Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Year Snowstorm to Hit Wisconsin

(MADISON) –  A winter storm is expected to hit most of southern Wisconsin tonight into Tuesday morning that could impact travel west to east along the I-94 corridor to the state line.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for several Wisconsin counties. Forecasters expect 4 to 6 inches of snow with strong northeast winds and gusts up to 30 mph. Travel could be difficult starting tonight with the strong winds creating limited visibility and challenging road conditions through the Tuesday morning commute.

ReadyWisconsin offers these suggestions to keep safe during this storm:

  • If you plan to travel allow plenty of extra time for your trip. Also keep at least a half tank of gas in your vehicle and inform friends and family of your travel plans and approximate arrival time. 
  • Check the roads before you travel. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation advises travelers check road conditions before leaving home by calling 5-1-1 or visiting
  • Have an emergency winter weather survival kit in your vehicle. Your kit should include water, snack food such as energy bars or raisins, blankets, first aid kit and booster cables. If you have a cell phone make sure you have a power adapter you can plug into the lighter. You can find more kit tips at ReadyWisconsin:
  • Stay informed. ReadyWisconsin will keep you posted on any emergencies that occur during the storm. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wisconsin Coach Lines / Coach USA Launches New Daily Milwaukee-Milton-Janesville Transit Route

(WAUKESHA, WI) – Wisconsin Coach Lines/COACH USA Milwaukee, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), is excited to announce the launch of daily motorcoach bus service from Milwaukee, WI to Janesville, WI.  This new route will allow commuters easy connections to and from Mitchell International Airport, as well as the Downtown Milwaukee Intermodal Facility and in Janesville, where they can connect to train service, bus service, and airlines.  A full list of connecting services by stop location can be found at

The Milwaukee-Janesville loop is as follows:
  • Milwaukee Intermodal Facility – 433 W. St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee
  • Mitchell International Airport – Milwaukee
  • Muskego/Piggly Wiggly – W189 S7847 Racine Avenue
  • East Troy Airport Park & Ride – Hwy 20 @ Hwy. L
  • Whitewater Depot Lot A – 313 W. Whitewater Street
  • Milton/Piggly Wiggly – 727 S. Janesville St.
  • Janesville Van Galder Depot – 3120 N. Pontiac Drive
  • Janesville Transit Center – 123 S. River Street
The route will service each of the above locations and will consist of one trip south-bound in the morning, and one trip northbound in the afternoon, on a deluxe Wisconsin Coach Lines/Coach USA motorcoach bus.  Fares will range from as low as $3 to $24 one way.  Senior and child fares are also available.

The bus will be stopping at the Milton Piggly Wiggly, each day at 11:20am before heading southbound to Janesville.  The bus will then return to the Milton Piggly Wiggly each day at 12:40pm.  This service will be available seven days a week.

“This new service will be a welcome addition to these various communities, by bringing greater access and connections to regional transportation options,” stated Tom Dieckelman, President Wisconsin Coach Lines/Coach USA Milwaukee.

WisDOT identified the Janesville to Milwaukee corridor as being in need of public transit service in the Connections 2030 long-range transportation plan. Wisconsin Coach Lines was awarded the grant to operate this route through a competitive solicitation.

Funding for this route will be provided through the intercity bus portion of the Federal Transit Administration’s Formula Grants for Rural Areas program. In all, WisDOT will execute over $2,000,000 in federal grants to fund eight intercity bus routes connecting major transportation hubs with rural locations throughout the state.

For more information, log onto or contact Al Hulick, City Administrator, at 608-868-6900 or by e-mail at

The schedule is available on the City of Milton website.

About Wisconsin Coach Lines/COACH USA Milwaukee
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2016, Wisconsin Coach Lines operates Coach USA Airport Express with 15 daily trips both northbound and southbound, 365 days a year between Waukesha, Milwaukee, Mitchell Airport, Racine and Kenosha and Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.  Other services operated by Wisconsin Coach Lines include private charters; weekday inter-city commuter service between Waukesha County and Downtown Milwaukee with extensions to UWM; daily inter-city commuter service between Racine, Kenosha and Downtown Milwaukee; weekend service during the school year between UW-Whitewater, Waukesha and Milwaukee; the Waukesha County State Fair Shuttle; and the Waukesha County Summerfest Shuttle.

Make a Difference Day in Milton – April 22, 2016

The City of Milton will be hosting Make a Difference Day on April 22, 2016.  All groups or organizations that are interested in completing projects are asked to contact Assistant to the City Administrator Inga Cushman at (608) 868-6900 ext. 5 or by email at  Participants can choose alternate dates to complete their projects.

Additionally, any individuals that would like to participate can assist the following organizations with their projects:

  • Milton Lions Club, April 23rd, 9 a.m. to Noon – Paint playground equipment at Lamar Park and general clean up at the park.
  • Parks & Recreation Commission, April 23rd, starting at 10:30 a.m. – Tails n Trails Dog Park Annual Clean Up.  Those who participate are encouraged to bring gardening gloves, dog waste shovels/scoops, and plastic bags for waste.

For additional information contact Inga Cushman, Assistant to the City Administrator, at 608-868-6900 or by e-mail at

Monday, February 8, 2016

Rock County Sheriff Press Release: Hunter Education Course

Sheriff Spoden is pleased to announce that the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Edgerton Conservation Club, is offering two spring D.N.R. Hunter Safety Education Courses starting in April of 2016. It is recommended that participants be at least 12 years of age, or turn 12 shortly following completion of the class.

There is a class fee of $10 per student, which will be collected at the time of registration. A parent/guardian signature is required for all persons under the age of 18 and the underage student must be present with an adult parent or guardian at time of registration.

Class size is limited to thirty (30) students and registration is available online. After completing the online registration, you will receive an email with confirmation and mandatory in person registration information.

Register online at

This Hunter Safety Education Courses will be held on the following dates:

Class #1:
Mandatory Registration: April 4th, at 6:00 p.m. @ Rock County Sheriff’s Office
Class: April 16th and 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club

Class #2:
Mandatory Registration: April 18th, at 6:00 p.m. @ Rock County Sheriff’s Office
Class: April 30th and May 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club

Any questions concerning registration, or the course itself, should be directed to Deputy Krahn at 608-757-7932.