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BELOIT -- Gov. Scott Walker's decision to reject the Menominee tribe's plan to build a Casino in Kenosha shed little light on how he might rule on the proposed Ho-Chunk Casino in Beloit.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 09:10

Shooting death marks Beloit's first of 2015

STATELINE NEWS -- A Beloit man was killed Monday in the city's first gun-related death of the year.

Terez Herd, 23, died after being shot near the corner of Porter Avenue and Randall Street. Two other men also were injured.

BELOIT -- Despite the unpredictable nature of the weather each year, Bruce Berg looks forward to bringing his team of horses to the Beloit Winterfest. Berg, 73, of Brodhead, has offered horse-drawn sleigh rides at the event for about the past seven years.

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This year, the sleigh rides will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 at Big Hill Park in Beloit. Berg said he enjoys meeting area residents while driving his team of horses.

STATELINE NEWS -- In a way, Jon Condon is living in the past, and through his music he’s hoping others will feel the same way.

Condon, 59, is bandmaster for the 1st Brigade Band based in Watertown, which keeps the music from the Civil War years alive.

STATELINE NEWS -- You’ve seen them, but you likely don’t know who created some of the most prominent public sculptures in Beloit and Janesville.

O.V. Shaffer, 86, is regarded by many as one of the most prolific of Wisconsin’s artists, creating more than 1,200 pieces of art on public display throughout the Midwest.

Thursday, 08 January 2015 00:00

Kinnikinnick teachers open door to strike

STATELINE NEWS -- With a unanimous vote Monday of those present, Kinnikinnick School District of Roscoe teachers opened the door to a possible strike as soon as February.

Community newspapers are often more concerned with the people that live in their distribution area and their stories, rather than just the news. The happy, funny, tragic, exciting, interesting or even terrifying tales of our neighbors’ lives can change the way we see our surroundings. Part of living in a community means realizing that we’re all in this together.

DARIEN TOWNSHIP -- Finding joy and comfort during the holiday season can be as simple as sitting down to a home-cooked meal with loved ones or decorating the tree as a family. However, for some in Rock and Walworth counties, the delight that comes with the Christmas season isn’t to be had so easily.

BELOIT -- Members of the Beloit College community reacted with shock and grief following the killing last weekend of 2008 graduate Luke Somers.

Somers and a South African teacher were killed by al-Qaida militants in Yemen during a raid conducted by U.S. forces to rescue the men, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday.

A remembrance, organized by faculty, staff and alumni of the college, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in Eaton Chapel on the college’s campus.

The Beloit Police Department has ended its voluntary weapons inspection program before it got off the ground.

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