Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



A year ago, Tom and Lori Hathaway threw a party. A Janesville letter carrier, Tom Hathaway lives on his mail route, so he invited his neighbors and customers. To his surprise, more than 200 people showed up, and by all accounts they had a great time.

In February and March, the community said yes to Girl Scouts. Thank you for opening your hearts and wallets to Badgerland Girl Scouts who asked you to buy cookies and support their Cookie Program goals.

Have you ever considered making a difference in your community by running for local public office? The reasons against running fall into several predictable categories, yet local government has more direct impact on our everyday lives than most of what U.S. Congress debates.

I recently watched some colleges play the Ultimate sport. Literally.

"Ultimate" is now the official name for what my friends and I used to call "Frisbee football." Unlike my school days, however, Ultimate is a far cry from the fluid free-for-all we played that at times resembled Calvin and Hobbes’ Calvinball and once included an infamous tackle version played in the parking lot at Milwaukee County Stadium (ouch).

It was one of those summer evenings years ago when the sun seems to stay up forever. One of those days when teenagers are out looking for something fun to do outside.

I was driving on a quiet country road after picking up a friend. Where we were going now is lost to memory, but this much is not. As I drove, I saw a small dog in the road ahead. It was in my lane, only a couple of feet from the ditch.

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