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With the March calendar still on the wall, just like that the school year is over. This year there will be no last day assemblies or photo ops. Students will close their laptops and Chromebooks and turn the page on the 2019-20 school year. For high school seniors the lack of pomp and circums…

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OCONOMOWOC — For at least one doctor on the front lines, it’s not the new coronavirus he’s worried about. It’s what happens when people are unnecessarily fearful of it.

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Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on community health and well-being, the 2020 Jefferson County Fair has been canceled. The safety of the Jefferson County Fair’s attendees, participants and community is the highest priority in producing the annual fair.

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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announced today that departments across both the Whitewater and Rock County campuses are planning for the return of students, faculty and staff for the Fall 2020 semester.

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WEST ALLIS — With Wisconsin State Fair officials cancelling their entire 2020 event as of late morning Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials at the Jefferson and Dodge county fairs are planning on making formal announcements about their decades-long annual events in the coming days.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to allow local courts to resume in-person hearings and jury trials — if they can come up with plans to protect participants and observers from the coronavirus. Jefferson County is preparing.

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Graduation day is a huge milestone, but this year, many students around the country won’t experience it. Amid a COVID-19 outbreak, many schools are canceling their commencement ceremonies or going virtual. And other school districts are holding them later in the summer.

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You may have seen the sings around town, but do you know why they are selling them? As a way to connect with the community and start conversations about agriculture the Lake Mills FFA Alumni has started a “Support Local Farmers” sign campaign. The group has been selling the signs locally wit…

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WHITEWATER — Free drive-through COVID-19 testing for residents of Jefferson and Walworth counties is being offered this week in Whitewater.

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In accordance with public health guidelines and safety recommendations, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is modifying current operations to maintain the safest environment for visitors and staff.

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Jefferson County has been awarded $13,782 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program and $23,977 to Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Gov. Tony Evers on May 20 announced the launch of a $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program for Wisconsinites who have experienced income loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Tony Evers on May 18 announced $75 million in assistance for small businesses as part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s "We’re All In." The initiative aims to celebrate and help Wisconsin’s small businesses get back on their feet and support best practices to keep busi…

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Memorial Day hasn’t been canceled by coronavirus, but services have been. The Lake Mills American Legion Post 67 will hold a short private Memorial Day ceremony on May 25 at at Rock Lake Cemetery.

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Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) announced Monday it has taken the appropriate steps to safely resume some elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures that were previously rescheduled out of an abundance of caution amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The decision to …

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Businesses in the Lake Mills area are operating with caution even after Wisconsin’s ‘Safer at Home’ order was overturned late on Wednesday, May 13 by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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It appears that officials in both Dodge and Jefferson counties are going to emphasize safe health practices, rather than push for enforcing any additional localized restrictions, after the the Wisconsin Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the extension of Gov. Tony Evers' Safer-at-Home order.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended the mandate for another month without consulting legislators.

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Watertown Regional Medical Center is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15. Each May, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of…

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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will celebrate the achievements of its graduates at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in a virtual event, which will occur via Facebook Live on UW-Whitewater’s Facebook page.

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The Lake Mills Leader and APG Media are providing a free webinar for crisis business marketing in the COVID-19 era, especially timely as business restrictions slowly begin to lift, presented by Emmy-winning marketing expert Ryan Dohrn.

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Graduation at Lake Mills High School has been rescheduled to July 19. Lake Mills High School Principal Cale Vogel made the announcement during the Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education meeting Monday night.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin National Guard will be supporting two new community-based testing sites in Milwaukee and in Madison. This is part of a series of efforts by the DHS and the Wisconsin National Guard to work with loc…

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To show appreciation for teachers who have worked diligently to adapt to new ways of educating and connecting with students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Governors University has announced it is offering $100,000 in scholarships to current and aspiring teachers hoping to further their …

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Sometimes hard times bring out the best in people. Area real estate broker Laura Staude Flood of Laura’s Real Estate Group, Century 21 Affiliated, 110 E. Lake St., Suite 4, has been giving away gift cards to area small businesses daily on her Facebook page as well as honoring nurses, healthc…

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Watertown Regional Medical Center is proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community. National Nurses Week – observed annually Ma…

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Fort HealthCare is lifting the temporary restrictions placed on elective surgery and outpatient procedures due to the COVID-19 virus. The decision follows the release of Governor Evers’ Badger Bounce Back plan for the state. The health system will schedule non-high risk patients for as soon …

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More than 1 million meals have been provided to Wisconsin students since the closure of K -12 school buildings because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to claims filed to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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Treating infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), is not new to hospitals, and the guidelines for protecting patients, staff and visitors are comprehensive and evidence-based. You hear often that COVID-19 patients are treated in isolation, and while specific elements …