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A request for the removal of construction debris from underneath the County Highway M/F bridge is being drafted, according to officials from two state agencies: the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT). The bridge spans the Rock…

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Officials from two Wisconsin state agencies and the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District say surveying efforts are underway to determine how much and in what year debris recently found underneath the Indianford Bridge was placed in the Rock River.

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Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) newly elected treasurer Mark Meyer presented a financial report, outlining fund balances, potential dollars available for future projects, expenditures, both real and forecasted, and suggested areas of savings within the district’s budget. The report was …

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A Minnesota-based firm will be tapped to develop a request for proposals (RFP), outlining project parameters to be used by engineering firms looking to construct a sluiceway and Tainter gate system on the east side of the Indianford Dam powerhouse. The proposed modification will be made in b…

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In recognition of family caregivers from across Rock County, the Aging & Disability Resource Center and the Dementia Friendly Community Network will host a “Caregiver Night Out,” featuring Vito Zatto, at 6 p.m. on Sept. 24, at the Pontiac Convention Center, 2809 N. Pontiac Drive, Janesvi…

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All singers, musicians, dancers ages 55 and older are invited to perform in the second annual senior talent show at the Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC). Vocal and instrumental soloists, duets, or small groups are encouraged to participate. The event will be judged and cash prizes wi…

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The Rock County Land Conservation Department is taking orders for its yearly tree and shrub Sale. Distribution is usually around mid-April. Tree protectors and Root Dip Planting Gel are also available.

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A three-man commercial dive team hired by the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) aided in reconnecting a chain to a “dewatering plug” used to empty river water from within a powerhouse turbine chamber housing one of two wicket gates. The work was performed by Iowa-based GOE on Aug. 24.

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Challengers Jim Jelinek and Mark Meyer have been elected to the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners. The seats, each carrying a three-year term, were among items decided during the district’s annual meeting of electors held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Fort Atkinson High…

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The Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners annual meeting of electors will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at Fort Atkinson High School, 925 Lexington Blvd. Registration of electors will begin at 8:30 a.m. The meeting is scheduled to run between 9 and 10:30 a.m. 

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The owner of HP Fans Inc. and organizer of Jefferson’s Warriors and Wizards Festival, who is facing criminal charges for more than $50,000 in bounced checks and declined credit card authorizations, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday.

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GO Riteway has expanded its coverage territory over the summer months with additional school districts. Over the next 2 months,GO Riteway Transportation Group will be hiring new team members. To complement the expansion, GO Riteway will be offering a sign-on bonus for CDL driving and automot…

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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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Standing by their cows, Milton 4-H members are: dairy project leader Diane Kudrna; "Estrella," a black and white Holstein; Cole and Jenna Kudrna; dairy project leader Todd Kronberg; Sara Kronberg; "Savannah Red," a red and white Holstein; Ben Kronberg; farm owner Bess Ann Wenham and club cha…

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“Moyer,” a 220-pound crossbred barrow lumbered about the farmyard, waiting for his photo op. A well-placed bucket of grain made him an accommodating subject as his proud keepers, members of the Milton 4-H club, gathered for a picture. Moyer, like a similarly situated character from “Charlott…

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Four members of the Harmony 4-H club, the Stutika sisters, Melysa, 14, and Lauren, 12, and Schultz siblings, Ella, 12, and Erik, 15, gathered near the Milton Community House to talk about their projects and experiences with 4-H.

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The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the WorkSmart Network and Wisconsin Job Service, is hosting a transferable skills workshop on July 29 followed by an interview event on Aug. 22 for workers affected by retail closures, like Shopko, even …

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“Twister,” a 1996-released fast-action drama, tells the tale of Dr. Jo Harding, played by Helen Hunt, as she travels the countryside, dodging wind-hurled objects, a Holstein among them, while confronting her biggest fear: tornados. 

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The Rock-Koshkonong Board of Commissioners discussed on June 13 how best to fund a proposed $100,000 engineering study needed to move forward with dam modification projects and the estimated $450,000 needed to purchase up to 2.5 acres of land and build a boat launch on Bingham Road in Albion…

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The Rock-Koshkonong Lake District Board of Commissioners voted June 13 in favor of hiring an engineering firm to explore feasibility and costs associated with three dam modification alternatives. The cost of the study was capped not to exceed $100,000.

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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.