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Sonic Boom concert held in Janesville
- The chilly weather didn't deter metal fans from filling 50 acres of the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport grounds for a one-day rock fest. Read more >>
Trauma service in Walworth County
- The MD-1 service Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center implemented in Rock County in early 2013 is now available in Walworth County. Read more >>
Orchards rebound from harsh winter
- Getting ready for the apple season on top of full-time jobs is a lot of work, according to Milton's Hawk's Orchard owners Todd and Darcie Haakinson. Read more >>
Aqua Jays' Gerry and Cathy Luiting travel the globe in effort to help sport
- The contributions of longtime Aqua Jays members Gerry and Cathy Luiting go deeper than skis riding on water. Their efforts span the globe. Read more >>
Lake Geneva man gets his shot on WLS
- John Chase Gregoles of Lake Geneva was announced the winner of The Next 89 WLS Talk Star contest. He'll get to host his own two-hour show on the radio station. Read more >>
Local fans predict strong Packer season
- The Green Bay Packers start their NFL season Thursday by taking on last year's Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks. Read more >>
Supper club grand opening this weekend
- Jim Elsberry, a local man with more than 40 years of food industry experience, is launching his new downtown restaurant, Frankie's Supper Club, on Friday. Read more >>
Cowboy's ride is fundraiser for kids
- A 20-year-old Arkansas man is riding his horse Edward through every continental state. A few local families hosted him and his horse during his journey. Read more >>
Patriotism on parade
- The city's Labor Day parade has been around for half a century, but it wasn't until last year that 'The Star-Spangled Banner' was performed during the downtown event. Read more >>
Local corn mazes appeal to kids, adults
- Residents looking for a family friendly activity this fall should consider the corn mazes at Skelly's Farm Market. Read more >>
LaborFest downsizes for 24th year
- LaborFest is dropping from a three-day festival to a one-day event this year. Read more >>
Much to see at the Thresheree
- The Rock River Thresheree Reunion returns this Labor Day weekend for the 58th time, and with it comes a slew of antique machines for hobbyists to fawn over. Read more >>
Fire destroys garage, motorcycle, lawnmowers
- A Tuesday morning fire at 2313 S. Dewey Ave. destroyed a detached, two-and-a-half-story garage, according to a Town of Beloit Fire Department news release. Read more >>
Irish Fest getting $39,450 state boost
- The Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett will present the Janesville Irish Festival Board of Directors a check for $39,450. Read more >>
Event set for baby with cystic fibrosis
- Newlyweds Andrew and Stephanie Dabson were shocked when their baby, Robert “Bobby” Dabson, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening disorder. Read more >>
Jury decides sex offender to be held
- Convicted sex offender Jimmie Mable, 66, Beloit, was committed to a mental health facility following a Rock County Court jury trial Wednesday. Read more >>
Police arrest man on sixth OWI charge
- Police arrested Randy A. Bluhm, 48, of 404 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wednesday afternoon on a charge of sixth-offense drunken driving. Read more >>
Summer street party back in Janesville
- People tend to complain that there's nothing to do in Janesville, but events like this Sunday's Rhythm on the Rock aim to change that stereotype. Read more >>
Not guilty plea in $50,000 burglary
- A Janesville man accused of a felony charge of receiving stolen property pleaded not guilty after waiving his preliminary hearing Wednesday. Read more >>
Elkhorn man plays Captain America
- Phil Smage performs motorcycle tricks as Captain America in Marvel Universe Live, a two-hour, live-action show touring the United States for the next two years. Read more >>
Jet ski catches on fire on Geneva Lake
- A jet ski carrying two minors erupted into flames on Geneva Lake this weekend. Read more >>
Sex offender being released Tuesday
- Convicted sex offender Kevin W. Spaulding, 49, will be released to the Rock Valley Community Programs on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Read more >>
County board approves ballot referendums
- The County Board decided Thursday to approve the addition of two referendums to the Nov. 4 Rock County ballot. Read more >>
Former mayor gets Delavan council seat
- The Common Council decided Monday to fill First District Alderman Mary O'Connor's vacant seat with previous Delavan mayor Ronald Henriott. Read more >>
Jacki Gackstatter wins Rock County clerk of courts primary
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JANESVILLE—Jacki Gackstatter beat Sue Enloe and Peter Severson on Tuesday night in the Democratic primary election for Rock County clerk of circuit courts.

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Remembering LaVerne Sandgren
- LaVerne Sandgren was a pastor's wife, a mother to three boys and a social worker, and she never failed to show her generosity and kindness to people she met. Read more >>
Courtney pleads not guilty to Cross killing, additional charges
- Clayton Courtney, accused of the May 4 murder of Britney Cross, pleaded not guilty to first-degree homicide Wednesday. Read more >>
Illinois man sentenced to prison for drunken driving homicide
- Walworth County Judge Phillip Koss sentenced Daniel P. Consolo to three years in prison and four years extended supervision for a drunken driving homicide. Read more >>
Motorcycle run raises money for injured veterans
- Texas Roadhouse restaurants nationwide are hosting a motorcycle ride to benefit Homes for Our Troops. One of the eight routes takes place in Janesville. Read more >>
Edgerton man arrested on child abuse charges
- Dustin L. Morey, 39, of North Hill Avenue was arrested Sunday on charges of shooting two children he knows, a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old, with a BB gun Saturday as a form of discipline. Read more >>
Clerk candidates share plans, challenges
- Sue Enloe, Jacki Gackstatter and Peter Severson have different ideas of what needs to change in the office and what will challenge them. Read more >>
Deal may end police report redactions
- The Wisconsin Newspaper Association struck a deal this week recommending police release reports without blacking out personal information. Read more >>
Clerk of courts candidates sound off
- The three democratic candidates running for Rock County Clerk of Courts agreed at a forum Tuesday their focus would be on the public. Read more >>
Zerban town hall meeting Wednesday
- Congressional Rob Zerban will hold a town hall meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Auto Workers Hall, 1795 Lafayette St., Janesville. Read more >>
Milton police investigating thefts
- Thieves broke into numerous vehicles and stole items and stole a vehicle late Saturday and early Sunday. Read more >>
Clerk of court candidate forum Tuesday
- The three democratic candidates for Rock County Clerk of Circuit Court will discuss their campaigns at a public forum Tuesday. Read more >>
Accident closes part of Interstate
- Traffic is flowing normally after an accident in I-90's eastbound lane between County M and Newville Road. Read more >>
Victors say goodbye to champions at sale
- Rock County 4-H Fair participants spent Friday morning showing off their animals to sell them to the highest bidder. Read more >>
UAW endorses Jacki Gackstatter
- The United Auto Workers Janesville-Madison Area Community Action Program Council announced their endorsement of Jacki Gackstatter for Rock County Clerk of Circuit Courts. Read more >>
Spoden, Groelle debate at fair forum
- Rock County Sheriff candidate Gary Groelle and incumbent Robert Spoden took to "Your Talk Show" on WCLO Radio on Thursday to answer questions. Read more >>
WisDOT to hold public I-90/39 expansion project meeting
- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to present the proposed alternative for the I-90/39 and I-43/State 81system interchange. Read more >>
Rating the rides at the Rock County 4-H Fair
- Gazette reporter Jake Magee and fifth-grader Justin Worley spent Wednesday rating Rock County 4-H Fair rides. Read more >>
Ringhands leads 15th District fundraising
- Janis Ringhand is the money leader in the campaign for the 15th Senate District seat, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. Read more >>