Dirty Bear Soap hopes to clean up in business

By ERICA PENNINGTON Features Editor BELOIT — Some of the product’s names may be hilariously filthy, but they’re sure to get you clean. At Dirty Bear Soap, 2101 Riverside Drive #2, quality bath products, a little humor and lots of love collide. “I’ve been making soaps full-time for the past four years,” said owner Ericka […]

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Gander Outdoors set to open on Saturday

JANESVILLE — The Gander Outdoors store in Janesville will celebrate its opening on Saturday. The 33,000-square-foot store at 2900 Deerfield Drive, will employ 55 full and part-time staff members. The Saturday grand opening celebration will commence when the doors open at 9 a.m. Activities will include free pastries and coffee in the morning, hot dogs […]

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New travel centers planned in Roscoe

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer ROSCOE — The Village of Roscoe will see two new gas station travel centers on Rockton Road off of the Interstate 39/90 exit, with a Speedway and Thortons announced by village development staff. The two developments will head for the intersection of Willowbrook and Rockton roads. The Speedway and Thortons […]

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Cookie line bakes up 100 jobs

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer SOUTH BELOIT ­— TreeHouse Foods is installing a new cookie line and will be hiring up to 100 people in the coming months. TreeHouse Foods currently has 300 employees. Its South Beloit plant manufactures soft-bake in-store bakery cookies and animal crackers. “In the past year we increased our staffing […]

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Gov. Scott Walker will keynote chamber dinner

BELOIT — The Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner meeting will feature Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as keynote speaker for the evening. The 91st annual dinner is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Feb. 27. Details for the gathering have not yet been announced, but chamber officials expect that information to be available soon. Walker […]

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Town to remodel two of its buildings

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer TOWN OF BELOIT— The Town of Beloit began receiving sealed bids for work to be performed on Fire Station Two and the police department on Monday. The work includes partial demolition and remodeling within the two buildings. Work on Fire Station Two, located next to the police station on Inman […]

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Book sale planned at library

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT— The public is invited to the Friends at Beloit Library’s (FABL) January clearance book sale. People can buy one big brown bag full of books for a dollar and get a second bag of books free. “You get great books at incredibly cheap prices. They are in wonderful […]

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New First National Bank president named

BELOIT — David McCoy has been named president and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of First National Bank and Trust Company. Steve Eldred, who was president and Chief Executive Officer of First National Bank and Trust, will continue as CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Centrel Bancorp, the holding company for First National […]

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Fairbanks Morse Engine to provide propulsion for United States Navy’s San Antonio class ship

WASHINGTON— Fairbanks Morse – an EnPro Industries company (NYSE:NPO) and leading provider of solutions that are powering the world forward – has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power LPD 29, the U.S. Navy’s thirteenth San Antonio landing platform dock (LPD) class ship. Fairbanks Morse will […]

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Metal Fabrication & Powder Coating Firm announces 100,000 square foot expansion

JANESVILLE— United Alloy, Inc. (UAI) is expanding its footprint by adding a new 100,000 square foot production facility. In addition to increasing the company’s overall production capacities, this new structure will house a new painting system and facilitate finished product distribution. UAI will also be expanding its existing facility by 7,500 square feet. More than 50 […]

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