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Our Views: Bold vision makes Ryan clear choice for return to Congress
- Ryan has grown from politician into statesman. Rather than just criticize President Obama and Democrats, he has offered thoughtful alternatives. Read more >>
Big Event Blog: Treats, crafts and a benefit for animals

What are your plans for this Halloween weekend? Try Trunk or Treat in Genoa City, shop a holiday craft fair in East Troy, or sip to support Lakeland's Animal Shelter at a benefit in Lake Geneva. Don't forget daylight sav... Read more >>

First Amendment: As LGBT rights expand, remember the First Amendment
- Striking a balance between ending discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and upholding religious freedom will not be easy. Read more >>
Rebouts are from Janesville
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Janesville man accused of fraud
- Christopher C. Fields, 41, is accused of deducting about $336,000 from his employees' paychecks that was not paid back to them or deposited into their retirement accounts. Read more >>
Gambling on love in 'Guys and Dolls'
- The Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls” will hit the Craig High School stage for the first time in 30 years when it opens Friday, Nov. 7. Read more >>
Hits and misses at Medusa
- The rain was pouring, it was a long day and the drive to Lake Geneva seemed even longer. We thought we wouldn’t have a problem getting a table for two at Medusa Grill and Bistro at 7 p.m. on a stormy Thursday. Read more >>
Night music for Oct. 31-Nov. 5, 2014
- These local night spots are offering live entertainment this week. Scheduling changes do occur, so when in doubt, contact the venue before you leave home. Read more >>
Music roundup for Oct. 31-Nov. 5, 2014
- Artists performing in our area this week include Taj Mahal, Gov’t Mule, Agnes Obel, and James Taylor. Read more >>
Quick Kicks for Oct. 31-Nov. 5, 2014


Restaurant Week debuts

Walworth County will offer its first “Dine Around the Lakes” Restaurant Week ... Read more >>

Walker pulls ahead in last poll before election
- Gov. Scott Walker pulled out to his largest lead against Democrat Mary Burke in a poll released Wednesday just six days before the election. Read more >>
10 things: Ebola crisis stirs debate over quarantines
- Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Read more >>
Melvin Gordon showing off his diverse skills
- Melvin Gordon’s diverse skills were on display in Wisconsin’s victory over Maryland. Read more >>
Craig High boys qualify for state cross country for ninth time in 10 years
- What would the WIAA state cross country meet be without another appearance from the Janesville Craig boys team?
The Cougars will be making their ninth appearance in the last 10 years at Saturday’s Division 1 state ... Read more >>
Public record for Oct. 30, 2014
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Death notices for Oct. 30, 2014
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Kikkoman product to help in de-icing area roads this winter

Kikkoman Foods, Inc., the Walworth-based manufacturer of Asian-style sauces, will also be playing a role in an experimental program that battles icy roads this winter, according to a newsletter item from the Walworth Cou... Read more >>

UW-Whitewater to hold public forum on oil pipeline expansion

WHITEWATER--The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 800 W. Main St., is hosting a public forum Thursday, Nov. 6, from 3-5 p.m. on a crude oil pipeline expansion proposal. Enbridge, Inc. is proposing expanding its Line 61... Read more >>

Darien Fire Department earns safety award

The Darien Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Founda... Read more >>

Election 2014: In 15th Ringhand, Fitzgerald

JANESVILLE-- Janis Ringhand and Brian Fitzgerald have been campaigning for the 15th Senate District seat on their backgrounds to help explain why they are qualified, although they do so for opposite reasons.
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Betty J. (Schwartzman) Schulz, Janesville, WI (1931-2014)
- March 4, 1931 - October 25, 2014 Read more >>
Wayne Garth Buchanan, Janesville, WI (1949-2014)
- February 12, 1949 - October 28, 2014 Read more >>
Ralph A. Kuntz, Stoughton, WI (1949-2014)
- November 1, 1949 - October 28, 2014 Read more >>
Timothy Erle Courtier, Fort Atkinson, WI (1976-2014)
- April 8, 1976 - October 28, 2014 Read more >>
Harley M. French, Tony, WI/formerly Janesville, WI (1944-2014)
- April 4, 1944 - October 27, 2014 Read more >>
Jeffrey Scott Bonsall, Delavan, WI (1968-2014)
- December 15, 1968 - October 27, 2014 Read more >>
Kemba Walker's heroics lift Hornets over Bucks
- Kemba Walker didn’t waste any time at all providing the Charlotte Hornets with a return on their investment. Read more >>
Giants beat Royals to win World Series
- Madison Bumgarner pitched the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. Read more >>
Weekly Walk: Fall colors draw hikers and hunters

