Local • 3A, 6A
Retailer closing Beloit store
Bon-Ton Stores announced Beloit’s Elder-Beerman store will close under a plan for the retailer to shed 47 stores over the next 10 to 12 weeks. The store at the Eclipse Center is one of nine in the state the Milwaukee-based company will close as part of a restructuring plan announced last year. Janesville’s Boston Store, one of Bon-Ton’s Wisconsin holdings, is not listed among the closings.
Gun shop robbed of cash
For the second time in two days, a gun shop in the Janesville area has been burglarized. Janesville police officers responded to an alarm at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday at CTR Firearms at 3025 Woodlane Drive, police said. The burglars left with a small amount of cash from the register, but they took no guns.
Club selling Super Bowl tickets
The Janesville Boys and Girls Club will accept bids until noon Thursday for four tickets to Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Minneapolis. An anonymous donor provided the tickets, asking that all proceeds go to the club. The four tickets are valued at $48,000. The seats are on the 20-yard line at club level, and tickets for a Super Bowl pre-party are also included.
State • 2A
Nehlen singles out critics
Paul Nehlen, a GOP challenger to U.S. Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is giving out the contact information of his critics, singling them out for harassing calls and messages. Nehlen, who Ryan beat handily in a primary in 2016 and is challenging him again this year, drew scathing attacks by posting to Twitter a list of his critics and saying most of them are Jewish.
Sports • 1B-3B
Sectional seeding coming soon
The WIAA seeding meetings for girls basketball take place in 10 days, and Division 1’s Janesville Craig Sectional could pose a challenge for coaches who try to rank the teams. Mukwonago and third-ranked Sun Prairie are clearly the top two teams in the sectional, but after that 10 teams are within two or three wins of each other.