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Sharon shooting suspect in court
- The juvenile charged with homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon after fatally shooting a friend in July in the town of Sharon appeared in court Tuesday. Read more >>
Voter ID law discussed
- Rock County Clerk Lori Stottler discussed the impact of the newly approved state voter ID law. Read more >>
Court order restricts reporting on case
- A Walworth County Court order is restricting The Gazette from reporting details about a town of Sharon shooting and a juvenile case attached to it. Read more >>
Sound Off for Wednesday, Sept. 17: Who's paying for the new voter IDs?
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Fire station homes up for bids
- A dozen homes in the footprint of the planned Central Fire Station are up for grabs for anyone who'd want to move them. Read more >>
Investigators looking into dog shooting
- The Walworth County Sheriff's Office is asking for help to find the person who shot a bullmastiff and then dumped its body near the White River Trail, according to a news release. Read more >>
Best of The Gazette: Cameras, the Fourth Ward and apple time
- A rise in surveillance cameras, a troubled neighborhood and a bounty of apple orchards are the subjects of some of The Gazette's best content from the last week or so. Read more >>
VIDEO: Owners say park good for dogs, humans alike
- Paw Print Park in Janesville offers 16 acres of fenced-in land for local dogs to run and play. But the space offers plenty of benefits for owners, too, visitors say. Read more >>
Guest view: Voter ruling asks for trouble
- Coming less than two months before the November election, the ruling threatens to make balloting difficult for voters and election officials. Read more >>
Local districts react to state report card
- The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released school and district report card numbers Tuesday. Read more >>
BTC to hold public hearing for new board member

JANESVILLE — A public hearing will be held Monday to review the two finalists for the vacant Blackhawk Technical College board seat.

Janice Peterson: The good, the bad and the bumblebees
- Healthy tomatoes, diseased impatiens and an abundance of bumblebees are among the highlights of Janice Peterson's garden this summer. How did your efforts do? Read more >>
Dorsey drops Assembly campaign
- When asked Tuesday about newly discovered comments on social media, Jacob Dorsey told The Gazette he was ending his campaign against Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville. Read more >>
US ground troops possible in Iraq
- American combat troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails. Read more >>
On the Lakes: Cold front disrupts fishing patterns

Delavan Lake 9/15 through 9/22

Marriage, pot causes gain momentum
- While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama’s presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic — the legalization of same-sex marriage and the de... Read more >>
10 things to know: How U.S. ramps up response to Ebola
- Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Read more >>
Do-or-die road trip for Brewers begins Tuesday night
- Milwaukee plays at St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati on the final road trip of a roller-coaster year Read more >>
Badgers' Gordon will try to get on track after bye week
- Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon hasn't looked like a Heisman Trophy hopeful in the first two games Read more >>
Slow starts hamper Packers in first two games
- Green Bay will likely need to begin the game with more enthusiasm to pick up a win at Detroit Read more >>
Priceless Books to close in October
- Priceless Books, Gifts & More will close in mid-October after about four years at its location at 1009 N. Washington St., Janesville. Read more >>
Old World Wisconsin plans Halloween fest

MADISON — A southeastern Wisconsin historical site is planning a Halloween festival next month.

Old World Wisconsin will host "Halloween Legends and Lore" on Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and Oct. 31. The ra... Read more >>

Gateway offers English classes for adults at Phoenix MS

DELAVAN--Gateway Technical College is offering free English language classes for adults on Monday and Wednesday evenings through December 10 at Phoenix Middle School, 414 Beloit St., Delavan.

Dorothy I. Allen, Janesville, WI (1929-2014)
- April 3, 1929 - September 15, 2014 Read more >>
Harold E. Hugunin, Lyons/Elkhorn, WI (1925-2014)
- March 15, 1925 - September 14, 2014 Read more >>
Book chronicles Delavan's historic homes

DELAVAN -- Architectural historian Frank Landi has published a new book cataloging the city's most historic residences.

Bernard Arthur Whitnable, Madison/Janesville, WI (1922-2014)
- October 10, 1922 - September 13, 2014 Read more >>
Kids explore creative side at Studio 84

WHITEWATER-- Studio 84 offers an after-school visual arts program to all abilities of middle school to high school-age students. Each session meets from 4 p.m to 5:30 p.m. on a Tuesday or Thursday for five weeks, beginni... Read more >>

Northwestern financial rep receives award

JANESVILLE -- Matthew Krueger, a financial representative of Northwestern Mutual, the Krueger Financial Group, in Janesville, has qualified for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award f... Read more >>

Racehorse embarks on new career

TOWN OF DARIEN -- The racehorse known as He's So Hot was on track for a stunning career until an injury put a sudden stop to his racing days.

"Ed" George Edward Kirchner, Janesville, WI (1941-2014)
- September 17, 1941 - September 13, 2014 Read more >>
James K. Ploegert, Janesville, WI (1928-2014)
- May 6, 1928 - September 13, 2014 Read more >>
Doris Joan Crandall Haldiman, Janesville, WI
- September 7, 2014
Public record for Sept. 16, 2014
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Death notices for Sept. 16, 2014
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Bob Collins remembered as gracious Janesville leader
- Robert E. "Bob" Collins died Friday at age 90. Read more >>
Michael Gerson: Leading from behind the curve
- So what difference does one more misfortune make in a distant, unfortunate place? A big difference, it turns out. Read more >>
Guest views: America must show resolve
- This is a time to show American resolve and strength, and the United States is never stronger than when it acts with bipartisan unity. Read more >>
UPDATE: Teen dies in Green County tractor accident
- The tractor-fatality victim has been identified.
Growing churches, growing people
- Faith Community Church in Janesville is expanding, again. What is the secret to its success? Read more >>
Homecoming patrols planned
- Special patrols are planned to target teen drivers during upcoming homecoming weekends. Read more >>
Peace Day event Sept. 21 in Janesville
- Four area groups are sponsoring an International Peace Day celebration at Janesville's Peace Park on Sunday, Sept. 21. Read more >>
Assembly candidate forum scheduled
- Rep. Debra Kolste, D-Janesville, and Republican Jacob Dorsey are campaigning for the seat that Kolste first won in 2012. Read more >>
Steve Knox: Could SHINE be the next Parker Pen?
- Community blogger Steve Knox looks back fondly at the Parker Pen of his youth. Could SHINE, the medical-isotope manufacturer, bring that kind of presence back to Janesville? Read more >>
Walworth County Government Today: County budget aims to address needs, maintain fiscal discipline

Walworth County's 2015 budget process is underway. On Sept. 4, I released the first draft of next year's spending plan called the county administrator's budget.  The tax levy needed to support the plan would increase by ... Read more >>

10 things: Hollande presses for action
- Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Read more >>
Popularity of online dating surges
- Janesville resident Katherine Eagan is among the 10 percent of Americans who have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app. Read more >>
Xtra Points: What do we know after NFL's Week 2?
- Two games are in the books for most NFL teams, but can anyone draw any conclusions from what happened in them? Read more >>
GoDeans are local docs who rock
- The GoDeans, a rock band comprising mostly Janesville doctors, has changed from a hastily assembled group that played at occasional talent shows to one honing its talents for paying gigs. Read more >>
The reason for overgrown grass at Monterey Park
- Janesville officials allowed grass and weeds to grow tall along the lagoon at Monterey Park. It was an experiment to see if it would decrease the number of ducks and geese off the fields and trail. Read more >>