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Big Event Blog: Seeking spirits, Oktoberfest, and a Halloween Hustle - Gazette Xtra
What are your plans this weekend? How about seeking spirits in Whitewater, raising a glass to Oktoberfest in Lake Geneva or enjoying fall in Williams Bay? The Geneva Lake Branch of the American Association of University Women meet Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at ...
All eyes on Nebraska's Westerkamp - Gazette Xtra
When Wisconsin and Nebraska met last season in Madison, UW's defensive coaches decided Jordan Westerkamp was the wide receiver the Badgers had to contain. Westerkamp, a sophomore at the time, led the Cornhuskers in receiving yards (600), yards per catch ...
Planned Parenthood officials say future of Delavan facility unclear if funding is lost - Gazette Xtra
DELAVAN—A Planned Parenthood facility in Delavan could be in danger of closing if state legislation is signed and funding is diverted, a state spokeswoman for the organization said. The Delavan Health Center is one of 18 in Wisconsin receiving federal ...
UAW threatens strike in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler - Gazette Xtra
DETROIT—The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company. In a statement, Fiat Chrysler said Tuesday that it received a strike notice from the ...
The no-huddle offense has taken over Friday nights - Gazette Xtra
Evansville/Albany has figured it out, but too many other area teams are giving up points at a frenetic pace. Teams in the Southern Lakes are averaging 25.8 points per game, with Delavan-Darien leading the way at 33.1. The Comets are allowing 30.1 points a ...
Gannett Co. acquires Midwest, South newspapers for $280M - Gazette Xtra
MILWAUKEE — Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening.
Library remodeling could cost up to $3.5 million - Gazette Xtra
JANESVILLE--Hedberg Public Library officials expect its proposed remodeling project to come with a price of between $2.5 million and $3.5 million. Brian McCormick, the library's director, said Wednesday library officials have mostly settled on one design ...
Green Bay's offensive line will be put to the test Sunday - Gazette Xtra
Aaron Rodgers hasn't lost confidence in the Green Bay Packers' offensive line. But the reigning NFL MVP knows that his guys will face their biggest challenge of the season Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. “Most teams have either great guys outside ...
UW-Whitewater fiber optic system to get $2.95 million upgrade - Gazette Xtra
MADISON – UW-Whitewater's obsolete fiber optic backbone will get a $2.95 million upgrade as approved Wednesday by the State Building Commission. The backbone is the principal route for transmitting data between computer networks on campus. It was ...
Sundberg becomes latest Jet to sign Division I scholarship - Gazette Xtra
Martin Sundberg left Sweden for the United States hoping he might have a chance to play college hockey two years from now. Less than a month into his first season with the North American Hockey League's Janesville Jets, Sundberg has already made a Division ...
Flu shots offered by Beloit Health System - Gazette Xtra
BELOIT — Flu vaccinations are are being offered at Beloit Health System outreach clinics. The shots are being offered to walk-in patients with no appointment needed. Shots will be administered at a cost of $25 cash or check. Patients are asked to bring ...
Roscoe role players step back in time - Gazette Xtra
ROSCOE, Ill. -- Don't get confused if it seems as if you've stepped back in time next weekend in Roscoe. Members of the Dagorhir Rockford chapter will host their eighth annual Here There Be Dragons event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at ...
JPAC to host Sabien, Fiddlehead Band, Old Farm Dog on Friday, Oct. 9 - Gazette Xtra
Randy Sabien and the Fiddlehead Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, Janesville Performing Arts Center Theater, 408 S. Main St., Janesville. Old Farm Dog also performs. Tickets: $12-$24. Call 608-758-0297, ext. 1, or visit JanesvillePAC.org. With influences as ...
Possible fatal heroin overdose in town of Lyons follows dozens of overdoses in Chicago - Gazette Xtra
ELKHORN—Walworth County officials investigating what is believed to be an overdose death in the town of Lyons said they don't know if its connected to a string of non-fatal overdoses in Chicago blamed on tainted heroin. Deputies and investigators were ...
Team hopes to sniff out the basics of our mysterious sense of smell - Gazette Xtra
PITTSBURGH—In some ways, humans take the sense of smell for granted—like knowing when dinner's on the stove—or find it a bother, like when the family dog digs into the garbage for chicken bones. We know that the sense of smell, or olfaction, is ...