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Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Politics and civil commentary with community blogger John Eyster
John W. Eyster: An about-face on outsourcing
John W. Eyster: An about-face on outsourcing
Almost all candidates take part in political gymnastics, community blogger John W. Eyster writes. Gov. Scott Walker's recent comments about outsourcing are no exception.
John W. Eyster: Secrecy undermines our republic
John W. Eyster: Secrecy undermines our republic
President Barack Obama, who ran on a ticket pledging transparency, has gone on to lead one of the most secretive administrations in decades, blogger John W. Eyster writes.
Eyster: Story shines light on homeless
Eyster: Story shines light on homeless
Community blogger John W. Eyster sends praise to Gazette reporter Neil Johnson for his article about the closure of a homeless shelter in Janesville.

Gen-X in J-ville

With community blogger Steve Knox
Steve Knox: These three people are making a difference
Steve Knox: These three people are making a difference
Community blogger Steve Knox commends three Janesvillians who are making the city a better place.
Steve Knox: Festival offers food, music, fun—and a cross
Steve Knox: Festival offers food, music, fun—and a cross
Community blogger Steve Knox reminisces about the evolution of Freedom Fest and offers readers a preview of what to expect this year.
Steve Knox: No controversy, just a 'thanks' to teachers
Steve Knox: No controversy, just a 'thanks' to teachers
Looking for more controversy about teachers? You won't find it here. Instead, community blogger Steve Knox offers a simple message to local educators: Thank you.

Glen Loyd videos

With community blogger Glen Loyd
Glen Loyd Videos: Could eagles one day outnumber robins?
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 says.
Glen Loyd Videos: Rock County fox kits play on the prairie
Glen Loyd Videos: Rock County fox kits play on the prairie
Local photographer Scott Weberpal spent weeks shooting photos of fox kits playing on the Rock Prairie. Here are the results.
Glen Loyd Videos: The things you'll see at Glen Loyd Island
Glen Loyd Videos: The things you'll see at Glen Loyd Island
Video blogger Glen Loyd offers viewers a look at the sights and sounds of the Rock River island that bears his namesake.

Truly blessed

ALS patient James Martin shares his journey
James Martin: Want to give up your law license? Good luck
James Martin: Want to give up your law license? Good luck
It has been said that to leave a gang you must be beaten out. In order to leave the mafia you get a new set of designer shoes and a short one way boat trip. There is allegedly a hotel in California where once you check-in you can never check out.
James Martin: Church offers unique experience
James Martin: Church offers unique experience
The Congregation of The Great Spirit in Milwaukee mixes Catholicism and the traditions, language and culture of the Native American community, blogger James Martin writes.

Green Side Up

Garden talk with Gazette community blogger Janice Peterson
Janice Peterson: Cool weather means good living, poor growing
Janice Peterson: Cool weather means good living, poor growing
Though this summer has been a temperate one, many plants need dog days to thrive, garden blogger Janice Peterson writes.
Janice Peterson: The top 10 worst weeds in Wisconsin
Janice Peterson: The top 10 worst weeds in Wisconsin
Garden blogger Janice Peterson takes a stab at listing the 10 worst weeds in Wisconsin, including her personal weed nemesis.
Janice Peterson: Unusual flower specimens
Janice Peterson: Unusual flower specimens
There are so many beautiful flowers, plants, shrubs and trees a gardener can choose from, more than could ever be grown in a lifetime.

Ask a Poultry Farmer

Advice from a man with sixty years of experience with chickens, turkeys and waterfowl. With community blogger Dale Wheelock.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: What it takes to raise a champ
Ask a Poultry Farmer: What it takes to raise a champ
What does it take to raise an award-winning bird? Beth Tallon follows her father, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock, at the Rock County 4-H Fair to find out.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Tips for finding right feed for your fowl
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Tips for finding right feed for your fowl
Community blogger Dale Wheelock offers some handy tips for finding and formulating feed for your fowl.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Fear the racoon, not the cougar
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Fear the racoon, not the cougar
If you farm birds for long enough, you'll butt heads with predators, community blogger Dale Wheelock writes. Follow this advice to keep your birds safe.