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The Beloit Club is undergoing a multi-million dollar makeover expected to be completed this spring. The club was built in 1909, while the course opened in 1929. The Beloit Club’s visible calling card will be the three-story, 24,000-square-foot clubhouse, built adjacent to the former one and designed by the company that constructed the clubhouse at Erin Hills near Hartford, where the men’s 2017 U.S. Open will be played. STORY I GOLF ISSUE

BELOIT -- As far back as the 1960s, amidst signs of smog and polluted rivers, the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was troubled that the environment was off the agenda of Washington legislators. People had concerns about these things, he knew. Politicians, not so much.

JANESVILLE  MESSENGER -- Braelyn Anderson sits quietly reading her book while a cat snuggles up against her, trying to get some attention.

Anderson is a part of Washington Elementary School’s Whisker Whisperers program in which fifth-grade students visit the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin to read to cats at the shelter.

Schools, restaurants and hospitals finding benefits from raising their own honey bees

JANESVILLE - Longtime Janesville Parker football assistant coach Clayton Kreger has been named the Viking's new head coach.

The announcement was made today in a press release issued by Chris Laue, Parker High School Principal and Joe Dye, Parker High School Athletic Director.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Emergency management officials expect the northbound lane of Interstate 39/90 to remain closed for most of the day as crews clean up a chemical spill that happened last night during a crash.

(Scroll to all the way to the bottom for photo gallery and video)

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Six candidates are seeking a seat on the Janesville City Council in the April 7 election. Four seats will be filled.

The candidates are incumbents Sam Liebert and Douglas Marklein and the newcomers are Kay Deupree, Bill McCoy, Carol Tidwell and Paul Williams. Below, the candidates answered questions posed to them by the Janesville Messenger.

JANESVILLE -- The northbound lanes of Interstate 39/90 near Janesville are closed following the crash of a truck carrying hazardous chemicals.

Lanes are closed between Racine Street near St. Mary's Hospital and U.S. Highway 14 near the Holiday Inn Express.

JANESVILLE -- Michael Haakenson and David O’Leary  are vying for the position of Branch 5 Rock County Circuit Court judge in the April 7 election. The seat is up for election after Judge Kenneth Forbeck declined to run for re-election.

(Previews of more local races HERE)

Haakenson works as the Rock County Family Court commissioner. Before working as the family court commissioner, Haakenson was a private practice attorney for about 20 years.

O’Leary serves as the Rock County district attorney. O’Leary has been elected district attorney eight times and is the longest serving district attorney in the history of Rock County. He was first elected to the position during the 1997-’98 election.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- At the Wild Birds Unlimited store on Milton Avenue in Janesville, Oliver the cat regularly greets customers from his perch on bags of birdseed, takes the occasional nap and even contributes a column to the store’s newsletter.

“Oliver’s Twist” is the name of the column written from a cat’s perspective, said Marty Wacha, who owns and operates the store with his wife, Mary. 

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