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.
JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- One of the great things about summer is the county fair. For six days, you can enjoy a slice of rural life right inside the city limits of Janesville.
This year’s Rock County 4-H Fair is set for July 28 through Aug. 2 at the Rock County Fairgrounds. The theme is “Families Make the Fair Go Round.”
JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- With only three or four strings and simple diatonic fret pattern facilitating the playing of the melody in an Ionian mode, the mountain dulcimer arguably is easier to play than this sentence is to understand.
“It’s a comfortable instrument to play,” said Bill Hatfield, owner of Hatfield Guitar
& Repair in Janesville. “You can sit it on your lap and really, anyone can learn to play it. It’s really popular with seniors. If you’re arthritic, you can still play it.”
BELOIT -- Ever since his childhood, Verne "O.V." Shaffer has found his greatest satisfaction in building things.
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