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10 things: Obama cautions against using force
- Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Read more >>
Janesville police investigate car thefts
- In both cases, keys were left in the vehicle and the doors were unlocked. Read more >>
Packers have tough roster decisions to make
- Green Bay's Jayrone Elliott appears to have done enough, but the roster cuts will be made this weekend Read more >>
Brewers' Roenicke frustrated with umpiring
- Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke took exception with the way Wednesday's game at San Diego was called. Read more >>
Man accused of breaking baby's arm
- A Kenosha man . Jonathan P. Foreman, 21, Kenosha, is charged with breaking a newborn's left arm a Lake Geneva residence on July 3. Read more >>
ATC to rebuild powerline
- The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin approved the American Transmission Company project to rebuilding a 20-mile, 69,000-volt line from Beloit to Walworth. Read more >>
Walk to help women with breast cancer
- The annual Lake Geneva Hope Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27. The non-competitive walk is to raise money to help women financially who are fighting breast cancer. Read more >>
Support Our Troops rally is Labor Day
- The Support Our Troops committee of Walworth County will hold a Labor Day rally at 11 a.m. at the Park Stage at the Walworth County Fair. Read more >>
Glen Loyd Videos: Rock River winds keep moving on
- Wisconsin outdoors writer Bill Stokes reads more from "The River is Us," his book detailing his trip down the Rock River. Read more >>
Wisconsin revenue $281 million below projections

MADISON — Wisconsin tax collections for the past year came in 2 percent short of estimates, the state Department of Revenue reported Thursday, news that won't require immediate emergency action by the Legislature b... Read more >>

McDade leads Parker to pair of Big Eight golf wins
- Parker won its Big Eight double-dual Thursday, while Craig fell at Tumbledown Read more >>
Backup QBs solid as Packers win preseason finale
- Green Bay topped Kansas City 34-14 in the final preseason game. Read more >>
Death notices for Aug. 29, 2014
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USDA launches new dairy insurance program

MILWAUKEE  — Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.

Wisconsin mourning dove season to begin Sept. 1

MADISON — Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding hunters that the state's new extended mourning dove season will begin next week.

Hunters will be allowed to kill the state's official peace symbol fro... Read more >>

Loias Ann (Paddock) Wagner, Cupertino, CA/formerly Janesville, WI (1923-2013)
- August 2, 1923 - September 13, 2013 Read more >>
Robert Charles Schuster, Edgerton, WI/formerly Chicago and Glenview, IL (1939-2014)
- April 8, 1939 - August 27, 2014 Read more >>
Thomas Mack, Fort Atkinson, WI/formerly Janesville, WI (1945-2014)
- June 9, 1945 - August 26, 2014 Read more >>
Photos: Best of the Walworth County Fair

