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Friday, 21 August 2015 09:08

Holton heritage holds strong in Elkhorn

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- It was 19th-century pioneer Col. Samuel Phoenix who, according to local history, gave Elkhorn its name after he spotted a pair of elk antlers hanging from a tree along an old army trail between Spring Prairie and Delavan.

But credit instrument maker Frank Holton and an entirely different kind of horn for really putting the city on the map -- and making a community presence that’s still felt today.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- For Milton Police Chief Scott Marquardt, it was curiosity and wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps that sparked his interest in law enforcement.

Marquardt said his father, Lynn, who worked for the Verona Police Department for about 20 years, still serves as an inspiration for his career.

BELOIT -- Some of Rock County’s sturdiest centenarians are still going strong.

Though they might look a little different than they did 100 years ago, three century-plus old library buildings are still vibrant parts of their communities, thanks, in part, to the man who’s been dubbed the “patron saint of libraries,” Andrew Carnegie.

ELKHORN -- Larry and Rhonda Voss are selling their home and just about everything they own. They aren’t desperate for cash, but they are desperate to begin what they believe is a calling.

Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:27

Bike Elves of Beloit repair and donate bikes

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STATELINE NEWS -- Matthew Beach enthusiastically pedaled the bicycle he had just received down the driveway.

"It feels great," Beach said as he  test drove his early sixth birthday present.

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