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BELOIT COLLEGE -- Body cameras are coming to the Beloit police force, and Chief David Zibolski will present the details during a public meeting tonight, March 1, 2017, at Beloit College.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium, 700 College St., on campus.

STATELINE NEWS -- Pictures may say a thousand words, but those words change considerably depending on who’s looking at the images.

"Every generation uses a different lens and way of looking at the world, so they see things from a different perspective," Krista Barry said. "Their interpretations are different and can change over time, too."

STATELINE NEWS -- About 75 children currently are on the waiting list for Big Brothers Big Sisters, but a variety of innovative new program hopes to match those kids with mentors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rock, Walworth and Jefferson counties is gearing up its Bigs in Blue program following a national TV rollout.

The group also has formed partnerships with the Beloit College softball team and the Janesville Boys & Girls Club.

Much has changed since Allan Sherman penned his Grammy-winning “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” in 1963, a jingle about the fictional Camp Granada that he based on his son’s actual letters home while attending summer camp.

However, parents can rest easy when it comes to youth sports camps because the Stateline area boasts topnotch facilities and instructors.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s athletic camps began June 19 and run through Aug. 5, with options including wrestling, bowling, gymnastics, volleyball, football, tennis, basketball, wheelchair hoops, soccer and cross-country.

Thursday, 11 February 2016 15:05

Badger grad Emma Kopp Makes Name for Herself

Emma Kopp hasn’t received as much publicity as longtime friend and former prep teammate Lana Wieseman.

The 2012 Badger High School graduates have since met eight times as collegiate opponents. And while Kopp outscored Wieseman only once in those friendly competitions, Kopp’s Carroll University squad won its first six outings against Wieseman and Beloit College.

The Bucs turned the tables this winter, sweeping the season series, including their Jan. 26 meeting in Waukesha in double overtime. Wieseman, who became the school’s all-time leading scorer earlier in January, scored 25 points during the 80-79 decision but wasn’t around for much of the exciting end after fouling out through only 27 minutes.

BELOIT -- Stacy Schmidt’s record stood for nearly a quarter century. On Jan. 16, Lana Wieseman blew past it to become Beloit College’s all-time women’s basketball career scorer.

The 6-foot-1 senior forward needed nine points, and she poured in 32 during a 62-58 road loss to Illinois College, reaching the 30-point mark for a fourth time as a Buccaneer.

Wieseman, a Badger High School graduate, drained a three-pointer at the 4:35 mark of the second quarter to put her name atop another statistical category.

Badger High School graduate Lana Wieseman hopes to lead Beloit College to the conference tournament this season, her senior year with the Buccaneers.

Beloit College senior Lana Wieseman recently earned preseason honorable mention All-America laurels from Women’s D-III News, a monthly publication covering NCAA women’s basketball.

The Badger High School graduate was a first team All-Midwest Conference selection in 2014-’15 after getting second team honors in 2013-’14. Wieseman led the Buccaneers in scoring (20.3), rebounding (8.6) and blocked shots (1.7) last year while recording nine double-doubles.

STATELINE NEWS -- Adjustments are part of life and football in transitioning from high school to college, especially for a quarterback.

However, 2013 Milton High School graduate Evan Phillips said he has enjoyed an advantage that many other athletes don’t.

“Beloit was an ideal situation for me because we run basically the same system that we did during my junior and senior years at Milton,” said Phillips, who earned honorable mention status both years in the tough Badger South Conference. “We use a lot of the same passing concepts and a lot of the same play calls, and the way the quarterback runs the offense is similar. So, you could say this is my fifth year in this offense. And I didn’t know it until I got here, but Matt Lee, who was my offensive coordinator in high school, is our running backs coach.”

BELOIT -- Some of Rock County’s sturdiest centenarians are still going strong.

Though they might look a little different than they did 100 years ago, three century-plus old library buildings are still vibrant parts of their communities, thanks, in part, to the man who’s been dubbed the “patron saint of libraries,” Andrew Carnegie.

STATELINE NEWS -- Officials with the Macktown Warriors Youth Football program are crossing the border in hopes of increasing participation while building bridges and making connections.

Matt Strand has been with the organization, which started in 2007, for five years. It mainly serves the feeder districts of Hononegah High School in Rockton.

However, its annual camp also is open to neighboring communities South Beloit, Machesney Park and Beloit. And the idea is to expand it to Janesville and other Stateline area schools because this year’s event will be held at Beloit College’s Strong Stadium. Coaches from Beloit College and Hononegah High School will join Macktown instructors for sessions, which are for participants in kindergarten through eighth grade, that are scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 20 through July 23.

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