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The Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation has awarded four additional Covid-19 Emergency Response Grants, bringing total emergency grant funding to nearly $78,000. The grants support local nonprofit and safety net agencies in protecting the health and safety of vulnerable residents a…

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When someone is sick or injured, the care EMTs and paramedics provide can mean the difference between life and death. But the information first responders gather doesn’t always make it to hospital caregivers in a timely and efficient manner.

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The Lake Mills Rotary Club recently installed their new President, Mick Selck, above left, for the 2020-21 term. Outgoing President Dave Roedl congratulated the club on the past year’s successes with thousands of dollars of scholarships awarded, new batting cages at Wallace and Rotary parks,…

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The London Moravian Church is hosting a Lenten Project rummage sale at the London Community Center on Saturday, July 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The London Moravian Church Lenten project supports the Cambridge Area School District “Feed the Children Program” and had previously raised over $800 …

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Michael Klug has been named the Johnson Creek Education Foundation’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni. He will be presented the award at the Johnson Creek High School Graduation on Saturday, July 11 at 5pm.

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When Rainbow’s COVID-19 team met back in April to see what they could do to help reduce the daily stressors for staff, patients, and their families, President and CEO Karen Carrig came up with the idea of offering pre-made meals.

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Dear Readers: I’ll be taking a break from writing my column to focus on helping those in need during the coronavirus crisis. Meantime, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite summertime recipes from years past. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to cook up something “Diva-Licious.”

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Maybe it is the heat which makes it harder to be outdoors more hours of the day, or maybe it is just the pandemic which gives me time to ponder, but I find myself reflecting on more things and their meaning to me. I was ironing some very old linen napkins yesterday that had been in my ironin…

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Kalei Meyer, from Lake Mills, was an award winner during the virtual 2020 MAGD EXPO at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The MAGD EXPO is normally held in early May on the UW-Whitewater campus as a one-day event featuring a juried show of interactive entertainment in 2D, 3D, aural, vir…

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As a child on the farm the Fourth of July meant that we would be able to see fireworks from neighboring communities. I don’t remember actually going to see them but being able to watch them from a distance at home. I am sure that by the time the cows were milked, and chores done, we were ple…

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As the temperature continues to climb, and the sun shines hotter, brighter and longer, it’s important to consider all of the ways that you can protect your skin. No matter what race you may be, if exposed for a long enough period of time, your skin is susceptible to sun damage. It’s importan…

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The future can be uncertain. However, Social Security’s new Advance Designation program can help put you in control of your benefits if a time comes when you need to. Advance Designation enables you to identify up to three people, in priority order, whom you would like to serve as your poten…

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If your pup could use a “spring cleaning,” head to Tyranena Brewing Company in Lake Mills on Saturday, Aug. 15 for their annual dog wash. It can be a hassle to get your pooch in the bathtub for a good scrub, but for only $15 volunteers will bathe your dog for you! For an additional $5, you c…

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The Lake Mills Area Community Foundation (LMACF) established a fund to receive donations to benefit those in the Lake Mills area in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has made it financially challenging for area non-profits and public agencies to me…

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A $16.7 million plan focused on affordable housing and economic development gained final approval from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) board on June 17, as members directed spending toward a rural affordable workforce housing pilot, financing for under served…

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I don’t know if is that another palindrome natal day is fast approaching, dealing with the pandemic, or just life in general but suddenly I might be sensing my age. I say sensing because the time warp that becomes life allows me to feel another age until I pass a mirror. I am blessed with go…

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The American Red Cross held a blood drive on June 9 and it was another grand success. There were 86 presenting donors, of which seven were first time donors. 61 whole blood units and 24 power red units were collected giving 86 total units which in turn and can 255 potential lives saved.

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One of the most recognized symbols of the Fourth of July celebration is the American flag. The American flag began with 13 stars, and today, 50 stars are displayed to represent the number of states now in the union.

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Lake Mills Emergency Medical Services (LMEMS) has announced that they are one of the first EMS services in Jefferson County to use nitrous oxide — an alternative, effective solution for pain management. It was recently installed in their two front-line ambulance rigs, with the goal to equip …

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Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to remind Medicare beneficiaries to be vigilant and take precautions to avoid falling victim to healthcare fraud during this pandemic. We’re warning Medicare beneficiaries that scammers may try to use this p…

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Shown above is four generations of family. Left to right are: Lynette Smith, Carol Smith, Carol (Cayo) LeValley and her twins Graham and Eleanor.

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Because of COVID-19 the library has transitioned to a virtual library program using BeanStack. BeanStack is available as both an app and web portal for children (and adults!) to track and record their reading minutes and earn awards.

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Because of COVID-19 the library has transitioned to a virtual library program using BeanStack. BeanStack is available as both an app and web portal for children (and adults!) to track and record their reading minutes and earn awards.

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The Crave Brothers—Charles, George, Tom and Mark Crave of Crave Brothers Farm, LLC and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese celebrate Wisconsin’s June Dairy Month by engaging in business as usual. That’s because the Crave Brothers, including their three additional partners—Charlie’s sons Jordan a…

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The Aztalan Milford Cemetery Association will meet Saturday, June 27 at 1 p.m. at W6908 Country Road B, east of Lake Mills. This is the annual and quarterly meeting that was cancelled in March due to COVID-19.

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Optimist members Jim Markgraf and Dave Wendt are shown presenting an $750 donation to Children’s Librarian, Becca Feirer. The library has restructured its current program to provide a virtual platform for children to record their reading and earn prizes. The theme this year is “Imagine your …

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During stressful times like these, I've grown to have an added appreciation for the two men who have been pillars of love and support in my life, my dad, Howard, and my husband, Michael. I was blessed to be raised in a home with my diligent, book-loving father and my wonderful mother.

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The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has awarded $33,320 in post-secondary scholarships to 41 Wisconsin FFA members from 33 chapters. Scholarships are awarded to seniors in high school or students currently enrolled in a university/technical college. They must be in good standing with the Wisconsin …

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This week I wanted you to know that we have speculated on when we can reopen Club 55, but each time we think we will set a time there seems to be an anticipated spike of Covid-19. We are going with the Jefferson County Health Department advice which reflects the CDC, and we will be cautious.…

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One of my favorite things to do outdoors when the weather is nice out, is work in my perennial flower garden. Every year I try to find a new flower or two in it. This year it was seven! It is hard work to keep that garden clean, but working in the dirt seems to humble me and always brings me…

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The latest Round Up at the Lake Mills Market was for the Lake Mills Area Community Foundation Covid-19 Recovery Fund. The foundation thanks to Mitch Eveland for promoting the need, his employees for their assistance with transactions, and the community for always being supportive. The Round …

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Morris Wickliffe (Benton, Arkansas) and Vicki Potratz (Clinton) were married on Dec. 27, 1969 in Clinton. They met at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where both were students. One of Vicki’s high school classmates, also a housemate of Morris, introduced the couple. They have lived in Lak…

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Summer reading is a fun program designed to engage all age groups in exploring new ideas, books and activities. The program is free and there are no fees for any of the events or activities. As children read books and engage in the activities, they are eligible to win badges and prizes.