Contingent upon approval of a variance, the Plan Commission approved a 64-square-foot wall-mounted sign for First Community Bank of Milton and the city council approved a $5,000 commercial façade grant. Both approvals came on July 7.
Following a dedication ceremony held July 5 council officially accepted with gratitude and some contingencies the donation of the Veterans Park pavilion, officially making it public property.
The City of Milton Plan Commission recommended and the Common Council approved on July 7 changes to a city ordinance allowing one off-street parking stall for every 20 mini storage units developed within the city. Council approved the second reading of the amended ordinance, waiving the thir…
The Milton City Council approved Tuesday first readings of two ordinances, one allowing residents to keep chickens and a second allowing residents to keep bees.
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) July 8 announced that by significantly adding staff, it has markedly improved its customer service to unemployment insurance (UI) claimants, increased the rate at which UI-related calls are answered and the number of outbound/scheduled calls that…
The Wisconsin Department of Justice advised the Wisconsin Elections Commission on July 2, that the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in the One Wisconsin Institute case is not yet in effect. This is because the Court of Appeals has not yet issued a mandate in the case. The Department of Ju…
New York Times reporter Oliver Strand in 2012 identified Portland, Oregon’s coffee culture as among the most intimate and relaxed when compared to those in other major West Coast cities.
The City of Milton Common Council approved June 23 a special event permit and park use application made by the Milton Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) to host Chicken Barbecue, and a special event permit for an arts and crafts event sponsored by the Milton House.
As schools begin making decisions about when and how to reopen, Bryan Steil, a Republican in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, is working with Republicans and Democrats to ensure students, teachers, and staff are safe while in the classroom. Steil cosponsored H.R. 7029, the Protect our…
JANESVILLE — Last year was one of generational change at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office as a wave of new hires came on board and new policies came into effect, according to Sheriff Troy Knudson.
COVID-19 may have altered Memorial Day and Veterans Park pavilion dedication ceremonies, but an observance and celebration is planned for both on July 5 at Veterans Park.
The Rock Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners authorized Commissioner Mike Shumaker to explore buoys, lights and other safety markings to better identify passable channels for boat traffic underneath the Edgerton railroad bridge. The bridge spans the Rock River between Newv…
The City of Milton Common Council approved on June 16 the sale of 2.5 acres of city-owned vacant land to Capital Investments, LLC. The land is located along Gateway Drive, directly east of Kwik Trip, according to a memo to council from City Administrator Al Hulick.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Monday, June 15, 2020. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for these members who make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. A…
The Social Security Administration announced the first of several steps the agency is taking to improve the public’s experience on its website. The newly redesigned retirement benefits portal, at www.socialsecurity.gov/benefits/retirement, will help millions of people prepare for and apply f…
The City of Milton Common Council approved June 16 moving into Phase 2 of its reopening plan. The Rock County Public Health Department made the decision to move into Phase 2 of its three-phase reopening plan on June 10.
The City of Milton police Department is joining law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin during the Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign through July 5.
The Rock Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners discussed changing the process used to register landowners and electors during the district’s annual meeting. The discussion was held June 18 at the Edgerton City Hall.
The City of Milton Common Council approved on June 16 a temporary Class B beer license and special event permit requested by organizers of the Veterans Park pavilion. The volunteer group is planning a July 5 dedication ceremony and celebration of the park pavilion’s completion.
In two separate actions, the City of Milton Common Council Tuesday approved the drafting of ordinances that would allow city residents to keep chickens and bees.
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis, use-of-force policies around the U.S. have come under more scrutiny. Here’s a look at the policies for several Rock County law enforcement agencies.
Rep. Bryan Steil, representing Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, urged the State Department to immediately address the backlog in U.S. passport applications. Numerous constituents of Wisconsin’s First Congressional District have reached out to Steil regarding delayed passport applicati…
The City of Milton Common Council approved June 2 the first reading of an amended ordinance allowing potential mini storage unit developers to include fewer parking stalls in their proposals.
The City of Milton Common Council held a public hearing June 2 giving property owners along Elizabeth Street an opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions about a street resurfacing project scheduled to begin later this month.
Two are running to represent the 43rd Assembly District in Wisconsin’s state legislature. The 43rd contains areas of Rock, Walworth, Dane and Jefferson counties.
The US Army Corps of Engineers arrived in the town of Milton Tuesday, May 26, to tour flooded areas along Clear Lake Road and State Highway 59 between Milton and Newville.
Shared services between the Janesville Fire Department and the Milton and Milton Township Fire Department have come to “a fork the road,” said command staff.
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.