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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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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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Townline Road under Interstate 39/90 west of Milton, in Rock County, will be closed to all traffic on Friday (July 26). Crews will set girders for the new I-39/90 southbound bridge over the roadway. Emergency access will be provided to police, fire and EMS.

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In 1874, Lavinia Goodell became Wisconsin’s first woman lawyer, winning a hard-fought right for women to practice law in Wisconsin. More than a century later, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, a new website will detail her life through a digital biography while…

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At 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 19, Rock County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Janesville Police, and Janesville Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the Rock County Courthouse in Janesville, for a report of a chemical incident in the facilities management area of the Courthouse.

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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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“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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Each year, the City of Janesville publishes a Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), a user-friendly annual companion to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The PAFR summarizes financial information from the CAFR and presents it in a format specifically designed to be accessib…

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Danielle Wallace has been hired as the visitor and event services representative at Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (JACVB).

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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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According to a June 22 media release, Rock County Sheriff’s Office is removing the previously declared slow-no-wake speed restriction on this portion of the Rock River. Deputies will begin removing posted signs.

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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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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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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.