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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Walworth County voters will make their choice for circuit court judge in the April 7 election.

Circuit Court Judge Kristine Drettwan and Walworth Municipal Judge John Peterson face off for the Branch 3 seat. Drettwan was appointed to the post about one year ago to replace retiring Judge John Race.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Emergency management officials expect the northbound lane of Interstate 39/90 to remain closed for most of the day as crews clean up a chemical spill that happened last night during a crash.

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JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Six candidates are seeking a seat on the Janesville City Council in the April 7 election. Four seats will be filled.

The candidates are incumbents Sam Liebert and Douglas Marklein and the newcomers are Kay Deupree, Bill McCoy, Carol Tidwell and Paul Williams. Below, the candidates answered questions posed to them by the Janesville Messenger.

JANESVILLE -- Michael Haakenson and David O’Leary  are vying for the position of Branch 5 Rock County Circuit Court judge in the April 7 election. The seat is up for election after Judge Kenneth Forbeck declined to run for re-election.

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Haakenson works as the Rock County Family Court commissioner. Before working as the family court commissioner, Haakenson was a private practice attorney for about 20 years.

O’Leary serves as the Rock County district attorney. O’Leary has been elected district attorney eight times and is the longest serving district attorney in the history of Rock County. He was first elected to the position during the 1997-’98 election.

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:55

Walldogs eager to paint the town in Delavan

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- In 1890, one of the most popular cigars in the world was handcrafted in Delavan.

At the height of their business, brothers Washington and Ferdinand Van Velzer were taking in tons of leaf tobacco grown by local farmers and turning out some 200,000 cigars annually, including the leading seller La Delavana brand, at their small shop at 212 E. Walworth St., Delavan.

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