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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Rock County announced payments are now available to eligible producers who lost stored commodities due to natural disaster in 2018 or 2019. The On-Farm Storage Loss Program (OFSLP) was authorized by the Additional Supplem…

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The Janesville Police Department is partnering with Ring, LLC, most commonly known for Ring Video Doorbells. Ring currently works with over 400 law enforcement agencies throughout the country and several in the state of Wisconsin.

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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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On Monday former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced the formation of the American Idea Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with offices in Ryan’s hometown of Janesville. The 501(c)(3) will partner with community organizations, academics and lawmakers who are working on the issues…

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On Oct. 19, at approximately 6:42 p.m., a Rock County Sheriff’s Office deputy performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of W. Highway 14 near N. County Road H for a traffic violation, according to a press release supplied by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) has begun a bidding process to hire a design engineer to investigate and create a supplemental gated spillway at the Indianford dam, and provide a construction timeline for the project.

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Big Radio on Monday unveiled plans to consolidate its Rock County radio operations into a single location. Big Radio, owned by Benjamin Thompson, increased its radio holdings in Rock County to five primary signals in August when the company closed on the acquisition of WCLO/WJVL. Big Radio a…

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The Janesville Woman’s Club, 108 S. Jackson St., has been chosen as one of 20 participation U.S. sites honoring women’s history. They will compete for a share of $2 million in grants from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Janesville Woman’s Club Building …

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KANDU Industries, Inc. has been awarded $25,000 from United Way Blackhawk Region to support placing 90 individuals in KANDU’s Community Employment Program within a year. Once that’s accomplished, another $25,000 will be awarded in the second year of the two-year community grant cycle.

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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Rock County has received a $160,000 grant from United Way Blackhawk Region. Over the two-year grant period, funds will be used to recruit, train and support CASA volunteers from our community. The CASA volunteers work one-on-one with children who h…

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Manufacturing Days has become an annual event at Blackhawk Technical College. The event has grown so much since its inception that two days are now necessary to accommodate the number of participating high school students. This year’s celebration will take place on Oct. 3 and 4 with 18 schoo…

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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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A rural Milton coin dealer faces felony charges for the second time this year for allegedly failing to pay thousands of dollars he owes to customers.

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Every day, people across the United Way Blackhawk Region are struggling but don’t know where to turn for help. United Way’s 211 is free, accessible 24/7/365, completely confidential and available in more than 180 languages.

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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…