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Wisconsin Student Loan Help Hotline has been created to help student loan borrowers during the pandemic. The hotline is a partnership between the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt and Ascendium Education Solutions. The number is 833-589-0750.

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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 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announced that departments across both the Whitewater and Rock County campuses are planning for the return of students, faculty and staff for the Fall 2020 semester.

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When school buildings closed in Milton in March, Milton West Elementary School first-grade teacher Mackensie Wade, like all the district’s teachers, prepared to teach her students from home. Wade said tending to the emotional needs of young students was high on the list of priorities, and, s…

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School District of Milton Superintendent Rich Dahman has announced that Milton Middle School Assistant Principal Tara Czerwinski will become the new principal of the middle school effective July 1. Czerwinski will be replacing current Principal Matt Biederwolf, who had announced his planned …

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David Holterman of Milton was selected by the Milton School Board to fill the seat vacated by Mike Pierce, who resigned for personal reasons at the April 27 school board meeting. The vote Monday was 5-1 with Brian Kvapil voting no.

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Wisconsin school buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. School continues through virtual learning. Meal distribution and other essential services can take place on school grounds but social distancing is required.

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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.

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If you want to keep the rain away, wear a hat like this. It worked for Susie Hooker, who was distributing lunches at Milton West Elementary School on April 22. Lunches during the pandemic are not based on income but are open to students 18 and younger. For more info, go to www.milton.k12.wi.…

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University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today the creation of a new electronic application system, EApp, to be launched this fall for prospective students applying to attend a UW System university.

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The Admissions Team at Blackhawk Technical College is not letting a pandemic stop them from helping students. “We have prospective students who are interested in learning more about the many opportunities at the College. When this ends we will need a workforce to fuel the economy and help ou…

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With some restaurants closed and grocery store trips limited, I appreciate food: the traditional chicken and rice bake, tacos, the pre-Easter ham and even frozen ravioli. It’s been a long time (maybe never) since my family has enjoyed so many home-cooked meals.

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Four are competing for school board seats in the Milton School District. The top two vote-getters will serve a three-year term. Candidates include:

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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.

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Joshua and Margot Harris, Janesville, have been homeschooling their four children ever since the oldest, Sawyer, 16, became ready to learn.

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Students in rural areas may have a hard time accessing schoolwork as area schools switch to a virtual learning environment amid COVID-19 related school shutdowns. Area schools and internet providers are coming together to offer solutions to these students.

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Students in the School District of Milton had school Monday. When they will return to the buildings is unknown.

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A Milton woman is among six finalists to be the 73rd Alice in Dairyland, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced Saturday.

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The Milton Community Action Food Pantry will continue operation during regular hours. Distribution occurs every Wednesday from 2 -4 p.m. as well as the first and third Monday each month from 6-7:30 p.m. To begin receiving assistance, clients must be a resident of the Milton school district a…

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Described by several members of the UW-Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble and their conductor, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Warhawk Marching Band Director Glenn C. Hayes, as a dream come true, the 53-member ensemble played on Tuesday, March 10, at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

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The School District of Milton is postponing any out-of-state, school-sponsored travel for students and staff. That includes conferences, field trips (such as Discovering Democracy) or any other events outside Wisconsin. A letter was issued to parents via email today. (In a separate email, Va…

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The 4-year-old kindergarten program in the Milton School District will no longer be primarily community-based beginning with the 2020-21 school year.

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The well-used playground equipment original to the 1998 development of Schilberg Park is scheduled for replacement in July.

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Milton High School will host a Wisconsin School Music Association- (WSMA-) sanctioned Concert Music Festival on Thursday, March 12.