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Best of The Gazette, Aug. 4: Act 10, cool weather and a local legacy

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Andrew Reuter
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Gazette publishes a lot of news in a week. Combine that with all the distractions a weekend brings, and that means there's a good chance you might have missed some important stories. Here's a look at of some of The Gazette's best content from the last week or so:


Family affair: Third generation marks milestone in Janesville

Dr. Jim Damrow never knew his grandfather. But he knows some of his grandfather's patients. “They've stuck with us, and that gives me an immense sense of pride,” said Jim, whose Damrow Chiropractic Office is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

The rush to rent: Edgerton rental market sees substantial growth

The demand is high for rentals across the country. Edgerton is no different, having both a close proximity to Madison and a lower cost of living in Rock County. “There's such a pent up demand for lodging. The rental market is good right now,” said Dan Rinehart, an Edgerton rental developer.


Green speed: UW defensive line gets quicker, younger

With three senior starters from last year no longer with the Wisconsin Badgers, the defensive front has a new look for 2014. More youth. Less girth. More speed. Change was inevitable. Four of UW's top six defensive linemen from last season, including three starters, were seniors.

Ted Peck: Fishing guides often part of trophy catch

If there is just one stuffed fish hanging on your Man Cave wall, odds are a fishing guide played a major role in helping you capture this trophy, Outdoors columnist Ted Peck writes. He would know; he has been a fishing guide since 1978. Here are some tips for finding a good guide—and becoming one yourself.


Our Views: Union ruling sets stage for next act

Like it or not, the recent state Supreme Court decision on Wisconsin's controversial Act 10 accomplished one thing that both sides must acknowledge: It settles the issue. Act 10 is constitutional, and its provisions will remain in place unless the Legislature decides otherwise. Now, it's time to move on and make the best of the post-Act 10 world, The Gazette Editorial Board writes.

Editor's Views: One year later, revamped website getting the job done

So how's that new website working out for you? Editor Scott Angus has heard that question or a variation of it many times in the past year. His answer has been and continues to be: pretty well, thank you.


Bill Livick: Find fantastic falafel at Banzo in Madison

There are certain foods that, once appreciated, are never forgotten. And some of the most memorable are also some of the least complicated to prepare, such as falafel. If you've never tasted a falafel sandwich, there's no better place in the state to have your first bite than at Banzo in Madison, restaurant reviewer Bill Livick writes.

Marshall Middle School strings camp aims to refine student skills

Milton Middle School eighth-grader Anna Quade has played the violin for seven years. She signed up for the week-long Summer Strings Camp at Marshall Middle School because she wanted an advantage—something to set her apart from other musicians. And she wasn't alone. "This week is for the kids who want something extra and more opportunities to perfect their skills," said Seth Matuszak, orchestra instructor.


Janice Peterson: Cool weather means good living, poor growing

Experiencing this summer's weather is comparable to living in Camelot, community blogger Janice Peterson writes. Not too hot, not too cold, not too wet, not too dry. But in the gardening world, these conditions have a few drawbacks.

Glen Loyd Videos: Could eagles one day outnumber robins?

An Iowan eagle's Arctic journey could be a sign of evolution taking place before our eyes, one bird expert tells video blogger Glen Loyd. The raptors could one day be as common as robins.

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