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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.

Beloit officials remind residents of rules, regulations for swimming pools

Beloit officials remind residents of rules, regulations for swimming pools

City of Beloit officials are reminding residents of some rules and regulations the city has for swimming pools capable of holding more than 2 feet of water.

According to a release, all outdoor swimming pools that can hold more than 2 feet of water must be surrounded by a fence that is at least 4 feet high, and owners must have a valid permit before installing the pool.

Above-ground swimming pools that are available at retailers are also subject to the requirements, officials said.

All swimming pools must also be properly disinfected, and pools deeper than 4 feet must have a throwing buoy and lifeline available, according to the release.

Residents that already have a permit and fence for their swimming pools do not need to take any action, officials said.

Anyone with questions or looking to report an unsafe pool should call 608-364-6700.

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.

Local athletes, Edgerton Hospital rally to fight cervical cancer

Local athletes, Edgerton Hospital rally to fight cervical cancer

On Feb. 27, Edgerton Hospital, the Edgerton High School girls’ varsity basketball team, cheerleaders and Evansville High School will partner to raise awareness of cervical cancer. The event will take place during the girls’ varsity game, which begins at 7 p.m. at Edgerton High School. The community is invited to attend and encouraged to wear teal and white to show support. A 50/50 raffle will be held and proceeds will be donated to the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation. Medical staff from Edgerton Hospital will be on hand to provide cervical cancer education and prevention tips.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014, and 4,000 will die. The good news is that cervical cancer can often be detected early, and even prevented through regular PAP tests. And if it’s found early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers.

Milton senior earns 1st finish at state swim meet

Milton senior earns 1st finish at state swim meet

Milton senior Bridgette Alexander finished first with a time of 56:21 in the state girls swimming and diving meet at the UW Natatorium Friday.

Alexander set the state record last year in the 100-yard backstroke.

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Reinecke, Edgewood lead at WIAA state golf

Reinecke, Edgewood lead at WIAA state golf

Defending state division one individual champion Jessica Reinecke of Verona has the lead after the first round of the WIAA State Girls Golf Championship at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona.

On a cool, windy day, Reinecke shot three under par 69 to take a three-shot lead on Middleton's Loren Skibba and five shots over Stoughton's Becky Klongland in the individual race.

Arrowhead has the division one team lead with a score of 314. Middleton is second at 323, while Verona is third at 324. Janesville Parker is 7th with a total of 359.

Madison Edgewood leads the division two team competition. The Crusaders opened with 332- that's 20 shots ahead of second place Fox Valley Lutheran.

Edgewood's Caroline Lake shot one over par 73 to take the individual lead while her teammate, Tess Hackworthy, is second with a 75.

McFarland's Erin Culver is 10th individually with a first round of 87.