Fort Atkinson, WI

Hartland trustee under fire for flying misogynistic flag during Hometown Celebration

Hartland residents shared their outrage at Monday's Village Board meeting after a village trustee flew a flag with misogynistic language on it during the Hometown Celebration parade on June 26. Six residents spoke about the incident during public comment. According to residents, village Trustee Tom Truttschel, who was elected to the position in April, flew a...
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Court listings for June 13-26, 2022

Rock County SAMUEL M. ARAGON, 28, of 2317 Rockport Road, Janesville, felony operating while intoxicated fourth offense, one year jail and three years probation. Charge of misdemeanor operating while revoked dismissed but read into court record. JACINTO I. BARRON JR., 28, of 444 Eisenhower Ave., Janesville, felony child abuse-recklessly cause harm, three years probation. Charges of felony bail jumping, two counts misdemeanor disorderly, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor bail jumping dismissed...

Timothy “Tim” Klongland

STOUGHTON–Timothy “Tim” C. Klongland, 73, passed away on June 14, 2022. He was born in Stoughton on May 18, 1949 to H. Owen and Jean Elizabeth (Anderson) Klongland. He attended Stoughton schools and continued his education during a turbulent time at UW-Madison, and later graduated with a BA in Art.

Community rallying around Clinton’s La Guacamaya restaurant after owners face racist messages

CLINTON, Wis. — For six months, La Guacamaya restaurant has brought a spot of color and Mexican cuisine to downtown Clinton. But within the last three months, fear has been all the owners can taste.  “I think they were really happy when it started, but now they’re really scared. They are nervous,” said Ginna Isunza, the director of the YWCA’s...
CLINTON, WI Milwaukee

Johnson Creek Menards theft suspect sought by police

JOHNSON CREEK, Wis. - Johnson Creek police are asking for the public's help to identify a theft suspect caught on camera. Officials noted in a Wisconsin Crime Alert that the suspect stole merchandise from the Menards on Wright Road in Johnson Creek on the evening of Friday, June 24. The alert indicates the woman (seen above) pushed a cart full of merchandise out of the store.

Orfordville holds recall election for village president who already resigned

ORFORDVILLE, Wis. — Dennis Burtness couldn’t have asked for an easier election. Burtness, who was appointed Orfordville village president this spring, ran in a unique recall election Tuesday. Residents petitioned for the election earlier this year in a bid to oust Burtness’ predecessor, Gary Phillips. Phillips resigned in April, but the city still had to hold the election. “The easiest...

Retiring Janesville superintendent: ‘I was destined to come here’

JANESVILLE Retiring Janesville School District superintendent Steve Pophal has worked as a public school educator for almost four decades—but has been teaching for far longer than that. Growing up, Pophal had three brothers and—over time—an additional two dozen other “siblings” as his parents fostered children. As Pophal got older, an affinity for being a borrowed big brother turned into a career calling. ...

Police search for suspect in armed robbery at Janesville hotel

A masked man robbed a Janesville hotel on Monday and police are searching for the suspect. Police search for suspect in armed robbery at Janesville …. 51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio …. Pritzker wins nomination for governor in Illinois …. Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years...

A walk in her honor: Victim of murder-suicide in Sun Prairie remembered, one year later

MADISON, Wis. — A journey of about 90 miles will commemorate the life and legacy of Jan (Hogoboom) Hyatt, killed last year in what police are investigating as a domestic violence murder-suicide in Sun Prairie. The father of her daughter, Samantha, and her estranged husband at the time set out on Monday on a journey from the Baldwin Street Grille...

A developing situation in Stoughton

For some time, the city’s lack of housing and slow development has been a sore subject for many Stoughton residents who want to see it grow like the rest of Dane County. Eldon Homes, a Stoughton-based homebuilder, is helping to create those opportunities with several projects in the works, including 50 homes to be completed by the end of the year in the Nordic Ridge development and a new downtown “one-stop shop” for future homebuyers.

Man accused of killing co-worker pleads not guilty, bound over for trial

MADISON, Wis. — The man accused of shooting and killing his co-worker at a Janesville business in April pleaded not guilty Monday, online court records show. Kevin Todd, 23, of Evansville is charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. A criminal complaint filed with the Rock County Circuit Court alleges that Todd shot and killed 30-year-old Devon Hills at Precision Drawn Metals. He allegedly confessed to the shooting while speaking to police.

JPD seeks suspect in Monday night armed robbery

JANESVILLE Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery late Monday night at a Janesville hotel, according to a Janesville Police Department news release. Officers responded at about 11 p.m. Monday, June 27, to a report of an armed robbery at AmericInn Lodge and Suites, 3900 Milton Ave. According to the news release,...

Janesville Legion rallies past Beloit to remain unbeaten

JANESVILLE The Janesville American Legion team continues to pile up the wins. Tuesday night at Riverside Park, Post 205 got an RBI single from Jack Nickols in the bottom of the seventh inning in rallying for a 9-8 win over the Beloit Bandits. Janesville improved to 8-0 on the season and defeated Beloit for the...

Janesville police investigating hotel robbery

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Janesville Police Department is searching for the suspect in a late-night robbery at a hotel. Investigators released a picture within hours of the incident and urged people to reach out if they have any information. According to a JPD advisory, the suspect walked into the...