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Walker announces candymaker Haribo to build near Kenosha

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — German candymaker Haribo, which is known for its brightly colored gummy bears and bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, plans to build its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin not far from Chicago, Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday. The facility is slated to be operational by 2020 and employ 400 people More >

Walker, Scott place friendly bet on Wisconsin-Florida game

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his Florida counterpart are making a friendly wager on Friday night’s Sweet 16 game. Walker is betting Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Cheese Curds and Haribo Gold-Bear Gummi Candy that the eighth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers will beat fourth-seeded Florida at Madison Square Garden. Walker announced Thursday that German candymaker More >

Madison police seeking suspect in Wednesday bank robbery

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police are seeking a man they say robbed a bank on the city’s east side. Officers were called to Associated Bank about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the robber passed a note and fled with undisclosed cash.

$155 million Powerball ticket sold in Pewaukee

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Powerball lottery ticket sold in Pewaukee has won the $155 million jackpot. Wisconsin lottery officials say the ticket matched all five numbers plus the Powerball in Wednesday’s drawing. The winning numbers were 2, 9, 27, 29 and 42 with a Powerball of 9. The Power Play number was 2. The More >

Infant CPR and Choking Education at Mile Bluff

If you’re a new parent, you already know that there is a lot to learn about babies.  You can’t prepare for everything, but Mile Bluff can answer some of your questions. On Thursday, April 13, Mile Bluff will be offering an educational course covering the topic of infant CPR and choking.  This class will begin More >

Adams-Friendship School District Administrator Resigns

The quest for a new district administrator will begin soon for the Adams-Friendship School District. After a special school board meeting March 15th, the Adams-Friendship School Board accepted the resignation of current District Administrator Rick Waski. He has taken the Superintendent’s position in the School District of Monroe. Waski served as the district administrator for More >

$32.1 Million For Wisconsin’s Public School Libraries

WISCONSIN DELLS – Wisconsin’s K-12 public school libraries will receive $32.1 million, thanks to earnings from Common School Fund investments, the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands announced Monday. Commissioner Doug La Follette, Secretary of State, presented Kurt Kiefer, Assistant State Superintendent of Public Instruction, with a ceremonial check at the Wisconsin Educational & Media More >

City of Hillsboro Wastewater Facility Plan Public Hearing – April 11

The City of Hillsboro will hold a public hearing at the Hillsboro City Hall on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. to consider a Wastewater Facility Plan for Sludge Processing and Storage. The Wastewater Facility Plan addresses the wastewater treatment needs, with emphasis on sludge processing and storage needs, at the City of Hillsboro.  The More >

Two Sentenced for Passing Counterfeit Currency

Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Danesha Phillips, 23, and Marlo Phillips, 19, both of Madison, Wis., were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley for passing counterfeit U.S. currency at numerous merchants in southern Wisconsin. Danesha Phillips and Marlo Phillips are sister and brother. More >

Police officer, 3 others shot dead in small Wisconsin city

WESTON, Wis. (AP) — Four people including a police officer are dead and a suspect is in custody after shootings at a bank and a law firm in northern Wisconsin, followed by a standoff at an apartment complex that ended in a volley of gunfire. Police characterized the initial shooting at the Marathon Savings Bank More >