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The Gazette in Janesville, Wisconsin, is an award-winning newspaper covering Rock and Walworth counties. The Gazette was named Wisconsin’s Newspaper of the Year four years in a row and GazetteXtra.com the state’s best newspaper website six out of the last eight years.

The Gazette and GazetteXtra.com feature news, sports, opinion, features and blogs under one unifying idea: Local matters.

Bliss Communications, which owns The Gazette, owns and operates newspapers, radio stations and websites across Wisconsin. The business is the oldest company in Janesville.

Levi Alden and Z.A. Stoddard launched The Janesville Gazette as a weekly newspaper with 300 subscribers. Howard F. Bliss acquired the company in 1883 and passed it to his son Harry H. Bliss in 1919. Harry's sons Sidney H. and Robert W. succeeded their father in 1937. Skip Bliss acquired the company as publisher and president in 1992.

GazetteXtra.com launched in 1997. The Gazette can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/JanesvilleGazette.

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Gazette Poll

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This week's poll question is a quiz. What is the purpose of Memorial Day?

You voted:
  • Your guide to summer fun throughout Rock and Walworth counties.
  • High school photos and ceremony information from selected area schools.

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