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Boys soccer: Delavan-Darien nets trip to state
- The Comets scored four goals in the second half to beat Grafton and advance to the Division 2 state tournament starting Thursday in Milwaukee. Read more >>
Esther Cepeda: Future population might swap one kind of bigotry for another
- It looks that instead of simply transcending race, our future population stands to swap one kind of bigotry for another. Read more >>
Janesville schools to hold budget hearing
- The Janesville School District will hold a public hearing on its 2014-15 budget Tuesday night. Read more >>
Warhawks grind out win
- UW-Whitewater had its season-low scoring output Saturday but did enough to win without its All-America wide receiver Jake Kumerow. Read more >>
10 Janesville runners qualify for state cross country
- Janesville Craig freshman Peyton Sippy took second place in the girls 5,000-meter race at Saturday's Verona Sectional. Read more >>
Badgers rout Terrapins
- Melvin Gordon rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns, and Wisconsin's restocked defense stifled mistake-prone Maryland for a 52-7 win on Saturday. Read more >>
Board, residents at odds over pillars
- The town of Linn board and residents of a historic estate are in negotiations over two 133-year-old pillars located at the entrance of an Alta Vista Drive estate leading to the Alta Vista Lakefront Mansion. Read more >>
Foodies embark on supper club quests
- Janesville area residents embrace book featuring Wisconsin supper clubs. Read more >>
A gender-neutral locker room? Maybe
- The Janesville School District is focused on providing gender-neutral facilities for its transgender students but can't predict what standards may come in the future. Read more >>
Your Views: Skip political correctness, return to following Bible
- Schools teach our children explicitly about sex, help girls get abortions but can’t give aspirins without parental consent. Read more >>
Our Views: 10 reasons to support streets referendum
- A city analysis suggests almost one-fourth of streets will be in “poor” or “failed” condition by 2016 if Janesville keeps investing just $2.2 million per year. Read more >>
Our Views: Vote ‘yes’ to ensure transportation dollars are used for roadwork
- Wisconsinites are right to expect that their $75 annual vehicle registration fees and the 30.9 cents per gallon in gas tax go to pay for roadwork. Read more >>
Your Views: Ellie Fietz is right to object to government prying
- Nothing in our nation's Constitution gives the federal government the right to pry into the private affairs of law-abiding citizens. Read more >>
Your Views: Boy Scouts work hard, deserve more respect
- Scouting not only benefits us, but Boy Scouts are major contributors in community service. Read more >>
Your Views: Another reader wants more football scores
- We ask that your sports department get with it and bring football and basketball scores to your readers, as many as possible. Read more >>
Your Views: We can’t afford a return to Mary Burke’s failed policies
- Under Walker, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent as 8,400 private-sector jobs were created last month. Compare that to Burke’s record. Read more >>
Your Thanks: ‘Cream Puffs and Cuffs’ event boosts charitable efforts of police
- The funds raised from the event will go toward local high school scholarships, the Janesville Police Explorer Post 500 and other local community donations. Read more >>
Your Views: Scott Walker cares about lives of constituents
- Walker cares for each human baby that grows within his/her mother prior to birth. Read more >>
Maryland set for first Camp Randall visit

MADISON—Maryland's next game after rallying from 14 points down to beat Iowa? A date with the nation's top rusher on his home turf.

Welcome to the Big Ten, Terrapins.

Sam Dekker injured in Badgers practice

MADISON—The Wisconsin men’s basketball team on Friday suffered its first injury of preseason practice—to a marquee player.

