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Your Views: Democrats scheming with recount - Gazette Xtra
If the recount is done by hand, which can be demanded, it could take longer than the last day for completing the official count in a state, and that date is Dec. 13. The only Wisconsin county that insists on the full hand count of its vote is Dane County ...
Warhawks' season ends in quarterfinals - Gazette Xtra
WHITEWATER--John Carroll left no doubt that it was the better football team Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium. The Blue Streaks outscored UW-Whitewater 24-7 in the second half and rolled to an impressive 31-14 victory in an NCAA Division III ...
Badgers come from behind, beat Sooners - Gazette Xtra
MADISON--Wisconsin coach Greg Gard says what makes Nigel Hayes and the Badgers play at their best is one in the same — how far the 6-foot-8 forward is from the basket. And with Hayes working largely from 18 feet and in, he scored a season-high 28 points ...
Parker second at Cougar Relays - Gazette Xtra
The Greenfield-Greendale boys co-op swim team won five events in capturing the team title at the Cougar Relays on Saturday. Greenfield-Greendale finished with 184 points, while Janesville Parker and Elkhorn A tied for second with 158. Host Janesville Craig ...
Denizens of the deep: Author gathers lake-monster stories - Gazette Xtra
On a cold November day in 1887, two hunters on Lake Koshkonong insisted they saw something other than ducks. The shocked men reported a snake-like creature that kept its head out of the water as it swam to the middle of the lake. They estimated the unknown ...
Rock and Walworth counties begin recount of presidential ballots - Gazette Xtra
Rock County reported perfect results as the recounting of the presidential vote began on Thursday, but that was for a small proportion of the 76,000-plus votes. The recount found no changes were needed in the town of Avon and two of the three polls in the ...
Whitewater girls race past Edgerton - Gazette Xtra
EDGERTON--The Rock Valley Conference continues to be Whitewater and everybody else in girls basketball. The Whippets jumped on Edgerton early Friday night and cruised to the Rock Valley North win. Miranda Reynolds and Myriama Smith-Traore combined for 33 ...
DOT offers final Interstate 90/39 construction update of 2016 - Gazette Xtra
Here is the final Interstate 90/39 weekly construction update for the 2016 construction season, as provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Work on the I-90/39 bridge removal over the Rock River near Edgerton and Newville will continue ...
Leftover money from Farm Technology Days will support local nonprofits - Gazette Xtra
ZENDA--Leftover money from this summer's Farm Technology Days, held at a Zenda farm in July, will be reinvested in the community through grants, according to a release from UW Extension. The grants will support agriculture and youth leadership development.
Elder orphans a growing segment of U.S. senior population - Gazette Xtra
JANESVILLE—Michael Rhodes' biggest fear is falling because he can't get up by himself. His fear is real. Once, the remote control to his fan fell off his bed, and he slid off the bed, too, while trying to retrieve it. “I laid there and hollered for ...
A kindergarten student and teacher become besties decades later - Gazette Xtra
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.—Evelyn Grapek and Jane Evers are besties, burning up their cellphone minutes talking almost every day, going out to lunch, sharing the depths of their hearts. They live near each other in Boynton Beach, but they first met almost 65 ...
UW-Whitewater professor on conservative watch list - Gazette Xtra
WHITEWATER--Part of the truth is not the same as the whole truth. For several months in 2015, UW-Whitewater Professor Beth Lueck was subjected to hate emails and calls, including two threats, for an online story she said was a distortion of the truth.
Howard Philip Nelson, Whitewater, WI - Gazette Xtra
Howard Philip Nelson, age 71, of Whitewater, WI passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at his home. Howard was born in Fort Atkinson, WI on October 31, 1945, the son of Wendell and Dorothy (Lidbury) Nelson. He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1964.
RVC girls hoops: Turner triumphs at home - Gazette Xtra
Carson Nitz scored 19 points to help Beloit Turner’s girls basketball team even its Rock Valley South Conference record Friday night. Kenzie Krizmanich and MacKenna Lauterbach added 11 points apiece, and the Trojans topped visiting Parkview 59-52.
Craig, Parker swimmers open season - Gazette Xtra
Janesville Parker’s boys swim team opened up the season Friday at Sun Prairie. The Cardinals won eight on 11 events en route to the 103-67 Big Eight win. Parker got wins from Cameron Odegaard in the 200 individual medley, Max Kisting in the 500 freestyle ...