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Editor's Views: Wrong page prompts headscratching, thorough review
- We published the wrong Page 3B in the April 13 paper. Instead of a page with timely sports content, we reprinted the 3B from April 2. Read more >>
Our Views: It’s time to move forward with Janesville fire station
- After considering the evidence, our elected representatives decided this spot and design were best. The 6-1 vote was solid. Read more >>
Your Views: Critics are dishonest in attacking Ryan’s budget
- Increasing spending by 3.5 percent instead of 5.2 percent is hardly imposing draconian cuts. Read more >>
Your Views: Parkview referendum result evokes memory of Forrest Gump
- For the next 20 years, squawks from those who were for and against it will be heard when they pay the 35-40 percent increase in school district property taxes. Read more >>
Your Views: Responsible management of tax dollars missing in Janesville
- Who in the administrative branch of our city government approves and convinces our city council to approve such an outlandish waste of taxpayer dollars? Read more >>
Talk focuses on wartime internment
- During World War II, the U.S. government interned 15,000 German-American civilians as enemy aliens. Some were U.S. citizens. Eberhard Fuhr was 17 and sent to a camp in Texas. He will share painful memories at a UW-Rock Coun... Read more >>
Jared Abbrederis not shy about his faith
- The former Wisconsin Badger and current NFL wide receiver prospect credits God with helping him through the adversity Abbrederis has faced in his life. Read more >>
Bucks own stockpile of draft picks beyond possible No. 1 overall selection
- The Milwaukee Bucks will have three second-round picks to work with in June's NBA draft. Read more >>
Former farmhand Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers
- Drafted by the Brewers, the hard-throwing right-hander was traded to Kansas City in Zack Greinke deal in 2010. Read more >>
Snappers nearly no-hit in 5-0 loss
- Lansing Lugnuts starter Kendall Graveman didn't give up a Beloit Snappers hit until the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night. Read more >>
Kyle Lohse earns win against Pittsburgh
- Brewers starter survives pair of unearned runs to get second win of the year against the NL Central rivals. Read more >>
Dale Thompson to be sworn in Tuesday
- Former Janesville School Board member Dale Thompson will be sworn into outgoing board member Scott Feldt's seat Tuesday night. Read more >>
Sheridan files state Senate papers
- Former state Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan of Janesville has filed papers to run for Senate this fall. Read more >>
Edgerton could become a detour boomtown
- When the state Department of Transportation cranks up its lane-expansion project on Interstate 90/39 between Beloit and Madison, traffic in downtown Edgerton could double. Read more >>
Unemployment rate falls to five-year low
- Wisconsin's unemployment rate dipped below 6.0 percent in March to a five-year low of 5.9 percent, down from 6.1 percent in February, reaching its lowest point since November 2008. Read more >>
Your Thanks: United Way Blackhawk Region thanks caring community
- Your investment of more than $2.7 million in the 2013 campaign will provide funding to 94 United Way partner programs in 2014. Read more >>
Your Thanks: Truck on Ice sinks cash into helping kids in Janesville
- The Golden "K" Kiwanis club again raised about $11,000 for local youth charities after paying $5,000 to the 15 people who came closest to the official sinking time. Read more >>
Greg Peck: What are your pet peeves? Here are some of mine
- I suspect most people have little daily annoyances, so-called “pet peeves.” Here are some of mine. Read more >>
Students learn from WWII veterans
- UW-Whitewater students are premiering their documentary "A Mission to Honor" on Monday, April 21. The film focuses on the life of five veterans before, during, and after World War II. Read more >>
Land traded hands frequently in late 1800s

The former Mack School can be seen at the northeast corner of the intersection of County Highway 89 and Territorial Road in the town of Richmond. The tiny building is now a private home.

