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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…

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Gov. Tony Evers May 13 issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court of Wisconsin's ruling that puts the health and safety of Wisconsinites across the state at risk by ending Wisconsin's Safer at Home order, effective immediately, and requiring the Wisconsin Department of Health…

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If you traveled through Milton on May 13, you might have seen bright pink signs on a ladder at the end of a driveway that said, “Honk, Brooklyn’s 12.”

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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.

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Milton Knights of Columbus treasurer Larry Holterman holds a $2,500 check to give to Milton Food Pantry Treasurer Leanne Glorvigen. The community more than met “the KC Challenge” by contributing an additional $6,500. The Milton Knights of Columbus chapter, which meets at St. Mary, which said…

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The Milton School District will move forward with a virtual high school graduation ceremony. The school board unanimously approved the change Monday.

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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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The iron maiden in the 300 block of East Madison Avenue holds a sign that says, “Home is where your fanny should be.”

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The difference between isolation and quarantine has to do with whether or not the individual has confirmed disease. Anyone that is a confirmed case must be isolated. Anyone that has a known exposure to a positive case, or is awaiting test results is quarantined. If a quarantined individual i…

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses that infect animals have emerged to infect people and can spread between people. This is suspected to have occurre…