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    Evansville, Orfordville, Brodhead, Albany, Footville, Afton, Town of Beloit, health

Gina Duwe

Evansville's new admin settling in
- When Patrick "Ian" Rigg was looking to advance his city management career, he saw new opportunities and challenges in Evansville. Read more >>
SWAG working to narrow project sites
- Leaders of a not-for-profit group looking for a site to build an agricultural education and innovation center say they have met with at least eight communities in Rock, Green and Dane counties. Read more >>
Green County Cheese Days marks 100th anniversary
- You can thank Illinois sauerkraut for Green County's biennial Cheese Days, which marks the 100th anniversary this year. Read more >>
Virus either here or on its way: Officials
- While state health officials say there's no evidence a severe respiratory illness has been found in Wisconsin, local doctors say they think they've already seen cases—though they can't be sure. Read more >>
Trustee hopes to start Orfordville club
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ORFORDVILLE--Orfordville doesn't have a Jaycees or Lions club, but residents always have said, “We really do need this,” village board member Gary Phillips said.

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'Freshman 15' often a myth, experts say
- Experts and students at UW-Whitewater and Beloit College say the idea that freshmen gain 15 pounds is mostly a myth, but much attention is focused on developing a healthy lifestyle. Read more >>
Orfordville library buys church building
- The Orfordville Library Board of Trustees closed on the $200,000 purchase of the Harvest Community Church building this week after years of discussion about building a new library. Read more >>
SHINE Medical raises $2.4 million
- SHINE Medical Technologies announced Wednesday it closed on a $2.4 million fundraising effort as it works toward medical isotope production in Janesville. Read more >>
New riprap, sidewalk going in along lagoon
- The city is repairing the east side wall of the Traxler Park lagoon in downtown Janesville. Read more >>
Assembly, Senate candidates discuss ag issues
- Funding for local road repairs and raw milk sales were among topics 10 candidates discussed at a forum Wednesday night focused on agricultural and environmental issues. Read more >>
Rise of microbrews brings opportunity for chemist
- Rick Cole is putting his 25 years of home-brewing experience and background as a chemist to use by providing chemical analysis for regional hop growers and beer brewers in the Midwest. Read more >>
End of the line for local ZIP code
- A slice of town of Plymouth history will end when the contracted office of the U.S. Postal Service in the unincorporated community west of Janesville closes Friday. Read more >>
School rebuilds after stadium fire
- Fresh pavement, engraved bricks and a new press box will greet sports fans attending football and track events at Evansville High School this school year. Read more >>
Vote authorizes sale of Footville school
- Officials took the first step toward selling Footville Primary School during the Parkview School District annual meeting Monday night. Read more >>
Mark Spreitzer wins Democratic primary in 45th Assembly race
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BELOIT—Voters elected Beloit City Council President Mark Spreitzer over fellow Councilwoman Sheila De Forest in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the 45th Assembly race.

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Evansville council hires director
- The Evansville City Council on Tuesday night approved a contract for Jason M. Sergeant, who will be the city's new community development director. Read more >>
Bicycle path linking cities moving along
- People are always asking Peace Trail organizers when the bike trail between Janesville and Beloit will be complete. Read more >>
Triathlon popularity increasing
- The sport that combines swimming, biking and running into a race presents a new challenge for runners, but it's not just runners who are helping grow the sport. Read more >>
Council members face off in 45th District
- Council President Mark Spreitzer and council member Sheila De Forest face each other in the Democratic primary Aug. 12. Read more >>
Village adds $15,000 to library plan
- The Orfordville Village Board agreed to contribute $15,000 to the library board's negotiations to buy the Harvest Community Church to turn it into a new library. Read more >>
Business owners hear Main Street plan
- City officials and downtown business owners say they will work together to create communications plans to let resident know how to navigate construction on Main Street next summer. Read more >>
1939 Evansville mural gets facelift
- A large, hand-painted mural from 1939 is getting a facelift with plans to use it again as the backdrop for an Evansville community pageant. Read more >>
Spreitzer outraises De Forest in 45th
- Democrat Mark Spreitzer has raised nearly three times as much as his opponent in the 45th Assembly race, according to the latest campaign finance reports released this week. Read more >>
Hand, foot and mouth cases rising
- Area doctors are seeing an increasing number of children with hand, foot and mouth disease across southern Wisconsin. Read more >>
Ag group eyes other area communities
- SWAG is talking with other communities in Rock and Green counties to find a municipality willing to partner in building an agricultural education and innovation complex, President Mike Larson said. Read more >>