• Sonoco plant shuts down, leaves 44 out of work

    ROCKTON -- The Sonoco plant at 200 Hawick St. will close permanently, putting 44 employees out of work. The announcement was made in December to employees. A company press release said employees will be offered severance pay, benefits continuation and... Read More

  • Beloit College cafeteria goes trayless

    BELOIT -- One day they were just gone. Beloit College sophomore Heather Goff was shocked when she first realized trays were missing from the cafeteria. The students' fiberglass friends were evicted this fall from the lunchroom and moved to the... Read More

  • Mary’s Market boasts recipe for success

    ROCKFORD -- With dozens of catering companies sprinkled throughout the Stateline Area, one name has become synonymous with good outcomes. Mary's Market Cafe and Bakery has enjoyed a healthy portion of the catering market since its inception in 1982. Director... Read More

  • BuildingPermits

    Rock County City of Beloit Commercial Additions/Alterations 2711 Afton Road; Mead Allen VFW Post 2306; $200 Commercial Demolition 2850 Milwaukee Road; McBain Enterprises Inc.; $50 Residential New 2428 Liberty Ave.; James McLeod; $15 Residential Additions/Alterations 2222 Wildflower Court; Chris Lamaster;... Read More

  • Lecture explores how to foster entrepreneurs

    "It's not dragging the elephant across the border but looking at who's already here." That's what Cshristine Hamilton-Pennell, president of Growing Local Economies, said about an entrepreneurial approach to economic development. Ms. Hamilton-Pennell gave a talk titled "Economic Garden: Partnering... Read More

  • Sports complex gives athletes a place to train

    LOVES PARK -- "You can definitely see a definite difference in kids who practice all year round." That's what AllStarz co-owner Mark West said about the AllStarz Sports Complex. The one-of-a-kind sports training facility is giving athletes a place to... Read More

  • SPEED READ: Whom do you most admire?

    Andy Dolan, marketing director for Rock Valley College One of the many people I admire is the late writer David Halberstam. What I envy most are the people he got to interview and meet in a long and successful career... Read More

  • New cutting machine to benefit customers

    Western Container Corporation has a new Optima cutting machine for more precise cuts and faster lead times. With 24 employees, Western Container Corporation, 1100 E. Inman Parkway, Beloit, is a customer-focused manufacturer of spiral-wound paper tubes and precision cores. It... Read More

  • Parkview students get taste of job interviews

    ORFORDVILLE -- "These people should know what's expected of them." That's what Parkview Junior High Career Explorations teacher Mrs. Teri Peterson taught her students about preparing them for job interviews. As part of her nine-week career explorations class, she taught... Read More

  • Janesville hospital holds groundbreaking

    JANESVILLE -- Despite the chilly temperatures on Nov. 17, a crowd of local representatives and well wishers celebrated the groundbreaking of St. Mary's Hospital and Dean Clinic Janesville. "We've waited 'oh so long' for this," said Master of Ceremonies and... Read More

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