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Catherine W. Idzerda

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    Rock County government, Walworth County government, Clinton, Darien, Delavan, Sharon, agriculture

Catherine W. Idzerda

Growing churches, growing people
- Faith Community Church in Janesville is expanding, again. What is the secret to its success? Read more >>
Medical examiner plan OK'd by board
- The Rock County Board of Supervisors listened to presentations and debate about contracting out medical examiner services for more than an hour. In the end, the vote was 21-4 in favor of contracting with Dane County. Read more >>
Concert might back up traffic at airport
- This Saturday, the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport will be filled with the sound of Sonic Boom, an all-day music event featuring 13 hard rock bands. Read more >>
Courthouse tower will come down
- Rock County's general services committee voted Tuesday to demolish the courthouse tower Read more >>
Darien Legion looking for ideas
- The Wilkins-Kelly American Legion Post, Darien, is looking for ideas on how to keep the legion hall open. Read more >>
Highway 14 meeting Thursday in Darien
- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is holding a meeting Thursday to discuss work that will be done on Highway 14 near Darien. Read more >>
Medical examiner contract moves forward
- The Rock County Board's Public Safety and Justice Committee on Monday voted in favor of contracting with Dane County for medical examiner services. The move came after a series of questions related to local control were add... Read more >>
Soy sauce byproduct becomes road deicer
- A natural byproduct from the soy sauce-making process will be used on Walworth County Roads this winter as part of a pilot program. Read more >>
Program offers seniors path to health
- The Living Well workshop is intended to give seniors the tools they need to improve their lives. Read more >>
Pipeline resolution on hold
- A resolution asking for additional environmental assessment for a plan to move more crude oil through southeastern Wisconsin will head back to committee. Read more >>
Walworth County tackles budget
- Walworth County Supervisors got their first look at the 2015 budget at meeting Thursday. Read more >>
Walworth County Fair tops 2013 totals
- Attendance at the Walworth County Fair was higher this year. Read more >>
Farm Olympics bring out the competitors
- On Monday, the Walworth County Fair hosted its first Farm Olympics with some unusual events. Read more >>
County to discuss oil pipeline plan
- A Walworth County Board supervisor wants more information about a plan to increase the flow of crude oil through southern Wisconsin. Read more >>
Judging fair entries complicated
- Most of the judging at the Walworth County Fair will be over on Sunday and the ribbons will be up. What makes for a winner? Read more >>
Cornfest next weekend
- Next weekend's Darien Cornfest offers live music, a parade, fireworks, live music and tractor pulls Read more >>
Omnivore, herbivore take on fair fare
- I eat anything. Andrea Anderson is a vegan. How do we fare with food at the fair. Read more >>
Walworth County Fair opens
- On Wednesday, the Walworth County Fair kicked off another year with all the typical sights and sounds, and a visit from the governor. Read more >>
Section of river parking plaza closed
- Part of a downtown Janesville parking plaza will be closed. Read more >>
Future of sheltered workshops muddy
- Some advocates for people with disabilities worry that proposed rules will lead to unwanted changes in day services and employment programs. State officials say that's not true. Read more >>
Walworth County Fair promises tuneful variety
- The Walworth County Fair opens Wednesday, Aug. 27, with a diverse music lineup: a local favorite, a classic rock group and two appealing country acts. Read more >>
Rock County beef cookout is Thursday
- The Rock County Beef Producers are hosting their annual cookout Thursday. Read more >>
Body ID'd as missing man
- The Walworth County Sheriff's Office has tentatively identified the body found in the Kettle Moraine as that of Russ Delrome of Elkhorn. Read more >>
County eyes medical examiner options
- The Rock County Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Justice Committee gave county staff the go ahead to prepare an intergovernmental agreement with Dane County for medical examiner services. Read more >>
Milks leaves legacy of music
- Brodhead's Mary Milks taught piano lessons for 49 years. Read more >>
Water levels, property values: Organizations work to find balance
- Lake Beulah residents were alarmed when they learned that a new dam might mean lower water levels. Read more >>
Delavan celebrates heritage
- From Thursday to Sunday, Delavan will celebrate its diverse heritage with tours, music, food and art. Read more >>
One person at tower public hearing
- Only one person attended a public hearing to address the fate of the Rock County Courthouse tower. Read more >>
Highway 26 work wrapping up
- Another section of the 48-mile expansion of Highway 26 project is nearing completion. Read more >>
Rock County 4-H Fair wraps up
- The Rock County 4-H Fair had better than average attendance on at least two of its six days. Read more >>
Slow-no-wake lifted on Rock River
- Slow-no-wake restrictions have been lifted for the entire length of the Rock River. Read more >>
Administrator retiring after 35 years
- After 35 years in county government, Rock County Administrator Craig Knutson is retiring Aug. 1. Read more >>
Bidders flock to fur and feather sale
- Saturday's fur and feather sale went "really well" according to organizers. The event allows 4-H and FFA kids to auction off rabbits, goats and poultry. Read more >>
Sheridan responds to letter to the editor
- Mike Sheridan's campaign responds to a critical letter to the editor. Read more >>