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Just north of the city, the Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport has a 3,800-foot paved, lighted runway, which can accommodate most general aviation needs including business and charter aircraft. Commercial passenger services are available at nearby Madison, Milwaukee and Janesville airports.
For ground transportation, Fort Atkinson residents utilize Brown Cab Service, who provides transportation in and around Fort Atkinson for extremely reasonable rates.
We are also located in close proximity to a number of bus lines.
Tree-lined streets, well-kept yards and quiet neighborhoods are generally taken for granted by the residents of Fort Atkinson. Our homes are places of friendship, family and comfort, and people are quick to offer a helping hand to a new neighbor. There is a home to fit every lifestyle and budget, from the stately houses in our historic districts to the newly constructed homes in surrounding subdivisions. Modern apartment complexes and lovely retirement communities are also options. Whatever your choice, you can count on comfortable and secure surroundings.
Visit our Preferred Business Directory for a list of Realtors.
Local news, weather and school closings are available on WFAW 940 AM and WSJY 107.3, which is also an easy listening format. A variety of other music selections are available from surrounding Madison and Milwaukee stations.
Fort Atkinson has one local daily paper, The Daily Jefferson County Union, published Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Offices are located at 28 W. Milwaukee Avenue. Call 920-563-5553 for subscription rates. You can also log on to http://www.dailyunion.com for news information at your fingertips.
Local TV Channel
Channel 13 serves as Fort Atkinson’s local television station. Produced at the high school, Fort TV features a community calendar, local athletic events, musical concerts and various other community events.
The current population of Fort Atkinson is 11,943 and covers 4.5 square miles. Total population of Jefferson County is 69,000, covering 564 square miles.
The city of Fort Atkinson has five elected officials and a city manager. City Council meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. City offices are located in the Municipal Building, 101 N Main St, with office hours Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. The city of Jefferson is the County Seat.
Department Heads – City of Fort Atkinson
|City Manager||Matt Trebatoski||563-7760|
|City Clerk/Treasurer||Michelle Ebbert||563-7760|
|Engineer/Dir. Public Works||Jeffrey Woods||563-7760|
|Building Inspector||Brian Juarez||563-7760|
|Park & Rec. Director||Scott Lastusky||563-7781|
|Public Works||Kent Smith||563-7771|
|Wastewater Utility||Paul Christensen||563-7766|
|Water Utility||Terry Siglinsky||563-7775|
|Electrical Department||Jeff Armstrong||563-7765|
|Fire Chief||Michael S. Reel||563-7795|
|Police Chief||Adrian Bump||563-7777|
The Dwight Foster Library
The Dwight Foster Library maintains a catalog of over 75,000 volumes, 2,000 videos, 2,000 books on tape and hundreds of music compact discs. The library has public Internet access at eight computers as well as facilities for word processing, desktop publishing and educational games. It subscribes to over 260 monthly publications and maintains a variety of printing, scanning, faxing and copying machines for public use.
For more information contact:
Dwight Foster Public Library
102 E. Milwaukee Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Telephone: (920) 563-7790
FAX: (920) 563-7774
One can find a representation of almost every medical specialty in the Fort Atkinson area, including pediatrics, orthopedics, chiropractic care, dermatology, obstetrics and gynecology, sports medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine, mental health, dental and orthodontic offices, optometry, ophthalmology and alternative medicines.
The majority of the health care needs of Fort Atkinson residents are met by Fort HealthCare, which provides quality healthcare to residents of Jefferson, Walworth, Rock and Dane Counties.
In 2006, a $38 million renovation and 96,000 square foot addition to Fort Memorial Hospital was completed, resulting in a state-of-the-art health and wellness facility.
Programs and Services of Fort HealthCare include:
- An occupational medicine program for local businesses
- A home health program for people needing care at home
- Outpatient mental and behavioral health counselors and psychiatrists
- A community education program
- A full-service 110-bed hospital with emergency, inpatient and outpatient services
- A variety of individual clinics that provide both primary and specialty care
- Rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and sports medicine specialists
Programs and Services of Fort HealthCare’s Fort Memorial Hospital include:
- A 24-hour physician staffed emergency department
- A birthing center, which sees the birth of approximately 450 babies each year
- Outpatient clinic, which provides a variety of specialty services and a full array of endoscopy services
- Inpatient and outpatient surgery including orthopedic, gynecology, general, urology, ophthalmology, plastic and otolaryngology
- Additional vital services include a laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, cardiac evaluation, nutrition counseling and respiratory therapy
For more information log on to: http://www.forthealthcare.com
Some people prefer the simplicity of a small country church, and others are inspired by the grandeur of a giant cathedral. We have both in Fort Atkinson, and the tradition of worship runs deep, as many of the present congregations were established in the 1800s. The two dozen denominations represented today all have one thing in common: a strong commitment to the spiritual growth of their members. This shared philosophy binds congregations who in turn, create a number of community programs that serve the elderly and needy.
Spiritual needs are met in services that range from formal to informal, traditional to modern worship. There are many youth activities offered throughout the churches including traditional “Sunday School” to overnight lock-ins. Clubs, circle groups, studies, athletic teams, bake sales, prayer teams, car washes and concerts make up many parts of local church fellowship.
Wisconsin Evangelical Synod
|Oakland Seventh-Day Adventist
|Peace Evangelical Lutheran
|St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran
|First Church of Christ, Scientist
|St. Peter’s Episcopal
United Church of Christ
|First United Methodist Church
|Fort Christian Assembly
|St. John’s Community Church
|Freidens United Church of Christ
|St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
The School District of Fort Atkinson is large enough to have resources, but small enough to be personal. Its mission is to deliver quality opportunities and services to every student to enable them to achieve their academic and personal potential.
The district has six schools: four neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The high school, built in 1998 following the approval of a $26 million referendum, is technologically advanced and a model for other communities. The district offers a wide range of programs for gifted students and those with special needs. District students consistently rank higher than the national average on ACT scores. Advanced placement courses are available to college-bound students. In addition to the many national and state scholarships. locally sponsored scholarships of about $300,000 are awarded annually to graduating seniors. Fort’s public schools have become the choice for many families who reside in other communities, but have their children schooled here.
The new high school is the most technologically advanced facility in the area. All schools have local computer networks and are connected to one another via a wide-area network. Sharing resources with the Madison Area Technical College (MATC), which has a campus adjacent to the high school, provides additional educational opportunities through distance learning centers. Students receive hands-on work experience through interaction with local businesses. Community projects are part of course work for high school credit.
Visit the School District of Fort Atkinson website for more information.
Fort Atkinson also offers three parochial school:
There are also numerous pre-school and day care centers.
Additional hubs for cultural activities include a first class public library dedicated to life-long learning and a museum recognized by both state and national awards for its collections and programs.
In addition to the local MATC campus, the UW-Whitewater campus is located only eight miles to the southeast. Easy commutes provide access to UW-Madison, Edgewood College in Madison, Beloit College in Beloit and Carroll University in Waukesha. For the retired learner, the local Senior Citizen Center offers many options; including arts, crafts and computer classes.
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