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BELOIT -- Brenden Haskins is honoring his Irish heritage with a painting of a leprechaun.

The F.J. Turner High School senior is one of several students whose work is featured as part of the annual High School Art Show at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Ave. in Beloit.

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BELOIT -- As far back as the 1960s, amidst signs of smog and polluted rivers, the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was troubled that the environment was off the agenda of Washington legislators. People had concerns about these things, he knew. Politicians, not so much.

Friday, 17 April 2015 09:16

Volunteers key to 30 years of S.M.I.L.E.S.

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Joan Dutton, a lab technician at Andes Candies in Delavan, has been helping people get comfortable astride a horse almost since she was a youngster, giving riding lessons on the farm where she grew up. But when she was asked to become a volunteer riding instructor for a nearby fledgling therapeutic riding center 30 years ago, she found herself guiding riders who couldn’t speak or even walk.

“It was my first experience working with both children and adults with disabilities and it was a whole different way of communicating. It was a learning experience for me and pretty much everyone involved,” Dutton said of her beginnings with the center now known as Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills, or S.M.I.L.E.S. 

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KIRKLAND -- Gary Steinhorst was out of town Thursday night when the tornado bore down on his home in Kirkland.

All he could do then was call his wife, Peg, who was in the house riding out the storm.

"It was terrible," he said.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- “Home is where the heart is” according to Pliny the Elder, author, naturalist and philosopher of the Roman Empire.

Homes leave a mark on our heart, and if we’re lucky, we leave a mark on the house, the structure itself. For Ron Markwell, this certainly is true.

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