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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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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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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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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 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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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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“COVID-19 is a statewide challenge, but that doesn’t mean it affects everyone in the same way. If you are someone who was already experiencing mental health challenges or someone who is facing violence in the home, you may need more specific resources,” said Trauma and Resilience Program Man…

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Gov. Tony Evers today announced a grant program funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Totaling $100 million dollars, the funding will support providers most at-risk for financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. The providers targeted for fin…

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Every community member in Rock County can help with contact tracing and reducing the spread of COVID-19, even without actually being a contact tracer.

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SSM Health Dean Medical Group – Janesville East and Mercyhealth have started to offer COVID-19 antibody testing to patients. Antibody testing, also known as serological testing, uses an individual’s blood to determine if that person was previously infected with a specific infection, like COVID-19.

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Ever get your temperature taken at a hair salon? Or watch "Gone With The Wind" in the movie theater for $1? As businesses that were closed for two months reopen, customers need to get ready for some changes.

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Despite the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision invalidating Gov. Evers’ Stay at Home Order, operations have not changed for Wisconsin State Parks.

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Much of the information available comes from the county or state department of public health. The city does not have a department of public health.

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Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Mary Kolar invites Wisconsin veterans, family and friends to join the WDVA and Gov. Tony Evers to honor the fallen by participating in Memorial Day 2020: Wisconsin’s Virtual Commemoration, a statewide Memorial Day observance. The even…

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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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Terry Astin of Janesville was thinking about the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and people staying at home because of it. At age 73, the 1964 Milton Union High School graduate has several underlying medical conditions.

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Any individual found to be in violation of the Rock County Safer at Home Order should not be arrested, detained or otherwise referred for criminal prosecution. Instead, individuals may be issued a citation under section 6.111(3) of the Rock County Code of Ordinances. The penalty for any cita…

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Following the issuance of the Rock County Safer at Home order by Rock County Public Health Officer Marie-Noel Sandoval, Rock County Administrator Josh Smith issued the following statement:

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Following the Wisconsin State Supreme Court’s ruling on the case Wisconsin Legislature v. Andrea Palm which declared Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm’s Emergency Order 28 unenforceable due to its illegal construct, Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) released th…