JANESVILLE -- Seven scouts were honored recently for achieving the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank during an Eagle Scout court of honor at First Lutheran Church in Janesville.
The Scouts are among nine from Troop 405, based at the church, to have achieved the rank in the past 10 months.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The annual Delavan Train Show chugs into town this weekend, March 8-9.
The show has grown so much over the past few years, hosting nearly 4,000 visitors last year, that the organizers have made a few changes for this seventh year. As always, the show will be headquartered at the Delavan American Legion Hall, 111 S. Second St., but train displays also will be featured at eight other downtown locations.
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All the locations are within several blocks of each other to make the tour walkable, but a trackless train also will ferry guests between display areas. Organizer Sara Deschner said that the expansion will not only help to get people into downtown businesses and spread out the show’s large attendance, but also raise its status from show to festival.
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STATELINE NEWS-- At the culmination of the 2014 Beloit International Film Festival last month, local video production company Drywater Productions went home with a BIFFY.
The husband and wife team based in Janesville won the Ken Hendricks Award for excellence for the 18-minute mini-documentary they made on the 2013 VetsRoll trip. The duo, Stephen and Cameron Pickering, took the award in a category that had more than 700 applications from around the world.
STATELINE NEWS -- Local students will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing stories of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Rock County Diversity Action Team will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 in the student commons of Blackhawk Technical College, 6004 County Highway G in Janesville. The theme for this year’s event is "Youth Making the World a Better Place."
JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Jim Lyke doesn’t exactly remember how he developed the idea for the story that he originally wrote for his 2001 book, “Five Trips to the Edge.”
“I don’t have a clue. I was trying to finish the book, and I felt that it needed a fifth story,” Lyke said. “It pretty much came out of nowhere. I think it was the quickest and easiest story to write.”