Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



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.

STATELINE NEWS -- Al Qaeda militants killed Luke Somers, a Beloit College graduate, and a South African captive in Yemen during a raid conducted by U.S. forces to rescue the men, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday, according to CNN.

JANESVILLE TOWNSHIP -- Police are searching for a town of Janesville man who hasn't been heard from since October.

BELOIT -- After many years of hosting the Holiday Spectacular as the Beloit Janesville Symphony, the tradition will continue on, but the organization will be offering the performance this year under its new name -- The Rock River Philharmonic.

STATELINE NEWS -- For John Cooper, the holiday season just won’t feel the same this year, because his wife of 50 years died on Easter Sunday.

Thursday, 04 December 2014 00:00

Lykeminded by Jim Lyke: The Fall Guy

I’m not what you would call graceful.

My history includes many episodes that range from awkward to downright clumsy. A classmate once described me as being "as coordinated as a cow on stilts."

Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00

Beloit police offer home weapons inspections

Do you suspect there's a gun in your house? The Beloit Police Department would like to help you find out.

The department is offering an unusual program where they will come to your home and, "legally inspect your house for weapons you may not even know are there," according to a news release.

 STATELINE NEWS -- A man was shot and killed in Beloit on Sunday. Police say they don’t believe it was a random act.

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