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Jim Leute

Hendricks buys Beloit country club
- The club will be renamed the Beloit Club, and construction could start as early as next month on a new clubhouse. Read more >>
Site puts Dick's, Gordmans at mall
- A plan loaded onto the website of CBL & Associates on Monday showed Dick's and Gordmans sharing the 140,000-square-foot space that JCPenney vacated at the Janesville Mall. Read more >>
Mercy to end insurance program
- The decision not to offer Medicare Advantage products for 2015 will affect about 400 people whose policy will expire Dec. 31. Read more >>
Businesses prepped for construction
- Several business interests were on hand, and much of the discussion centered on the plan to convert the Highway 59 interchange with I-90/39 from a cloverleaf to a diamond. Read more >>
Fest tries to broaden its regional reach
- This year's four-day event is expected to draw 13,200 attendees and generate nearly $450,000 for area restaurants, shops and hotels. Read more >>
Highway chief touts Interstate project
- The Interstate 90/39 project is needed, but it's threatened by inability of Congress to pass a long-term transportation funding bill, a federal transportation official said Wednesday. Read more >>
Janesville's Kmart to close in December
- Kmart, the city's longest-tenured big-box retail store, will close in early December as its parent company tries to reduce expenses. Read more >>
City to consider $2.4M TIF deal
- In an effort to boost the city's supply of available industrial space, Janesville council members Monday will consider partnering with a local developer on a project on the city's south side. Read more >>
Janesville company buys NY business
- VNE Corp.'s acquisition of a New York company is expected to strengthen the local operation as it grows its worldwide semiconductor business. Read more >>
Firm buys Beloit's Patch Products
- Patch Products said Tuesday that its founders, Fran and Bryce Patch, sold the company to Topspin Partners, a New York private equity firm. Read more >>
Dorsey drops Assembly campaign
- When asked Tuesday about newly discovered comments on social media, Jacob Dorsey told The Gazette he was ending his campaign against Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville. Read more >>
Transportation planning underway
- Long-range transportation planning is the work of the Janesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, a group that includes representation from area municipalities. Read more >>
Assembly candidate apologizes for gay slur
- Jacob Dorsey, Republican candidate for the 44th Assembly District, said Thursday he made an inappropriate posting on Twitter about same-sex marriages in December. Read more >>
Pizza/video partnership drives sales
- Family Video has partnered with Marcos Pizzas to cross-sell movies and pizzas, and the recipe has routinely generated high sales volumes for the Janesville operation. Read more >>
JPAC marks 10 years as cultural hub
- Since its opening, JPAC has welcomed tens of thousands of people to events and helped unite the local arts community. Read more >>
First jobs, lasting impressions
- As the nation prepares to celebrate it's 120th official Labor Day, The Gazette asked local business and community leaders about their first jobs and lessons learned from each. Read more >>
Federal Interstate is a state problem
- Officials say it's a mistake to assume that all major highway projects are routinely funded 80 percent by the federal government and 20 percent by state and local matches. Read more >>
NorthStar signs isotope deal with GE
- NorthStar will partner with GE Healthcare as a distributor of molybdenum-99, a medical isotope used for detecting heart disease and determining stages of cancer progression. Read more >>
Scieszinski: Wait and see on recount
- In the Democratic primary for 15th Senate District, unofficial returns show Janis Ringhand and Austin Scieszinski separated by 274 votes, about 1.8 percent of the total cast. Read more >>
Interstate alternative to be busy in 2015
- State transportation officials said next year would be an active one for the alternate route that will take travelers off Interstate 90/39 near Janesville. Read more >>
Ringhand narrowly defeats Scieszinski in 15th Senate race

JANESVILLE—It went down to the wire, and Rep. Janis Ringhand narrowly defeated Austin Scieszinski to advance as the Democratic candidate in November's general election for the 15th Senate District.

About 18 percent of eligible Rock County voters go to the polls

JANESVILLE—About 18 percent of Rock County's eligible voters went to the polls for Tuesday's partisan primary.

SHINE passes internal milestone
- SHINE is working toward regulatory approval to build an $85 million medical isotope plant on Janesville's south side. Read more >>
Missing Elkhorn man still missing
- Russ Delorme was last seen July 13, and his vehicle was found two days later in a parking lot on Esterly Road at the Kettle Moraine State Forest near Whitewater. Read more >>
Three square off in Senate primary
- Rep. Janis Ringhand, first-time candidate Austin Scieszinski and former Assembly Rep. and Speaker Mike Sheridan are vying to advance to the November general election. Read more >>
DOT unveils Beloit interchange plan
- Several business owners along Beloit's busy Milwaukee Road are concerned that a redesigned Interstate interchange will cut them off from paying customers from the east. Read more >>
Sheridan responds to attack ad
- Paid for by “Citizens Against Payday Lenders. F. Kessler, Treasurer,” the ad focuses on payday loan legislation that passed the Assembly when Sheridan was its speaker. Read more >>
Propane industry outlook improves
- While it's never wise to bet on Mother Nature, a propane official believes the industry is poised to avoid a repeat of the shortages and price spikes of last year. Read more >>