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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.

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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.