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Kathleen Parker: Bears and wolves find a voice in the wilderness
- Referendums, driven by the Humane Society of the United States, are aimed only at minimizing animal suffering and restoring a measure of decency and fair play. Read more >>
Early voting proves popular locally
- City clerks in Rock and Walworth counties said Tuesday they are seeing many people eager to get their voting done early. Read more >>
Weekly Walk: Fall colors include gold, red and frog green

On a rainy afternoon last week Tuesday five of us decided to hike around Lake LaGrange from our meeting place. We had on our rain gear. There was a light sprinkle as we started which became even lighter as we walked. The... Read more >>

Woman objects to mandatory survey
- Ellie Fietz and hundreds of thousands of other Americans received the American Community Survey, an element of the U.S. Census Bureau's re-engineered census program. Read more >>
Roth Pavilion dedication is Friday
- A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Marvin W. Roth Community Pavilion is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the park at 51 S. Main St. Read more >>
Farmers market gets $73,337 grant
- Janesville Farmers Market marketing, outreach and sales will be improved between now and October 2016 with the help of a grant from the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program. Read more >>
Milton looks to reduce debt in 2015
- The city of Milton plans to go into “debt reduction mode” in 2015, Mayor Brett Frazier wrote in his preliminary city budget overview. Read more >>
Gazette warns of scam attempt
- Someone claiming to be from The Gazette called a Gazette customer Tuesday, asking for credit-card information. Read more >>
Dick Polman: Why are Americans so czar-struck?
- Why have we allegedly civilized Americans appropriated a word that dates back to despotic imperial Russia, a word that was synonymous with tyrannical rule? Read more >>
Matt Pommer: Vos promises change in Government Accountability Board
- The speaker wants GAB Director Kevin Kennedy to be replaced. Read more >>
Your Views: State reforms Medicaid right way, saves taxpayers millions
- If Wisconsin accepted the expansion, not only would taxpayers be on the hook for millions more, Medicaid enrollees would face poor access to care. Read more >>
Your Views: Here’s why she’ll vote ‘yes’ to city of Janesville's streets referendum
- Our streets are in dire need of repair, and we just can't complain about the streets and not expect to pay to fix them. Read more >>
Your Views: Republicans must go; vote for Mary Burke, Rob Zerban
- If Republicans really cared about the unborn, they would be more than happy to provide affordable health care to them and their mothers. Read more >>
Your Views: Janis Ringhand helps make student loans affordable
- Thankfully, in this legislative session state Rep. Janis Ringhand has been working to make student loans more manageable and affordable. Read more >>
Your Views: Ads attacking Gov. Scott Walker display dishonesty
- The claim in the Greater Wisconsin Committee ad that it's easier for corporations to get away with paying women less is ridiculous. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Little Free Library greets Gazette customers
- Visitors to The Gazette offices downtown are being greeted by a newcomer—our own Little Free Library. Here's what it's all about. Read more >>
10 things: Pistorious sentenced to five years in prison
- Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Read more >>
Maryland's offense full of moving parts
- The focus of the Wisconsin defense must be sharp so it can avoid falling for the motion and ball fakes Maryland will use against it Saturday. Read more >>
Nothing but Ned: Former Brewers skipper has grown with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Ned Yost never has worried about what other people think of him as a major-league baseball manager. He always has proceeded with the intractable belief that what he is doing is the right thing for ... Read more >>

Strengthened Packers defense faces Saints test

GREEN BAY—Credit it to better communication or improved depth or Julius Peppers or even the NASCAR package.

Credit it to whatever you want.

Edgerton makes cuts to meet levy limit
- To comply with the state's maximum levy limit, the city of Edgerton on Monday had to cut nearly $70,000 from its proposed budget. Read more >>
Public Record for Oct. 21, 2014
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Death Notices for Oct. 21, 2014
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Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now

MADISON — Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.

Van Hollen said on Oct. 9 that he was looking ... Read more >>

Live radio show broadcast from Lake Lawn

DELAVAN — WGTD Radio Theater is continuing to celebrate its 10th year on the air with a live broadcast at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Lake Lawn Resort. WGTD's crew will transform the resort's Great Room into a... Read more >>

Walworth County police, probation agents checking in on sex offenders during trick-or-treat times

For the sixth year, Walworth County police agencies and probation and parole agents will be checking to be sure known sex offenders who are on active supervision are in lawful

compliance while kids in neighbo...

