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State will end free COVID-19 vaccinations at Blackhawk Tech

The state announced Monday it plans to reduce hours at its Blackhawk Technical College COVID-19 vaccination site until closing the operation in July. Read more

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Weekend rain brings hope

Over the past few days, southern Wisconsin experienced a much-needed weekend of rain as a months-long drought has threatened crops across t… Read more

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WATCH: Beloit man’s poem on addiction wins Rock County Jail’s creative writing contest

Jeremey Duncan is sick, but writing is healing. His poem on addiction called “The Door” won him the Rock County Jail’s recently expanded creative writing contest. Read more

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UPDATE: Police believe woman shot in Janesville was attempting arson

Janesville police believe the woman who was shot early Saturday was trying to burn down the Janesville home of her ex-boyfriend, a police sergeant told The Gazette on Saturday afternoon. Read more

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State Supreme Court agrees with Walworth County judge’s call on child porn surcharges

The state Supreme Court on Friday agreed with a Walworth County judge’s decision on a child porn case, ruling that the judge did not need to warn the defendant about the $500-per-count surcharge. Read more

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Photos from the week: June 13-19, 2021

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

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Milton, Elkhorn fall in sectional semifinal softball game

Milton and Elkhorn both lost Monday in WIAA sectional semifinal softball games. In Division 1, Oregon beat Milton 6-1, while Burlington upset the top-seeded Elks 9-6. Read more

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Sun Prairie pulls away from Craig to win sectional baseball title

An 11-run third inning propelled Sun Prairie's baseball team past Janesville Craig 15-2 in a WIAA Division 1 sectional title game Monday. Read more

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Johansen, McIntyre lead area state track and field qualifiers

Clinton's Sylvia Johansen, the defending Division 2 state champion in the 100-meter dash, won that event and the 200 to lead area track and field athletes qualifying for state at the Whitewater Sectional. Read more

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Craig's Rylee Coleman leads Janesville state track and field qualifiers

Janesville Craig junior Rylee Coleman won the girls 800-meter run to lead Janesville athletes qualifying for next Saturday's WIAA Division 1 state meet in La Crosse. Read more

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Craig wins Division 1 regional baseball title

Janesville Craig defeated Mukwonago 11-7 on Thursday to win a WIAA Division 1 regional title. Craig plays Milton at 12:30 p.m. Monday in a sectional semifinal game at Sun Prairie. Read more

Opinion

Your Views: An impressive few days in downtown Janesville

I had the unusual opportunity to spend parts of this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday in downtown Janesville. Read more

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Morgan Truck Body hiring 150 more workers, giving temporary wage increases

After a worker shortage, Morgan Truck Body, a Janesville-based manufacturer of medium-duty freight and refrigerated vans and trucks, will be temporarily raising wages and making 150 new hires to keep up with demand stemming from e-commerce. Read more

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June Days organizer promises largest event yet

After a year off due to the pandemic, organizers say Orfordville’s June Days festival will be the biggest and best event yet—and they plan to put it on with a bang. Read more

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$2 million coming to Rock County to help reduce racial disparities in child welfare system

Thanks to $2 million from a Minnesota-based nonprofit, the Rock County Human Services Department is going after racial disparities in the child welfare system, which a department official said are “significant.” Read more

Obituaries

Rhonda (Worm) "Morningstar" Arndt-Ledman

October 22, 1956 - June 17, 2021JANESVILLE, WI - Rhonda F. Ledman, 64, of Janesville, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021. She was born … Read more

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David E. Evans

March 2, 1929 - June 17, 2021 Read more

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Patrick George Meeker

March 11, 1940 - June 18, 2021 Read more

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Coralie "Lee" Kessler

September 18, 1938 - June 19, 2021 Read more

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Terry Gorton

June 5, 1946 - June 18, 2021 Read more

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Megan Marie Abey

June 15, 2021 Read more

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