STATELINE NEWS -- Matthew Beach enthusiastically pedaled the bicycle he had just received down the driveway.
"It feels great," Beach said as he test drove his early sixth birthday present.
STATELINE NEWS -- The startling video shows a small, white vehicle driving into the intersection of Vine Street and Liberty Avenue in Beloit after failing to stop.
MESSENGER -- Members of Janesville's under-age-10 Cal Ripken Division team and under-age-13 Babe Ruth team were honored Monday, July 27, 2015 with a fire truck procession that began at Bessie the Cow. The teams qualified for the Babe Ruth World series after winning their respective regional titles Sunday, July 26, 2015. Janesville 10U begins play Aug. 8, 2015 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Janesville 13U begins play Aug. 15 in Jamestown, New York.
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
Where: Rock County Historical Society, 426 N. Jackson St.
JANESVILLE -- Long before the Rock County 4-H Fair dates are written in on personal calendars and circled with a colored Sharpie, the dog project members are busy putting their pets through their paces.
"We start in March and meet every Thursday," explains Project Leader Katie Becker.
JANESVILLE -- They’re big. A pair of them can weight more than 3,200 pounds. They have names like Jerry and Tom, Rex and Duke, Mike and Bud, Red and Ed and that’s just the horses, usually of the Belgian breed. They’re built for work -- big shoulders, huge feet and a drive to succeed. A full grown Belgian can weigh a ton.
JANESVILLE -- While you’re at the Rock County 4-H Fair, take a trip down memory lane with a visit to the Rock County 4-H Fair Museum. It’s open daily during fair week.
The museum features memorabilia including ribbons, fair books, past 4-H and FFA projects, items from former 4-H and FFA members and billboards and posters of past entertainers.
“Families Make the Fair Go Round” not only is the fair’s theme this year, it’s the emphasis of one new project that will be revealed during fair week.
The Ag Adventure Tent will be set up adjacent to the council’s tent and will offer interactive activities for the younger fairgoers. It’s a collaboration between the fair board and the Ag Business Council of Rock County.
Montgomery Gentry arguably is the most well known of the grandstand acts at the 2015 Rock County 4-H Fair. They’ve released six studio albums for Columbia Records’ Nashville division, producing more than 20 chart topping singles for the duo on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the No.1 hits “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something to Be Proud Of” and “Lucky Man.”