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Catherine W. Idzerda

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    Rock County government, Walworth County government, Clinton, Darien, Delavan, Sharon, agriculture

Catherine W. Idzerda

Rock County 4-H Fair wraps up
- The Rock County 4-H Fair had better than average attendance on at least two of its six days. Read more >>
Slow-no-wake lifted on Rock River
- Slow-no-wake restrictions have been lifted for the entire length of the Rock River. Read more >>
Administrator retiring after 35 years
- After 35 years in county government, Rock County Administrator Craig Knutson is retiring Aug. 1. Read more >>
Bidders flock to fur and feather sale
- Saturday's fur and feather sale went "really well" according to organizers. The event allows 4-H and FFA kids to auction off rabbits, goats and poultry. Read more >>
Sheridan responds to letter to the editor
- Mike Sheridan's campaign responds to a critical letter to the editor. Read more >>
UW-W professor wins Fulbright
- A UW-Whitewater professor will use his second Fulbright Scholar award to teach and do research in Columbia. Read more >>
Several headliners at Janesville fair started on TV
- This year's Rock County 4-H Fair music lineup stands out for its preponderance of television celebrities. Read more >>
Grant awarded for hotel renovation
- A grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will help a private businessman renovate a hotel in downtown Delavan. Read more >>
Delavan ambulance contract changes
- The Delavan City Council voted Monday to amend its agreement with its ambulance provider. Read more >>
Rule change aids meat processors
- Brian Lutzow of Twin Cities Pack is one of the independent processors that will benefit from changes in federal law. Read more >>
County Board approves Family Care
- On Thursday, the Rock County Board vote unanimously in favor of transitioning to Family Care Read more >>
Courthouse tower options heard
- At their Thursday meeting, an engineering firm gave Rock County supervisors several options for dealing with the flaking brick on the courthouse tower. Read more >>
County considers buying job center
- Rock County is considering buying the 65,000-square-foot building that is home to the county's job center. Read more >>
Garden Court residents raise money
- A group of Janesville Garden Court apartment residents wants to increase the connections between residents at their apartment building Read more >>
Gardens feature Jefferson's favorites
- This summer, Rotary Botanical Gardens is featuring a Thomas Jefferson garden with 105 varieties of herbs, flowers and vegetables from Monticello. Read more >>
Delavan marketers unveil website
- A Libertyville, Illionis, firm is developing a marketing plan for the city of Delavan that includes a new website. Read more >>
Broege was active on farm, in community
- Elton Broege, 91, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth's Manor in Footville. He was active in a variety of community organizations. Read more >>
Local store featured on 'What's in the Barn?'
- A treasure discovered at a Janesville store, Bargains and Beyond, will be featured in a segment of Tuesday's episode of "What's in the Barn?" Read more >>
My journey from couch to 5K
- Pursuing fitness in middle age requires a different mindset. Read more >>
Freedom Fest spotlights band with local roots
- Milton natives Ben and Josh Calhoun will be back in the Janesville area on Saturday to perform at New Life Assembly of God's annual Independence Day fest. Read more >>
Group encourages girls in science
- Even though women make up 50 percent of the workforce, they account for only 21 percent of the nation's scientists and 11 percent of its engineers. Read more >>
Gay marriage vote has local impact
- On Thursday, the Presbyterian Church USA voted to allow its pastors to celebrate same sex marriages. A local pastor talked about his feelings on the issue. Read more >>
Clients criticize system for rides
- The state is paying a private contractor $4.5 million a month to provide non-emergency medical transport for Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus recipients. Local officials, medical providers and patients say it's not working. Read more >>
Birders take advantage of Avon Bottoms
- On Saturday, the Green-Rock Audubon Society and the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association hosted a birding tour in the Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area. Read more >>
Geneva Lake book features new view
- The communities around Geneva Lake are featured in a new book by Carolyn Hop Smeltzer and Martha Kiefer Cucco. Read more >>
Sho-Deen development moves forward
- The state Supreme Court declines to review a challenge by the City of Delavan. Read more >>
Administrator contract gets nod
- Rock County's new administrator will receive a base salary of $127,500, if the county board approves. Read more >>
Town of Darien bar keeps license
- A town of Darien bar will get to keep its liquor license after a dispute with the town. Read more >>
Deputy D.A. leaving for private practice
- Walworth County Deputy District Attorney Joshua Grube is leaving state service after more than 11 years. Read more >>
Ordinance changes expected to pass
- Town of La Prairie officials held a public hearing Wednesday to discuss ordinance amendments designed to protect the town's infrastructure. Dairyman Todd Tuls, who was considering building a large dairy in the town, thinks ... Read more >>
Brodhead students graduate
- On Sunday, 72 students graduated from Brodhead High School. Read more >>
Pipeline upgrades affect Rock County
- Enbridge, the Canadian energy company, is upgrading pumps that service the oil pipeline that travels through Wisconsin. Some officials and residents are concerned about the possible impact. Read more >>