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According to the U.S. Geological Survey Gauge on Lake Koshkonong, the water level for the Rock River is 8.0 feet. County ordinance allows for an abeyance of the slow-no-wake speed restriction when water levels are at 8.0 feet or less on the portion of the Rock River downstream from the north…

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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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The City of Janesville and the Rock County HOME Consortium are preparing the CDBG and HOME Programs 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan. The CDBG Program is intended to support local activities that benefit low and moderate income individuals and households. The HOME Prog…

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Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, today released the following statement on the Joint Finance Committee action on the transportation portion of the 2019-2021 biennial budget:

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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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The City of Janesville is assisting the UW Madison Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory (TOPS Lab) with a research project that they are conducting to study the integration of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) into transit operations. As part of the project, the TOPS Lab has developed an online …

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Starting Thursday morning (June 6), all Interstate 39/90 traffic will shift onto the northbound side of the Interstate between Townline Road, two miles north of the WIS 26 interchange (Exit 171A) in Janesville, and south of the Rock River bridges near Edgerton. Two lanes will remain open in …

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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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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 Janesville Area CROP Hunger Walk has exceeded its goal of raising more than $50,000 to help fight hunger around the globe and in our local communities.

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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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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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According to Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) equalized assessed value (EAV) data, the City of Janesville’s EAV, also known as market rate value, increased 23.1 percent from 2015 to 2018. This is the largest percentage growth in EAV among Janesville’s 14 peer communities and the State o…

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The Clean Sweep drop-offs for hazardous chemicals will be in Beloit Saturday, June 22, and Janesville on Saturday, Aug. 24. Drop-off events are open to Rock County residents. These are popular with limited space so advance registration is required by calling the Rock County Land Conservation…

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Stephanie Cunningham, 23, Edgerton, was arrested May 4 on charges of a first offense OWI (operating while intoxicated) and a first offense OWI causing injury with a passenger under 16 years of age, after rolling her vehicle in a single-car crash, a release supplied by the Rock County Sheriff…

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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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Work is underway to reconstruct and expand Interstate 39/90 from Kennedy Road near Janesville to Knutson Road, just south of the Rock River bridges near Newville in Rock County. In preparation for the Interstate expansion, temporary widening work will occur on I-39/90 southbound from Townlin…

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The Ag Business Council of Rock County inducted Glenn Thompson, Edgerton, into the Agriculture Hall of Fame. Thompson was recognized during the council’s annual dinner.

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Rock County Highway Commissioner Duane Jorgenson urges people to drive carefully in highway work zones throughout the 2019 construction season.

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A proposed 108-unit rental apartment complex cleared its first hurdle toward development. Milton’s plan commission recommended and the city council approved a request made by Capital Asset Investments, LLC, to rezone just over 13 acres of land, changing the designation from agricultural to p…

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Official April 2 Rock County election results, posted to the Rock County website as of April 8, at 3:56 p.m. by Rock County Clerk Lisa Tollefson, show that of the 87,678 registered voters in Rock County, 28,911 or 32.97 percent cast their ballots, with official totals representing 100 percen…

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The Rock County Association for Home and Community Education (RCHCE), formerly known as Rock County Extension Homemakers, voted in January 2018 to disband at the end of that calendar year.

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United Way Blackhawk Region (UWBR) announced this morning that projections indicate the 2018-2019 Community Campaign may fall about 4 percent short or $104,000 below the $2.6 million dollar goal.

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The National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Rock County, beginning today (Tuesday) at 4 a.m. The Wind Chill Advisory will escalate to a Wind Chill Warning on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and continue until Thursday, January 31 at noon. In addition to the extreme temperatures, citizens…

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Milton Snow Riders and friends and family of the late Pat Howe gathered in front of Evonik at 303 Vincent St. Monday to dedicate a snowmobile trail sign in memory of Howe. Known as “the snowmobile legend,” Howe is one of the founding fathers of the club. He died May 28, 2017, at age 83 and 3…

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KOSHKONONG — What was thought to be a person clinging to an ice flow in Lake Koshkonong turned out to be little more than a log or tree bobbing in the water about a half-mile from shore Monday morning.

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During 2018, the Lima 4-H club celebrated their 90th year. The club had their annual picnic in August and celebrated this milestone. The final club meeting in 2018 was a fun day of caroling and playing games that youth officers planned as well as being in the Whitewater parade.

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Judge Karl Hanson has declared his candidacy to retain his position in Branch 1 of the Rock County Circuit Court. Hanson has held that position since his appointment on March 5, 2018. He replaced Judge James Daley, who retired after 29 years on the bench.