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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County tourism spending up 6.6%

MADISON — Tourism is becoming bigger business in Rock County, with strong year-over-year growth reported today as part of the statewide kick-off to National Travel and Tourism Week. Rock County’s direct visitor spending in 2016 reached $235.2 million, a more than 6.6 percent increase over 2015. Total tourism business sales in the county reached $384.3 […]

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YMCA on schedule for summer opening

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — The Stateline YMCA renovation plan is on track for a summer opening, with work happening at the Ironworks campus facility nearly around the clock. Construction crews from CCI hope to complete work on all concrete aspects this month, while adding rough framing and drywalling before the end of […]

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Fear not — Dari Ripple will keep dishing it up

By CLINT WOLF News editor SOUTH BELOIT — Rumors have been flying lately saying the Dari Ripple’s days are numbered. However, both Dari Ripple owner Mike Peterson and South Beloit Mayor Ted Rehl say the business will be dishing out hot fudge sundaes and chocolate cones for years to come. Talk of the demise of […]

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College officials, designers plan Powerhouse project

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — As Beloit College prepares to kick off work on the Powerhouse project this June, Tuesday saw city officials, college staff and designers converge on the Rotary River Center to hear more about the plan. The $38 million Powerhouse project will be funded completely by donors and several grants […]

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Beloit College green lights Powerhouse project

BELOIT — Beloit College announced today is moving forward with its Powerhouse project, with a kickoff set for June 9. After years of planning, meetings, discussions and forging partnerships between public and private entities, alumni, parents and friends, the college’s plans to reimagine a decommissioned power plant along the Rock River into a sustainable, fully […]

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Construction on Alliant’s new power plant begins

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer TOWN OF BELOIT— Construction on Alliant Energy Corp.’s new power plant began in mid-April despite its existing plant needing $25 million in repairs. The Madison utility company’s key power plant, the Riverside Energy Center, has been out of service since September. The Associated Press reported the 13-year-old plant in the […]

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