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Anna Marie Lux

Janesville farmer bets on broccoli
- Chris Blakeney has taken homegrown broccoli to new frontiers. The Janesville farmer grew 1,200 pounds of the green super food for city schools. Read more >>
Milton couples work to save rare orchid
- The UW-Madison's Arboretum have given neighbors Penny and Gary Shackelford, John Van Altena and Connie Brouillette an Aldo Leopold restoration award for their rare effort on behalf of a rare plant. Read more >>
Geneva Lake hike offers history, color
- Historian Jim Beloian has been guiding people around Geneva Lake's 21-mile shoreline since 2000, with most of his business in the fall. Read more >>
FoodShare cases up 107 percent since '08
- Rock County administers the federal FoodShare program, which issued more than $3.43 million in debit cards in July and $3.3 million in August. Read more >>
1963 Chevy Impala coming to Janesville
- A 1963 Chevy Impala built in Janesville will be on display at Fagan Automotive on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. Read more >>
'Stop Kiss' different kind of love story
- The Stage One production of "Stop Kiss" opens Thursday, Oct. 9, in Janesville. The modern play is about two women who unexpectedly fall in love with each other. Read more >>
Delavan boy gets fire department patches
- Jacob Schuenke, 6, of rural Delavan wanted 100 firefighter patches from 100 departments to celebrate 100 days at school. The response to his request is overwhelming. Read more >>
Janesville show features 125 quilts
- Marge Pulcine is the featured quilter at the annual quilt show sponsored by the Rock Valley Quilters Guild. About 125 quilts will be on display Oct. 4-5 in Janesville. Read more >>
Janesville church marks 170th year
- Janesville's First Baptist Church will celebrate its 170th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 5, with worship, a pig roast and a bluegrass concert. Read more >>
Rural Darien man re-enacts history
- Bill Maddox of rural Darien is an industrial maintenance technician by day and a historical re-enactor by weekend. Read more >>
Husband, wife write mysteries together
- Michael Hinden and his wife, Betsy Draine, found new intimacy writing a book together. The Madison authors will speak at the Sterling North Book and Film Festival. Read more >>
New insect expert takes over at UW lab
- P.J. Liesch took over in March as the main man at the UW-Madison's Insect Diagnostic Lab. He stepped into the job held for decades by Phil Pellitteri, who retired in February. Read more >>
Milton artist's cows are Dairy Expo hit
- When World Dairy Expo kicks off in Madison later this month, artist Larry Schultz will be there selling original paintings and prints featuring dairy breeds. Read more >>
Pioneer families topic of new film
- A new documentary by Tom Edwards provides insight into the life of Edith Bartlett, a pioneering woman doctor who once had a thriving practice on West Main Street in Janesville. Read more >>
Peace Day event Sept. 21 in Janesville
- Four area groups are sponsoring an International Peace Day celebration at Janesville's Peace Park on Sunday, Sept. 21. Read more >>
One simple act can dramatically help kids, doctor says
- Dipesh Navsaria believes the simple act of reading to small children every day can dramatically improve the outcome of their lives. Read more >>
Are AIDS lessons of the past lost on today's teens?
- Jenny Shafer of the AIDS Network worries that the lessons learned by earlier generations about HIV/AIDS may be lost on teenagers. Read more >>
Photos honor Vietnam vets
- The publisher of a community newspaper is behind a recent push to locate photos of every service member on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Read more >>
Passenger pigeon topic of new Beloit exhibit
- A pair of mounted passenger pigeons from the 1880s highlight a new Beloit College exhibit telling a heartbreaking tale of extinction. Read more >>
With 9/11, Mindset List takes a dark turn
- Readers of the Beloit College Mindset List released Tuesday may find themselves both smiling and thinking hard about the future. Read more >>
Couple holding backyard fundraiser to help the homeless
- Tom Hathaway and his wife, Lori, decided to turn their annual Labor Day gathering with friends and family into a public event to raise money for the homeless. Read more >>