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Seminars set for local food business owners

A business planning session, the first in the 2014-'15 Local Food Business Seminar Series, will be offered as a free webinar on Thursday, Oct. 23. The seminar is for anyone who wants to start, grow or improve a farm or other local food business....

Central Fire Station costs falling in line
Central Fire Station costs falling in line
Janesville's Central Fire Station plans have passed muster by a special committee tasked with carving more than $1 million from the early estimated cost of the controversial project.
Six arrested after drug-dog search in Parker High School parking lot
Six arrested after drug-dog search in Parker High School parking lot
Drug-sniffing police dogs searched the student parking lot at Parker High School on Tuesday morning, resulting in six arrests, said Janesville police Sgt. Brian Donohoue.
Janesville Transit Service wants bus replacements
Janesville Transit Service wants bus replacements
The cost of running public transit in Janesville would nearly double next year under a budget proposal that asks the city to pay for five new buses.
Wisconsin DNR urges leaf composting, mulching
Wisconsin DNR urges leaf composting, mulching

MADISON — The state Department of Natural Resources is urging homeowners to compost or mulch fallen leaves to keep them out of landfills and reduce burning piles.

DNR officials say composting means more room and landfill and less...

Janesville police get trained in recognizing their biases
A new training program for Janesville police and other local agencies focuses on avoiding personal feelings that get in the way of good policing.
UW-Whitewater employee charged with theft from university
Adam T. Hufnagel, a UW-Whitewater employee, is charged with theft from a business setting after he allegedly stole more than $10,000 in money and parts
Rock County unemployment rate continues to drop
Rock County unemployment rate continues to drop
The department said the unemployment rate for Rock County—also known as the Janesville Metropolitan Statistical Area—was 5.5 percent in September.
Lucy Rhoades of Janesville honored with mini marshal title for UW parade
Nine-year-old Lucy Rhoades of Janesville will spread her pride in her mended heart throughout Madison on Friday as the mini marshal of the UW-Madison Homecoming parade.
Edgerton cuts $70,000 from proposed budget to meet state levy limit
To comply with the state's maximum levy limit, the city of Edgerton on Monday had to cut nearly $70,000 from its proposed budget.