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On sale of former GM plant: My dad and two of my three brothers worked there. Sad that it closed but praying for this sale to bring new jobs to Janesville and a renewal of the area in the landscaping and plant as well. God bless this venture for all concerned.

—Lora Marsh

Good news to end the year with. Hopefully, the new year will bring even better news.

—Garry K Kolberg

OK, so now what? I’m interested to see what will become of this.

—Phil Junior

Should have been a GM museum.

—Dennis Williams

On petition against Janesville relocation of sex offender: I’m wondering why they only petitioned him but not all the hundred others that live in Rock County.

—Sabrina Rusch

On Janesville police’s high-risk list: Next thing is they’ll just arrest people who they think will commit a crime. Regardless of what they’re trying to do, these people have already been deemed guilty in the law’s eyes. And aren’t we innocent until proven guilty?

—Sean Willi

Don’t be a repeat offender and be on a first-name basis with police, and you’ll be fine. People make mistakes, but if you keep running in and out of jail, is it really a mistake? More a choice. You deserve to be on the police’s radar.

—Amanda Oldfield

On the new GazetteXtra website: Nice! I’ve been wanting a way to see (and pay) for digital access but to NOT have to also receive the paper copy. It seems that previously that was not possible, or at least there was no savings between paper and digital, which seemed ridiculous. I fully intend to subscribe to digital!

—Mike Genrich

Looks good, a detailed and informative and better overall layout.

—Mark Mowbray

On GazetteXtra’s new Facebook comment platform: Did anyone ask readers about these changes beforehand? While I do use my own name, I have no intention of putting my comments on social media, period.

—Frank Drew

Requiring Facebook totally turns me off from The Gazette. Sorry guys, you are making a big mistake! News is news, Facebook is DANGER. Bye, bye.

—Boston Bill

On Sunday column, “UW-Rock County will continue to thrive”: Ken Brosky seems confused about a couple of things, including the future name of the college. He continually refers to UW-Rock County in the future. In fact, there will be no UW-Rock County. The campus now known as UW-Rock County will be a satellite or branch of UW-Whitewater.


On Craig High School students recording Christmas CD: Love this. It’s really nice to see the young helping those less fortunate in OUR community. Good job, guys.

—Tom Hathaway

On Tuesday editorial, “County board justified in censuring Sheriff Spoden”: His interference in the city police’s investigation is unacceptable, parent or not. He should have known better. His refusal to acknowledge his act as wrong disqualifies him. The sheriff shouldn’t get to threaten a police officer and keep his job. The county board should demand his resignation, not just censure him.

—William Schuldt

On Sunday editorial: “Scrutiny of nonprofits in the public interest”: Companies, nonprofit or otherwise, are going to pay for the executive experience they need to sustain the organization’s mission and operations and be accountable for everything. They won’t be able to attract and keep talent if they pay what some newspaper readers find acceptable.

—Brian Hansen

A nonprofit doesn’t need to pay over $100,000 to get a qualified person to run the organization. Nor do they need to pay 10 percent of their budget. Most of the fundraising outlets have been in place for years. All the “CEO” does is maintain and look for a few new donations.

—Don Prestia

And walk around portraying themselves as a compassionate person when in fact they have no idea what it’s like to barely live paycheck to paycheck.

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