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Andrea Anderson

Bob Consigny leaves legacy of service
- Robert “Bob” Consigny, 83, Janesville, died Friday, April 11. He spent the majority of his years immersed in community service. Read more >>
State Rep. Tyler August to seek re-election
- State Rep. Tyler August, R-Lake Geneva, has announced he is seeking a third term in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Read more >>
Elkhorn school to start school garden
- Jackson Elementary School, Elkhorn, received a $2,000 grant from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation in March to start a school garden and expand learning opportunities. Read more >>
Walworth drug court on pace for July start
- At a Friday Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee meeting, Judge David Reddy the new drug treatment court is on schedule for opening on or near July 1, 2014. Read more >>
Cause unknown in Whitewater barn fire
- Officials don't yet know what started a fire northwest of Whitewater that killed about 200 goats, sheep, lambs, birds and dogs Thursday morning. Read more >>
Man sentenced to 60 years for ax attacks
- Jeffrey J. Starkman was sentenced by Judge James Daley Monday at the Rock County Court House to 60 years in prison and 20 years of extended supervision. Read more >>
3-D printing could reshape future of many industries
- Though 3D printers have been around for decades, the machines are just now becoming practical for industry and personal use. Read more >>
Local Badger fans head to Texas
- Several local people are heading to Arlington, Texas, for the final games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Wisconsin plays Saturday against Kentucky in a semifinal. Read more >>
Elkhorn City Council President Brian Olson elected mayor
- Brian Olson, elected alderman in 2012 and president of the city council in 2013, was elected Elkhorn mayor Tuesday. Read more >>
Tom Myrin, Gregory Huss win Elkhorn City Council seats
- Tom Myrin and Gregory Huss were elected Tuesday to serve on the Elkhorn City Council. Myrin beat out incumbent James Boardman Sr. for the District 5 alderman seat by 68 votes. Read more >>
Binnie wins another term as Whitewater District 4 alderperson
- Lynn Binnie plans to tackle stormwater problems that plague certain areas of the city as District 4 alderman. Read more >>
Planting for farmers delayed because of frozen ground, flood risk normal in Janesville
- The harsh winter is leaving its mark in Janesville as the frozen ground will likely delay planting for farmers. Gradually rising temperatures provided a gradual melt, reducing the local flood risk to normal. Read more >>
Hospital volunteer celebrates 50 years
- Shirley Haase of Genoa City has volunteered at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center for 50 years. She began volunteering in March of 1964. Read more >>
Teenagers get tips on job applications
- Teenagers attend the Job Skills for Teens event at Hedberg Public Library on Saturday morning to learn the dos and don'ts of applying for jobs. Read more >>
UW-Whitewater addressing procedures after state audit reveals gaps in student withdrawal system
- A state audit is requesting UW-Whitewater take a closer look at student attendance to determine where up to $365,457 in federal student aid has gone. Up to 129 students unofficially withdrew from the university and left thi... Read more >>
Whitewater council candidate admits mistake
- Whitewater City Council candidate Paul Yvarra admits making mistakes regarding claims against the employer of incumbent Lynn Binnie and the use of TIF money. Read more >>
Defense: Deputies intimidated jurors
- Daniel White of Sugar Creek and defense attorneys claim Walworth County deputies intimidated jurors, the defense and the accused during a September trial. The prosecution said no such thing occurred. Read more >>
County NN meeting is Thursday
- The Walworth County Public Works Department will be holding a public information meeting Thursday regarding the 2015 construction at County NN and Highway 12. Read more >>
Attorney not happy with bond
- Phillip Zadurski, 42 of Burlington is accused of having about 186 grams of heroin and several other drugs in a vehicle when police found him at a gas station. Read more >>
'The Voice' contestant performs at Badger High
- Megan Ruger performed at Badger High School on Friday. Ruger is a contestant on NBC's hit show, "The Voice." Read more >>
Board votes no on health inspections
- The state will continue to do health inspections in Walworth County after the county board rejected a plan to have the county take over inspections. Read more >>
Health inspection discussion tabled
- People spoke for and against the possibility of Walworth County taking over health inspections from the state during the public comment period of a County Board Department of Health and Human Services committee meeting on W... Read more >>
People push for immigration reform
- Members of the community and people pushing for immigration reform attended a Fast for Families community forum Tuesday in Janesville. Members of the national immigration reform campaign are visiting more than 100 congressi... Read more >>
LGBT of Walworth County fills void
- LGBT of Walworth County serves as resource, advocate for members of the LGBT community and other residents of the community. Read more >>
Students chat with state legislators
- Eleven Elkhorn High School students attended Project Lead the Way Day at the Wisconsin Capitol Friday where they shared their latest ideas with state legislators. Read more >>
Supreme court hears Lake Geneva case
- The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments regarding a challenge to a statute that allows hearsay evidence at preliminary hearings. A Lake Geneva child abuse case was at the center of the debate. Read more >>
Whitewater resident quilts for charity
- Hazel Tellefson, 95, lives at Fairhaven Senior Services, Whitewater, and spends part of her time making quilts that eventually go to charity. Read more >>
People for, against taking on health inspections
- The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services is holding a public hearing to talk about taking over health inspections from the state within five years. Read more >>
Elkhorn Garage home to collector vehicles
- Gary Wallem fixes up building in Elkhorn, including Elkhorn Garage. Elkhorn Garage, 119 East Walworth Street, is owned by Wallem and his wife, Sue, and is home to nine of his 20 collector vehicles. Car clubs from across the... Read more >>
Teen gets 10 years for child sex assault
- Samuel Shelton, 19, of W6150 Kettle Moraine Drive, Whitewater, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years extended supervision for felony charge of repeated sexual assault of a child. Read more >>