It's Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 and here's everything you need to know to start your day in Jefferson County.
1. The ballots for April's spring elections are set after the filing deadline passed Tuesday night.
There are open seats across Jefferson County, including a scrum in Palmyra that will require a primary in February.
For the full list of candidates for city councils, county board, village and town boards and school boards, read here:
2. The former Belmont Casino is expected to reopen in March under a new name and ownership.
The bar, which closed this fall after a foreclosure, was purchased by Arben Useni and his restaurant group at auction in November.
The bar's new name will be Tavern on Rock.
For more on the new bar and Useni's plans for the space, read here:
3. Drainage problems at the Koshkonong Estates development in Fort have slowed construction in the area.
The city has decided to step in and has begun the process for installing a pipe system to move water away from the area.
The slowed construction has a potential to impact the city's desperately needed housing growth.
For more on the project, read here:
The Fort Atkinson City Council on Tuesday approved the costs associated with a drainage proj…
In Sports, the prep girls basketball season continued this week with Monona Grove beating Fort Atkinson 80-46 Tuesday night.
For more on the games around the area, read here:
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