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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

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.

'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

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.

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 >>