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Monday, 11 September 2017 08:49

Hollywood was a second home

STATELINE NEWS--Attending the premiere of “Wag the Dog” with one of the movie’s stars, Dustin Hoffman.

Talking about music and life with the legendary Paul McCartney.

Pushing through a horde of paparazzi with actress Lindsay Lohan.

Not many people can say, “Been there, done that.”

Friday, 25 August 2017 09:13

Cranking up their engines

EDGERTON — The Rock River Thresheree reunion will feature a variety of stories about antique equipment, but perhaps none more interesting than two engines that the Fairbanks-Morse Company manufactured in 1935.

The thresheree will be held Friday through Monday, Sept. 1 through Sept. 4, at Thresherman’s Park south of Edgerton.

It will feature two CV-6 gasoline engines that were aboard the Navy’s USS Enterprise during World War II. Both engines were transported from New York in time for the 61st annual celebration.

Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:00

Ready for the 4-H spotlight

It’s good to be the queen. It's good to be the king, too, as Jack Elliott and Brooke Trustem discovered in May when they were crowned king and queen of the 2017 Rock County 4-H Fair. 

“Being fair royalty and king is a special award because it recognizes all of the efforts I have put into 4-H over these past 12 years,” Elliott, a member of River Valley 4-H, said in an email.

Elliott, 18, won his first fair ribbons at age 8 during his first year in the Rock County 4-H Fair horse and pony show. He got a little help from Mo, an Arabian, and Sassy, a Welsh pony.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:00

Learning the lingo

JANESVILLE MESSENGER--Part of the fun at the fair is watching all of the animals being judged; each rabbit and chicken held by a hopeful youngster, each bovine, equine, ovine, caprine and porcine maneuvered by their handler in the show ring. You know what a rabbit and chicken are, but do you know a bovine refers to cattle, equine to horses and ponies, ovine to sheep, caprine to goats and porcine to pigs?

Emily Harris, a fourth generation  4-H member, recalls her days in the show ring with her sheep at the Boone County, Illinois, and Rock County, Wisconsin, fairs.

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Walworth County Fair

Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2017

Mobile guide and schedule

STATELINE NEWS -- The music always comes first. Then it depends on mastering the necessary skills and subtleties of the role.

Add the fact that Elijah Miller and Bryan Trasvina are self-starters, and it’s easy to see why they were chosen as guest student conductors for the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra’s annual Independence Day pops concerts.

The Fruzen Intermediate School eighth-graders-to-be were selected from Glenn Wilfong’s band class, which participated in BJSO music director Rob Tomaro’s five-week Conducting Kids program.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Russ Hays has been busy. As co-chair of the Cars Time Forgot car show, he’s lined up vendors, recruited volunteers, answered innumerable questions from potential visitors and exhibitors and given interviews — heck, he even  built the show trophy.

He’ll see all his work come to fruition on Sunday, July 9, 2017 when more than 1,000 show cars, trucks, motorcycles and special interest vehicles are expected to cover the grounds of Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. This is the sixth year the show has been at the resort after outgrowing its original location in downtown Delavan.

STATELINE NEWS -- The Equal Opportunities Commission’s duties are spelled out on the city of Beloit’s website:

"Enforces equal opportunity in housing for all citizens of the city and receives and investigates all complaints alleging discriminatory practices in the provisions of fair and equal access to housing or housing accommodations on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, handicap, religion, national origin, familial status, sex or marital status of the person maintaining a household, lawful source of income and age or ancestry.

SOUTH BELOIT -- It isn’t stuff of the hit 1985 movie, but organizers and supporters of Nature at the Confluence are going back to the future.

They’re learning about what once was, while imagining what the abused land near the intersection of the Rock River and Turtle Creek can become again.

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