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    Columnist, human interest stories

Anna Marie Lux

Whitewater house promotes sobriety
- Dan Sable has kept the doors open at the nonprofit Sable House for 25 years. At age 80, he carries on the dream started by his late wife, Jean. Read more >>
Vintage baseball a gentleman's game
- Mike VanderBunt of Williams Bay will tell you that 19th-century baseball had little in common with the game played at Miller Park. Read more >>
Letters arrive almost 70 years late
- The mystery of why letters to Dorothy Bartos Carlberg arrived almost 70 years after they were mailed might never be solved. Read more >>
Clinton parade offers glimpse into past
- Clinton's annual Prairie Days Parade of antique wagons and buggies pulled by horses, mules and ponies gives people a glimpse into the past. Read more >>
Owner wants to display 1963 Impala
- Gary Leidich of Ohio wants to bring a 1963 Impala made in Janesville to Rock County. But he needs a venue to display it. Read more >>
Club combines love of God and horses
- Kim Shanks started the Christian Horse Lover's Club, which combines the love of God with the love of horses. Read more >>
Campaign managers vital to primary races
- Campaign managers guide the daily activities of many candidates in the Aug. 12 primary elections. Read more >>
Master naturalist training starts Aug. 28
- Lena Verkuilen and Dan Bartlett want to share marvels of the natural world with a small group of adults. They begin teaching a Wisconsin master naturalist class Aug. 28. Read more >>
Brodhead woman protects historic oak
- Nancy Carney has been keeper of the historic Half-Way Tree near Brodhead for 45 years. Read more >>
State bander studies tiny hummingbirds
- Avian researcher Mickey O'Connor hoped to band hummingbirds in the yard of a rural Whitewater couple last week. Read more >>
Artificial legs do not stop Janesville man
- Tom McCool of Janesville hopes to walk a mile with artificial legs at the Bert Blain Memorial Heart Walk on Aug. 24 in Janesville. Read more >>
Janesville woman praises Peace Corps experience
- Along with resiliency and patience, Crystal Hester of Janesville learned self-sufficiency during her two-year assignment with the Peace Corps in Kenya. Read more >>
Rock County hikers explore Ice Age Trail
- Since late May, Dennis James and about 30 others have hiked weekly on up to five miles of the Ice Age Trail in Rock County. Read more >>
Re-enactment to feature warriors, not soldiers
- Michael and Karen Colweck are military re-enactors who specialize in the armor and weaponry of Greek and Roman warriors. They will be at Operation Ooh-Rah's biggest fundraiser of the year. Read more >>
Effort will connect vets, shelter animals
- The private group Operation Ooh-Rah plans to connect veterans and shelter animals in a new effort to help both. Read more >>
Free farm event highlights horses
- Sarah Grundahl of Janesville is part of a national effort this summer to connect people to horses. Read more >>
Volunteers donate new septic system
- Volunteers from around the state traveled to the Charlene Brace home north of Janesville to install a new septic system Monday. Read more >>
Johnstown man keeps birds happy
- Harlan Rook of rural Johnstown stopped counting after he built more than 100 nesting boxes to attract mostly bluebirds. Read more >>
Area pastor has close ties with Ukraine
- John Shep had every reason to pay attention to the turbulent events in Ukraine. He has lived in the country and served as bishop of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church. Read more >>
Students learn history at museum
- Students who enroll in the Old World Apprentice program at Old World Wisconsin learn skills of 19th-century pioneers. Read more >>
Luitings show family water-skiing skills
- You would never suspect Gerry and Cathy Luiting, known for doing flawless doubles in the water ski world, are the oldest skiers with the Tommy Bartlett Show this summer. Read more >>
Drive-in theater continues tradition
- Thanks to Lee and Hollis Burgess of Chicago, the Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre offers a retro experience seven nights a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Read more >>
New church group fights sex trafficking
- Vicki and Craig Butcher of Janesville organized a small church group with a big purpose: to raise awareness of and prevent sex trafficking in Janesville. Read more >>
Men officiate at Special Olympics
- Bob Pedersen, Bill Semmens and Dick Lambrecht officiated last month at Special Olympics National Games in Princeton, New Jersey. Read more >>
Vietnam Navy vet fights for benefits
- Rick Wooley remembers his Naval commanding officer talk about Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Read more >>
Conference explores German heritage
- The Janesville-based German Interest Group educates and supports members with their German genealogical research. Read more >>
Veteran explains folding of U.S. flag
- Col. Judy Tracy will explain the traditional meaning of each bend in a folded flag during the eighth annual patriotic concert on the Rock Prairie this week. Read more >>
Janesville Muslim shares his faith
- Salih Duane Erschen has been telling people about Islam for years and welcomes questions about his faith. Read more >>
Whitewater delivers ambulance to Africa
- With the support of many in Whitewater and beyond, Hassimi Traore is about to deliver an ambulance to Burkina Faso in August. Read more >>
Program helps assault victims
- More than a year after being sexually assaulted, a Beloit College student says the hardest part is behind her. Read more >>