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Instrumental letter winners at Milton High School for the 2019-2020 school year include:

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions in almost every aspect of our lives, including how we receive our food supply. Because of the large-scale closing of restaurants, farmers and ranchers have an over-abundance of meats, dairy and vegetables, but few customers left to buy their goods…

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Five Milton area students were named to Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester:

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host the 8th annual Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend. Park admission fees, fishing license and trail pass requirements will be waived on June 6-7 to encourage Wisconsinites to take advantage of and enjoy Wisconsin’s outdoors.

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There’s nothing sweeter than tasting the first berry of the season you’ve pulled right off the vine. The king berry as it’s known, it’s the biggest berry of the season.

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The unrelenting barrage of bad news and stress can have a negative impact on both your body and your mind. Need a boost? According to recent research, some foods have the same effect on your body as taking a prescription mood-enhancing drug.

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If you live in the Milton School District you can get help from the Milton Food Pantry, 36 Hilltop Drive, once a month. Call 608-868-1166 or stop in.

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Garden plots are available to rent . The 3.5-plus-acre Rock County Community Garden is located off of Highway 14 in Janesville near the Rock County Sheriff’s department. Plots are 20 feet by 25 feet and cost $35 for one or two for $60. Payment is due with a completed application. Rental form…

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The term “forest bathing” may bring up some odd images and a few questions, but in Japan, forest bathing, called “Shinrin-yoku” in Japanese, is a leisurely visit to a forest. Shinrin means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So Shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in t…

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For many people, social distancing brings concern about summer plans. In previous years, summertime was when families planned their vacations. The kids would be out of school, the weather could be fantastic, and the days are longer — allowing optimal time to venture to new places, catch some…

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Before you head out for the weekend, let’s chat boating safety. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities in 2018. Eighty-four percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.

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UW-Whitewater’s Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) program is holding the Annual MAGD EXPO 2020 exclusively online this year. In the past the MAGD EXPO is normally held in early May as a one day event featuring a juried show of interactive entertainment in 3D, 2D, aural, virtual, and ani…

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The smell of charcoals burning, the sound of Wisconsin beef sizzling, and the sight of perfect grill marks are truly hard to beat. As the sun sets later and later and the temperature rises higher and higher, grilling season has officially made its arrival. Whether cooking on gas or charcoal,…

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With families at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Adams Publishing Group asked Connie Gavinski at the Waunakee Village Center to share some activities parents and children can do together at home. 

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What I have always loved about being an American is that through it all, we somehow manage to keep the faith, persevere and stand together.

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UW-Whitewater’s Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) program has a student group GAMED (Game and Media Entertainment Developers) that held their first-ever virtual Game Jam on April 24-26, 2020. During this 48 hour period from Friday at 5 p.m. to Sunday at 5 p.m., three groups of students …

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The Milton food pantry received a $14,000 donation from Charter NEX Films. Representing Charter NEX in the back row, from left are facilities manager Cliff Dmitruck, plant manager Brett Triebel and Mariah Miller (human resources). Front row, from left: food pantry secretary Connie Brouillett…

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During these uncertain times when so many are ill, have lost their jobs and are frightened about what the future may hold, it’s easy to feel hopeless or become depressed. Remember, even though things may look bleak, have faith that this too shall pass, that you’re not alone, and that help is…

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By Kylie Cole, Milton High School Art 1 student

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In the summer of 2017, the University of Wisconsin System began implementing its new online learning platform. As a result, the new platform has facilitated the transition of thousands of in-person courses to online delivery in a matter of weeks, a large-scale success in the face of the COVI…

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Jacob Koenig, a Milton High School sophomore in Art II created this work of art, which appeared in the art show at the Milton House. Jacob used pencil, then marker. “I wanted to do something other than an animal outline, and I like WWII a lot,” he said. The image is based off of the iconic p…

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The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, has awarded 120 graduating high school seniors, including Milton's Courtney Weberpal,  with a $1,500 educational scholarship.

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I’ve always been a firm believer in the power of a well-stocked pantry, and one of the main staples in my pantry has always been a variety of canned beans. Although researchers haven’t come up with a foolproof way to avoid the more “musical” and indelicate side effect of beans, they have fou…

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Whether you’ve been hit with lockdowns and quarantines, work and school closures, bad weather or power outages, or you just need to stock your pantry for the times you’re unable to shop, here are some ways to create an emergency pantry using canned goods as staples.

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The Alzheimer’s Association, Wisconsin Chapter is offering free virtual (phone and webinar) programming including care consultations, education programs, and support groups to help Wisconsin caregivers and their families.

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Gents Hall on College Street in Milton was the third building constructed for the Milton College campus. It was an early below-campus wood structure that was built a few years after the Goodrich Hall dormitory, so the college no longer had to house male and female students in the Goodrich Ha…

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another day, another dawn

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Kids and adults dread going to school and work every day, waking up at 6 in the morning, spending 8 hours at a desk sitting through boring lectures while they dream of getting home for the day to play video games, or binge a Netflix show while in bed. Without being able to leave your house, …

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Numb. That is how the weeks leading up to the large outbreak of COVID-19 felt to me as a high school senior. In a short sense, it was just the repetition of going to class after class and being told, “this is how online learning is going to work,” that started to get mentally draining day af…