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Regional iron pour attracts Edgerton, Milton participants

Editor’s Note: A set of personal circumstances took me away from reporting last month, so this story is rather late in coming. It should be noted, however, that the following iron pour described is offered biannually, UW-Whitewater sculpture department instructor Teresa Lind said, once each semester, and the regional nonprofit Wisconsin Makers, Inc. facility, which co-hosted …

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Area families share ALS battles, walk for awareness on Saturday

Editor’s Note: The following story is linked, with permission, to its original place of publication: The Milton Courier. (Click on image to read full story.) Those interested in supporting ALS teams created by the Wendler and Johnson families as they participate in the Janesville “Walk to Defeat ALS” on Saturday or learning more about ALS and other fundraising …

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Southern Lakes Anthology to feature 19 works created by Edgerton students

By Kim McDarison Six of 19 Edgerton School District students in grades 3-8, all of whom will have their works published in this year’s Southern Lakes Anthology, were presented to members of the Edgerton Board of Education by gifted and talented teacher Sheila Fox during the board’s regular meeting held last night (May 8). Sponsored …

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‘Respectful communication’ is the topic of an area workshop

Editor’s Note: The following story is linked, with permission, to its original place of publication: The Milton Courier. (Click on image to read full story.) Additional photographs can be found below this story.      Milton community members and officials listen as S.& J. Consulting, LLC, diversity workshop facilitator and Diversity Action Team (DAT) of …

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Never again: maintaining vigil through education, and pennies

By Kim McDarison When Edgerton Middle School eighth-grade math teacher Dean Wanless mused over how he might best represent numerically the 11 million people who died in internment camps during World War II, he thought about pennies: he’d learned about a teacher within a different district who had engaged similarly with his students using paperclips, …

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In the driver’s seat: coding club students program small LEGO cars, robots

By Kim McDarison It cruised along the Edgerton Board of Education dais, then further delighted those in attendance during the recent (March 13) meeting as it moved across the floor. Yahara Valley Elementary school students, both fourth-graders: Cody Brehm and Adam Nelson, “drove” their small LEGO-built car using a LEGO® Education construction kit called WeDo, …

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Fish, Friends, Fun and a visit with Buck all for a good cause

By Kim McDarison It might be an understatement to say that Edgerton native Buck Jenkins likes to fish, and not during the summer like most, no, his preferred season is winter, when the ice fishing’s good. He was so devoted to the sport, he said, that in 1997, he moved to Wisconsin’s north woods, just …

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Time traditions: visit Saturday’s Buck Jenkins fish fry then spring ahead Sunday, at 2 a.m.

Nothing says foundation as well as time-honored traditions, and in Edgerton this weekend, there are two: first, with some 20 years behind it as a community event, for those looking forward to battered fish, prepared in the tradition of local fisherman Buck Jenkins, and served up in the local eatery and watering hole where the fishy …

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Edgerton resident and Janesville music teacher forms area guitar league

By Kim McDarison Southern Wisconsin Guitar League franchise chapter leader and Edgerton resident Evan Riley reminisced recently about his youth, spent in Syracuse, New York, listening to his father, Dan, play his 12-string acoustic guitar, citing the experience as inspirational when he chose his career. After graduating, in 2004, from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in music …

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Rooftop ready: development moves forward in Edgerton (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: following is Part 2 of a two-part series about economic development in Edgerton. Part 2 will focus on economic development strategies, how they’ve changed, and the city’s role and response to the indentified changes. Part 1 focused on the various development sites throughout the city, both those in the planning stages and those …

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