This summer, AAA forecasts Americans will take 700 million trips based on economic indicators and state re-openings. That number is down nearly 15% compared to last July through September and is the first decline in summer travel since 2009. AAA booking trends show Americans are making trave…
The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL), chaired by State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, announced a voluntary cut of at least 5% to its operating budget for this fiscal year. This cut was made in an effort to contribute to the state budget which has been heavily impacted by the COVID-…
The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors has been in the process of reviewing the potential for a local communicable disease ordinance that ratifies, at the county level, a local health officer’s duties and responsibilities, all of which are mandated by section 252.03 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
There won’t be a Town and Country Days festival in Lake Mills this weekend, an event that brings many to town over four days and features a parade and many activities.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW)(link is external) and Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH)(link is external), the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)(link is extern…
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has announced it will welcome students back to campus this fall. Students will have in-person and online courses.
Many people in the community are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are they anxious about getting the virus or passing it on to vulnerable friends or family members, but there also are the economic impacts that have greatly affected people’s lives.
Jefferson County is launching their “CommUNITY Partner” campaign in effort to provide a unified approach that businesses and residents alike can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus. This campaign will help remind the entire community to remain persistent in their safe practices and …
Watertown Regional Medical Center announced that starting Wednesday, June 17, it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions. With this change, most patients will be allowed one healthy support person/visitor, as the hospital continues to resume elective and…
Members of the Waterloo fitness center only had a limited amount of time to enjoy the new space before it needed to shut down due to COVID-19. However, pool and fitness center director Janessa Henning is eyeing July 6 as the reopening date for both facilities.
From Beloit to Superior, 49 libraries, historical museums, community centers, and other organizations recently received Wisconsin Humanities CARES Relief Grant emergency funding to help support their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Lake Mills Aztalan Historical Society…
The University of Wisconsin System will welcome students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester, UW System President Ray Cross and Regent President Andrew S. Petersen announced today.
The July 15, 2020, extended deadline for individual income tax filing is about a month away and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) will extend its call center hours.
BELOIT - Mark Finnegan, co-founder of VetsRoll, called the brush his 94-year-old mother Barbara Finnegan had with Coronavirus a “speed bump.” The ‘Rosie-the-Riveter’ not only had a full recovery from the virus, but was barely ill after she tested positive.
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…
Bank of Lake Mills, Watertown and Lake Mills locations have donated $20,000 through their partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s COVID-19 Relief Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite a record-setting year for Wisconsin tourism in 2019, the industry was scrambling to adjust to the shock of coronavirus while hoping the Memorial Day weekend can start a comeback to mitigate millions of dollars in losses.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen of Oshkosh lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The helpers — all University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students — returned to their parents’ homes when the university canceled in-person classes.
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…
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.
Communities in Dodge and Jefferson counties will observe Memorial Day on Monday, but many places have needed to alter previously scheduled plans due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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 …
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.
JEFFERSON — As businesses reopen across the state, a stark reminder that COVID-19 still is here came Friday as the Jefferson County Health Department confirmed that another resident has died due to infection.
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.
Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance program is grappling with record-high call volume during the COVID-19 pandemic leaving thousands of jobless people searching for answers on their benefits.
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.
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…