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Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Politics and civil commentary with community blogger John Eyster
John W. Eyster: Two holidays ripe for change
John W. Eyster: Two holidays ripe for change
Leif Erikson Day and Columbus Day are both on their way, and both could use some modification, community blogger John W. Eyster writes.
John W. Eyster: Father's fight against heroin hits home
John W. Eyster: Father's fight against heroin hits home
A heroin epidemic has been sweeping the nation, and small Wisconsin towns are no exception, community blogger John W. Eyster writes.
John W. Eyster: The shocking murder of reporter James Foley
John W. Eyster: The shocking murder of reporter James Foley
Community blogger John W. Eyster considers the loss of war reporter and Marquette University alumnus James Foley, who was murdered by members of an Islamic State extremist group.

Gen-X in J-ville

With community blogger Steve Knox
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.
Steve Knox: 4 great sports hall of fame candidates
Steve Knox: 4 great sports hall of fame candidates
The Janesville Hall of Fame honors many worthy athletes. But there are several important names missing, blogger Steve Knox writes. Here are four great choices for the future.

Glen Loyd videos

With community blogger Glen Loyd
Glen Loyd Videos: Holding hands with the Rock River
Glen Loyd Videos: Holding hands with the Rock River
Video blogger Glen Loyd offers viewers an autumn poem alongside his ode to the Rock River this week.
Glen Loyd Videos: A thank you to Mother Nature for fall colors
Glen Loyd Videos: A thank you to Mother Nature for fall colors
Video blogger Glen Loyd offers viewers a look at the changing colors of nature. Along the way, a puffball demonstrates its namesake.
Glen Loyd: Irish Fest war song stirs emotion
Glen Loyd: Irish Fest war song stirs emotion
Video blogger Glen Loyd offers viewers a look at last weekend's Irish Fest in downtown Janesville. Along the way, one band's song resonates with the blogger.

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: Eight stories of gardening kindness
Janice Peterson: Eight stories of gardening kindness
Gardeners can be a kind bunch, garden blogger Janice Peterson writes. For evidence, just read these eight tales of gardening grace.
Janice Peterson: Five eco-friendly ways to get rid of those leaves
Janice Peterson: Five eco-friendly ways to get rid of those leaves
Fall is here and with it comes an abundance of leaves. Here are five useful things to do with them from garden blogger Janice Peterson.
Janice Peterson: The good, the bad and the bumblebees
Janice Peterson: The good, the bad and the bumblebees
Healthy tomatoes, diseased impatiens and an abundance of bumblebees are among the highlights of Janice Peterson's garden this summer. How did your efforts do?

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: Don't let winter cut off your egg supply
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Don't let winter cut off your egg supply
Winter is coming, and with it, the potential for lower egg production. Luckily, it's easy and cheap to fix by adding lights to your coop, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: From broody hen to useful bird
Ask a Poultry Farmer: From broody hen to useful bird
Is your hen acting strangely? Making funny noises? Pecking at your hand? You probably have a broody hen, blogger Dale Wheelock writes. Here's how to turn that into an advantage.