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JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- A portion of a building that sat vacant for almost 50 years could now play a part in the revitalization of downtown Janesville.

Britten Langfoss of Certified Parts Corp. recently opened The Venue on the second and third floors of 34 and 38 S. Main St. An expanded Voigt Music Center occupies the first floor.

Welcome to the redesigned Walworth County Sunday, Stateline News and Janesville Messenger.

The new look papers will arrive at your home this weekend.

We hear a lot of talk about the decline of the printed newspaper and what the news business will be like a few short years from now.

Editor’s note: Staff writer Margaret Plevak interviewed Dale Wheelock for this “Slice of Life” story.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Poultry farmer Dale Wheelock remembers one of his first responsibilities as a 10-year-old farm kid was minding the family’s chickens.

“It was like whitewashing a fence; you begged to take care of the chickens at that age,” he said. “You didn’t understand you had to clean up after them, too.”

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Plans for the sale of the shuttered General Motors Janesville assembly plant continue to move forward despite the recent discovery of elevated contaminants in the Rock River adjacent to the facility.

JANESVILLE -- When detectives first sat down with former Craig High School clerical worker Jessica L. Warner-Reed, they asked her if she knew why police wanted to talk to her. She gave them a one-word answer: "Greed," according to Janesville Police Chief David Moore.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 10:56

Janesville Messenger's 2015 year in review

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Sometimes it seems like the days take forever, but the months fly by.   

   In a year that seemed to pass in the blink of an eye, some of the most notable stories of 2015 clearly illustrated how quickly things can change in our communities.

Lykeminded blog, by Jim Lyke

Oh what a difference two years and a new speaker of the House make.

It was a October of 2013 when the government began a disastrous two-week shutdown after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Democrat-controlled Senate were unable to come to a temporary spending agreement.

LAKE GENEVA -- Will a drone be landing under your Christmas tree this year? If so, you’re not alone: The Federal Aviation Administration estimates 1 million of the unmanned aerial vehicles will be given as gifts this holiday season.

As a highly sought after gift-gadget that drones have become for the hobbyist, they also come with an ever-hovering cloud of regulations and controversy. Existing guidelines already place drones at a 400-foot ceiling and mandate that they cannot be flown within three miles of an airport or landing strip. After hearing suggestions from the aviation industry, the FAA issued a new policy last week requiring all to register.

EAGLE -- It’s the people around the table who are the most important during the holidays, and the tie that binds them together often is reflected in the food served.

A blend of old and new traditions add continuity to family gatherings. The old traditions remind us of the past and those who have passed, while the new traditions propel us forward as we welcome friends and new members to the family.

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