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Spoden, Groelle debate at fair forum
- Rock County Sheriff candidate Gary Groelle and incumbent Robert Spoden took to "Your Talk Show" on WCLO Radio on Thursday to answer questions. Read more >>
WisDOT to hold public I-90/39 expansion project meeting
- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to present the proposed alternative for the I-90/39 and I-43/State 81system interchange. Read more >>
John W. Eyster: An about-face on outsourcing
- Almost all candidates take part in political gymnastics, community blogger John W. Eyster writes. Gov. Scott Walker's recent comments about outsourcing are no exception. Read more >>
Our Views: Rock County economic indicators worth celebrating
- In Rock County, a new report continues to boost hopes that those bleak days that started in 2008 are falling further back in the rearview mirror. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Endl made ultimate sacrifice 70 years ago
- An email came from Arizona this week alerting me to the fact that one of Janesville's war heroes made the ultimate sacrifice 70 years ago this month. Read more >>
Summer flowers, berries--even a turtle--brighten hikes

Last week Tuesday's walk was a short walk around Lake LaGrange by ten eager hikers. We admired the wildflowers in the prairie and snacked on a few chokecherries which were growing along the trail. Those who sampled well ... Read more >>

Ryan proposes new poverty plan
- Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty. Read more >>
Pro: A first-term tea partier may leave a bitter taste in GOP mouths this fall
- Democratic strategists already have a small library full of videos, newspaper clips and press releases cataloging Rep. Ted Yoho’s somewhat intemperate remarks. Read more >>
Con: Tea party likely to help GOP cause; both parties could use more diversity
- Establishment Republicans shouldn’t shun tea partiers. They should embrace and welcome them into the big tent that GOP bigwigs constantly talk about. Read more >>
First Amendment: In a world of sectarian violence, what can be done?
- The best answer to schools of hate and violence are schools of respect and understanding, where students engage people of different religions with civility. Read more >>
Witness to history: Wisconsin historian delves into Freedom Summer
- “Risking Everything,” a book edited by Michael Edmonds, explains the struggles and triumphs of people involved in the beginning of the civil rights movement. Read more >>
Music roundup for July 24, 2014
- Musicians performing in our area this week include Cracker, Cash Box Kings, Natalie Merchant and Michael Buble. Read more >>
Album reviews for July 24, 2014
- The album reviewed this week is "Mandatory Fun" by Weird Al Yankovic. Read more >>
Local students tell 'real story' in their own musical
- “The Real Story,” an original musical written by a Janesville summer camp class, follows a group of teenagers who are auditioning for an elite arts academy. Read more >>
10 things: Inmate dies two hours after start of execution
- Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Read more >>
Thumb no longer an issue for Matthews
- After having surgery, Clay Matthews has been working on getting his grip back and strengthening his forearms. Read more >>
Starting spots up for grabs in Green Bay secondary
- Stakes are high. Everyone in the building could see how miserably the unit performed last season. Read more >>
Supper club has charm, high prices
- Author Ron Faiola dubbed Ishnala "Wisconsin's favorite supper club" in his most recent book. We visited the Wisconsin Dells landmark to see if that was true. Read more >>
Death notice for July 24, 2014
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Public record for July 24, 2014
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Lakeland Players holding auditions

ELKHORN--Lakeland Players will hold auditions for their upcoming musical farce “Sex Please, We're Sixty,” to be held at the Walworth County Performing Arts Cetner, 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn, on Aug. 11 and ... Read more >>

Construction worker hurt at Kenosha Amazon site

KENOSHA — An accident at the construction site of an Amazon distribution center in Kenosha has sent a worker to the hospital.

The Kenosha News reports the man was pinn... Read more >>

Unemployment up in much of state

MADISON — Unemployment is up in all of Wisconsin's largest cities and most counties.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates in June increased in all of t... Read more >>

Whitewater's Nationall Night Out has K9 demos, more

WHITEWATER--The Whitewater Police Department is hosting the annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cravath Lake Park, located at 341 S. Fremont St., Whitewater.

Second installment of property taxes due July 31

ELKHORN--The second installment for 2013 real estate property taxes in Walworth County is due on or before July 31.

Jeffery Wegener, LaGrange, IN (1961 - 2014)
- June 17, 1961 - July 22, 2014 Read more >>
Clarence "Dick" Fulton Jr., Farmington, KY/formerly Pell Lake, WI (1934-2014)
- December 24, 1934 - July 16, 2014 Read more >>
Brian Bohlmann, Madison, WI (1962-2014)
- April 3, 1962 - July 15, 2014 Read more >>
Cathy A. Northrop, Janesville, WI (1959 - 2014)
- May 4, 1959 - July 21, 2014 Read more >>
Vintage base ball a big hit at OWW

EAGLE -- The barrister tallied the aces in the nine-round match and made sure the audience was involved, allowing them to twice decide the striker's fate. And even though strikers knocked the apple around and stepped on ... Read more >>

Paul Titus Bobolz, Bradford Township, WI (1931-2014)
- June 7, 1931 - July 21, 2014 Read more >>
Men's city golf tournament tees off Friday

Sam Van Galder has dominated the Men's City Tournament the last seven years.

Will the trend continue in 2014?

Theisen, Van Zandt lead Legion team to regional win

Janesville's American Legion baseball team began the postseason with a bang.

Walker rallies Janesville backers
- At an appearance in downtown Janesville Gov. Scott Walker rallied local backers, acknowledging a race for re-election against Democrat Mary Burke could be a dead heat. Read more >>
Rating the rides at the Rock County 4-H Fair
- Gazette reporter Jake Magee and fifth-grader Justin Worley spent Wednesday rating Rock County 4-H Fair rides. Read more >>
Janesville mom at Tallman art fest
- Chantel Stried will be among more than 100 Midwestern artist at this year's Tallman Arts Festival on Sunday, Aug. 3, in Janesville. Read more >>
Night music for July 24-30, 2014
- These local night spots are offering live entertainment this week. Scheduling changes do occur, so when in doubt, contact the venue before you leave home. Read more >>
Esther Cepeda: Tough calls on border kids
- Those who want to deport the border kids immediately and those who want to extend protections to them have dug into their positions – as if either action would suffice. Read more >>
Ringhands leads 15th District fundraising
- Janis Ringhand is the money leader in the campaign for the 15th Senate District seat, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. Read more >>
Brewers sweep Reds
- Mark Reynolds homered twice and the Milwaukee Brewers swept the three-game series from the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday. Read more >>
Illinois men arrested on cocaine charges
- Angel Cruz and Froilan Avila-Romo, both of Harvard, Illinois, were arrested Wednesday on drug related charges. Read more >>
Candidates for state seat spar at fair forum
- Democratic candidates for the 15th Senate District agreed on the end result of many issues presented to them Wednesday at the Rock County 4-H Fair. Read more >>
Free farm event highlights horses
- Sarah Grundahl of Janesville is part of a national effort this summer to connect people to horses. Read more >>
Heat to blame for death of two pigs
- Extreme heat is to blame for the death of two pigs being transported to the Rock County 4-H Fair on Monday, swine department Superintendent Mark Gunn said.Monday's high temperature was 88 degrees. Read more >>
Getka, Erickson earn degrees from Bethel University
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Local students named to dean's list at University of Northwestern-St. Paul
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Local students earn degrees from Edgewood College
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Ballmer wins Outstanding Sophomore Award at UW-Madison
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McMullen, Shea named to dean's list at Warburg College
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Area students named to spring honor roll at UW-Green Bay
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