A long-time Milton Department of Public Works employee isn’t at work this week, although it is National Public Works Week. Mike Griffin hasn’t been to work at all this month. That’s not because of the COVID-19 pandemic or a Safer at Home order. After 27 years, Mike retired in April.
Gov. Tony Evers on May 11 issued Executive Order #76, relating to a proclamation that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at Half-Staff as a mark of respect for Peace Officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.
The trend of voters casting absentee ballots has grown in recent years, and as the April 7 election took place amid the COVID-19 crisis, an unprecedented number of Wisconsinites mailed in their ballots.
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.
State Sen. Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) was chosen to serve as Assistant Leader for the Senate Democrats for the remainder of the legislative term.
Concrete paving work has begun for the new I-39/90 northbound lanes between the US 14 and WIS 26 interchanges in Janesville. To accommodate the paving operations, the following ramps are closed for three months until mid-July 2020:
With the Milton School District and Rock County canvass of the Spring Election complete, Milton City Clerk Leanne Schoeder last week shared some statistics.
Milton and Milton Township Fire Department issued a burning ban, prohibiting burning debris in barrels, piles on the ground and grass or wooded areas. Chief Ernest Rhodes announced the ban in a statement April 8.
The City of Milton Common Council authorized on April 8 the refinancing, issuance and sale of $4.02 million in general obligation refunding bonds.
The City of Milton Common Council on Wednesday, April 8, adopted a resolution declaring a local state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has released the following information about highway lane and ramp closures, and local roads affected by work being done near I-39/90 underpasses in an around Milton, Edgerton and Janesville.
The Rock County Public Health Department said Wednesday (April 8) that the number of available intensive care and regular hospital beds it reported Tuesday (April 7) did not account for each health system’s surge capacity. One system confirmed it did not report the number of beds it would ha…
The number of Rock County residents known to be infected with the coronavirus has increased again, and officials are predicting a peak next week (the week of April 12).
MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently released the total number of new applications, weekly claims, and amount distributed for unemployment benefits for the time period of March 15 to April 6, 2020.
With the increased demand for food and medical products during the COVID-19 pandemic, Charter NEX Films, headquartered in Milton, has been busy.
After a storm of confusion Monday, the sun shinned brightly on Tuesday as voters and poll workers moved forward with the statewide spring general election.
After Wisconsin Supreme Court (voting 4-2) today reinstated Tuesday's election, Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, released the following statement:
With construction underway, the speed limit on most of I-39/90 between Madison’s Beltline interchange and the Wisconsin-Illinois border is reduced to 60 mph.
Update: Polls are open Tuesday across Wisconsin after the state Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the election must proceed as originally planned.
Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) urged Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Jovita Carranza, to ensure religious organizations and religious nonprofits are eligible for SBA loans to pay workers, rent, and utilities. 39 of Steil’s colleagues joined to support this effort.
Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order 73 calling the Legislature to meet in Special Session on Sat., April 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. to take up changes to the upcoming spring election. Gov. Evers is urging the Legislature to take up legislation allowing an all-mail election, to send a ballot …
The Milton Police Department is investigating a possible police impersonator. On Wednesday, April 1, at 6:15 p.m., a citizen reported that they were pulled over on South Janesville Street in the City of Milton near the Milton House. The car was white and described as similar to a Ford Crown …
Most public libraries in Rock County are offering online programming and discussions while their physical spaces remain closed. The best way to stay up to date on each library’s offerings is to follow them on Facebook. Note due dates at all local libraries have been extended for a second time.
Both federal and Wisconsin income tax payment and return due dates are automatically extended to July 15,. Wisconsin law will automatically extend time and waive interest and penalties for taxpayers due to a presidentially declared disaster.
April 2 is the deadline for those interested in obtaining an in-person absentee ballot to cast their vote in advance of the April 7 general election.
UW System President Ray Cross announced last week that all UW System institutions will refund the prorated charges for housing and dining for the remainder of the spring semester for students who have vacated their respective universities.
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.
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.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Open Government (OOG) continues to prepare additional information in response to inquiries as to the applicability of the Wisconsin’s open meetings law in light of current public health concerns regarding COVID-19.
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue updates to the previous order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 or more people.
The Rock County Public Health Department reports that a second positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Rock County. The patient is 29 years old and is in home isolation. It is unknown at this time if this person had direct contact with a confirmed positive case. A disease investigation …
MADISON — Together with state health officials at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Gov. Tony Evers today confirmed two deaths in Wisconsin due to COVID-19. The first death was a male in his 50s from Fond Du Lac County. The second death was a male in his 90s from Ozaukee County.
The Rock County Public Health Department announced today that there is one confirmed positive COVID-19 case in Rock County. This individual is 57 years old and is in isolation at home. There is no known direct contact with a positive case, although there is known travel to attend an event in…
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Evers has directed Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson to ensure continuation of essential services of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and protect the health and safety of citizens and employees.