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Friday, 09 October 2015 10:43

Special report: Scouting crops from the sky

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- After walking through hundreds of acres of farm fields as crop scouts for four years, Zachary and Mitch Fiene knew there had to be a better way.

The cousins figured that crop conditions could be viewed better from the sky and started DMZ Aerial, which provides unmanned aerial vehicles for the agriculture industry. The vehicles are drone planes with a camera attached to them. The camera takes aerial photographs of crops to detect potential problems.

Stateline News death notices, Sept. 30, 2015 to Oct. 6, 2015

Sept. 21, Bruce R. “Bruno” Tway, formerly of Beloit

Sept. 23, Robert “Rob” Wootton Dean, 62, of Orfordville

Sept. 24, James E. Lyons, 57, of Rockton

Sept. 26, Sarah J. Hobel, 66, of South Beloit

Sept. 26, John William Larson, 80, of Machesney Park

Sept. 27, Carmen Bratton, 92, of Beloit

Sept. 27, Paul Era Kilgore, 67, formerly of Beloit

Sept. 27, Christopher Thomas Piazza, 29, formerly of Beloit

Sept. 28, Sandra D. Kilmer, 67, of Machesney Park

Sept. 28, Spencer Lee Weed, 34, of Machesney Park

Sept. 29, Ruth J. Adams, 100, of Roscoe

Sept. 29, Marvin Burkhardt, 74, of Beloit

Sept. 29, Steve C. Sorenson, 60, of Beloit

Sept. 30, Roger C. Beier, 90, of Beloit

Sept. 30, Douglas J. Gearhart, 69, of Beloit

Sept. 30, Walter J. Zimbrich, 91, of Beloit

Oct. 1, Carol Ann Evensen, 74, of South Beloit

Oct. 1, Robert E. Holzmiller, 99, of Beloit

Oct. 2, James Hull, 89, of Beloit

Oct. 2, Ngaire E. Oliver, 92, of Beloit

Oct. 3, Robert E. “Bob” Askey, 95, of Machesney Park

Oct. 3, Charlotte Rae Christianson, 71, of Beloit

Oct. 3, Craig E. Van Aken, 64, of Machesney Park

Oct. 4, Harriet J. Kohls, 103, of Clinton

Oct. 4, Mona Mings, 61, of Beloit

Oct. 4, Elwanda M. Stanphill Robins, 84, of Loves Park

BELOIT -- Diane Hendricks, co-founder of Beloit-based ABC supply, will donate $1.75 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to support research into better treatment options for breast cancer, the university announced.

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:45

Former officer seeks pardon in DUI crash

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BELVIDERE -- An off-duty police officer convicted in a 2012 Boone County drunken driving crash that left a woman paralyzed is seeking a pardon or to have his sentence reduced.

Friday, 02 October 2015 11:10

Piano man Dan Trudell releases new CD

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Few things in life are original anymore. The cellphone seems to be moving to our wrist, which would make wearing a watch back in vogue. Movies seem to relive the heroes of our past (or at least our parents). There is, however, an artist in Lake Geneva who infuses his own style into familiar songs, making them livelier and new again.

Dan Trudell has been playing the piano during all of this century and in the latter half of the one before that.

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