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Janesville School Board to review IT budget - Gazette Xtra
JANESVILLE — Balancing the costs of replacing aging equipment while also providing students with the most current technology will be discussed by the Janesville School Board tonight. Robert Smiley, chief information officer for the district, will present ...
Illinois man arrested on fifth-offense drunken driving charge - Gazette Xtra
TOWN OF NEWARK—An Illinois man was arrested on a charge of fifth-offense drunken driving Sunday night, according to a Rock County Sheriff's Office news release. A traffic complaint to the sheriff's office reported around 11:51 p.m. a GMC Yukon on Highway ...
Janesville man arrested on fourth drunken-driving charge - Gazette Xtra
TOWN OF LIMA—A Janesville man was arrested Monday morning on a charge of fourth-offense drunken driving, according to a Rock County Sheriff's Office news release. At about 8 a.m., Isidoro Flores-Ramos, 38, was pulled over near Highway 59 and Salisbury Road.
More UW System students graduating in four years, but majority need more - Gazette Xtra
WHITEWATER—College isn't just about how fast you graduate. It's also about the experiences had, memories made and earning a diploma. That's what three UW-Whitewater students told The Gazette about their college experiences. “I don't really believe it ...
Your Views: Gun Sense campaign might help prevent more tragedies - Gazette Xtra
The recent article about the death of 11-year-old Eric Gutierrez, who was shot and killed by his 14-year-old friend when the boys were playing with guns in the town of Sharon, notes that Michael J. Webb “kept about 20 guns unlocked and accessible to ...
Your Thanks: Resident appreciates help of city’s police department - Gazette Xtra
The day and the time have come. This is one huge and much deserved thank you to the Janesville Police Department, which came to my aid and assistance on April 30. It is about time that the police department gets the credit that it deserves. It is because ...
Your Views: Review all federal agencies for costs, constitutionality - Gazette Xtra
I suggest that all federal government departments be examined to determine costs and constitutionality. The federal debt has doubled since 2000, and we need to move toward a balanced budget—perhaps a unique idea but one that each citizen faces daily.
Your Thanks: Food pantry appreciates Orfordville's support - Gazette Xtra
Words cannot adequately express our gratitude to Orfordville Postal Clerk Jessica Raupp, letter carriers Garnett Meier and Sue Schwartzlow, and the supportive Parkview community for your participation in the recent food drive. With your generosity, more ...
Becoming foster parents later in life honors their son’s memory - Gazette Xtra
MINNEAPOLIS—It's early on a Monday morning, quiet on her street. But Hannah Lieder has long been in high gear. An hour before the kids awoke, she and her husband, Kevin, sat with a cup of coffee to solve the world's problems. At 8 a.m., a teacher from ...
Oconomowoc River watershed a land of fishing opportunity - Gazette Xtra
OCONOMOWOC—Early in the day we tried our luck on a point in Okauchee Lake. When the wind whipped up, we moved into the more sheltered waters of Garvin Lake. Then on to even more secluded Tierney Lake. And we also spent time fishing the Oconomowoc River.
Carl Edwards races to first victory for new JGR team - Gazette Xtra
CONCORD, N.C. — Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn't sure his team made the right call. The Super Bowl-winning coach, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, had followed driver Denny Hamlin who was on top down the stretch in the Coca-Cola 600. But when ...
Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win - Gazette Xtra
INDIANAPOLIS — Juan Pablo Montoya insisted he had the best car in the Team Penske stable — even to his three teammates, who all believed they were legitimate contenders to win the Indianapolis 500. With the same confidence he showed 15 years ago when ...
Rosberg wins Monaco GP after crash hampers Hamilton - Gazette Xtra
MONACO — Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third straight year after a late crash involving teenager Max Verstappen undid Lewis Hamilton's bid for a fourth win of the season. Hamilton looked set to take his 37th career win after leading from ...
Taste some Cuban flavor - Gazette Xtra
HAVANA—Cuba was everything and nothing that I'd imagined. On my first trip in March, with my daughter, Madeline, I expected remarkable art and architecture, cigars and rum, faded 1950s-era casinos and T-shirts bearing the likeness of Che Guevara.
In Cuba, a culinary window on culture - Gazette Xtra
HAVANA—If you consider yourself a foodie in any way, know this: If you travel to Cuba, be prepared for a squash fest. At every lunch and dinner, we were offered pumpkin soup or cooked butternut squash or squash stew. It was rarely bad but never great ...