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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 >>
Sheridan plans appearances at fair
- Democratic state Senate candidate Mike Sheridan will make several appearances at the Rock County 4-H Fair this week. Read more >>
Cullen to hold office hours at the fair
- Sen. Tim Cullen will be at the at the Rock County 4-H Fair to listen to residents' comments and concerns about government matters and answer questions. Read more >>
Blame concert fees on rising entertainer costs, 4-H Fair organizers say
- General Rock County 4-H Fair admission used to grant fair-goers access to each main stage headliner show, but this hasn't been the case for the three years. Read more >>
Five things visitors should know about the fair
- The Rock County 4-H Fair starts Tuesday. Here are five things every carnival crusader should know before stepping onto the grounds. Read more >>
Heroes save Pick 'n Save employee
- A heart attack could have taken Thomas Anderson's life while he worked at Pick 'n Save July Fourth, but the quick actions of good Samaritans saved him. Read more >>
Residents sound off on riverfront plan
- City officials are taking final steps toward starting the Rock Renaissance Area Redevelopment and Implementation Strategy, and it has residents excited. Read more >>
Monterey Hotel's future unclear
- There's no timeline for when Janesville's historic Monterey Hotel will be redeveloped into an apartment complex. Read more >>
Wife critical of VA's care of her husband
- Francis Hatch can laugh, play and even say a few words, despite being without a pulse for 10 minutes after a bad reaction to medication two years ago. Read more >>
UW-W students welcome gamers
- UW-Whitewater students will host the second annual Midwest Game Developers Summit, a video game convention focused on educating students, networking and showcasing work. Read more >>
Updated: Man injured in accident
- A worker at an Evansville concrete company was treated at a hospital Wednesday after a morning accident. Read more >>
Burglaries remind citizens to lock up
- The warm weather means homeowners open windows and doors to keep cool. Unfortunately, burglars look for unsecured entry points. Read more >>
Lightning victim in critical condition
- Monday's suspected lightning strike victim remains in critical condition at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, hospital spokeswoman Trish Skram said Wednesday. Read more >>
WWII vet receives medals after 70-year wait
- Weepy daughters dabbed at wet eyes Monday as Rep. Paul Ryan awarded Ted Shaw, 93, a Bronze Star Medal for his service in World War II. Read more >>
Detectives help drop infant death rate
- Detectives Erik Goth and Chris Buescher teach 50 classes a year at local hospitals on how to safely position sleeping infants, lowering Janesville's infant death rate. Read more >>
Menards suing city over tax dispute
- Menards filed a lawsuit Friday against the city of Janesville because of the business's belief its 2013 property taxes were improperly assessed. Read more >>
Local hospital could be penalized
- Sixty-five Wisconsin hospitals of the more than 750 hospitals in the nation could end up paying penalties to Medicare because of poor patient care. Read more >>