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BELOIT -- Although much has been made of the gun violence that peaked in Beloit during the summer of 2014, a quite transformation in culture has been taking place during the past 120 days, according to interim Police Chief Dave Zobelski.

The Beloit Police Department has undertaken several rounds of hiring for patrol officers this year, but officials hope changes in the process will lead to greater diversity in the force.

Interim police chief David Zibolski said he has revamped the recruitment and assessment team in an effort to add diversity to the department.

BELOIT -- Diane Hendricks, co-founder of Beloit-based ABC supply, will donate $1.75 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to support research into better treatment options for breast cancer, the university announced.

STATELINE NEWS -- The Beloit City Council on Monday voted to revoke the alcohol license of Club Adiktion at 1310 Cranston Road.

The club was the scene of a shooting during the summer of 2015 that injured three.

BELOIT -- John Sabaka’s vast toy collection has been stored away for many years in boxes in his basement, but now those toys have been released from their long hibernation.

Sabaka, of Beloit, recently donated some of his collection to the Beloit Historical Society’s new toy exhibit, which is located in the Lincoln Center, 845 Hackett St. The exhibit features toys and games from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:42

Rough landing injures skydiver

TOWN OF TURTLE -- An apparent hard landing sent a Rock County man to the hospital last Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in a skydiving accident at the Beloit Airport.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:37

Sex offender to move to Portand Avenue in Beloit

BELOIT — A convicted sex offender will be moving to a home in Beloit and corrections officials are notifying neighbors.

Michael G. Quade, 34, who has two sexual assault convictions, will be released from the Rock Valley Community Program Oct. 5 and will move into a home at 1216 Portland Ave. in Beloit, according to the Wisconsin Department of Community Corrections.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 09:14

Photo Gallery: 2015 Beckman Mill

NEWARK TOWNSHIP -- Never underestimate the power of a volunteer. For nearly two decades, countless visitors, from seniors to school groups, have toured the grounds of the 50-acre park to see what Friends of Beckman Mill volunteers have wrought, including an 1840s-era cooperage, a dam and mill pond, a fish ladder, a foot bridge, saw mill display, blacksmith shop, nature trails -- and the crown jewel, an authentically restored 1868 grist mill. STORY

STATELINE NEWS -- Clayton Moen is looking to keep his streak going. Moen, of Janesville, has participated in the Beloit Autorama for 38 years with the same car, a 1957 Chevrolet. He is preparing his car for this year’s event, continuing his annual tradition.

SOUTH BELOIT -- What once was a site of a Ho-Chunk village and then became a location for industrial development is being restored to a natural area.

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