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Matt Behm holds off Sam Van Galder for city golf crown
- Matt Behm won his fifth Janesville Men's City Golf title Sunday Read more >>
Rock County 4-H Fair wraps up
- The Rock County 4-H Fair had better than average attendance on at least two of its six days. Read more >>
Woman dies after lawn mower accident
- A Town of Janesville woman died in a riding lawn mower accident Saturday, according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office. Read more >>
Slow-no-wake lifted on Rock River
- Slow-no-wake restrictions have been lifted for the entire length of the Rock River. Read more >>
Mets' deGrom outduels Nelson
- A two-run home run was all Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets needed to beat the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Read more >>
Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS—Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champ... Read more >>

Record-setting win for Jeff Gordon at Indianapolis
- The NASCAR veteran won his fifth career Brickyard 400 on Sunday. Read more >>
Five things to know about absentee voting
- Absentee voting done in-person at the municipal clerk's office for the Aug. 12 partisan primary opens Monday at 8 a.m. for Walworth and Rock counties. Read more >>
Administrator retiring after 35 years
- After 35 years in county government, Rock County Administrator Craig Knutson is retiring Aug. 1. Read more >>
Janesville institute building bridges
- Students from fourth grade onward, from both the district and abroad, are participating in the first ever Bridges Festival this week. Read more >>
Your Views: As state Assembly speaker, Mike Sheridan proved to be no leader
- Mike was willing to sacrifice his ideals, preferring to pursue support of high-powered lobbyists and deep-pocketed industries such as the payday-loan industry. Read more >>
Your Views: Williams Bay teacher learns tough lesson through post on social media
- We all agree the words she chose were inappropriate. I think that taking from June 2 until July 22 to reach a decision about her future was also inappropriate. Read more >>
Your Views: Sheila De Forest is out showing she understands, cares about us
- She has also been visiting town board and fire district meetings to learn about the difficulties we are facing, and to give local officials the opportunity to get to know her. Read more >>
Clay Matthews still waiting on thumb's up
- The Green Bay Packers linebacker is still wearing a splint on his right hand to protect where he twice broke the same bone at the base of his thumb. Read more >>
The challenges of baseball replay
- Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke likes the new instant replay review process overall but wants to find a way to speed it up. Read more >>
Mississippi River waters receding to improve fishing
- Fish in the Mississippi and its myriad backwaters haven't seen many hooks since last year. Fishers are laughing from the soul at the lack of piscatorial continuing education, with any and all of the 104 fish species living ... Read more >>
Online business eyes Sharon building
- HopMeUp and AltaRail owner Dan Hill is waiting for the Department of Natural Resources to give him the green light before the retailer makes his way to the village of Sharon. Read more >>
Delores K. Harding, Brodhead (1920 - 2014)
- April 22, 1920 - July 24, 2014 Read more >>
George Nordeng, Janesville (1927 - 2014)
- March 9, 1927 - July 25, 2014 Read more >>
Martin Paul Pranke, Janesville (1973 - 2014)
- March 29, 1973 - July 24, 2014 Read more >>
James F. "Buck" Cass, Janesville (1945 - 2014)
- January 24, 1945 - July 19, 2014 Read more >>
Charlene Joyce Melvin Krause, Janesville (2014)
- July 14, 2014
William James Fassbender, Janesville (1953 - 2014)
- February 17, 1953 - June 9, 2014 Read more >>
Robert Carlton Vivian, Hillsborough, NC (1955-2014)
- February 9, 1955 - June 24, 2014 Read more >>
Irene Wilkinson, Edgerton, 1928 - 2014
- October 31, 1928 - July 23, 2014 Read more >>
Saving downtown: Delavan's diversity

Editor's note: Saving Downtown is the first in an occasional series by freelance writer Lisa Schmelz exploring how Walworth County communities are breathing new life into their historic downtown districts.

Matt Pommer: Sessions show two sides of Wisconsin politics
- A different Wisconsin was reflected in a “civility summit” on the farm of former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson. Read more >>
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Returns spark Rock County Rage win
- Three returns for touchdowns help Rock County romp past host Oshkosh 50-8 in Ironman Football League action Saturday night. Read more >>
Legion baseball: Season ends with pair of losses
- Janesville American Legion Post 205 lost to Waterford and Genoa City in regional tournament play. Read more >>
Janesville 13U squad to play for tournament survival
- Janesville has an elimination game Sunday morning in the Ohio Valley Regional. Read more >>
Wily Peralta wins 12th game
- Wily Peralta earned his team-leading 12th win, and Mark Reynolds homered in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 5-2 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night. Read more >>
Matt Behm leads Janesville Men's City Tournament
- Four-time Men's City Tournament winner Matt Behm leads by three shots heading into today’s final round after a 1-over par 72 Saturday at Glen Erin Golf Club. Read more >>
Bidders flock to fur and feather sale
- Saturday's fur and feather sale went "really well" according to organizers. The event allows 4-H and FFA kids to auction off rabbits, goats and poultry. Read more >>
Esther Cepeda: We are what we eat—and kids will surive changes in school lunches
- Just in time for the new school year, research suggests America’s students are actually going to be OK with their new, healthier lunches. Read more >>
Re-enactment to feature warriors, not soldiers
- Michael and Karen Colweck are military re-enactors who specialize in the armor and weaponry of Greek and Roman warriors. They will be at Operation Ooh-Rah's biggest fundraiser of the year. Read more >>
Effort will connect vets, shelter animals
- The private group Operation Ooh-Rah plans to connect veterans and shelter animals in a new effort to help both. Read more >>
Program takes guns from abusers
- A new procedure in Rock County Court—soon to be statewide—takes guns from people who are subject to domestic-abuse restraining orders. Read more >>
New CEO keeps family at forefront
- Jane Blain Gilbertson recently became president, chief executive officer and sole owner of the Janesville-based companies that together employ more than 4,000 people. Read more >>
Sound Off for Sunday, July 27: Senate candidates trigger comments
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Editor's Views: Wisconsin sports fans have it good
- While it's always a good time to be a sports fan in Wisconsin, we're in the midst of a particularly rewarding stretch. Read more >>
Our views: Hiring veterinarian at Janesville's shelter symbolizes care in community
- For its first vet, the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin was smart to hire someone with experience at a shelter, where disease can spread quickly. Read more >>
Your Views: Kurt Picknell represents best law enforcement can offer
- He was aware of his professional role/responsibilities, but more important, he was able to respond as someone who understood the tremendous loss we had suffered. Read more >>
Your Views: Austin Scieszinski promises to be type of leader we need
- We need young, hardworking leaders with new perspectives and new ideas. Austin promises to be this kind of leader. Read more >>
Your Views: Sheila De Forest is kind of person she wants as representative
- She wants to see other people succeed. I see her always going out of her way to help people without looking for anything in return. Read more >>
Your Views: Robert Spoden leads sheriff’s office with maturity, integrity
- While your opponent has engaged in negative rhetoric and political mudslinging, you have conducted yourself with maturity and class befitting the office of sheriff. Read more >>
Your Views: Scieszinski can and will do best job for Wisconsinites
- His character strengths include intelligence, integrity, youth and energy, and he will bring these qualities to this important office. Read more >>
Your Views: Why Janis Ringhand, Mark Spreitzer are ‘good,’ deserve your votes
- Here's why I encourage you to vote for “good” candidates. Read more >>
Downtown to see heavy construction
- Downtown Janesville business owners and the city continue to discuss a 2015 Main Street construction project. Read more >>