Paul G. VanLaningham, Clinton, WI (1935-2014)
- October 10, 1935-October 18, 2014
Lucille "Lu" M. Moorman, Delavan, WI (1925-2014)
- November 11, 1925-October 19, 2014
Jean Mies, Tempe, AZ/Janesville, WI (1931-2014)
- October 15, 1931-October 14, 2014
Bette Lou Fairfield, Janesville, WI (1923-2014)
- July 5, 1923-October 19, 2014
Delores V. Boyd, Janesville, WI (1930-2014)
- October 26, 1930-October 19, 2014
Carol Ann Black, Janesville, WI (1950-2014)
- April 20, 1950-October 18, 2014
Shorewest adds sales associates

Several new sales associates have joined Shorewest Realtors:

• Jacqueline Mihalski at the Delavan office, 830 E. Geneva St.

• Melanie Venema at the Lake Geneva office, 62 Main St.

'Take 5' with local author on monsters
- Author Linda Godfrey will be at Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn on Oct. 22 to talk about her latest book, "American Monsters." Read more >>
Kenneth J. Montanye, Janesville, WI (1940-2014)
- January 23, 1940-October 17, 2014
Sex offender ordinance approved
- The Elkhorn City Council on Monday voted in favor of an ordinance restricting where incoming sex offenders can live within city limits. Read more >>
Jets forward Patava commits to Air Force
- Kyle Patava will play Division I hockey next season at Air Force. Meanwhile, teammate Adam Winborg won the NAHL's North Division Star of the Week award. Read more >>
Man convicted in stolen-property case
- A felony charge was dismissed against Jose A. Ruiz, 33, of Janesville, but he was sent to prison on a lesser charge. Read more >>
Michael Gerson: For GOP, no victory lap
- Let us consider the downsides for Republicans of winning both houses of Congress. Read more >>
Ryan, Zerban show sharp contrast
- 1st Congressional District candidates Paul Ryan and Rob Zerban debated in their second and final meeting before the Nov. 4 elections. Read more >>
Elks lodge to host veterans night Nov. 8

JANESVILLE-The Janesville Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Washington St., will host a veterans night Saturday, Nov. 8.

Arts council plans story slam Oct. 25

EDGERTON-The Arts Council of Edgerton will host a story slam at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Depot Café, 20 S. Main St.

St. Paul's to host fall luncheon Nov. 6

JANESVILLE-St. Paul's Lutheran Church's Ladies Aid and Lutheran Women in Mission will host a fall luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the church, 210 S. Ringold St.

School seeks donations for auction fundraiser

DELAVAN-Delavan Christian School, 848 Oak St., will host its annual school auction fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

The school seeks donations of cash and auction items.

Authorities search for suspects in armed home invasion in Troy Township

TROY TOWNSHIP—Authorities are investigating a home invasion early Monday morning in the town of Troy that left one person shot in the leg and another with facial injuries, but no suspects in custody, according to a... Read more >>

Resident shot in home invasion
- A Monday morning town of Troy home invasion leaves one resident with a gunshot wound to the leg, according to a Walworth County Sheriff's Office news release. Read more >>
Chili supper to fund Parker band trip
- The 33rd annual Chili Supper, presented by the Parker Band Parents Association, will be Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Parker High School cafeteria. The money will be used for the band's trip to New Orleans this spring. Read more >>
Janesville farmer bets on broccoli
- Chris Blakeney has taken homegrown broccoli to new frontiers. The Janesville farmer grew 1,200 pounds of the green super food for city schools. Read more >>
Your Views: Former restaurant manager explains risk of wage hike
- If the minimum wage is raised, that means I would have to permanently lay off enough employees to reach that 34 percent mark. Read more >>
Your Views: Expanding I-90/39 puts priorities in wrong spot
- We support repairing the highway; we do not support widening the highway when the stated need for widening is not materializing. Read more >>