Our Views: 'Game-changer' for club in need of change
- Credit former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl for his deep desire to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee. Read more >>
Multiple photo back-ups are key
- So you've taken thousands of digital pictures, but they're just sitting on your computer. How should you organize them? How should you store them? How do you make sure you don't lose them? Read more >>
More photographs but fewer prints
- People are taking more pictures than ever, yet many of the images they take are never printed. Read more >>
10 Things to Know: Tragedy on the world's highest peak
- Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Read more >>
Whitewater property owners receive money from city as part of East Gateway Project
- Twelve property owners received a lump some of $146,568 from the city for either the permanent acquisition of land or the temporary use of it as part of the city's East Gateway construction project. Read more >>
Sen. Neal Kedzie running for re-election
- State Sen. Neal Kedzie, R-Elkhorn, announced Thursday he is seeking re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate's District 11 seat. Read more >>
Four arrested, two hurt after bar fight
- Four people were arrested and two were hurt after a bar fight just after midnight Thursday, according to a Janesville Police Department news release. One man later was arrested on an identity fraud charge. Read more >>
Glen Loyd Videos: The beauty of Zion National Park
- Janesville's Van Galder Bus Company will be taking area tourists to Zion National Park this fall. Video blogger Glen Loyd offers them a preview of what to expect. Read more >>
Andrew McCutcheon lifts Pittsburgh Pirates over Milwaukee Brewers
- The Brewers did not receive a warm welcome in Pittsburgh after sweeping the Pirates in Milwaukee this past weekend. Read more >>
Sun Prairie baseball outlasts Craig after wild first inning
- The Cardinals beat the Cougars 7-4 at Riverside on Thursday. Read more >>
Fred D. Gunderson, Clinton, WI (1941-2014)
- July 22, 1941 - April 17, 2014 Read more >>
Frank William Karstetter, Beloit, WI (1927-2014)
- November 21, 1927 - April 15, 2014 Read more >>
Web Views for Friday, April 18, 2014
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Steven M. Leahy, Elkhorn, WI (1968-2014)
- September 2, 1968 - April 16, 2014 Read more >>
Raymond Peter Lambert, Murfreesboro, TN (1940-2014)
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Mary Ann (Francis) Gleven, Carmichael, CA (1935-2014)
- February 18, 1935 - April 15, 2014 Read more >>
Sophia D. Loudon, Delavan, WI (1928-2014)
- June 12, 1928 - April 15, 2014 Read more >>
Death notices for April 18, 2014
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Craig pitcher Julia Humphrey turns it up to beat West
- The Cougars beat the Regents in a Big Eight softball game Thursday. Read more >>
Milton businesses want more signs along bypass
- What if Milton put a big "Milton" sign on the 175-foot-tall Cargill building on the city's east side? That could be one solution to the city's problem getting traffic off the Highway 26 bypass. Read more >>
Auditions set for Lake Geneva Theater Company

Auditions for the newly formed Geneva Lake Theater Company will take place the weekend of April 26-27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for men and women age 16 and older.

Actors will be auditioning for a musical play, &... Read more >>

Mellencamp unhappy with Walker

MADISON — Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail.
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WCEDA executive director steps down

ELKHORN -- After six years with the Walworth County Economic Development Alliance,  Mike Van Den Bosch will be stepping down as executive director at the end of  May  to take on an  economic development position in Color... Read more >>

Kedzie will run for fourth Senate term

ELKHORN – Sen. Neal Kedzie will campaign for his fourth term in the state Senate, according to a press release from his office Thursday.

Earth Day activities: butterflies to beaches

It started in 1970, when gas was leaded and a lot cheaper, smog was more plentiful, and the word “environment” wasn't much in the public vocabulary.

Beloit Snappers end seven-game skid
- Beloit topped Lansing to open a Midwest League series Read more >>
Vikings, Cougars fall in soccer matches Thursday
- Parker lost a nonconference match at Lake Mills, while Craig lost to Madison East Read more >>
Sixth-run fourth dooms Parker softball
- Madison Memorial beat the Vikings on Thursday Read more >>
Charles Krauthammer: In campaign donation dispute, the zealots win again
- Political contribution donor lists, instead of being used to ferret out corruption, are now being used to pursue and persecute citizens with contrary views. Read more >>
Velo Club organizes slow bike rides

JANESVILLE-The Janesville Velo Club, along with the city of Janesville and Michael's Cycles, will sponsor the first of six local bike rides as part of Bike to Work Week.