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Sonic Boom concert held in Janesville
- The chilly weather didn't deter metal fans from filling 50 acres of the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport grounds for a one-day rock fest. Read more >>
Trauma service in Walworth County
- The MD-1 service Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center implemented in Rock County in early 2013 is now available in Walworth County. Read more >>
Orchards rebound from harsh winter
- Getting ready for the apple season on top of full-time jobs is a lot of work, according to Milton's Hawk's Orchard owners Todd and Darcie Haakinson. Read more >>
Aqua Jays' Gerry and Cathy Luiting travel the globe in effort to help sport
- The contributions of longtime Aqua Jays members Gerry and Cathy Luiting go deeper than skis riding on water. Their efforts span the globe. Read more >>
Lake Geneva man gets his shot on WLS
- John Chase Gregoles of Lake Geneva was announced the winner of The Next 89 WLS Talk Star contest. He'll get to host his own two-hour show on the radio station. Read more >>
Local fans predict strong Packer season
- The Green Bay Packers start their NFL season Thursday by taking on last year's Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks. Read more >>
Supper club grand opening this weekend
- Jim Elsberry, a local man with more than 40 years of food industry experience, is launching his new downtown restaurant, Frankie's Supper Club, on Friday. Read more >>
Cowboy's ride is fundraiser for kids
- A 20-year-old Arkansas man is riding his horse Edward through every continental state. A few local families hosted him and his horse during his journey. Read more >>
Patriotism on parade
- The city's Labor Day parade has been around for half a century, but it wasn't until last year that 'The Star-Spangled Banner' was performed during the downtown event. Read more >>
Local corn mazes appeal to kids, adults
- Residents looking for a family friendly activity this fall should consider the corn mazes at Skelly's Farm Market. Read more >>
LaborFest downsizes for 24th year
- LaborFest is dropping from a three-day festival to a one-day event this year. Read more >>
Much to see at the Thresheree
- The Rock River Thresheree Reunion returns this Labor Day weekend for the 58th time, and with it comes a slew of antique machines for hobbyists to fawn over. Read more >>
Fire destroys garage, motorcycle, lawnmowers
- A Tuesday morning fire at 2313 S. Dewey Ave. destroyed a detached, two-and-a-half-story garage, according to a Town of Beloit Fire Department news release. Read more >>
Irish Fest getting $39,450 state boost
- The Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett will present the Janesville Irish Festival Board of Directors a check for $39,450. Read more >>
Event set for baby with cystic fibrosis
- Newlyweds Andrew and Stephanie Dabson were shocked when their baby, Robert “Bobby” Dabson, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening disorder. Read more >>
Jury decides sex offender to be held
- Convicted sex offender Jimmie Mable, 66, Beloit, was committed to a mental health facility following a Rock County Court jury trial Wednesday. Read more >>
Police arrest man on sixth OWI charge
- Police arrested Randy A. Bluhm, 48, of 404 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wednesday afternoon on a charge of sixth-offense drunken driving. Read more >>
Summer street party back in Janesville
- People tend to complain that there's nothing to do in Janesville, but events like this Sunday's Rhythm on the Rock aim to change that stereotype. Read more >>
Not guilty plea in $50,000 burglary
- A Janesville man accused of a felony charge of receiving stolen property pleaded not guilty after waiving his preliminary hearing Wednesday. Read more >>
Elkhorn man plays Captain America
- Phil Smage performs motorcycle tricks as Captain America in Marvel Universe Live, a two-hour, live-action show touring the United States for the next two years. Read more >>
Jet ski catches on fire on Geneva Lake
- A jet ski carrying two minors erupted into flames on Geneva Lake this weekend. Read more >>
Sex offender being released Tuesday
- Convicted sex offender Kevin W. Spaulding, 49, will be released to the Rock Valley Community Programs on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Read more >>
County board approves ballot referendums
- The County Board decided Thursday to approve the addition of two referendums to the Nov. 4 Rock County ballot. Read more >>
Former mayor gets Delavan council seat
- The Common Council decided Monday to fill First District Alderman Mary O'Connor's vacant seat with previous Delavan mayor Ronald Henriott. Read more >>
Jacki Gackstatter wins Rock County clerk of courts primary

JANESVILLE—Jacki Gackstatter beat Sue Enloe and Peter Severson on Tuesday night in the Democratic primary election for Rock County clerk of circuit courts.

Remembering LaVerne Sandgren
- LaVerne Sandgren was a pastor's wife, a mother to three boys and a social worker, and she never failed to show her generosity and kindness to people she met. Read more >>
Courtney pleads not guilty to Cross killing, additional charges
- Clayton Courtney, accused of the May 4 murder of Britney Cross, pleaded not guilty to first-degree homicide Wednesday. Read more >>
Illinois man sentenced to prison for drunken driving homicide
- Walworth County Judge Phillip Koss sentenced Daniel P. Consolo to three years in prison and four years extended supervision for a drunken driving homicide. Read more >>
Motorcycle run raises money for injured veterans
- Texas Roadhouse restaurants nationwide are hosting a motorcycle ride to benefit Homes for Our Troops. One of the eight routes takes place in Janesville. Read more >>
Edgerton man arrested on child abuse charges
- Dustin L. Morey, 39, of North Hill Avenue was arrested Sunday on charges of shooting two children he knows, a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old, with a BB gun Saturday as a form of discipline. Read more >>
Clerk candidates share plans, challenges
- Sue Enloe, Jacki Gackstatter and Peter Severson have different ideas of what needs to change in the office and what will challenge them. Read more >>
Deal may end police report redactions
- The Wisconsin Newspaper Association struck a deal this week recommending police release reports without blacking out personal information. Read more >>
Clerk of courts candidates sound off
- The three democratic candidates running for Rock County Clerk of Courts agreed at a forum Tuesday their focus would be on the public. Read more >>
Zerban town hall meeting Wednesday
- Congressional Rob Zerban will hold a town hall meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Auto Workers Hall, 1795 Lafayette St., Janesville. Read more >>
Milton police investigating thefts
- Thieves broke into numerous vehicles and stole items and stole a vehicle late Saturday and early Sunday. Read more >>
Clerk of court candidate forum Tuesday
- The three democratic candidates for Rock County Clerk of Circuit Court will discuss their campaigns at a public forum Tuesday. Read more >>
Accident closes part of Interstate
- Traffic is flowing normally after an accident in I-90's eastbound lane between County M and Newville Road. Read more >>
Victors say goodbye to champions at sale
- Rock County 4-H Fair participants spent Friday morning showing off their animals to sell them to the highest bidder. Read more >>
UAW endorses Jacki Gackstatter
- The United Auto Workers Janesville-Madison Area Community Action Program Council announced their endorsement of Jacki Gackstatter for Rock County Clerk of Circuit Courts. Read more >>
Spoden, Groelle debate at fair forum
- Rock County Sheriff candidate Gary Groelle and incumbent Robert Spoden took to "Your Talk Show" on WCLO Radio on Thursday to answer questions. Read more >>
WisDOT to hold public I-90/39 expansion project meeting
- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to present the proposed alternative for the I-90/39 and I-43/State 81system interchange. Read more >>
Rating the rides at the Rock County 4-H Fair
- Gazette reporter Jake Magee and fifth-grader Justin Worley spent Wednesday rating Rock County 4-H Fair rides. Read more >>
Ringhands leads 15th District fundraising
- Janis Ringhand is the money leader in the campaign for the 15th Senate District seat, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. Read more >>
Robson hosting meet and greet for Spoden
- Retired senator Judy Robson will host a meet and greet for Sheriff Robert Spoden on Wednesday, July 30. Read more >>