ELKHORN--The 165th Walworth County Fair got off to a great start Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Public record for Aug. 29, 2014
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Brewers' bid for Morneau comes up short
- Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers made an offer of “unknown players” after being awarded the claim on Justin Morneau, but the Rockies opted to pull him back. Read more >>
Cougars come up clutch in third sets to beat Vikings
- The Craig girls tennis team beat crosstown rival Parker 5-2 in Big Eight play Thursday. Read more >>
Michael Gerson: The Jews and the importance of history
- Jews have been a stateless entity on which people projected their anger and resentments. With the advent of a Jewish state, those projections are focused on Israel. Read more >>
Local police like their body cams
- Janesville police have been recording traffic stops, arrests and other incidents for five years. Read more >>
Milton police arrest two teens for thefts
- The Milton Police Department arrested two 16-year-old boys in the early morning hours Wednesday on suspicion they broke into or tried to break into about 30 vehicles. Read more >>
Charles Krauthammer: Whopper of a move shows need to cut corporate tax rates
- What is maddening about the corporate “inversion” problem is that it is so easily solved: tax reform that lowers the accursed corporate rate. Read more >>
Omnivore, herbivore take on fair fare
- I eat anything. Andrea Anderson is a vegan. How do we fare with food at the fair. Read more >>
Vegan forages at the Walworth County Fair
- Reporters Cathy Idzerda, a meat eater, and Andrea Anderson, a vegan, try the different foods at the Walworth County Fair. Read more >>
Policy body cameras raise questions
- Although criminal justice and civil liberties experts acknowledge the benefits of body cameras, they also warn of practical considerations. Read more >>
Word Badger: Good words from the Guard
- The National Guard recently posted some interesting advice for soldiers. Read more >>
UW-W Foundation receives AT&T award
- The UW-Whitewater Foundation received a $5,000 AT&T Innovation and Investment Award to support the King/Chavez Scholars Program on campus from AT&T Wisconsin. Read more >>
State to host open government seminars
- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen invites the public and government officials to register for the Department of Justice seminars on public records and open meetings laws. Read more >>
Whiting named new pastor at Emmanuel Free Methodist Church
- Emmanuel Free Methodist Church, Janesville, in June welcomed the Rev. Scott Whiting as its new pastor. Whiting and his wife, Lori, along with their nine adopted children, moved to Janesville from Eau Claire. Read more >>
Leidholdt named director of maintenance at Helicopter Specialties
- Rob Leidholdt recently was named director of maintenance for Helicopter Specialties, Janesville. Read more >>
Johnson graduates Credit Union National Association Management School
- Susan Johnson, senior vice president of operations at Fort Community Credit Union, was among 61 students who graduated from Credit Union National Association Management School. Read more >>
Baker joins Rock County Extension team
- Nick Baker joins the Rock County Extension team as its new agriculture agent. Read more >>
Rock County Agriculture and Extension Education Committee honor Wiedenfeld, Arnold
- Lawrence Wiedenfeld of Janesville and Eva Arnold of Beloit were recognized at the Wisconsin Associated County Extension Committees' annual recognition ceremony for their years of service on the Rock County Agriculture and E... Read more >>
Kulinski resigns Boys & Girls Club post
- The Boys & Girls Club of Janesville is accepting resumes for a full-time executive director because Carrie Kulinski announced her resignation. Read more >>
Milton, Hulick near contract agreement
- Ink hasn't hit paper for the new Milton city administrator's contract, but Alan Hulick is all but hired besides a few “little things” left to be negotiated, Mayor Brett Frazier said. Read more >>
LaborFest downsizes for 24th year
- LaborFest is dropping from a three-day festival to a one-day event this year. Read more >>
Data shows child porn case delays
- Investigations of Internet crimes against children were delayed across Wisconsin — not just in the Milwaukee office, where two employees were dismissed, according to newly released data from the state Department of Ju... Read more >>
Our Views: Auto museum proposal poses dilemma for city of Janesville
- Janesville has a sad history of demolishing heritage. If the gas station becomes a museum, no one would want to see the site used to expand the police department. Read more >>
Delaney's reputation seems a bit dated
- Delaney's is a classic Wisconsin supper club in every way—from the Rat Pack soundtrack to the menu's emphasis on meat and potatoes to the high prices. Read more >>
Dance school opens in Lake Geneva

LAKE GENEVA--Broadway Academy of Art and Dance, a dance and performing arts school, is opening a third studio satellite located in Lake Geneva.

Charles C. Haynes: Blasphemy, free speech and Oklahoma’s ‘black mass’
- Just when you think offensive speech attacking religion has hit rock bottom, along comes a new candidate for the Rogue’s Gallery of culture war provocateurs. Read more >>
Big Events Blog: Walworth County Fair fun this holiday weekend

It's Walworth County Fair time again in Elkhorn, or you could sample other summer pleasures, like an open-air concert in Lake Geneva, a nature walk in Williams Bay or an award-winning cheese tasting in Mukwonago.

UW-Whitewater dorm back on
- The UW-Whitewater dorm put on hold by the Department of Administration is now back on, State Rep. Andy Jorgensen said. Read more >>
Your Views: Make incentives permanent to conserve precious lands
- The incentive is a win-win for Wisconsin, protecting natural resources important to our community while keeping our lands in productive private ownership and management. Read more >>
Your Views: Breu wrong about research in column on Paul Ryan, poverty issue
- Tom Breu claimed the Employment Policies Institute supported economic research from San Diego State University professor Joseph Sabia via a “shell company.” This isn’t true. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Spammers irritating, relentless
- Those email spammers are nothing if not persistent. They consume part of my every work day. Read more >>