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STATELINE NEWS -- The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator is hosting the annual High School Art Show through April 27, 2017.

This show highlights the creativity of young and upcoming artists from FJ Turner and Beloit Memorial high schools as well as Rock County Christian School.

The artwork includes two- and three-dimensional pieces.

STATELINE NEWS -- Trumpet player Tony Scodwell has spent his career performing with some of the most well-known names in jazz and big-band music.

And now the 1961 Beloit Memorial High School graduate will be the latest inductee into the school’s hall of fame.

BELOIT -- The new Stateline Family YMCA has opened the doors to its new Gymnastics Center at 1239 Huebbe Parkway in Beloit and celebrated Monday, April 3, 2017, with a ribbon cutting.

BELOIT -- It’s time for the Beloit Meals on Wheels Mushing for Meals run/walk. Participants in this fundraiser may run individually or form mushing teams of three runners. This is a great way to get the running season started.

BELOIT -- Beloit Public Library, School District of Beloit, Comply365 and Hendricks CareerTek collaborated March 9 as  part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s computer coding initiative.

BELOIT -- City officials are working to quell a dispute over 21-gun salutes following a packed city council meeting last Monday, March 6, 2017.

 Beloit Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2306 honor guard commander Steve Mayfield told WISC-TV that the conflict started when the Beloit Police Department asked the group not to fire the traditional rifle volleys near a highway at a recent funeral.

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 -- Gov. Scott Walker and other officials toured the new CareerTek facility Feb. 22, 2017 in Beloit.

Hendricks CareerTek, created by the Stateline Boys and Girls Club in collaboration with Diane Hendricks, Kim Bliss and the Hendricks Family Foundation, is a new career center located on the Beloit Ironworks campus.

The ribbon cutting was held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.

Led by Dr. Tina Salzman, business and education director, CareerTek will address the growing need for highly skilled workers in Beloit, specifically within the Ironworks campus itself.

The project was created by the Stateline Boys and Girls Club in collaboration with Diane Hendricks, Kim Bliss and the Hendricks Family Foundation.

(Video of Gov. Walker's remarks)

To make this a reality, Hendricks CareerTek has partnered with Irontek Business Incubator, the IT company Comply 365, the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce, the School District of Beloit, and other local businesses.

Hendricks CareerTek will provide career development, education and other opportunities to Beloit youth while also helping keep students in Wisconsin following high school and college graduation.

It will work to get students interested in potential careers, create a functional workforce for local Beloit businesses and the state of Wisconsin, and provide workshops and other educational services to complement skills that are in high-demand by today's workforce, such as coding, healthcare, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship.

Academic credit is not offered, but Hendricks CareerTek programs will provide tangible skills to students as they enter Wisconsin's workforce or pursue secondary education at a university, tech school or trade program.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 13:43

Beloit featured in upcoming 'Around the Corner'

STATELINE NEWS -- Rod Gottfredsen, owner of Austin’s Barber Shop downtown can be forgiven for never having seen the public television program "Around the Corner with John McGiver."

That’s because he doesn’t own a TV.

But he does have internet access and owns an iPad, so when he was asked to take part in the episode, he turned to YouTube to catch a few past episodes of the show. Since the filming, he’s watched many more.

BELOIT -- One of the four men accused in the shooting death a year ago of 5-year-old Austin Ramos Jr., says he has an alibi.

Sergio Ortiz-Raygoza’s attorney claims that his client was in Iowa at the time of the shooting, and that witnesses can corroborate, according to WCLO.

Ortiz’s trial has been postponed until the middle of July.

Ramos Jr. was shot and killed about 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, near the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Shopiere Road in Beloit.

Ramos was a passenger in a car driven by his father, Austin Ramos Sr., when another vehicle pulled alongside and opened fire. Ramos was shot in the abdomen and died a short time later at Beloit Memorial Hospital of "firearm-related trauma," according to the Rock County medical examiner’s office during that time.

Four suspects, Sergio Ortiz-Raygoza, 23; Eric Salazar-Mota, 21; Issac W. Torres, 24; and Hugo Martinez, 18, were charged with first-degree intentional homicide. The four suspects have since pleaded not guilty.

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