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Photo gallery: A collection of photos taken throughout 2020 by staff photographer Anthony Wahl.
An individual walks through Lower Courthouse Park in Janesville as the snow begins to fall on Saturday, Jan. 11.
Voters walk in and out of their polling location at the former Sears store in Janesville on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
A group finishes out there basketball game in the rain as a storm begins its move through Janesville on Tuesday evening.
Members of the Wisconsin National Guard medical team help with free COVID-19 drive-thru testing at Blackhawk Technical College’s central campus on Nov. 5.
A visitor to the first Janesville Farmers Market of the season walks past an American flag mural while exiting on Saturday, May 2.
An emotional Kiara Mcadory, 18, secures a vase of flowers in the snow next to a roadside memorial for her cousin Brittany N. Mcadory, 27, and Seairaha J. Winchester, 30, who were shot and killed early Monday, Feb. 10, on Midvale Drive in Janesville.
People gather for a candlelight vigil at a roadside memorial for Brittany N. Mcadory, 27, and Seairaha J. Winchester, 30, who were shot and killed early Monday, Feb. 10, on Midvale Drive in Janesville.
Lori KcKee and James Mason wait in line to checkout on Friday at Woodman’s Market in Janesville after stocking up on items as the public health emergency around COVID-19 virus ramps up in March.
Kolby Davis and Alyssa Grothe Davis are married outside in the Marvin Roth Pavilion in Lower Courthouse Park in Janesville on April 1. Busy as essential workers in Rock County, one a nurse, the other a delivery person, the two were adamant on getting married on April Fool’s Day, the same day five years ago when they began dating.
Ddeja Douglas, 11, watches from behind as her siblings, Nathan White, JJ Douglas and Jjaquari Douglas, left to right, play a game of basketball in the street outside their house on Janesville’s west side on Tuesday, April 14. Their mother bought the basketball hoop recently to give them an activity outside and keep them from playing at the local park during this time of social distancing.
Irene Kraus, of Janesville, waves to family and friends as they drive by honking and waving in a parade of decorated vehicles to celebrate her 80th Birthday on Friday, April 17th, all while still social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19. She is mother of 8 children, 23 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The family gathered the night before while Irene was asleep to decorate her yard.
Members of the Wisconsin National Guard prepare for the start of COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru site located in the parking lot of Krueger Park in Beloit on Friday, May 15. The site was one of two COVID-19 community testing locations, the other at Telfer Park, that began testing Friday. They will take place through May 22 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. The testing is meant for people who have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with the virus.
Craig High School senior Luis Navarrate takes a video of classmate Emily Kostinek as she throws her cap into the air during a photoshoot outside Rotary Gardens in their cap and gown on Tuesday, May 19. It was the last day the two could send in photos and video for the graduation video that will viewed during their school’s virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 6th.
A pair of sandhill cranes forage for food in the marshy corner of a farm field west of Janesville nearby their roosting location.
Autumn Stahl, of Fort Atkinson, watch the fireworks from atop the family’s van while in Whitewater, Wis., on Saturday, July 4.
A bicyclist passes through a strip of light as they travel along East Milwaukee Street beneath Interstate 39/30 in Janesville on Thursday afternoon.
A doe leads three fawns leisurely through the open field near the entrance of Riverside Park in Janesville on Wednesday morning.
Madison Loveland is all smiles as she leaves her vehicle to receive a gift during a graduation parade for Parker High School students that ended in Traxler Park on Saturday, July 25. The event was created by Parker senior Hanna Grove after seeing similar parades for birthdays and other graduating classes.
One group of river tubers as they travel south along the Sugar River on Saturday, July 25.
Hundred of tubers travel south along the Sugar River after beginning in Albany at S&B Tubing on Saturday, July 25. With some more traditional ways to cool off closed or canceled due to COVID-19, river tubing has become an outdoor recreational hit.
Owen Pittenger completes a 360-turn off the ramp during a practice for Aqua Jay members at Traxler Park in Janesville on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team didn’t have a show season this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but members of the team will be still be competing this weekend, Aug. 8-9, in the 2020 Show Ski Individual National Championship at Traxler Park in Janesville.
Two bicyclist make their way along the Ice Age Trail between N. Wright Road and N. Wuthering Hills Drive on Thursday, Aug. 6.
Visitors to the Rotary Botanical Gardens make their way along the Zig Zag bridge while visiting the during their Community Appreciation Day, where admission is free and donations to a local non-profit are encouraged.
Sixth-generation apple farmer Drew Ten Eyck picks early season apples while working in the orchard Thursday morning, Aug. 27. The family has operated their orchard since 1839 and grows over 50 varieties of apples.
Students leave Craig High School in Janesville at the end of the school day. Craig is one of two district schools halting in-person learning this week.
ARISE Virtual Academy student Abigail Diehl takes notes in preparation for an upcoming math test while completing her schoolwork inside her bedroom recently. Many students are learning through Janesville School District’s online school, ARISE Virtual Academy, in a shift to online learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
A group of retired men hang out together beneath the awning of the former JC Penney at the Janesville Mall on Friday morning. As a reaction to months of isolation in the COVID-19 pandemic, some people have begun hanging out in parking lots of restaurants and some defunct retail spots in socially distanced lawn chairs to meet with friends.
Members of the Beloit chapter of Showing up for Racial Justice cross the Court Street bridge in downtown Janesville during their march from Riverside Park in Beloit to the Rock County Courthouse in Janesville on Saturday. The protest is in the wake of the Brianna Taylor situation in Louisville and they are demanding further police reform that would hold local leaders accountable at every level.
The sun begins to set as soybeans are harvested recently from a field along Cleophas Road, southwest of Janesville, Wis.
