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  • Writing the book on suds

    By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer SOUTH BELOIT — After imbibing some of the best Wisconsin beers, one South Beloit High School grad has written a guidebook so you can indulge as well. Kathy Flanigan’s first book, “Beer Lover’s Wisconsin:... Read More

  • SwedishAmerican Goodwill drive collects more than 2,200 pounds worth of donations 

    SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to announce it has donated more than 2,200 pounds of donated clothing and household items to Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. SwedishAmerican teamed-up with Goodwill in late September and hosted a “Clean... Read More

  • The Haven coffee shop opens in Orfordville

    ORFORDVILLE — The Haven coffee shop at 114 E. Spring St., is the newest business to open in Orfordville. The Haven offers coffees, teas, cappuccinos, breakfast sandwiches, soups, Paninis, and Babcock ice cream. The business is co-owned by Becky Olver... Read More

  • Progress being made on Alliant’s new power plant

    By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer TOWN OF BELOIT — Officials estimate construction on Alliant Energy Corp.’s new power plant is about 15 percent complete, with the project still expected to be finished in early 2020. Construction on the West Riverside... Read More

  • Woman looks to breathe life into small town general store 

    By ERICA PENNINGTON Features Editor LEYDEN, Wis.— Blink once, and you’ve officially missed Leyden, a tiny town located on Highway 14 just west of Janesville. Not much remains from its glory days during the railroad boom, but a major anchor... Read More

  • Tradition is strong at Skelly’s pumpkin patch

    By ERICA PENNINGTON Features Editor JANESVILLE — Changing leaves have signaled the start of fall, and as such, the rush is on at Skelly’s. Located at 2713 S. Hayner Road, Janesville, Skelly’s Farm Market is a favorite for many families... Read More

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