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Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

Working for the life of the party

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The last Democratic presidential candidate to win Walworth County was Woodrow Wilson in 1912. From then on the county has been considered -- certainly by political analysts -- a Republican stronghold.

The closest it came to leaning blue since then was 2008, when Sen. John McCain won it by 2.6 points. And although President Donald Trump got only 34 percent of the county’s vote in the Wisconsin primary, he won it by 57 percent in the November election, compared to Hillary Clinton’s 37 percent.

Just how red -- or purple -- is Walworth County? Ask the grassroots party people.

Friday, Aug. 11

Mike Stone Trio, Aug. 11, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Ollie's, 7305 McHenry St., Burlington

Ron Holm, Stream Of Conscientiousness Americana, Aug. 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 4412 Manchester Dr, Rockford. 815-977-4365, Trinadora.com 

Music at Harry’s Place with Mr. Big Stuff, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. Harry Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park, Beloit. 608-362-0964, FriendsOfRiverfront.com

Friday, 04 August 2017 00:00

Not a maze, but a journey

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY-- The first time Julie Dieterle walked a labyrinth, she followed the same winding stone path set into the floor of the 12th-century Chartres Cathedral in France that people had been walking on for more than 1,000 years.

At Chartres, the 42-foot diameter labyrinth was used by many medieval pilgrims unable to travel to the Holy Land as their own version of a spiritual quest. Today the circular paths of labyrinths remain a form of meditation for many.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 12:45

Lots of great music this week, Aug. 4-13, 2017

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Friday, Aug. 4

Open mic, Aug. 4, from 7 p.m. to midnight, Hilltop International Pub, 121 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville. 608-290-2769.

Tom Stanfield, Aug. 4, from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Bar West, The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. 262-275-9084, TheAbbeyResort.com

Mike Stone Trio, Aug. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Viva Lake Geneva Scooter Rally. ScootJockeys.com

Marr’Lo Prada performs Aug. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., on the patio, Evergreen Country Club, N6246 U.S. Highway 12, Elkhorn. 262-723-5722

Friday, 28 July 2017 10:37

Bushels of fun at fair

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JANESVILLE MESSENGER--The theme was Bushels of Fun for Everyone, and most who attended the 88th annual Rock County 4-H Fair, the oldest 4-H fair in the United States, likely agreed with that assessment.

The six-day celebration ends July 30 at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Janesville.

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