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Mercyhealth, SSM Health to begin contacting older patients for vaccinations

Mercyhealth and SSM Health have begun reaching out to patients ages 65 and older about COVID-19 vaccines. However, it is currently unclear how people of that age group will get vaccinated if they are not connected with a major health care system. Read more

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Police agencies in Rock County not expecting political demonstrations

Leaders of police agencies in Rock County said this week that they are not aware of any planned protests, demonstrations or riots in the county as President Donald Trump leaves office. Read more

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State Supreme Court prods arguments in Whitewater murder case

The prosecution said deciding the shooting was self-defense would “condone vigilantism.” The defense argued that a jury should make that decision, not the judge. Read more

Janesville Police Department honors four officers

Four Janesville police officers received letters of commendation for their response to a shooting. Read more

Snowmobile safety course now enrolling students

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office will present an additional snowmobile safety course Feb. 27 at the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds. Read more

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Help isolated loved ones this holiday season

This year, in addition to the holiday blues, other factors are at play: social distancing and voluntary quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic. People who normally would venture outside to socialize during the holiday season might feel hesitant or not do it at all to prevent exposure to the virus. In those instances, friends and loved ones can mitigate feelings of isolation in various ways. Read more

Sports

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Area basketball roundup: Brodhead boys earn rare victory over Turner

A roundup of area high school boys and girls basketball games played Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Read more

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Muskego pulls away from Janesville Parker in girls nonconference basketball

Muskego pulled away from Janesville Parker late for a 53-39 nonconference win in girls basketball Tuesday. Read more

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Steuck, Janesville skate past Oregon in boys nonconference hockey

Tyler Steuck had four goals to lead the Janesville Bluebirds to a 7-5 nonconference win over Oregon in boys hockey at the Janesville Ice Arena on Tuesday. Read more

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Weisbrod, DeForest hold off Parker in boys nonconference basketball

Max Weisbrod scored 25 points to lead DeForest to a 69-65 nonconference win over Janesville Parker in boys basketball action Tuesday night. Read more

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Schmoldt: WIAA wrestling tournament will look much different this year

In a season where simply getting the opportunity to compete at all has been an accomplishment, qualifying for sectionals will be a major accomplishment. Getting to state? That's going to require digging real deep. Read more

Opinion

Your Views: Change needed on Janesville City Council

I have been in Janesville since 1966 except for a brief time near Mississippi. It is so sad to see how bad parking is for business downtown… Read more

Your Views: Vaccinations would make teachers line jumpers

I read with interest Monday's article on vaccinating 1,300 school district staff members. Read more

Your Views: This is bad timing for a transportation utility

City council, are you kidding me? Read more

Your Views: Rock Haven right to require staff vaccinations

Thank you to the management of Rock Haven for doing the best to protect their nursing home residents. Read more

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