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For behind-the-scenes commencement commentary, the Milton Courier turned to Red Hawk Media advisor Tim Hall and yearbook advisor Sarah Brechtl.

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The Class of 2020 Milton High School graduation ceremony will take place in your home, wherever you can view the Red Hawk Media YouTube channel.

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Alliant Energy has announced it intends to buy a planned solar farm project in northern Rock County as the electric utility makes a major foray into solar power.

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The Milton Public Library is moving to the next step of reopening. Starting on Monday, June 8, the library will be expand curbside hours to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The library will not be open Wednesday and Sunday. Returns will …

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Authentic voices shape a fresh look at a familiar story, the American Civil War, in a new novel by Milton resident Evie Yoder Miller.

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Wisconsin Student Loan Help Hotline has been created to help student loan borrowers during the pandemic. The hotline is a partnership between the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt and Ascendium Education Solutions. The number is 833-589-0750.

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A $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP), designed to provide direct rental assistance for rent payments, security deposits, and other services for program eligible individuals, is now being offered to area residents. The program is funded by the CARES Act, and is administere…

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One only needs to read the comments on the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) Facebook page to understand the frustration of the state’s unemployed workers. Many of the complaints are related to being unable to get in contact with a claims specialist to ask questions about…

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The Milton House reopened for scheduled tours on Tuesday.

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UW-Health Health and Sports Distinguished Psychologist Dr. Shilagh Mirgain suggests creating consistency this summer to help children find healthy ways to manage stress. Outdoor play is among strategies she suggests as children return to more predictable summertime patterns. Maintaining COVI…

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The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) on May 27 released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for Wisconsin metropolitan areas, major cities and counties in Wisconsin for April 2020.

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The “Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants” program is a $200 million effort aimed at helping local leaders address some of their most urgent and unique COVID-19 recovery needs. Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), Routes to Recovery Grants will be allo…

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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announced 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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Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members ar…

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The Milton Town Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 8 at the town hall, 23 First St.

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The Milton Area Youth Center plans to reopen on June 8 and will remain open for the entirety of the summer rolling right into the next school year.

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide ban on evictions expired on May 26, leaving renters at risk of losing housing during a pandemic that has left hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites unemployed.

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The US Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday, May 26, toured four areas around Clear and Grass lakes where town of Milton residents have been battling flooding for over a year. 

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The Rock County 4-H Fair has been canceled for 2020 because of community health concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release on the fair's Facebook page.

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For the safety of fairgoers, staff, vendors, entertainers, exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers — and the broader community — the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled, announced Wisconsin State Fair Park Board of Directors Chairman John Yingling in a May 28 news release.

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Rep. Bryan Steil is working to protect seniors from criminal scammers preying upon our emotions during the coronavirus crisis. Steil introduced H.R. 7002, the Stop Coronavirus Scams Act. Steil’s bill enhances penalties on criminals who knowingly traffic counterfeit drugs, mislabeled masks, a…

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Milton resident John Schultz stood on his front porch to join Americans across the nation by playing “Taps” at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day.

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Many were outside enjoying the holiday over the Memorial Day weekend. On Sunday, with picture-perfect weather, recreational hot spots in Newville were in full swing. 

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All city employees and elected officials are required to wear cloth face coverings inside city facilities in “public, shared, or common areas and when conducting business with the public.” The new policy was unanimously approved by the city council at its May 19 meeting.

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The Janesville Mall and select stores were scheduled to reopen Tuesday with a youth escort policy in effect. A sign outside the mall said anyone 17 years old or younger must have a parent or guardian to enter the mall.

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Wisconsin households that use FoodShare are able to shop online at the two grocery retailers currently set up at the national level to accept online payment (Amazon and Walmart). FoodShare, the state’s program that helps Wisconsinites with limited resources buy the food they need for good he…

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On Sunday, area families, in observance of Memorial Day weekend, brought flowers and visited with loved ones resting in Milton area cemeteries. The three cemeteries in Milton are: Milton Cemetery, North Janesville Street, founded in 1839; Milton Junction Cemetery, 41 N. John Paul Road, found…

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The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) on May 21 released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary employment estimates for the month of April 2020. The data shows that Wisconsin lost 439,400 total non-farm and 385,900 private-sector jobs from March 2020 to April 2020. Wi…

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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.