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Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Politics and civil commentary with community blogger John Eyster
John W. Eyster: A victor in the ‘Super Bowl of sermons’
John W. Eyster: A victor in the ‘Super Bowl of sermons’
Church is a popular place on Christmas Eve, earning it the nickname the “Super Bowl of sermons.” Here’s John W. Eyster’s pick for which pastor deserves to be declared victor.
John W. Eyster: Peace seminar offers rare opportunity
John W. Eyster: Peace seminar offers rare opportunity
Palestinian peacemaker Zoughbi Zoughbi's visit to Janesville is not an occasion to miss, community blogger John W. Eyster writes.
John W. Eyster: Consider the source in Burke attack
John W. Eyster: Consider the source in Burke attack
When it comes to the attack on Mary Burke from Republican operatives, John says it's important to consider the source.

Gen-X in J-ville

With community blogger Steve Knox
Steve Knox: Deputy city manager choice was a good one
Steve Knox: Deputy city manager choice was a good one
Though some have griped about Janesville City Manager Mark Freitag's recent hiring process, community blogger Steve Knox thinks the choice was a good one.
Steve Knox: Senior Center comment ruffles feathers
Steve Knox: Senior Center comment ruffles feathers
Community blogger Steve Knox unintentionally irritated some readers recently with his suggestion that the Janesville Senior Center needs a better name. What do you think?
Steve Knox: Council faces tough quality of life decisions
Steve Knox: Council faces tough quality of life decisions
Steve thinks it's time for quality of life activities in Janesville to go front-and-center.

Glen Loyd videos

With community blogger Glen Loyd
Glen Loyd Videos: Feathered friends send Xmas cheer
Glen Loyd Videos: Feathered friends send Xmas cheer
Glen Loyd and his feathered friends send viewers some Christmas cheer in this week's video.
Glen Loyd Videos: The snowstorms of youth
Glen Loyd Videos: The snowstorms of youth
Famed Wisconsin author Bill Stokes offers viewers a story of snowstorms from his youth.
Glen Loyd Videos: Boy seeks nature, finds adventure
Glen Loyd Videos: Boy seeks nature, finds adventure
Glen Loyd digs into the archives for this week's video. In it, a bored boy goes out on an adventure in nature.

Truly blessed

ALS patient James Martin shares his journey
James Martin: Screeching words for Common Core
James Martin: Screeching words for Common Core
Community blogger James Martin has long considered writing about Common Core education standards, but he stayed mute—until now.

Green Side Up

Garden talk with Gazette community blogger Janice Peterson
Janice Peterson: No garden is complete without garden art
Janice Peterson: No garden is complete without garden art
A garden is not really complete until it has a layer of garden art, blogger Janice Peterson writes. Fortunately, winter leaves gardeners with plenty of time to decorate their plots.
Janice Peterson: The confusing chaos behind plant names
Janice Peterson: The confusing chaos behind plant names
Mysterious plant labeling is a consequence of patents and trademarks, garden blogger Janice Peterson writes. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at that system.
Janice Peterson: Plant education, right here at home
Janice Peterson: Plant education, right here at home
Garden blogger Janice Peterson recently attended a horticulture training session at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville. What better way to spend a cold Saturday in fall?

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: The best bedding for your birds
Ask a Poultry Farmer: The best bedding for your birds
Poultry farmers face plenty of options when buying bedding for their birds. Here are some tips from community blogger Dale Wheelock for which kind to choose.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How much space do I need for my poultry?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How much space do I need for my poultry?
The amount of space you have for your birds is almost more important than the type of coop, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes. Here's a handy chart to help you plan.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Find a local Thanksgiving turkey
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Find a local Thanksgiving turkey
It's not too early to be thinking about your Thanksgiving turkey, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes. Here's some tips for tracking down a tasty, local bird.