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Wisconsin historical site plans Halloween fest
MADISON — A southeastern Wisconsin historical site is planning a Halloween festival next month.Old World Wisconsin will host "Halloween Legends and Lore" on Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and Oct. 31. The rain-or-shine event includes...

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Northwestern financial rep receives award

JANESVILLE -- Matthew Krueger, a financial representative of Northwestern Mutual, the Krueger Financial Group, in Janesville, has qualified for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award from NAIFA. The award recognizes...

Racehorse embarks on new career
Racehorse embarks on new career

TOWN OF DARIEN -- The racehorse known as He's So Hot was on track for a stunning career until an injury put a sudden stop to his racing days.

Walworth County Government Today: County budget aims to address needs, maintain fiscal discipline

Walworth County's 2015 budget process is underway. On Sept. 4, I released the first draft of next year's spending plan called the county administrator's budget.  The tax levy needed to support the plan would increase by less than one-half of 1 percent...

Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly
Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly

MADISON — Wisconsin vineyards are beginning to gather their grapes, and growers say they've seen better harvests.

Most say the picking is behind schedule by 10 days to two weeks, the Wisconsin State...

New coalition pushes for transportation spending
New coalition pushes for transportation spending

MADISON — Wisconsin's highways are aging, congestion is worsening in Milwaukee, Madison and other urban areas and there is demand for public transit, even in rural areas, that isn't being met.

Meanwhile, the state faces a projected...

Authorities warn of furniture scam in Walworth County
Authorities warn of furniture scam in Walworth County

An alleged furniture scam which originated in Arkansas has made its way into Walworth County, according to a release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.

Last Thursday, members of a door-to-door furniture sales team came to the...

Anhalt named Northwestern Mutual financial rep

Samuel Anhalt has been appointed financial representative by Northwestern Mutual in Janesville. He will be associated with Northwestern Mutual the Krueger Financial Group of Janesville.

As Financial Representative, Anhalt will join a...

Sharon's Exacto workers on a mission
Sharon's Exacto workers on a mission

SHARON — It's a long way from Sharon, Wisconsin, to Zambia, Africa. But people at one local company are working to make that distance a little smaller and the sense of hope among African villagers a lot stronger.

Welding rodeo and more at Arts and Sparks in the Park
Welding rodeo and more at Arts and Sparks in the Park

FORT ATKINSON—Enjoy mingling with metal artists and their wares at Arts and Sparks in the Park, presented by Loeb-Lorman Metals and the Fort Atkinson Arts Council on Saturday, Sept. 20, with a rain date of Sept. 21 in Ralph Park in Fort...

Mystery Place: Generations of Ackleys associated with one-room school
Mystery Place: Generations of Ackleys associated with one-room school

I learned more about this schoolhouse while reading Al Gruling's book, “Good Ol' Fashioned School Days,” on one-room school houses in East Troy. This school, District No. 10 in the town of Troy, was located at the intersection of Little...