Eric Trump rallies his father's supporters during a Make American Great Again campaign rally at Diamond Assets in Milton on Monday, Oct. 12.
Andy Sorg walks by the large opening in a processing room that was broken open after a 70-foot-tall concrete silo filled with corn toppled over unexpectedly Oct. 25. The eponymous family meat market in the town of Darien also lost its freezer room that stack filled with products for customers and area farmers.
Trick-or-treaters visit the decorated home of Donna Jaehrling on the south side of Janesville on Saturday, Oct. 31.
A line with over 120 individuals stretches outside the Rock County Job Center as they wait in line to vote early Tuesday morning on Janesville's south side.
A young bike rider makes her way past the Traxler Park lagoon filled with scores of geese basking in the afternoon sun on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
A members of the Wisconsin National Guard medical team uses a nasal swab to collect a sample from Jill Cooley during the free COVID-19 drive-thru testing at Blackhawk Technical College’s central campus on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Parker High School freshman Kenny Bult, right, and friend Robert Nolan try out different skate tricks while inside the parking ramp in downtown Janesville on Wednesday afternoon
The annual Holiday Light Show at the Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville.
People walk throughout the Lincoln-Tallman House grounds while visiting the 2020 Holiday Tree Show display, held outdoors this year due to Covid-19. The display is free and open to the public and the trees will be lit from November 27 through January 5.
Jack Steurer, left, and Finn Cullum walk by a decorated tree while visiting the 2020 Holiday Tree Show display at the Lincoln-Tallman House grounds with family Friday, Nov. 27. The display is free and open to the public and the trees will be lit from November 27 through January 5.
Kenna Minich, right, and Belle Quaerna, left to right, are all smiles as they sled down the hills of Riverside Golf Course on Saturday after snow fell throughout the area.
Fire departments from throughout Rock County respond to a home fully engulfed in flames at 1430 South Murphy Road, near the gold course in Footville, Wis.
Rochelle Millard recently lost her husband, Charles “Catfish Malone” Millard, to COVID-19 when he passed away on October 3, 2020. The two were married in October 1960, and celebrated nearly 60 years of love and laughter together.
Emergency department physician Giuseppe Altamore, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine from a registered nurse inside Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville on Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Edgerton's Skylar Gullickson tries to get off an unbalanced shot in between several Evansville defenders during their game in Edgerton on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Edgerton held off Evansville 61-58 for the win.
Janesville Craig's players are announced before the start of their conference game against hometown rivals Janesville Parker on Thursday, Jan. 23. Craig defeated Parker 43-37.
UW-Whitewater's Equan Ards breaks free on the stolen ball for a dunk in the first half of their home game against UW-Oshkosh on Saturday, Jan. 25. Ards finished with 24 points in their 73-71 loss to Oshkosh.
Janesville Craig's Brady Schenk competes with Whitewater's Nathan Wood during their non-conference wrestling dual meet in Janesville on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
UW-Whitewater’s Veronica Kieres, center, celebrates after a made layup and foul on a pivotal play late in their game to help Whitewater defeated UW-Oshkosh 75-71 and clinch the WIAC championship outright on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
UW-Whitewater’s Veronica Kieres cuts down the first piece of the net after Whitewater defeated UW-Oshkosh 75-71 and clinched the WIAC conference championship outright on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Danny Bush waves to fans after Elkhorn took first in the 200 yard freestyle during the WIAA Division 2 state boys swim meet at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium on Friday, Feb. 21.
Elkhorn's Lucas Koepke, left, and Willy Pinnow, celebrate after taking first in the 200 yard freestyle relay during the WIAA Division 2 state boys swim meet at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium on Friday, Feb. 21.
Elkhorn celebrates after taking first in the 200 yard freestyle relay during the WIAA Division 2 state boys swim meet at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium on Friday, Feb. 21.
Janesville Craig's Marshaun Harriel scores on the layup during their WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game against Madison West on Friday, March 6. Craig defeated Madison West 85-63.
The Elkhorn student section goes wild after a back-to-back three pointers made by Jordan Johnson during their WIAA Division 2 regional final game against Westosha Central on Saturday in Elkhorn. Elkhorn advanced to the Division 2 section semifinal game after defeating Westosha Central 61-52.
Elkhorn's Jordan Johnson turns towards the crowd following their 61-52 victory over Westosha Central in their WIAA Division 2 regional final game on Saturday in Elkhorn. Johnson finished with 28 points.
Brian Angileri reacts after making a long putt to force a playoff round against Sam Van Galder in the Men’s City Tournament at Riverside Golf Course on Sunday. Van Galder won the Men’s City Tournament golf title for the seventh time in the third playoff holes.
San Van Galder, right, and Brian Angileri react after the tw in the Men's City Tournament at Riverside Golf Course on Sunday. Van Galder won the Men's City Tournament golf title for the seventh time in the third playoff holes.
Delavan-Darien goalie Hector Flores catches the ball while colliding with Elkhorn’s Ray Beilman during the first half of their match in Elkhorn on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Delavan-Darien’s Alan Mendez heads the ball away from the goal area during the first half of their match away against Elkhorn on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Lake Geneva Badger’s Tyler Deleskiewicz makes the catch in the end zone for a touchdown in the first half of their conference game away against Delavan on Friday, Oct. 9.
Elkhorn’s Ray Beilman scores on a penalty kick in the first half of their WIAA Division 1 sectional match against Lake Geneva Badger in Elkhorn on Thursday, Oct. 29. Elkhorn defeated Lake Geneva Badger 5-1.
Elkhorn’s Jake Rockweiler breaks free for a touchdown in the first half of their home game against Lake Geneva Badger on Friday, Oct. 30.
Cade Destefani celebrates after scoring in the first period of their home game against the Austin Bruins on Sunday evening.
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