of the Rock County Board of Supervisor…

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The Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department today released the name of the girl who died following a canoeing incident in the Town of Fulton Saturday. The capsized canoe was reported to authorities at or about 2:53 p.m.

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After Superintendent Tim Schigur is gone at the end of June, the School District of Milton Human Resources Committee is looking to have an interim superintendent for one year.

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Activities to honor veterans take place on Memorial Day in Veterans Park, on the corner of Hilltop Drive and High Street.

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Understanding how sex traffickers of children and youth operate, identifying victims and learning how to help were among topics discussed during a forum held Wednesday, May 15, at the Milton City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street. 

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A Town of Harmony meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, to discuss chronic flooding in the Starview Heights neighborhood.

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City of Milton Police Department will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign now through June 2.

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The Milton House Museum will host the Fifth Annual Civil War Living History Days this weekend.