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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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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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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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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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“Drinking Water Week,” established in 1988, and celebrated this year between May 5 and 11, brings recognition to the “vital role drinking water plays in everyone’s daily lives,” according to a recent Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) press release.

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The Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners asked contracted hydrologist Rob Montgomery to investigate alternatives that could be employed to reduce the number of “slow, no-wake” (SNW) days during boating season on Lake Koshkonong and the Rock River.

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After the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners meeting was called to order on April 25, board Chairman Steve Proud deviated from the printed agenda to address what he described as comments made “in the local paper attributed to the chair.” 

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Although an invasive species, zebra mussels are not foreign to many of Wisconsin’s lakes and waterways, and Lake Koshkonong is no exception. The aquatic creatures were first documented in the lake in 2009, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for the…

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A new study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. The study also states that when ethanol is refined at natural gas-powered refineries, the greenhouse gas emissions are even lower…

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Boat launch improvements and a draft memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Rock Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) and the Town of Albion were among items discussed during the district’s quarterly meeting held March 21 at Tallgrass Restoration.

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The Milton Courier interviewed Holly Ivel, director of data service at GuideStar, about the importance of nonprofits providing data and being transparent. GuideStar is an information service specializing in nonprofits.

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Wisconsin’s tax burden in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 fell to its lowest level in nearly 50 years, according to a new report by the nonpartisan, independent Wisconsin Policy Forum.

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During the November 2018 elections, at least 15 communities across the state held referenda to allow cities, villages, towns, or counties to exceed state-imposed property tax levy limits, and voters in 11 of those communities gave their approval. The vote marked the largest number of such re…

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In three separate actions, the City of Milton Common Council accepted dedication of several public property improvements completed within the first phase of the Red Hawk Farms residential subdivision.

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Voters this month approved school referenda at rates not seen previously, making 2018 the highest year on record with more than $2 billion in additional school spending passed, according to Department of Public Instruction data.

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The location and hours of polling place for the Aug. 14, 2018, primary election, and the Notice of Partisan Primary and Sample Ballot, both published in the Aug. 9 issue of the Milton Courier, contained errors. The corrected information is included here for your convenience. We apologize for…

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Increasing summer lake water levels in 2019, and dredging and shoreline fortification were among topics discussed during the Rock Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) annual meeting held Saturday (July 28) at Fort Atkinson High School. Over 200 members of the electorate were in attendance.

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The City of Jefferson recently added an inflatable obstacle course, known as an Aqua Glide, to its Jefferson Family Aquatic Center.

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United Alloy, Inc. (UAI) is expanding its footprint by adding a new 100,000 SF production facility. In addition to increasing the company's overall production capacities, this new structure will house a new painting system and facilitate finished product distribution. UAI will also be expand…

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On Jan. 5, Attorney General Brad Schimel held the second meeting of the Attorney General’s Task Force on Elder Abuse and is announcing a new public awareness campaign that will allow people to report abuse against seniors at Medicaid-funded or other senior care facilities.

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If you were a student and had an hour for lunch, where would you go? The neighborhood grocery store to pick up a deli sandwich? A fast-food restaurant? Home to eat with family?

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For the members of the board and World Dairy Expo staff, the 50th anniversary celebration took an incredible amount of time and planning. As such, they wanted to capture the spirit of the show so all attendees could remember it for years to come. What better way to do so than by hanging it o…

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The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory through noon Wednesday for most of the state. Temperatures as low as -10 along with wind chills as low as -25 F are expected in southern Wisconsin.

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Dangerously cold temperatures and frigid wind chills are in the forecast for much of Wisconsin this week. Single digit highs around zero with overnight lows well below zero are expected. Expect dangerous overnight wind chills from 20 to 35 below zero.

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The Madison Senior Center and the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin have joined together to develop a checklist for families with elderly parents and relatives to help keep their loved ones healthier physically, mentally and emotionally.

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Green is a complex word with differing connotations, depending upon your view of the political landscape.

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Today, Attorney General Brad Schimel continued his investigation into credit rating agency Equifax, Inc. for its massive data breach, which impacted approximately 143 million people, by issuing a subpoena seeking detailed information from Equifax about the breach and the Wisconsin residents …

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­Volunteer line crews from ­­18 Wisconsin electric cooperatives are joining in Florida’s massive recovery effort, helping rebuild shattered electric systems in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s devastation.

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Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, also felt good about the Surface Transportation Board’s decision to reject the Great Lakes Basin Transportation application for a new rail line.

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The 153rd Madison Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has served Madison and surrounding communities for more than 30 years. According to a recent press release, CAP promotes volunteering, trains young people to be leaders and model citizens, educates on aerospace science and perfor…

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The Brandl Farm in Clinton will host this year’s Rock County Dairy Breakfast on Saturday with the Rock County Dairy Promotion Council. The breakfast will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, as well as ham patties, yogurt, cheese sticks, applesauce, ice cream, coffee – and of course lots of milk.