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JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Sherry Kuelz plans to bring new life to a project that she helped come to fruition about 22 years ago.

The CAMDEN Playground in Palmer Park was built to help accommodate children with disabilities. Now, representatives from the CAMDEN Foundation are raising money to have the playground rebuilt.

JANESVILLE -- A team made up of Craig high school runners recently finished 22nd out of 524 teams in a grueling, 200 mile relay race from Madison to Chicago.

The Ragnar Relay is an overnight running relay race where each runner of a 12-member team completes three legs throughout the race, with legs ranging from 2.7 to 9.9 miles at a time. Each runner will complete between 13.2 and 20 miles.

Craig's team was organized by Nate Farrell, a state cross country qualifier last year as a sophomore, as a team building effort over the summer.

The team also included Caleb Mollet, Blake McCann, Ben Kubiak, Joe Cooper, Dayne Farris, Mark Fiore, Payton Bender, Trajan Perleberg, Anthony Schrader, Tyler Brown and Christian Gilmore.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Lynne Jacobsen laments she was born 150 years too late.

"I love anything from the 1800s," the Janesville resident wrote in an email. "If it’s not raining or snowing, I am cooking on my brazier (a portable container for fire) outside. I cook and bake everything from scratch, usually organic and homegrown. I love making things with my hands as my Norwegian and Polish grandmothers did."

MESSENGER -- School’s out for students, but construction and demolition crews will be doing extra credit this summer while working on two Parkview School District buildings.

District officials plan to have expansion and renovation projects completed when students return in the fall. The district is renovating Parkview Elementary School into Parkview Junior/Senior High School and the junior/senior high school into the elementary school.

JANESVILLE -- The Janesville Craig baseball team clinched a trip to the Division 1 WIAA state baseball tournament with a 10-0 section victory June 10, 2015 over Verona Area High School.

ORFORDVILLE — A lot of remodeling and demolition work will be going on in  the Parkview schools throughout the summer as district officials plan to have expansion and renovation projects completed for when students return in the fall.

The district is renovating the Parkview Elementary School into the Parkview Junior/Senior High School and the junior/senior high school into the elementary school.

The purpose of the projects is to provide more adequate space for the students. Voters approved a $17 million construction referendum in April 2014 to allow the districts to work on the projects and to reconfigure the grade levels at both schools.

ELKHORN -- As far back as the 1920s, when Americans were piling into automobiles and taking to the road for summer adventures, entrepreneurial individuals set up roadside stands to get drivers to stop for on-the-go food like hamburgers and milkshakes. The drive-in was born. STORY

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.

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