Best of The Gazette, July 7: Golfers, restaurants and a new speed limit

 

The Gazette publishes a lot of news in a week. Combine that with all the distractions a weekend brings, and that means there's a good chance you might have missed some important stories. Here's a look at of some of The Gazette's best content from the last week or so:

NEWS

70 means 70: Troopers patrolling with new Interstate speed limit

A Wisconsin State Trooper takes a Gazette reporter and photographer for a ride and discusses the new maximum speed limit.

Carrie Jacobs-Bond was musical trailblazer

Carrie Jacobs-Bond, born in Janesville, became one of the most famous women of her time. In this story, the first in a new series, reporter Marcia Nelesen looks back at the stories that made Janesville famous.

SPORTS

Nick Blomgren catches on for Craig

For his efforts behind the plate, at it while batting and on the mound in late-game situations, Janesville Craig's Nick Blomgren is The Gazette's 2015 area baseball player of the year.

Janesville father-son duo guide golfers around Erin Hills

Phil Quade, 48, has made the loop around the 18-hole links-style Erin Hills course nearly twice a weekend for the past three summers. His son, Korey, 20, caddies nearly every day on the course, which might end up playing the longest in U.S. Open history when the tournament is held there in 2017.

OPINION

Greg Peck: A few thoughts on shuffle of Janesville restaurants

Last week was a busy one at The Gazette for news about changes in Janesville restaurants.

John W. Eyster: Budget creates dysfunctional public policies

GazetteXtra Opinion Columnist John W. Eyster believes many of the provisions in the state budget will create dysfunctional public policies.

ENTERTAINMENT

Restaurant Review: Food, theater make Fireside a treasure

The Fireside Theatre, first launched in 1964, has withstood the test of time, restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno writes.

Press Start: 'The Last of Us' doesn't need a sequel

A sequel to "The Last of Us" is the last thing its fans need, columnist Jake Magee writes.

LIVING

Paws for health: Therapy dogs make rounds at St. Mary's Janesville Hospital

For four years, Murphy the Irish wolfhound mix has made the rounds among patients and staff at St. Mary's Janesville Hospital. Murphy is one of four regular therapy dogs at the hospital, where the canine provides comfort and companionship to people who welcome him.

Janesville woman working to save organization that saved her

Ashley Rutter is helping the organization that 'saved' her so the Green Beret marching band can stabilize and provide opportunities for other youth to reach their dreams.

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