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Easter is always an amazing day! Nothing, absolutely nothing, can change what Jesus has done. His whole life and the events of Holy Week all lead up to one amazing day! Jesus revealed that to His disciples and followers as He appeared to them! And through His Word, our God continues to share…

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With some restaurants closed and grocery store trips limited, I appreciate food: the traditional chicken and rice bake, tacos, the pre-Easter ham and even frozen ravioli. It’s been a long time (maybe never) since my family has enjoyed so many home-cooked meals.

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Are you looking for a school board candidate who has 30 years of experience working with students not only in a classroom setting but also one on one as a tutoring specialist? A person of high integrity and deep personal faith? A person who has invested personal time in earning an advanced d…

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I wrote a very upbeat, positive column, then drove to the Gazette newsroom. On the way there, something hit my window and caused a 10-inch crack in my windshield. When I got to my desk, I found my keyboard had not been replaced. That meant I had no E key. I called someone for help. Voicemail…

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Today's farmers are continually innovating when it comes to new methods of growing and raising our food supply. Aquaponics, a process which allows producers to raise and grow both a protein and vegetable crop simultaneously, has seen an increase in popularity.

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The coronavirus has made life in America scary right now, but it’s important not to panic. As FDR said in his 1933 inaugural address, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

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Facing an economic downturn of stunning speed and unknown length, the state of Wisconsin’s finances is much stronger now than at the onset of the last recession in 2007, according to a new report from the independent, nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum.

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COVID-19 is here, and it has been a sobering week for Wisconsin. As schools close, sporting events cancel, and grocery aisles go bare, there is a sense of uneasiness.

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In the fall of 1970 when I started college at UW-Stevens Point, it was hard to hold a part-time job while attending classes and playing college baseball. That’s why I would get up every morning and milk cows for my dad, uncle, and grandpa. I did that for four years, but I didn’t make enough …

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You’ve probably heard about the Real ID, but if you haven’t had to get one yourself, you might not realize what it takes to get one.

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As a business owner, you work hard to make your business successful. A lot of blood, sweat and tears go into making a business successful. When you reach that level, it is such an extremely satisfying moment. That moment will come to life for seven of our chamber members during the Milton Ar…

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For generations, farmers have been caring for the land, the water, and their environmental resources. While many traditions run deep in the farming community, innovation and ingenuity are the keys to success in agriculture. Today, farmers across our state are leading the way when it comes to…

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ACT scores released last fall show the share of Wisconsin high school juniors meeting college readiness benchmarks in 2018-19 was largely down or flat from the previous year, according to a Wisconsin Policy Forum analysis of data from the state Department of Public Instruction. The results c…

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I’ve always been a “word person” and not a “number person.” Graduating from high school without even one math class no doubt added to my lack of proficiency with numbers. (God bless calculators!)

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As founder of We the Irrelevant, a website that tracks how well (or poorly) the actions of legislators match up with what the public has asked them to do, I have sent multiple open records requests to Wisconsin legislators on a variety of controversial initiatives. Each time, I’ve asked them…

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Total enrollment in Wisconsin public schools declined for the fifth straight year in the 2018-19 school year, while the student population is more diverse due largely to increasing numbers of Hispanic students, according to updated findings of the Wisconsin Policy Forum’s 2019 School DataTool.

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During Flood Insurance Awareness Week the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) are urging Wisconsinites to protect their homes and businesses from financial losses due to flooding.

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In the days after 9/11, a New York advertising executive came up with a phrase to help New Yorkers stay vigilant after the terrorist attack. The phrase caught on and is now used throughout the country, including here in Milton: “If you see something, say something.” The phrase has expanded b…

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Starting Wednesday, Feb. 12,, Milton High School students begin choosing classes for the next school year. One significant change this year is that students will be selecting courses to fit into a new schedule being adopted for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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The Gathering Place’s annual Cabin Fever Dinner/Dance is on the horizon. Twist and shout the night away to the sounds of “Frank and Company,” Janesville’s classic oldies tribute band. Join us at The Gathering Place for our first fundraiser of the year on Saturday, Feb. 29. Doors open at 5 p.…

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Former Miltonian John Knight, who knows I’m a fanatical fisherwoman, once sent me a booklet he wrote. It’s simply titled, “Fishing Stories.”

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Editor’s note: The mayor declared 2020 “The Year of the Community.” In this column she explains her thoughts behind this declaration and what community care means.

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Last year, the state of Wisconsin’s “hidden deficit” fell by more than $2 billion since 2011, a one-third reduction marking the largest percentage decrease in decades. Wisconsin nevertheless remains one of only three states with a negative general fund balance when measured by Generally Acce…

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How many times have we heard that young adults should be allowed to do things older adults do. Now we say these individuals need help with their loans. What are we teaching these individuals? Who made these debts? Why should we the taxpayers fix the problem? If they need re-financing, they s…

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There is no student loan crisis. At least no more than there is an auto loan crisis or a home loan crisis. If you earn enough to cover your payments, there's no problem. A problem only arises if you don't have a job, or have one that doesn't pay enough.

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As our grandchildren age, I’ve slowly, and reluctantly, fallen into the pattern of buying fewer Christmas gifts. Most of them either have all the toys they need or want, or they’ve totally outgrown their toy phase.

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It is with enormous pride and gratitude that I write this letter. The City of Milton has experienced a level of investment and growth the past year (2019) that we have not seen in a decade, if ever. It is important as a community that we recognize and celebrate our successes.

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When the Mission Statement for the School District of Milton was crafted, it was based on feedback from many staff and community members. The group landed their focus on Opportunity, Achievement, and Community, all of which have been evident in our district for many years. I’d like to take a…

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Despite the short daylight hours and the chill in the weather, farmers throughout the state of Wisconsin are still hard at work. Livestock farmers are busy keeping their animals warm and dry, crop growers are replacing parts on their field equipment, and producers of all commodities are plan…

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Snowmobilers enjoying Wisconsin’s trails often hear conservation wardens stressing the importance of safety, staying sober and being smart, which also are among the top priorities promoted during International Snowmobile Safety Week, Jan. 18-26.

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In September of 1967 at the National Convention on New Politics held in Chicago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared: “We are concerned for the moral health of our nation. We have come because our eyes have seen through the superficial glory and glitter of our society, and observed the comin…

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School property taxes across Wisconsin rose by more than $220 million on December 2019 tax bills, which suggests — when combined with increases in county and technical college district levies — that Wisconsin residents could see their largest property tax increase in a decade.