Beloit has highest jobless rate among cities

By Daily News Staff MADISON — Beloit had the highest unemployment rate among the 32 largest communities in Wisconsin for the second month in a row in April. Beloit had an unemployment rate of 4.8 percent in April, down from 5.7 percent in March and down from 5.9 percent in April of 2016. Madison had […]

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City of Beloit may appeal landlord lawsuit

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — After a March Rock County Circuit Court ruling found Beloit landlords could challenge aspects of the city’s rental inspection and property registration process, the city is looking to appeal the case, according to court records. A notice of appeal was filed May 11, notifying landlords Jeanette Hansen, Brian […]

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IPM Foods seeks damages from city

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — A dispute over termination of sewer service has resulted in IPM Foods filing a lawsuit against the City of Beloit. IPM and the city have run into past disputes, prompting the company to relocate some operations to Janesville. The company is seeking $28,319 for alleged flood damages following […]

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Rockton to get new McDonald’s

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer ROCKTON — Rockton will become home to a new McDonald’s with the latest technologies. The new restaurant will be built at the corner of Rockton Road and Quail Trail, on the same corner as Blain’s Farm & Fleet, near Walmart, at 4567 E. Rockton Road. Construction could start as […]

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Business owner says new city plan creates unfair competition

BELOIT — As cremation rates continue to rise in America the city is set to expand its memorial services at area cemeteries, drawing complaints from local business. A longtime business owner in the area is speaking out against the upcoming practice he sees as an infringement upon his operations at local cemeteries, while the city […]

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Turner program will help students earn college credit

TOWN OF BELOIT — Students at Beloit Turner High School will be able to obtain credit for Blackhawk Technical College starting next fall while taking classes at the high school. Students of manufacturing and engineering teacher Nolan Otremba are attending welding classes at Blackhawk Technical College’s Milton Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, but starting next school […]

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Troubled Club Adiktion refused liquor license

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — A renewed attempt by a troubled nightlife venue in Beloit to get back a liquor license failed at Tuesday’s Alcohol Beverage License Control Committee meeting. Club Adiktion, which had its license suspended in 2013 and revoked in 2015, had applied for a liquor license earlier this month. The […]

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Former Blackhawk Tech hangar sold to aircraft sales and acquisition firm

JANESVILLE– Coldwell Banker Commercial McGuire Mears & Associates announced on Tuesday that the 26,029 square foot airplane hangar located at 4618 S Columbia Dr in Janesville, Wisconsin, has been sold to Burlington company Meisner Aircraft Inc. The hangar, previously used for Blackhawk Technical College’s aircraft maintenance program, was vacated when the program was discontinued in […]

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Hononegah plans work readiness program

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer ROCKTON — Career fields are constantly changing. To prepare students for life after high school, from college to entering the workforce, Hononegah Community High School’s Workplace Readiness Certification Program looks to help students evolve on the path of future endeavors. The program will kick off its first year offering scholarships […]

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First Farmers Market draws crowd

By CLINT WOLF News editor BELOIT — Though there was a slight chill in the air Saturday morning, spring was in bloom in downtown Beloit for the first Farmers Market of the season. Visitors milling about State Street and Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit could peruse vendors’ wares, which included asparagus, spinach, rhubarb, plants, hanging […]

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