Memorial Day weekend is the first big holiday of the summer --and a precursor of things to come. The Young At Heart Festival is held this weekend in Loves Park. The event’s musical lineup is bound to get you revved up for the rest of summer.
Don't feel bad if you don't understand the latest hoopla surrounding a proposed trade deal with Europe and Asia. Usually, you can give politicians credit for simplifying even the most complex issues into something average citizens, and even journalists, can understand.
After Rep. Paul Ryan was named Mitt Romney's running mate in the 2012 presidential election, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely candidate in 2016, had a few words of advice for his fellow Wisconsinite.
With six weeks to go before millions could find themselves without affordable health care, Republican leaders in Congress still don't have a plan to respond to the potential disaster for many families.
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Amid the growing chorus of commentators, pundits, consultants and advisors heading into the 2016 presidential election, Rep. Paul Ryan is one of a small group of people who can share advice on the race from personal experience.
And his advice for the Republicans running in 2016?
To be good at running on a presidential ticket you have to be sincere and be yourself, even if it means it will cost you the election.
CHICAGO -- Stressed margins continue to roil farmer planting decisions this spring, forcing major shifts in crop choices for 2015, according to Farm Futures magazine’s latest survey of growers. In addition to planting less corn and more soybeans, producers are searching for other crops to grow as they try to pencil out a profit.
Now that my sons are grown and off on their own, the piano on which they gained a love of music, a passion that remains with them today, sat unused in our dining room.
It deserved a new family, so last week, I placed an ad in the Messenger, our weekly newspaper covering northern Rock County, and by Sunday the piano had been loaded on to a trailer and off to a family in Edgerton to inspire a new generation of musicians.
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KIRKLAND -- Gary Steinhorst was out of town Thursday night when the tornado bore down on his home in Kirkland.
All he could do then was call his wife, Peg, who was in the house riding out the storm.
"It was terrible," he said.
JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Emergency management officials expect the northbound lane of Interstate 39/90 to remain closed for most of the day as crews clean up a chemical spill that happened last night during a crash.
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MADISON -- East Troy took a seven-point lead after three quarters and increased its margin to 61-52 with the first basket of the fourth.
However, the Trojans couldn’t hit from the charity stripe or from outside the three-point arc as Xavier took control to post a 70-69 victory in the WIAA Division 3 state boys basketball semifinal matchup March 20 at the Kohl Center in Madison.