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Sheriff: Rock River under slow-no-wake speed restriction

Sheriff: Rock River under slow-no-wake speed restriction

A slow-no-wake speed restriction has been set on the entire Rock River, according to a release.

County Ordinance requires a slow-no-wake speed restriction to be put on the portion of the Rock River from Lake Koshkonong to the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge when water levels reach or exceed 8.0 feet on Lake Koshkonong and 6.5 feet in Afton, officials said. The water level on Lake Koshkonong is 9.39 feet, and it is 8.58 feet in Afton.

Additionally, when water levels exceed 8.5 feet in Afton, county ordinance requires a slow-no-wake speed restriction to be placed on the portion of the Rock River from the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge to the state line, according to the release. So the speed restriction has been placed on the entire Rock River.

Officials remove speed restrictions on Rock River

Officials remove speed restrictions on Rock River

Officials have removed the slow-no-wake speed restrictions on the Rock River from Lake Koshkonong to the Beloit Rock Town Line Road bridge, according to a release.

The water level for the Rock River is 7.94 feet on Lake Koshkonong and 6.48 feet in Afton, according to U.S. Geological Survey Gauges.

County ordinance allows officials to remove slow-no-wake speed restrictions when water levels are at or below 8.0 feet on Lake Koshkonong and 6.5 feet in Afton, according to the release.

There are currently no speed restrictions on the entire Rock River.

Entire Rock River under slow-no-wake restriction

Entire Rock River under slow-no-wake restriction

A slow-no-wake speed restriction has been placed on the Rock River downstream of the West Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge, according to a release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.

County ordinance requires the speed restriction to be placed on the river when water levels exceed 8.50 feet in Afton, and the water level is at 8.66 feet, officials said.

Deputies will be posting slow-no-wake signs along the river at all public access points between the West Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge and the state line, according to the release.

The entire Rock River is now under a slow-no-wake restriction, officials said. Lake Koshkonong is exempt from the speed restriction.

‘Significant’ portion of Rock River under slow-no-wake

A slow-no-wake speed restriction has been placed on the Rock River between Lake Koshkonong and the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge, according to a release.

The water level for Lake Koshkonong is 8.16 feet and is 6.79 feet in Afton, officials said. County ordinance requires a slow-no-wake speed restriction to be initiated when water levels exceed 8.0 feet on Lake Koshkonong and 6.5 feet in Afton.

Deputies will be placing slow-no-wake signs along the river at all public access points between Lake Koshkonong and the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge, according to the release.

Rock County Humane Society to unveil new name

The Rock County Humane Society will host an open house unveiling its new name, logo and website March 28 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The open house will feature presentations on the new name, a look at the organization’s new website, staff tours, a question-and-answer session and reception following. The open house will be at 222 S. Arch Street, Janesville.

"This is a monumental day for our organization, our staff, board, volunteers, for the pets we help, and for our community,” said Executive Director Brett Frazier.  

Beloit crews to start Christmas tree curbside collection

Beloit crews to start Christmas tree curbside collection

The city of Beloit will be offering curbside collection of Christmas tress Jan. 6-17, according to a release.

Officials said trees should be put on the curb by 7 a.m. on your designated trash day.

Trees must be removed from stands and disposal bags, and not have any lights, garland, tinsel or ornaments on them, according to the release.

Trees will also be accepted at the recycling drop-off center at 2351 Springbrook Court on Saturday’s from 9 a.m. until noon starting Jan. 11, officials said.

Last week of free fall curbside collection started Monday

Last week of free fall curbside collection started Monday

City of Beloit officials want to remind residents that the final week of free fall curbside yard waste collection started Monday and ends Friday.

Crews will collect leaves and yard clippings on residents’ regular trash days, according to a release.

Yard waste must be contained in paper yard waste bags, Back to Nature biodegradable bags or a clean trash container, officials said. Brush and limbs must be bundled or tied, and have a $1.50 sticker affixed to the bundle.

Officials suggest contacting Leaflan Compost Center at 608-364-1909 for additional recycling options.