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JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Sandy Larson and her family have been busy the past few weeks checking things off of their “to-do” list to prepare for one of Rock County’s largest agricultural events of the year.

Larson Acres, on Wisconsin Highway 59 near Evansville, will be the site for this year’s Rock County Dairy Breakfast, set for 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Everyone looks forward to summer --but then things get busy and before you know it, the barbecues are done, the kids are back in school and it’s time to fall back into your routine. This year, in order to make sure you make time for the really fun stuff, we’ve gathered together five events that are a must-do for summer.

No. 1: Take a ride

If you’ve got a motorcycle, you’re in for a great summer lineup of events, so jump in the saddle and head on over to Boardtrackers Harley-Davidson in Janesville. The dealership, formerly known as Kutter Harley-Davidson, was sold by co-founder Joanne Kutter to Sara and Eric Pomeroy, who will continue its sponsorship of the MDATub Run, set for Friday and Saturday, June 19 and June 20. The annual event has raised more than $2 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association over 20 years.

Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:39

Memorial Day: The hat

I wear an Army hat most of the time. No, it is not official -- I was never in the military -- but the hat looks fairly genuine. I get a lot of, "thank you for your service" accolades.

It never was intended for that purpose when I got it at Fort Polk during my son-in-law’s memorial service. That’s right, I had to lose someone to get it.

ROCKTON -- A victory parade celebration will be held Wednesday, May 20 at Hononegah High School Performing Arts Center in Rockton for the returning veterans of the sixth VetsRoll bus tour.

Buses are expected to arrive sometime between 9:45 p.m. and 10 p.m.

BELOIT -- Law enforcement officers sometimes have a thankless job, responding to situations that often threaten their safety -- and their sanity.

Author Hilary Dickinson shares stories from law enforcement officers about their most memorable calls in her book "Wisconsin 5-0: From High-Risk Police Calls to Comic Cop Stories." The book includes stories from 30 law enforcement officers from throughout Wisconsin.

Thursday, 14 May 2015 15:09

Lykeminded by Jim Lyke: I like Iyke

You might be impressed that 274 people are following me on Twitter. Until you know that 265 of them think I am someone else.

Of course, the first question you may ask is why on Earth I am on Twitter in the first place. And in all honesty, there is really no good reason, at least not from a personal standpoint.

Don't feel bad if you don't understand the latest hoopla surrounding a proposed trade deal with Europe and Asia. Usually, you can give politicians credit for simplifying even the most complex issues into something average citizens, and even journalists, can understand.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 08:59

Ryan: How faith guides my policy

After Rep. Paul Ryan was named Mitt Romney's running mate in the 2012 presidential election, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely candidate in 2016, had a few words of advice for his fellow Wisconsinite.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 08:10

Only a hope, not a plan, for Obamacare

With six weeks to go before millions could find themselves without affordable health care, Republican leaders in Congress still don't have a plan to respond to the potential disaster for many families.

(SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR VIDEO OF INTERVIEW)

Amid the growing chorus of commentators, pundits, consultants and advisors heading into the 2016 presidential election, Rep. Paul Ryan is one of a small group of people who can share advice on the race from personal experience.

And his advice for the Republicans running in 2016?

To be good at running on a presidential ticket you have to be sincere and be yourself, even if it means it will cost you the election.

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