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With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck
Greg Peck: Remembering when one of Wisconsin’s 10 deadliest tornadoes hit Rock County
I was surprised to recently find a website naming Rock County as suffering one of Wisconsin’s “10 deadliest tornadoes.” Here’s the story.
Greg Peck: Recycling those old housing materials
With workers installing new windows in our home this week, one question arose: What do we want to do with the old windows?
Greg Peck: Dealing with disruption of home improvement
This week, a crew is installing new windows in our house. The work reminds me how disruptive a home improvement project can be.
Greg Peck: Will seed slitter turn the trick in yard?
After several years of trying to thicken the lawn under our maples without success, I tried a new tactic this weekend. I rented a seed slitter.
Greg Peck: Wisconsin municipalities can’t ban plastic bags
Greg Peck: Wisconsin municipalities can’t ban plastic bags
Summary: No Wisconsin community has a ban on plastic bags, and a new state law assures none will.
Greg Peck: With Earth Day looming, a few words about burning in Janesville
The subject of outdoor burning and burning pots in Janesville has come up repeatedly in Sound Off recently. Here are city rules.
Greg Peck: Hazardous sidewalks are easy to find in Janesville
Greg Peck: Hazardous sidewalks are easy to find in Janesville
Walk around Janesville, and it won't take you long to find sidewalks in need of repairs.
Greg Peck: How you know when you’re “up north”
Greg Peck: How you know when you’re “up north”
I got another good impression of what it means to be “up north” this weekend. It had little to do with a historic bridge slated for removal on Highway 51.
Greg Peck: Getting a jump-start on gardening
Greg Peck: Getting a jump-start on gardening
Wondering where everyone is on Saturday mornings? I found a crowd of Janesville-area folks last weekend.
Greg Peck: Silver Sneakers gives a workout
I got an inside look at the Silver Sneakers class Friday at the Janesville Athletic Club and reminders of it all weekend.