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Two Fort Atkinson Men Honored

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation held its presentation of the Making Fort Special Award last evening. Recipients were Joel Winn for his work with The annual Rendevous… And Steve Mode for his work with the restoration of Haumerson’s Pond…read more »

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Madison Man Arrested for House Explosion, Possible Homicide

Police have arrested a Madison man suspected of killing his wife and blowing up their home to try to cover up the crime. Authorities arrested 59-year-old Steven Pirus Saturday night. Pirus is accused of fatally shooting 50-year-old Lee Anne Pirus. Investigators believe she may have been killed months ago. Authorities allege Steven Pirus manipulated his…read more »

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Walker to Sign Foxconn Deal Today

Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign into law a $3 billion incentive package for electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group. Walker announced Sunday that he will sign the bill on Monday at Gateway Technical College near Racine. That southeast part of Wisconsin is where the Taiwan-based company plans to build a massive display-screen manufacturing plant that…read more »

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Senate Approves Wisconsin Budget 2 1/2 Months Late

The Wisconsin Senate voted 19-14 to approve the state’s 76-billion dollar, two-year spending plan late Friday.  The decisive vote came two-and-a-half months after the state budget was supposed to be finished.  Governor Scott Walker is expected to sign it as soon as next week after just returning from a trade mission to Asia.  Passage came…read more »

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Missouri Property Developer Makes Offer For Former GM Assembly Plant

A Missouri-based commercial real estate and brownfield re-development company has agreed on a contract to buy the closed General Motors assembly plant in Janesville. Next up is a 75-day period when Commercial Development Corporation out of St. Louis learns more about the condition of the plant and what the re-development options would be.  The deal…read more »

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One of Two Charged in Overdose Death Pleads to Lesser Charge

A 32-year-old former Fort Atkinson woman initially charged in the heroin-related death of a Lake Mills man has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge. Ashley Lehman and Jason Hackney each were charged with first-degree reckless homicide by delivery of heroin in the overdose death of 37-year-old Izaak Newhouse in March. Lehman pleaded no contest…read more »

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