With waves of heat come waves of boater traffic on Lake Koshkonong and the Rock River, and this year, perhaps due to increased interest in outdoor recreation resulting from COVID-19, boating traffic is on the increase, Rock River Safety Patrol (RRSP) Chief Ryan Peterson said.
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…
Julia Nunes has been selected as Wisconsin’s 73rd Alice in Dairyland. In this position, Nunes will work as a communications professional for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Her job will be to educate the public about the importance of agriculture in Wisconsin.
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.
While the Rock County Public Health Department announced June 10 that “data dashboard benchmarks” indicated the county could move into Phase 2 of its pandemic reopening plan, it also identified long-term care facilities and senior centers as among entities that would not move forward, follow…
COVID-19 has brought sweeping societal and lifestyle changes to everyone. For children, changes at home and school can create feelings of insecurity and anxiety, UW-Health, Madison, Health and Sports Distinguished Psychologist Dr. Shilagh Mirgain said.
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.
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.
This year’s Alice in Dairyland finals have been postponed and will not feature any planned public events in Walworth County, but the county will host the finals next year, a spokesman said Friday.
A UW-Whitewater student died in Milwaukee on Friday after Milwaukee police say a homicide suspect being pursued by U.S. marshals ran a red light and struck her vehicle, also killing the man she was with.
Today the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced new tracing mechanisms for local health departments to better track Wisconsin residents who may have been exposed to COVID-19 during Tuesday’s election.
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.
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 …
The City of Janesville Emergency Management team has activated the city's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to manage the city's response to COVID-19.
During the K-9 Veterans Day celebration held at the American Legion Post 166 Sunday, Jerry Witt — War Dogs Milwaukee member, veteran and Vietnam K-9 handler of two Army scout dogs, “Skip,” a German Shepherd/Collie mix who was killed in action, and “Satan,” a black lab — introduced his friend…
Some 60 participants, including K-9 veterans, active and retired K-9 dogs and handlers, and those that came out to support them, attended Wisconsin’s 6th Annual K-9 Veterans Day celebration held Sunday at the American Legion Post 166 in Fort Atkinson.
Wisconsin’s 6th Annual K-9 Veterans Day, recognized statewide as March 13, was celebrated Sunday at the American Legion Post 166, 201 S. Water St., followed by a wreath-placing ceremony at the Fort Atkinson K-9 Memorial monument in McCoy Park.
State Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler laid out his strategy for winning the presidential election in November during the Jefferson County Democratic Party’s Presidents Day Dinner.
Following are photos from the Democratic Party of Jefferson County's Presidents Day Dinner held Sunday, Feb. 16, at Neighbor's Grill and Pizza.
A 45-minute educational program, followed by the release of a rehabilitated young bald eagle, was held Saturday, Feb. 15. Some 250 event-goers packed the second-floor children's storytelling area at the Milton Public Library where Dianne Moller, director and founder of Hoo's Woods Raptor Cen…
He walked up South Main Street on a winter morning, a heavy overcoat covering his suit. He was here to check out the business district, stopping by a shoe store, diner and post office, where he ran into one of the few Democrats in town.
Debris removal from underneath the M/F County Trunk bridge in Indianford completed Wednesday, Jan. 29, and the bridge reopened Thursday, Jan. 30, Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) project development supervisor Kurt Johnson said.
The County Trunk M/F bridge spanning the Rock River in Indianford closed Monday, Jan. 27, and will remain closed for as many as several days to perhaps two weeks, said Black River Falls-Based Lunda Construction Project Manager Neal Miller. How long the bridge will be closed rests largely on …
The County Trunk M/F bridge in Indianford will be closed this week while crane operators from Black River Falls-based Lunda Construction, with help from a contracted three-man dive team from Kenosha-based Northern Diving, LLC, remove debris from the Rock River bottom. The materials fell into…
The County Trunk Highway F/M bridge spanning the Rock River in Indianford will be closed beginning Monday, Jan. 27. The closure, which has been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) for one week, is required to allow Black River Falls-based Lunda Construction to remove…
After hiring engineering firm Mead and Hunt last month to design a crest gate for installation in between the Indianford dam powerhouse and spillway, the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners approved a change in plans. The board opted instead for the removal of two wic…
Voters in the School District of Milton will find two races on the Feb. 18 primary ballot, including those of Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice and the Milton Board of Education.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Jan. 3 announced the state has seen 459 hospitalizations for influenza this season -- more than three times as many than at this time last year.
When enforcement of the REAL ID Act begins Oct. 1, 2020, the regular Wisconsin driver license or ID will no longer be accepted identification for domestic air travel or to enter a federal building or military base.
“For a long time, my ring tone was Ossy’s ‘Crazy Train’ just because he yelled out ‘All aboard’ in the beginning,” said Bill Hueser, a Janesville resident and 23-year veteran of the Milton-based Wisconsin and Illinois HO Modular Railroad Group. The 12-member club meets and runs model trains …
The Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Dec. 3 to hire Madison-based Mead and Hunt to design a supplemental gated spillway system using a crest gate at the Indianford dam.
Town of Albion Plan Commission Chairman Kim Olson has been appointed as a commissioner to the newly formed Edgerton Tourism Zone. Along with Albion, the zone includes the town of Fulton and city of Edgerton.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil released the following statement following his vote against Speaker Pelosi’s resolution validating the ongoing impeachment process.
A request for the removal of construction debris from underneath the County Highway M/F bridge is being drafted, according to officials from two state agencies: the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT). The bridge spans the Rock…
The Gathering Place, 715 Campus St., has submitted a request for funding as part of the 2020 general fund Milton city budget.
A process is underway to transform what was formerly the Print Max building, 222 Sunnyside Drive, into a roofers and waterproofers apprenticeship training facility.
Officials from two Wisconsin state agencies and the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District say surveying efforts are underway to determine how much and in what year debris recently found underneath the Indianford Bridge was placed in the Rock River.
The Parkinson Voice Project (PVP), a nonprofit organization, has named Fort HealthCare as a recipient of its 2019 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant Program. Fort HealthCare is one of 149 grant recipients throughout the world.
Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) newly elected treasurer Mark Meyer presented a financial report, outlining fund balances, potential dollars available for future projects, expenditures, both real and forecasted, and suggested areas of savings within the district’s budget. The report was …