FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (AP) — The Fort Atkinson School Board has implemented a mask mandate for all students following the death of a middle school student whose mother said died after contracting COVID-19.
FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (AP) — A large warehouse fire in Fort Atkinson forced neighbors to evacuate and sent some of the 150 firefighters battling the blaze to the hospital with heat-related medical issues.
WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — You'd think Jonathan Baker would have been California dreaming on a late October day.
After all, several acres of Baker's hemp crop on a rural Whitewater hillside were in limbo.
JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin jury on Friday acquitted a retired Catholic priest on charges alleging that he had sexually assaulted an altar boy over several years, starting in 2006...
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McKenna Warnock scored 35 points Thursday night to help the Monona Grove girls basketball team roll past host Oregon 77-57 in a Badger South Conference game.
The Iowa-bound senior scored 20 points in the second half, making 10 of 15 free throws and 15 of 21 on the night, to help the Silver Eagles (3-1, 1-1 Badger South) preserve their lead.
Early Bird Invitational at Watertown (De Pere, Germantown, Hartland Arrowhead, Sussex Hamilton, Watertown, Waunakee), 9 a.m.
Waupun Central Wis. Christian Triangular (Deerfield, Pardeeville, Waupun Central Wis.
FORT ATKINSON -- A new group of nursing assistants have completed their training at Madison Area Technical College's Fort Atkinson campus and are ready to begin careers in the health care field or continue training in various medical-related programs at colleges and universities.
By Steve Sharp
JEFFERSON — A Whitewater man on Tuesday entered pleas of not guilty to one count each of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, substantial battery and kidnapping/confinement of another person.
FORT ATKINSON -- Fort HealthCare will host its next Walk With a Doc free walking event Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
The walk will be led by Dr. Martin Okun of Fort HealthCare Dermatology. He will provide support to the walkers and answer simple health questions.
FORT ATKINSON -- The Watoto Children's Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will perform at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 31 W. Milwaukee Ave., Fort Atkinson, on Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m.
Watertown Luther Prep vs. Adams-Friendship at JustAGame Fieldhouse, Wisconsin Dells, 2:30 p.m.
PALMYRA -- The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has reported the two people injured in the crash of a light plane in Palmyra were identified by the Palmyra Public Safety Department as David Kemna, 76, of Fort Atkinson, and William Frison, 75, of Whitewater.
Steve Mahoney announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he was stepping down as Fort Atkinson football coach.
“After 17 seasons as the head coach, I feel the time is right for me to pass the program to a new leader,” Mahoney said as part of his announcement.
One driver was killed and another critically injured Monday morning in a two-car crash in Jefferson County.
The crash happened at about 6:35 a.m. on Highway 12 at Highway K in the town of Koshkonong just outside Fort Atkinson, the Sheriff's Office said.
A power outage occurred in Fort Atkinson late Friday morning, impacting approximately 400 customers.
We Energies spokesperson Cathy Schulze said the outage was reported just before 10 a.m.
Administrators at Fort Atkinson High School, among the customers impacted, have cancelled classes and dismissed all students for the day due to the power outage.
JEFFERSON — Gladys V. Rueth, 91, of Jefferson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Sunset Ridge Assisted Living in Johnson Creek.
Gladys was born in Sturgeon Bay on June, 29, 1926, daughter of the late John and Emma Lipperer.
WHITEWATER — Gail F. Channing, 65, of Whitewater, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at her home.
Gail was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 13, 1951, the daughter of Gilbert William and Frances Agnes (Kuklinski) Wendorf.
WHITEWATER — Joshua Robert Syck, 34, of Whitewater, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.
Joshua was born on Sept. 3, 1982, in Fort Atkinson, to Rollen and Mary (Samons) Syck.
JEFFERSON — June E. Knutson, 89, of Jefferson, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 28, 2017, after a short stay at Black Hawk Senior Residence in Fort Atkinson.
The third of three girls, June was born on June 18, 1928, in the Town of Aztalan to Archibald and May (Rapson) Nevins.
JEFFERSON — A $2,500 cash bond was set for a 37-year-old Janesville man charged with fleeing from police following a pursuit Thursday afternoon in Fort Atkinson.
Randall Leon Hatcher was charged Friday with felony fleeing an officer after leading police in a pursuit and foot chase.
Earl J. Horn, 88, of Fort Atkinson, died July 24, 2017, as a result of a number of long-term health conditions.
Earl was born Nov. 19, 1928, and grew up on the family farm in Helenville.