Whitewater school budget up 8 percent
- The Whitewater Unified School District proposed budget is up 8.19 percent because of a one-time payment this year for a performance contract. Read more >>
Public record for Oct. 25, 2014
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Death notices for Oct. 25, 2014
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Patricia Mae Cunningham, Peoria, IL (1926-2014)
- September 23, 1926-October 15, 2014
Mary Ann (Froemming) Uhrin, Whitewater, WI (1931-2014)
- March 23, 1931 - October 22, 2014 Read more >>
Playoff roundup: Jefferson avenges earlier loss to Big Foot
- Jefferson High senior Garrett Blaeske rushed for 150 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Jefferson past visiting Big Foot 43-28 in a WIAA Division 3 first-round playoff game. Read more >>
Elkhorn ousted in an upset
- Clinging to a 21-14 lead in the fourth quarter, Reedsburg (7-3) turned Elkhorn (7-3) away on consecutive fourth-down conversion attempts to pull out a 28-14 Level 1 victory. Read more >>
Sacks help Brodhead/Juda advance
- The Cardinals had 10 sacks in a Level 1 playoff game Friday against Kettle Moraine Lutheran. Read more >>
Milton wins playoff opener in comeback fashion
- Quarterback Tyler Westrick connected with Colin Weberpal on a pair of second-half touchdowns, and Milton fought off Watertown 21-18 at Anderson Field. Read more >>
Jets score four in the third to win 5-2
- Trailing 2-1 entering the third period, the Janesville Jets rallied for four goals in the final frame to beat the Coulee Region Chill 5-2 in the opener of a two-game weekend series. Read more >>
Fond du Lac dominates in ending Craig's season
- Without starting quarterback Shayne Ellis, the Janesville Craig Cougars lost their final three games of the season after a promising start. Read more >>
Landfill could take out-of-county trash
- Under a proposal intended to increase revenue, Janesville's city-owned landfill could start taking trash from outside Rock County. Read more >>
Officials: Pavilion is start of revitalization
- On its face, the Marvin W. Roth Community Pavilion might not seem like a miracle.
Yet city officials and local economic development boosters see the pavilion as a small symbol of the future of downtown Janesville. Read more >>
Pool water suspected in kids' injuries
- Parents of small children at a birthday pool party said their children developed rashes, blisters and bleeding that they believe was caused by the pool water. Read more >>
Elkhorn school budget up slightly
- The proposed Elkhorn Area School District budget includes new programs, money saving measures and a slight increase in the tax levy Read more >>
Prep football roundup: Playoffs, Level 1
- The WIAA football playoffs kick off Friday with area teams looking to make their way to Camp Randall Stadium to play for a state title. Read more >>
Diamond theft case headed to drug court
- Lindsay Kopas of Janesville appears headed to the court program that helps offenders overcome drug addictions while staying out of jail. Read more >>
Kiwanians hopped up for Ale Fest
- The Janesville Noon Kiwanis' Fest of Ale-- scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1--has pumped more than $200,000 back into the community over the past 11 years. Read more >>
Manufacturing job fair next week
- About 15 companies will be represented at a manufacturing job fair in Delavan. Read more >>
Your Views: Vote for Mary Burke so Scott Walker can’t drop another ‘bomb’
- Mary Burke, brings a breath of fresh air to our Legislature that will help to rid us of the foul odors emanating from the seat of government. Read more >>
Your Views: In Whitewater, vote ‘yes’ for education
- The district will be going from paying off debt to investing in technology, infrastructure and the great programs our schools offer. Read more >>
Bill Lueders: Ad wars heat up Wisconsin governor’s race
- The national nonprofit Center for Public Integrity is tracking how many ads ran and at what cost. Read more >>
Judge Daley to run for state Supreme Court
- Judge James Daley apparently plans a run for state Supreme Court next spring. Read more >>
Clinton High School principal resigns
- Clinton High School Principal Phil Pape has resigned after less than a year on the job. Read more >>
Con: Public health is a responsibility shared by all, not just the CDC, which is doing its job
- Is CDC doing a good job responding to Ebola? Yes, and it will need our help. A primer about public health is in order. Read more >>
Pro: Ebola response, unfortunately, has been far more political than responsible
- In an hour of need, our assortment of national and international public health administrators dropped the ball with deadly consequences. Read more >>
Your Views: Evansville residents back Janis Ringhand for state Senate
- Not only did she take the time to contact us personally by phone, but had investigated the issue at the local level and was able to give us an explanation. Read more >>
Your Views: Rock County needs volunteers to advocate for children
- I read and hear so many horror stories about the terrible things that kids go through because someone didn’t step in or didn’t know what to do. Read more >>
Your Views: Quashing of unions in Wisconsin might cost cities in long run
- I am a retired city administrator from Iowa, and it was always important to me to be sure my public employees were fairly compensated. Read more >>
Your Views: Candidate pledges to help eliminate state treasurer’s office
- Almost all duties that once were the responsibility of the state treasurer have been transferred to other agencies. Read more >>