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Gina Duwe

Better Brodhead receives grant
- Sexual violence will remain part of Better Brodhead's focus, but it also will tackle prevention and reduction of other risky youth behaviors thanks to a federal mentoring grant Read more >>
School official: Count on new referendum
- Brodhead School District discussions will start soon on a new referendum to replace the three-year operating referendum that expires after next year. Read more >>
Janesville girl featured in parade
- Nine-year-old Lucy Rhoades of Janesville will spread her pride in her mended heart throughout Madison on Friday as the mini marshal of the UW-Madison Homecoming parade. Read more >>
Ice Bucket opens door for ALS patient
- The buckets of ice water that poured over heads this summer and subsequent millions of dollars donated to help fight ALS are having an impact for at least one area family. Read more >>
Parkview kicks off $17 million project
- After years of failed referendums to upgrade Parkview School District buildings, laughter and smiles surrounded the photos of shiny shovels hitting the dirt Tuesday. Read more >>
Workers prepare for Ebola locally
- Health care workers across Rock County are training and preparing for the arrival of possible Ebola cases, though officials said people shouldn't panic about the disease here. Read more >>
Community club gaining momentum

ORFORDVILLE--An annual fall festival, garden club, outdoor movie nights and maybe a splash pad are among ideas for a new Orfordville community group.

Candidate forum focus on alcohol, drugs

JANESVILLE--Candidates for the area state Assembly and Senate districts weighed in with their solutions for underage drinking, the rising heroin problem and the marketing of tobacco products to children during a forum We... Read more >>

Forum focuses on alcohol, drugs
- Candidates for area state Assembly and Senate seats weighed in with their solutions for underage drinking, the rising heroin problem and tobacco products marketed to kids at a forum Wednesday night. Read more >>
Orfordville plans for dealership building
- A new village hall renovation committee in Orfordville plans to bring in a consultant to help determine what to do with the former auto dealership the village owns. Read more >>
Parkview faces $186,000 deficit
- This year's tax bill in the Parkview School District will be the first since voters in April approved two referendums, resulting in a nearly 35-percent increase in the tax rate under the proposed budget. Read more >>
Turner budget has no tax increase for 6th straight year
- This is the sixth consecutive year the district has held the levy at $4.83 million, Business Manager Brad Boll said. Read more >>
Alpaca farm welcomes visitors
- Token Creek Alpacas is inviting the public to learn about their alpacas and the products their fiber produces during a free open house Saturday and Sunday. Read more >>
Casualty kits supplied to teachers
- If an active shooter ever attacks a Janesville school, district staff members now have tools and training to help bleeding victims before paramedics can reach them. Read more >>
Evansville budget depends on Nov. 4
- Evansville School District electors who vote on the district levy at their annual meeting tonight would face a different budget if one or both of two referendum questions on the Nov. 4 ballot are approved. Read more >>
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 >>