Earl married Jean Hoppe on June 25, 1949, and they lived most of their lives in Fort Atkinson.
Frances Carla Wegner, 89, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at her home.
Fran was born in Chicago, Ill., on April 3, 1928, daughter of Frederick and Carla (Hansen) Ehret.
Jeffrey L. “Lefty” Linton, 62, of Fort Atkinson, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison.
Jeffrey was born on Jan. 22, 1955, in Fort Atkinson, son of the late Nathaniel and Ellen (Godfrey) Linton.
A big third inning helped propel the Fort Atkinson 8th grade Teeners to a 9-2 win over Palmyra-Eagle on Thursday at Jones Park.
The young ‘Hawks posted six runs in the inning to help break a 1-1 tie, and added two more runs in the sixth for insurance.
Among the winners of the 2017 “Wisconsin People & Ideas” statewide writing competition are a Fort Atkinson poet and a fiction writer from Cambridge.
Nicholas Gulig, of Fort Atkinson, won first place for poetry in the competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.
WAGNER, S.D. — Dianne L. Naatz, formerly of Jefferson, Wis., died on June 14, 2017, in Wagner, South Dakota.
The School District of Fort Atkinson Board of Education has approved proceeding with an architectural study that will involve renovating current space to provide on-site childcare space at Luther Elementary School.
A proposed overall budget totaling $34,111,205 for 2017-18 will go to before electors at the School District of Fort Atkinson’s annual meeting on Tuesday, July 25.
During its monthly session Thursday, the board of education unanimously adopted the proposed spending plan.
JEFFERSON — Jason C. Roundy, 42, of Jefferson, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 2, 2017, at his home in Jefferson.
Jason was born on Oct. 12, 1974, to Charles and Carol (Zick) Roundy.
Richard L. Schauer, 84, of Fort Atkinson, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017, at his home.
Arrangements are pending at the Dunlap Memorial Home in Fort Atkinson.
Ronald F. Mehltretter, 55, of Fort Atkinson, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the University Hospital in Madison.
Ronald was born in Fort Atkinson on May 31, 1961, the son of Lyle Frank and Ellen Ida (Grant) Mehltretter.
Edward Frohmader, 82, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on May 26, 2017, at the Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Mills.
Edward was born in Fort Atkinson on March 26, 1935, to Arnold and Elizabeth (Kassube) Frohmader.
Betty Rheineck, 87, of La Crosse, formerly of Fort Atkinson, passed away May 28, 2017, at Bluff View Memory Care Holmen.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Nitardy Funeral Home of Fort Atkinson.
WHITEWATER — Merrill “Gene” Gutzmer Sr., 79, of Whitewater, passed away on May 26, 2017, at Fairhaven Senior Services.
Gene was born Nov. 5, 1937, in Whitewater, to Merrill and Lorene (Krammas) Gutzmer.
The WIAA Division 1 Regional Regional softball final between Fort Atkinson and Beloit Memorial was one to remember.
Defensive gem after defensive gem, a wild seventh inning, a bases clearing triple and a solo home run all turned out in Fort Atkinson’s favor as the Blackhawks (16-7 overall) pulled out a 5-4 win over the Purple Knights (18-8).
JEFFERSON —?The Jefferson Blue Devils pulled out two close victories in Home Talent League Southeast Section play, highlighting a terrific Memorial Day weekend.
On Sunday, the Blue Devils held off the Lake Mills Grays, 2-1, before earning a 6-4 victory over the Utica Association on Memorial Day.
For the first time since the beginning of May, the Fort Atkinson High School baseball team was able to put together back-to-back wins.
After a 4-3 win over Waterford on Thursday, the Blackhawks defeated Elkhorn 6-2 on Saturday at Jones Park to close out the regular season scoring five of its six runs in the first three innings.
STOUGHTON —?Three Fort Atkinson High School athletes advanced to the 2017 WIAA State Track & Field Championships by way of their performances at Thursday’s Division 1 Stoughton Sectional.
Ryley Walter and Arianna Mansavage will make return trips to UW-La Crosse’s Memorial Stadium next Friday and Saturday, and joining them will be Aubrey Tesch.
MADISON — A Fort Atkinson muse who has been called “one of America’s best unknown poets” was recognized by the Wisconsin Legislature Wednesday.
Referred by literary experts as the “Emily Dickinson of the 20th century,” Lorine Niedecker spent much of her life on Blackhawk Island, west of Fort Atkinson.