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Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:07

5 must-do events for summer: Stateline

Memorial Day weekend is the first big holiday of the summer --and a precursor of things to come. The Young At Heart Festival is held this weekend in Loves Park. The event’s musical lineup is bound to get you revved up for the rest of summer.

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.

STATELINE NEWS -- Since 1975, Larry Arft has worked as a city manager in some capacity.

At the age of 69, he feels now is an appropriate time for him to retire. Arft, who has served as Beloit’s city manager for the past 12 years, will leave the position on June 3, even though his official retirement date is July 3.

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.

STATELINE NEWS -- A town of Beloit man has been charged in the death of a 19-year-old Beloit woman who police say he met through social media.

Andre D. Robinson Sr. was arrested May 9, 2015, at his home on Dewey Avenue after the body of Brandy L. Carroll was discovered in his garage.

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.

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