Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a vehicle they believe hit and killed two motorcyclists April 20, 2014 in Janesville.

The vehicle, which left the scene, is believed to be a dark colored 2004 - 2007 Infinity QX56 with front driver's side damage.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Next fall at Woods School in the town of Geneva, a fiber optic line that provides high-speed Internet service will be installed in the same building where kindergartners play on the original wood floors in a wing of the structure that dates back to 1886.

That juxtaposition of high tech and history puts schools like Woods, the single kindergarten through eighth-grade school that makes up Geneva Joint 4 District, in a class by themselves.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Local residents will have the chance to enjoy an evening with New York Times best-selling author Lesley Kagen at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Matheson Memorial Library’s community center.

Kagen, writer of “Whistling in the Dark,” “Land of a Hundred Wonders,” “Tomorrow River,” and “Good Graces,” as well as her newest novel, “Mare’s Nest,” will give an hour-long presentation with a question-and-answer session and book signing to follow. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Matheson Memorial Library and is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Before Alicia Reid turned a local frame shop into a thriving gallery, the local arts community had few options to display its work.

Now a thriving hub for the arts in Janesville, Raven’s Wish Art Gallery wasn’t always as it is today. Reid fondly remembers humbler times, when the gallery got its start with only five artists.

Before it became Raven’s Wish, the gallery was Myers Frame & Stitch, and Reid worked there for 10 years before she purchased the business when the Myers retired.

MESSENGER -- In 1988, Dr. Robert Yahr, a retired orthodontist, had a vision of creating a botanical garden where residents and tourists could enjoy a variety of colorful plants.

That vision began about a year later as the Rotary Botanical Gardens was established on 20 acres of land on Palmer Drive. This year, garden officials are inviting the community to celebrate the gardens’ 25th anniversary.

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