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Janesville residents report white squirrel
- Elizabeth and Mark Lencho of Janesville were out on their front porch in the Briar Crest subdivision early one morning when they spotted a white squirrel in their neighbor's tree. Read more >>
Humane society gets own vet
- For the first time in 120 years, the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin has an on-staff veterinarian. Read more >>
City slickers take on the fair
- I didn't know what to expect as I prepared for my first 4-H Rock County Fair, but after being told to “wear shoes that I don't mind getting poop on”, I began to understand. Read more >>
Court rules against snowplow driver
- A village of Fontana snowplow driver can be compelled by a judge to accept an injury settlement under the Worker's Compensation Act, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Read more >>
Teacher resigns after Facebook posts
- A Williams Bay teacher accused of posting threatening comments on Facebook in June has reached a resignation agreement with the Williams Bay School District. Read more >>
Green Bay Packers have logjam at tight end
- Seven candidates are on the preseason roster, as the Packers look for Jermichael Finley's probable replacement. Read more >>
Lucroy delivers in ninth
- Brewer catcher Jonathan Lucroy hits game-winning homer in ninth inning to give Brewers a 4-3 victory over Cincinnati. Read more >>
Christina "Chrisy" Jo (Lawrence) West, Hermitage, TN (1968-2014)
- February 26, 1968 - April 11, 2014 Read more >>
Public Record for July 23, 2014
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Death Notices for July 23, 2014
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Rockford man charged in second killing

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A man accused of killing a high school friend was charged Tuesday in a second northern Illinois killing.

Prosecutors in Illinois' Lee County filed 12 murder counts against 36-year-old Te... Read more >>

Lake Geneva estate sale reflects life, interests of gentleman farmer

A rare chance to see inside a stately Lake Geneva home and the opportunity to purchase fine art, furniture and more—from a Steinway grand piano to a 1941 half-ton Jeep--will be available on Saturday, July 26 and Su... Read more >>

Ryan's mobile office to make stops in area

Rep. Paul Ryan's mobile office will make stops throughout the First Congressional District, including Walworth County, during August and September.

Steven E. Mielke, Lady Lake, FL/formerly Janesville, WI (1946-2014)
- October 19, 1946 - July 2, 2014 Read more >>
Kyle R. Hines, Walworth, WI
- July 20, 2014
Arlene J. Dutton, Janesville/Sparta, WI
- June 14, 2014
Priscilla Nuzum Parker, Janesville and Brodhead, WI (1930-2014)
- May 22, 1930 - July 3, 2014 Read more >>
Ervin H. Petersen, Buena Park, CA
- July 18, 2014
Lake Geneva zipline honored

LAKE GENEVA--Lake Geneva Canopy Tours has been awarded TripAdivsor's certificate of ecellence for a third consecutive year. The certificate is based on customer feedback.

Photos: Balloon festival heads up and away

Colorful skies were forecast for the fourth annual Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival, July 18-20, held on the grounds of Evergreen Elementary School on Main Street.

Sound Off for Wednesday, July 23: Readers weigh in on downtown
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Wayne Meyer Wurfel, Beloit, WI (1954 - 2014)
- October 1, 1954 - July 18, 2014 Read more >>
Street employees appear in court
- Ronald Carstensen and Donald Hoeft Jr., former Lake Geneva Street Department employees, made their initial appearance in court Tuesday. Read more >>
Experience galore on Janesville 14U bench
- Generations of Janesville baseball players have benefited from Jim Kauss, 77, and Tom Davey, 45, and now 21-year-old Nolan Stearns has joined the staff. Read more >>
Best of The Gazette: GM, heroes and a career cut short
- GM sales, three local good Samaritans and Milton's Nate Hammon are the subjects of some of The Gazette's best content from the last week or so. Read more >>
14s complete full circle
- Tom Davey began his Babe Ruth coaching career with a trip to Henderson, Kentucky, and the veteran Janesville coach takes his present squad there 25 years later. Read more >>
13Us come together at right time
- The Janesville 13U squad made a late run to get to the Ohio Valley Regional. Read more >>
Sea exhibit opens at Janesville gallery
- Raven’s Wish Gallery turns to the sea for inspiration this month as it features art by fiber/textile artist Kristine Moser of Janesville. Read more >>
Whitewater shooting suspects in court
- The four people accused of being involved in a Friday morning Whitewater shooting made their initial court appearances Tuesday. Read more >>
Obamacare hit by ruling
- President Barack Obama’s health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. Read more >>
CrossFit spreading in Rock County

