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Anna Marie Lux

Janesville event offers poverty insight
- Jessica Schafer-Locher of ECHO knows it can be hard to understand the kind of poverty that causes children to come to school hungry, if you have a good job and a full belly. Read more >>
Clinton woman gains new world view
- Cathy Manthei's world view has changed since attending the 58th Commission of the United Nations on the Status of Women. Some 6,000 representatives from around the world gathered to talk about critical issues related to gen... Read more >>
Historian co-authors state biking book
- A former Janesville man teamed up with his good friend to write “Wheel Fever,” about how Wisconsin became a great bicycling state, published by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Read more >>
Woman teaches Bulgarian dances
- Come to Cargill United Methodist Church on Friday night, and Nadezhda Taggart will show you how to dance off the last chill of winter. Read more >>
Students remember one-room schools
- Retired educator John Ehle and Evansville historian Ruth Ann Montgomery invited former students of one-room schools to share memories in a roundtable discussion at Evansville's Creekside Place. Ehle and Montgomery recorded ... Read more >>
Agrace to offer new inpatient building
- The $6.5 million Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care building at Wright Road and Sandhill Drive in Janesville will be ready this summer. The center is set to offer local end-of-life care in a homelike setting. Read more >>
Janesville hiker, 74, finishes coastal trek
- Garth Fisher of Janesville has completed an impressive list of long-distance hikes, including the strenuous South West Coast Path in England. He is mulling more long-distance hikes. But he does not want to do them alone. Fi... Read more >>
UW student learns from foreign travel
- As a college student, Hanna Hermanson of Milton journeyed to four different countries in four years. After each trip, she came home with more questions than answers about herself and her place in the world. Read more >>
Albany man needs marrow donor
- Jeffrey Nafzger is among 12,000 patients annually in U.S. who need life-saving marrow- or blood-cell transplants. A Friday, April 4, event could help him find a donor. Read more >>
Susan Wilcox helps deliver the magic
- Rick and Susan Wilcox are bringing their magic show to Janesville on Friday, April 4. The No. 1 tourist attraction in Wisconsin Dells promises wonder and excitement for the whole family. The fundraiser for the Janesville Pr... Read more >>
Volunteers needed for therapy riding
- Mary Reich and Nancy Daily of Walworth County look forward to another season at SMILES in rural Darien.The therapeutic riding center has about 100 riders per week and needs more volunteers like Reich and Daily for its sprin... Read more >>
Therapist uses horticulture to heal
- A certified recreational therapist, Cindy Berlovitz is making a career out of what many gardeners already know: Time among the peonies can change the way a person thinks and feels in a matter of minutes. She uses horticultu... Read more >>
Water hidden gem in Rock County
- How does the groundwater that we depend on for slaking thirst, watering crops and taking showers get there? Is it an endless supply? How vulnerable is it to pollution? Read more >>
Whitewater invites animal expert
- On April 7, animal expert Jack Hanna might bring a cheetah, a penguin or an armadillo to two shows in Whitewater. For sure, he'll bring film of his recent encounter with mountain gorillas. Read more >>
Arrival of birds celebrates spring
- In the days ahead, bird expert Beth Goeppinger reminds us that migration, one of nature's most moving performances, will bring back the tanagers, orioles and warblers. One by one, they will wash away our winter weariness wi... Read more >>
Citizens buy pieces of historic bur oak
- Lisa and Jeff Messer are among a lucky few who were able to buy slabs of the landmark bur oak that once stood north of Milton. Almost a year ago, the state Department of Transportation cut down the massive tree to make room... Read more >>
Janesville family embraces Irish pride
- Carrie Kulinski of Janesville never lost her love of being Irish, thanks to her parents, Jim Finucan and his late wife, Mary. They passed on the pride in so many ways. Read more >>
Wonder Woman film, talk at Hedberg
- On Tuesday, March 18, an independent film and discussion at Janesville's Hedberg Public Library will look at female superheroes and other icons of women's power in pop culture. Read more >>
Naturalist program teaches volunteers
- Lena Verkuilen of the Welty Environmental Center and Dan Bartlett of Beloit College are preparing to share many marvels of the natural world with a small group of adults. Beginning Tuesday, April 8, they will teach a course... Read more >>
As part of lawsuit, couple seeking legitimacy
- Judi Trampf and Katy Heyning are not sure what they will do to celebrate 25 years together in July. But they agree that winning a federal court case and being able to get married would be a great anniversary gift. Read more >>
New group focuses on dog-safety education
- Jeff Borchardt of East Troy has founded a nonprofit group to help further pet safety. The group is named after his son, Daxton, who died from severe injuries sustained in a dog attack in 2013. Read more >>
Climate change topic of UW-Rock course
- In August, UW-Rock County biology lecturer Todd Levine wants to return to the subarctic to teach his students about one of the most ominous and controversial issues of our time: climate change. Read more >>
Snowy owls winter on open Rock Prairie
- Snow owls are seen irregularly in Wisconsin in winter. But this year, they are occurring in big numbers. The state Department of Natural Resources estimates almost 300 statewide. Read more >>
Scrap metal helps homeless man
- When Scott Snyder began staying at the GIFTS homeless shelter for men in late 2012, he promised himself he would be out of there by the end of the season. The 52-year-old stayed true to his word. Read more >>
Woman sees winter through new eyes
- Kris Kroening looks forward to exploring the winter woods, especially in the last glow of daylight.
She sighs: “The winter is so beautiful.”
In search for grandfather, author finds civil rights hero
- Yvette Johnson was born in Greenwood, Miss. But she never really knew the small town, not like her grandfather Booker Wright. Read more >>
Cancer benefit helps Rock County families
- Andy Wolf is thankful that money raised at the Sixth Annual Bowling for the Cause benefit March 8 in Janesville will go to his mom and family. Read more >>