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Socktober: Boys give new socks to charity
- Two Edgerton brothers participated in the Socktober movement by collecting new socks for a local charity, mom Erin Smerchek said. Read more >>
Milton women raise money for library
- Milton women made history then, and they're making history now. In 1904, it was women who raised the first funds needed for a library in Milton. Today, nearly 150 women are a key part in raising local money for the Milton P... Read more >>
Jorgensen, Hebert face off in debate
- Stark differences in opinion and background separate the candidates running in the 43rd Assembly District race. Read more >>
Road salt prices jump in Wisconsin
- The percent changes for the city of Janesville and Rock and Walworth counties were above the state average at 15 percent more for salt this year, officials said. Read more >>
Street repair forum sees low turnout
- Paul Murphy was one of only three non-city staff members who came Thursday to a forum meant to help Janesville residents understand the referendum question they'll see on November ballots. Read more >>
Edgerton course hosting glow disc golf
- People are invited to “Night of the Discing Dead” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Racetrack Park, Edgerton. Read more >>
Milton police ID suspect in robbery
- Milton police identified Michael L. Ranum as a suspect in Saturday's robbery at the Junction Pub, 130 Merchant Row, Milton, according to the news release. Read more >>
Milton approves spot for fire station
- The Milton Joint Fire Committee is a step closer to building a new fire station after the Milton City Council on Tuesday approved the existing fire station location for development. Read more >>
Cold weather puts damper on Irish Fest
- It was typical Irish weather at this year's Janesville Irish Fest—cold and rainy. Read more >>
Business recognized for hiring disabled
- People with special needs and people who might need second chances make up about 15 percent of the workforce at MacFarlane Pheasants, 2821 S. U.S. Highway 51, Janesville. Read more >>
Ryan: Interstate funding is sure thing
- Lawmakers will reach a deal on federal funding for the Interstate 90/39 project, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said in a meeting with The Gazette Editorial Board on Friday. Read more >>
Irish oral histories presented at reunion
- Janesville residents Judy and Terry Sheridan were among more than 90 people who attended Friday's Janesville Irish Family Reunion, which is part of Janesville Irish Fest. Read more >>
Student convention celebrates 50th year
- The 50th annual Student National Party Convention at Milton Middle School was marked by Milton Mayor Brett Frazier, who proclaimed Oct. 2 “Student Convention Day” throughout the city. Read more >>
Milton school survey to gauge priorities
- The Milton School District is asking community members to take a survey gauging their priorities for the school district. Read more >>
Police looking for man with box cutter
- Milton police are looking for a man who Monday night brandished a box cutter after being fired at Freedom Graphic Systems, 1101 S. Janesville St., Milton, Police Chief Dan Layber said. Read more >>
Principal: Milton school is crowded
- The ability of Milton School District's crowded and aging facilities to keep up with the district's growth is a conversation that could lead to building a new facility, Superintendent Tim Schigur said. Read more >>
Janesville officer arrested: Police
- Janesville Police Sgt. Brian Donohoue, who has taught self-defense training to hundreds of women in the area, was arrested Thursday on a charge of domestic violence battery. Read more >>
Milton School's debt obligation is low
- Whith where its budget plan stands now, the Milton School District's debt will be paid off in full March 1, 2019, according to an email from Mary Ellen Van Valin, the district's director of business services. Read more >>
On the same page: Authors converge on Edgerton for book fest
- Terry Wooten, one of 17 presenters at Edgerton's annual book and film festival, won't know what his speech is about until he steps onto the podium Saturday. Read more >>
Edgerton schools propose lower taxes
- Edgerton School District residents will likely see a slightly lower tax levy and tax rate for the 2014-15 school year. Read more >>
Semi tips at Milton roundabout
- A semitrailer truck tipped over at about 10 a.m. Wednesday at one of the roundabouts on East Highway 59, Milton, according to Rock County Communications. Read more >>
Janesville sees cool summer
- Hello autumn equinox, goodbye … “summer?” In Janesville, only one day reached 90 degrees or higher between June 21 and Sept. 23, according to Gazette weather records. Read more >>
Proposal hinges on Milton sponsorship
- Progress on developer Bill Watson's plans to build a County M interchange and industrial park is at a near standstill, hinging on Milton's response to two requests: a pre-annexation meeting and sponsorship. Read more >>
Speedboat race 'all about memories' for competitor, 65
- In memory of his friend Gary Burdick, Fred Falk plans to race a hydroplane in this weekend's powerboat races held on Lake Koshkonong. Read more >>
Popularity of online dating surges
- Janesville resident Katherine Eagan is among the 10 percent of Americans who have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app. Read more >>
Last downtown meeting draws 15
- The last of four public meetings for Janesville's proposed riverfront revitalization project didn't seem to reflect the “widespread championship” the project needs to become a reality, said Ryan Garcia, the city... Read more >>
Milton's strategic planning begins
- The first of five meetings to create a stakeholder-driven strategic plan for the Milton School District was a “positive start” in the process of shaping the district in the near future, Superintendent Tim Schigu... Read more >>
Mom of abused kids: Justice system failed
- The sentence given to a Janesville man accused of hitting two children until they were bloody and unconscious is a "complete failure of the justice system," the mother of the children said. Read more >>
Powers helps clothe Milton's needy
- Owner of Kim's Kloset Kim Powers has donated 40 to 50 bags and boxes each month to the Moms On a Mission Exchange since she opened shop in July 2012. Read more >>
Chilimania celebrates 25 years
- The cooks of Chilimania have sizzled the tongues of brave samplers for 24 years.This year, the popular event will host its 25th anniversary celebration on Sept. 6 in downtown Edgerton. Read more >>
Delavan-Darien High School teacher dies
- Delavan-Darien High School teacher Carrie Schuknecht died Wednesday morning after an unexpected medical issue, said Mike Heine, Delavan-Darien coordinator of school and community relations. Read more >>
Milton approves new city administrator
- The Milton City Council on Tuesday voted 4-2 to approve the hiring and contract of Alan Hulick as the new city administrator. Read more >>
Milton holds off on interchange idea
- The city of Milton's involvement with a proposed County M interchange might be off the table for years to come. The city council on Tuesday decided not to spend staff resources to investigate the proposed interchange for no... Read more >>
Milton's Ebbert to resign as city clerk
- After working for the city of Milton for more than a decade, Michelle Ebbert will step down as Milton's city clerk to take on a similar role in Fort Atkinson. Read more >>
Milton, Hulick near contract agreement
- Ink hasn't hit paper for the new Milton city administrator's contract, but Alan Hulick is all but hired besides a few “little things” left to be negotiated, Mayor Brett Frazier said. Read more >>
Rock River carp virus spreads
- A koi herpes virus affecting carp has made its way across hundreds of miles of the Rock River, and will leave thousands of dead fish floating in the water and onto shorelines, DNR Fisheries biologist Laura Stremick-Thompson... Read more >>
Charred Anchor Inn is torn down
- Owners John and Dawn Kinnett said a final goodbye to the charred Anchor Inn building as it was torn down Tuesday. Read more >>
DOT to repair old highways in Milton
- Pavement repairs to sections of old Highway 26 and old Highway 59 in the city of Milton and town of Milton are scheduled to start Sept. 8, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Read more >>