JANESVILLE--Personal trainer Katie Staab and her bodybuilder fiancÚ, Eric Stockman, were working out at a Milton gym when they saw a guy doing an “intense, crazy workout, drenched in sweat.”<... Read more >>

U.S. Attorney seeks smoke shop assets
- The U.S. Attorney wants to permanently divest the owner of The Delavan Smoke Shop of his store and the $766,097, according to documents filed Monday in federal court. Read more >>
Milton library to clear second floor
- The library board of trustees Wednesday night is likely to finalize its request to Milton City Council to spend $155,000 for second-floor demolition, making room for “shared public space." Read more >>
James Martin: Want to give up your law license? Good luck

It has been said that to leave a gang you must be beaten out. In order to leave the mafia you get a new set of designer shoes and a short one way boat trip. There is allegedly a hotel in California where once you check-i... Read more >>

Dick Polman: A plane is shot down; what would Ronald Reagan do?
- Civilian disasters such as KAL 007 and Malaysian Airlines 17 require carefully calibrated responses—no matter who sits in the Oval Office. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Parking problems at 4-H fair
- One complaint about the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds is that the area lacks sufficient parking. Here are a few parking hints for those heading to the fair. Read more >>
Your Views: Sheriff Spoden’s deal on ‘The Tank’ shows disconnect on safety
- Sheriff Robert Spoden could have spent the money on regular pieces of equipment that deputies carry every day—handguns. Read more >>
Who is Hanksy?

A mural appeared last week behind the Delavan Fitness Center, a piece of street art that would be more at home in New York City.

Your Views: Sheila De Forest proves she can get things done
- I turned to Sheila and asked her to spearhead a countywide farm-to-school coalition that others were having trouble get off the ground. Read more >>
Your Views: She supports Spoden, Sheridan, Gackstatter
- Each of these individuals brings knowledge, skills of having done the job and care about the citizens of Rock County. Read more >>
Your Views: As lawmaker, Mike Sheridan made poor decisions
- Among a series of poor choices, your having an inappropriate relationship with a lobbyist, who had a major issue before the Legislature, reflected a lack of leadership. Read more >>
10 things: A call to fight, far from the lives they know
- Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Read more >>
State rethinks solitary confinement
- The number of complaints of abuse at Waupun Correctional Institution has spurred a debate about the solitary confinement in prisons. Read more >>
Janesville 11-year-olds mesh for tournament time
- After an unimpressive regular season, Janesville's 11U baseball team won the state tournament to earn a berth at regionals. Read more >>
Packers elite when Aaron Rodgers remains upright
- It is of critical importance to Green Bay's success to keep quarterback Aaron Rodgers available through the entire season. Read more >>
Milton playground project short $19,000
- The timeline is completely laid out for the Crossridge Park playground project planned at North Parkview Drive near the Parker YMCA in Milton. Now all that's left to do is find a way to finish paying for it. Read more >>
Forward Janesville backs BTC referendum
- Forward Janesville is endorsing Blackhawk Technical College's August referendum, the group announced in a written statement. Read more >>
Elkhorn man faces fifth OWI charge
- Jeffrey J. Kohl, 40, of 117 N. Washington St., Elkhorn, is facing his fifth charge of drunken driving. Read more >>
Madison man convicted of fourth OWI
- Darnell L. Mansfield, 29, of Madison is charged with his fourth drunken driving offense. Read more >>
Blue Mounds man faces 5th OWI charge
- Paul A. Michel, 35, of Blue Mounds, is charged with his fifth drunken driving offense in Walworth County Court. Read more >>