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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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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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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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The connection between Dodge and Jefferson counties and Sioux Falls, S.D., or Waterloo, Iowa, is tighter since the Smithfield Foods and Tyson Foods meat-processing plants there were closed.

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Messages of encouragement, thanks and celebration have been taking place in front yards. 

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The Milton Courier 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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Emergency Order 36, signed by Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, allows all standalone or strip-mall based retail stores to offer in-person shopping for up to five customers at a time while maintaining required social distancing practices. The order immed…

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Milton High School senior Jakob Snow asked Congressman Bryan Steil, a Republican representing Wisconsin’s 1st District, about the economic side of the coronavirus pandemic. AP Gov students had the opportunity to ask questions of Steil on Monday during a video conference.

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Dave’s Ace in Milton has been getting shipments of hundreds of masks. When a shipment comes in, the masks sell out fast.

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Unleaded gasoline dropped to 99 cents April 21 at Arndt’s Mini Mart then increased to $1.09 Saturday. Other gas stations in the city held at $1.11. As gas prices continue to push cheaper across the country, AAA on Monday reported only one dozen states carry an average of $2 per gallon or mor…

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Auto insurers in the United States will return more than $10 billion to their customers nationwide, according to an estimate released earlier this month by the Insurance Information Institute.

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As safer-at-home time grows longer, so, too, does children’s hair. While Milton-based hairstylist Emily Norem, owner of The Catwalk Salon, recommends doing as little as possible to alter your child’s hairstyle, she did offer some basic tips for parents looking to tidy loose ends.

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Milton resident Bill Drew remembers life’s stages through computer operating systems: when he lived in Texas and was an owner of an electronics store, he said, Microsoft’s DOS 3.0, introduced in 1984, was popular. By the time he’d moved to Milton, most computers were using Windows 95, releas…

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Working through the grief of the death of a loved one is never easy. That’s even more disheartening now, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the safer-at-home order that prohibits gatherings of fewer than 10 in a confined space.

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A notable increase of hacking/phishing attempts is being noted by Information Technology (IT) companies, as more people are quickly adapting to a new work from home or remote situation. As the current trend continues, there are some tips to keep you and your business data secure.

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Nowlan & Mouat LLP will help Rock County residents draft and execute essential health care legal documents at no charge. Until May 31, attorneys Carol Hatch, Kayla Hiller and Bryan Whitehead will assist in the preparation of Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Declarations to Physicia…

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On Friday President Donald Trump announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

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Easter bunnies looking for eggs might consider a stop at the Whitewater City Market held during warm-weather months outdoors at the city's downtown train depot across from the City of Whitewater Municipal Building, 312 W. Whitewater St. Local food producers Margie and Rick Hammerl sell eggs …

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While most dental offices have temporarily suspended cleanings and other elective procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, an email from the Wisconsin Dental Association sent Monday reminds that dentists continue to be available for emergency treatment in their offices. WDA said this is an i…

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While most dental offices have temporarily suspended cleanings and other elective procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, an email from the Wisconsin Dental Association reminds that dentists continue to be available for emergency treatment in their offices. WDA said this is an important mes…

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Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI), a leader in evidence-based de-escalation and crisis prevention training, today shared tips and tools to address the urgent public need to anticipate and verbally calm situations before they escalate. The CDC anticipates anxiety and stress levels growi…

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Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday issued a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel. There are some exceptions

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Both gas and gas pumps are making headlines this week.

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Students in rural areas may have a hard time accessing schoolwork as area schools switch to a virtual learning environment amid COVID-19 related school shutdowns. Area schools and internet providers are coming together to offer solutions to these students.

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The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB) and several partner agencies are temporarily modifying service delivery approaches to help protect customers and staff in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is encouraging people to go online for faster service delivery. DWD’s Unemployment Insurance Division is experiencing heavy call volume and longer than normal wait times.

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As COVID-19 and the necessary precautions needed to contain it spread, everyday life changes rapidly. At Milton's only grocery store, Cowley's Piggly Wiggly, the Cowley family and their staff continue to supply the community with food and essentials. Supplies from the warehouse coming into t…

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“It’s been chaos; it’s just nuts,” said Cowley’s Piggly Wiggly owner Angie Cowley. She and her husband, Jason, both of Milton, have operated the Milton store for 19 years and the Edgerton store for five, but this is uncharted territory, she said.

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Officials are announcing restrictions on mass public gatherings to limit the spread of the coronavirus. While the numbers of how many people may gather at one time vary from state to state, it is causing the immediate cancellation or delay of concerts, major sporting events, theater producti…

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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is providing resources for the state’s consumers, farmers, and agricultural businesses as they navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. These resources can be found at https://www.datcp.wi.gov/ and include h…