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Recent rainfall provides little help during drought

Despite a recent drop in drought status from severe to moderate, Rock County is still very much in the throes of a drought this summer. Read more


Delta variant present in Rock County; officials call on residents to fight misinformation

Cases involving the delta variant of the coronavirus have been identified in Rock County. There also have been breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated individuals, health department officials say. Read more


Parents tour almost-completed Lincoln Academy in Beloit

Parents toured the Lincoln Academy on Tuesday and Thursday as the school reached 98% completion this week. Read more

Conditional-use permit amended at site of former Beloit Town Hall

Renovation of the former Town Hall in the Town of Beloit have been temporarily put on hold as officials seek to clear up issues of state license review and permits. Read more


Fest to mark 'half way' to a rebuilt West Milwaukee Street

Following four months of construction, the $5.9 million replacement of West Milwaukee Street is at the midway point. Read more

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Photos from the week: July 11-17, 2021

Photo gallery: A collection of photos taken throughout the week by Gazette photographer Anthony Wahl. View gallery




Peck: Prop problems put options in gear


Gazette outdoor columnist Ted Peck always has backup options available when situations like a broken prop occur. Read more


New enrollment figures shuffle the postseason division projections for area schools

Based on current enrollment figures, Janesville Parker and Brodhead/Juda are two area football teams that could possibly drop down a division in the playoffs. Read more


Berghammer primed for new college endorsement regulations

Noah Berghammer, a 2019 Janesville Craig High graduate who plays baseball at the University of Minnesota, is someone who can take advantage of the new name, image and likeness (NIL) regulations that allow college athletes to make money of their athletic identies. Read more


Vantress: Giannis, Bucks give Wisconsinites something to cheer for

Bucks title reminds this former youngster of watching the Trail Blazers win the NBA title in 1977 while living in Portland Read more


Janesville Sports Hall of Fame induction Oct. 7

The 2020 induction, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be at the Janesville Country Club with Mistie Bass-Boyd, the late Ronald Brown, John Koebler, Joe Shere and Anne Sonka Nagle being the honorees. Read more

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Lost Evansville airman's remains return 70 years after plane crash

Airman Edward J. Miller laid to rest in Evansville with his family and the Evansville community almost 70 years after his death. Read more


Darien solar farm gets approval

Construction of a 2,047-acre, 325-megawatt solar farm spanning parts of Rock and Walworth counties was approved on Thursday by Wisconsin regulators. Read more


State patrol seeks black hatchback in 9-vehicle crash in Janesville

A black Volkswagen Jetta is being sought in connection with a firey, eight-vehicle crash in Janesville July 6. Read more


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88° 73°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

Cloud Coverage:59%
Wind:SW at 11 mph
Chance of Rain:15%
UV Index:9 Very High
Sunrise:05:38:42 AM
Sunset:08:25:47 PM

This Week's Forecast

Partly cloudyFri
15%88° 73°
Scattered thunderstormsSat
36%91° 67°
Partly cloudySun
10%94° 65°
Mostly clearMon
13%91° 69°
Mostly clearTue
18%93° 70°
Partly cloudyWed
24%93° 68°
Scattered thunderstormsThu
31%86° 64°

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