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Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00

Neighbors gather to stand up to violence

STATELINE NEWS -- There was a large turnout on Wednesday afternoon at the Beloit Strong: Strengthening Our Community free concert and community event in Summit Park, the scene of several shootings this summer.

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The event was geared at helping strengthen community ties in the face of a recent outbreak of violence. It featured a free concert by Eddie James, food and drinks, activities for kids and opportunities to meet local law enforcement and a host of engaging speakers who addressed issues facing the community.

STATELINE NEWS--U.S. Army Lt. David Johnson was killed in action on Jan. 25, 2012, while fighting in Afghanistan. The soldier’s body was flown home to parents Andrew and Laura Johnson, and though their grief was tremendous, they weren’t left alone in their mourning.

With the results in from Tuesday’s primary vote, the field now is set for the Nov. 4, 2014 general election.

Wisconsin held it's primary vote Tuesday, but the field of candidates in the Nov. 4, 2014 Illinois general election has been set since spring.

STATELINE NEWS -- At the 93rd annual Winnebago County Fair, kicking off this Tuesday, you’re bound to see a wide range of attractions, from a ventriloquist show to a demolition derby and everything in between.

If you happen to find yourself strolling through some of the 4-H animal barns though, you will undoubtedly run across the handiwork of the prolific Baird sisters of Durand Township. This is due mostly to the sheer amount of animals they show at the fair, which this year will be 20 rabbits, six sheep, two cats, two turkeys, two ducks and a hamster.

BELOIT -- In response to last week’s shooting that killed a Beloit teen, The Rev. Navana Winston is organizing Beloit Strong: Strengthening Our Community, a free concert and community event to be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Summit Park, 1218 Henry Ave.

BELOIT -- A 20-year-old Beloit man shot early Thursday has died. Hykyme Hayes was declared dead Thursday morning at a Janesville hospital. He was the second person from Beloit to die from gunshot wounds in less than a week.

STATELINE NEWS -- A 16-year-old Beloit teenager was shot and killed Saturday evening, Aug. 2, 2014, in a park on Beloit's east side and a 14-year-old girl is recovering from gunshot wounds.

BELOIT -- An evening stroll through the Science Center at Beloit College this summer reveals a mosaic of dialogue. Several nooks and classrooms around the building are occupied by groups of students quietly chatting in various languages.

STATELINE NEWS -- Two Beloit city councilors face off in the Aug. 12 Democratic primary for the 45th Assembly District seat. The seat will become vacant after current Rep. Janice Ringhand decided to run for the 15th Sentate District (see cover story.)

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