Marv Herman writes:
Seven hikers met at the U.S. Highway 12 meeting place last week Tuesday for a walk around Lake LaGrange, about 3 miles. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and as we app... Read more >>

Water work closes South Garfield Avenue
- South Garfield Avenue between East Court and Jackman streets in Janesville will be closed to through traffic for two weeks for water utility construction starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the city. Read more >>
Level 2 playoff games feature Milton and Brodhead/Juda
- Milton plays at Waunakee in Division 2 and Marshall is at Brodhead/Juda in Division 4 in Level 2 playoff games Friday night. Read more >>
Esther Cepeda: Elizabeth Peña was trailblazer on the big screen
- Elizabeth Peña, who died earlier this month, broke a major barrier for Hispanic women in Hollywood: playing a woman, not a “Hispanic” woman. Read more >>
Two charged in death of Edgerton man
- The Dane County women are charged with first-degree reckless homicide. Read more >>
Pair seek changes in child-abuse case
- Michael and Carrie Donahue of Genoa City are accused of abusing a 12-year-old boy. Read more >>
Playoff Prep Spotlight, Level 2: Only two area teams remain
- Level 1 took its toll on our area high school football teams, but we break down the games of those still alive for Level 2. Read more >>
Your Views: Why isn’t Beloit Memorial area team for sports coverage?
- I once again reviewed the results of the sectional cross country meet, and you had Milton and Lake Geneva Badger but not Beloit Memorial ... as an area team. Read more >>
Your Thanks: Helpful woman proves to be guardian angel
- I was down on the sidewalk when a car pulled off Mt. Zion Avenue into a driveway and a young woman got out of the car and came up to me asking if I needed help. Read more >>
Your Views: Imagine good that Mary Burke and minimum wage hike could do
- Imagine if a single mother could make a living with one job instead of having to juggle her schedule working two. Read more >>
Your Views: Hillary Clinton’s comments clash with Mary Burke’s attitude, résumé
- Burke helps send good local jobs to China, is pro-union while her family’s Trek business is a non-union shop, and she refuses to offer a “complete” résumé. Read more >>
Gas prices near $3 give drivers relief
- Last Thursday, regular gasoline prices dipped below $3 a gallon at nearly half the gas stations in the United States, according to the automotive group AAA. Read more >>
Ghost hunters share tales of the unknown
- Jennifer Lauer and David Schumacher are no longer afraid of ghosts. Today, with years of experience as paranormal investigators, they walk confidently into the dark. Read more >>
Friends of Noah seeks volunteers
- Friends of Noah, an all-breed animal rescue in Janesville, launched its first major volunteer recruitment and retention campaign the week of Oct. 20. Read more >>
Your Views: Dan Kilkenny will serve us in Senate with respect, compassion
- As a county and town board supervisor, he is open-minded, reasonable and frugal, and he gets things done. Read more >>
Your Views: Do not trust Mary Burke with state's economy
- How can Burke advocate for American jobs and higher wages when she did everything she could at Trek to outsource the jobs and avoid the higher wages? Read more >>
Your Views: Scott Walker’s record cannot justify his re-election
- He is desperately attempting to find something in that record to justify his re-election, but the record speaks for itself. Read more >>
Your Views: Let’s return to working together for good of all
- To let those who are in power in Wisconsin continue their irresponsible “divide and conquer” policies would be to suggest that the status quo is acceptable. It is not. Read more >>
Your Views: ‘Help wanted’ ads show things are looking up
- Wisconsin’s old bills are being paid and our road repair fund is stable again, after being looted by a prior administration. Read more >>
Your Views: Scott Walker’s policies benefit wealthy at our expense
- Most every piece of legislation passed by Gov. Walker and his Republican Legislature benefits the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. Read more >>
Your Views: If Scott Walker wins re-election, what might he spring next?
- On the campaign trail four years ago Walker never mentioned that he wanted to eliminate collective bargaining for public employees. Read more >>
Your Views: Unlike Gazette, he’s supporting Brian Fitzgerald
- Brian Fitzgerald will bring a strong business and community voice to the Senate. Read more >>