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Darien Fire Department earns safety award - Gazette Xtra
The Darien Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell ...
Weekly Walk: Fall colors draw hikers and hunters - Gazette Xtra
Seven hikers met at the U.S. Highway 12 meeting place last week Tuesday for a walk around Lake LaGrange, about 3 miles. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and as we approached Russ's bench, we could see the trees mirrored in the completely still waters of ...
Kikkoman product to help in de-icing area roads this winter - Gazette Xtra
Kikkoman Foods, Inc., the Walworth-based manufacturer of Asian-style sauces, will also be playing a role in an experimental program that battles icy roads this winter, according to a newsletter item from the Walworth County Public Works Department.
UW-Whitewater to hold public forum on oil pipeline expansion - Gazette Xtra
WHITEWATER--The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 800 W. Main St., is hosting a public forum Thursday, Nov. 6, from 3-5 p.m. on a crude oil pipeline expansion proposal. Enbridge, Inc. is proposing expanding its Line 61 from 400,000 barrels per day to 1.2 ...
Election 2014: In 15th Ringhand, Fitzgerald - Gazette Xtra
JANESVILLE-- Janis Ringhand and Brian Fitzgerald have been campaigning for the 15th Senate District seat on their backgrounds to help explain why they are qualified, although they do so for opposite reasons. Ringhand, D-Evansville, said her experience ...
Water work closes South Garfield Avenue - Gazette Xtra
JANESVILLE—South Garfield Avenue between East Court and Jackman streets in Janesville will be closed to through traffic for two weeks for water utility construction starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the city. The closure will ...
Esther Cepeda: Elizabeth Peña was trailblazer on the big screen - Gazette Xtra
CHICAGO -- It's no overstatement to say that we lost a trailblazer when Elizabeth Peña died earlier this month. To note that she was wonderful, but not exceptionally famous, isn't a knock on her abilities. It is a testament to her undervalued ...
Bucks blow 24-point lead in season-opening loss - Gazette Xtra
Kemba Walker didn't waste any time at all providing the Charlotte Hornets with a return on their investment. One night after agreeing to a four-year, $24 million contract extension, the diminutive guard knocked down two huge shots, including the 21 ...
Milton, Brodhead/Juda set to play Level 2 games Friday - Gazette Xtra
Why is it so difficult to win a playoff game? Nine teams in our area qualified for the postseason, but after one week only two remain. Several factors go into playoff success—or lack thereof—but here are the most obvious. Strength of schedule Let's ...
Your Views: Imagine good that Mary Burke and minimum wage hike could do - Gazette Xtra
Mary Burke says she supports a $10.10 minimum wage. Scott Walker says that will cost jobs. I say, so what’s wrong with fewer jobs if it means wage earners need fewer jobs to get by? Imagine if a single mother could make a living with one job instead of ...
Your Views: Why isn’t Beloit Memorial area team for sports coverage? - Gazette Xtra
I keep noticing that Beloit is not in your notice on the sports pages. I once again reviewed the results of the sectional cross country meet, and you had Milton and Lake Geneva Badger but not Beloit Memorial from Beloit, Wisconsin, as an area team.
Your Views: Scott Walker’s policies benefit wealthy at our expense - Gazette Xtra
Those who vote Republican, no matter what, need to understand that most every piece of legislation passed by Gov. Walker and his Republican Legislature benefits the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. Case in point: He drained over $800 million from ...
Your Views: If Scott Walker wins re-election, what might he spring next? - Gazette Xtra
I cannot trust Gov. Walker. On the campaign trail four years ago, Walker never mentioned that he wanted to eliminate collective bargaining for public employees. Had he mentioned that little nugget, then I doubt that he would have won the election.
Your Views: Hillary Clinton’s comments clash with Mary Burke’s attitude, résumé - Gazette Xtra
It appears Hillary Clinton disagrees with Mary Burke’s attitude and résumé. On Monday in Somers, Massachusetts, Hillary said, “Trickledown economics has failed. I short-handed this point the other day, so let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve ...
Playoff Prep Spotlight, Level 2: Only two area teams remain - Gazette Xtra
It's hard to get a playoff win. Just ask the seven teams in The Gazette readership area that fell in Level 1 of the WIAA brackets last week. Only Milton and Brodhead/Juda remain. The Red Hawks travel to Waunakee for a Division 2 matchup. The two teams met ...