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Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

By George, Hall of Fame adds two bowlers

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- It can be about the camaraderie and the beer, and both flow freely most evenings at alleys around the Stateline area. However, bowling means much more to George Wen and George Fincutter.

Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Making connections through language

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Delavan resident Mary Humphrey saw the advantages a dual language class could offer her grandson, Dylan, immediately and enrolled him as soon as it became available earlier this fall at Turtle Creek Elementary School.

“I think it’s important for all of our kids to be bilingual,” Humphrey said. “It wasn’t an option when my kids were going to school, so I decided to take advantage of it for Dylan.

Americans love an office pool. In our newsroom, we’ve been debating which way the winds of Congress will blow after the Republican drubbing of Democrats in the midterm elections of two weeks ago.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Bill McCoy is happy to report that Delavan-area Salvation Army bell ringers raised $8,000 more in 2013 than they did in 2012.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Santa’s elves will be getting some help from community-minded groups in East Troy this holiday season.

Spearheaded by the East Troy Family Community Resource Center, community groups have been working for the better part of the past year to consolidate holiday giving programs and reach out to more families in need.

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Students protested before a forum Nov. 6, 2014 with Enbridge Pipeline, which plans to increase the flow of tar sands oil through its Wisconsin and Illinois routes. Read more on the pipeline project HERE.

Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:00

Video: Tour the new Darien Village Hall

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Races to watch: Here is a rundown on some of the races we will be following on election night. In depth previews of these races are also included in this edition of the paper.

Illinois

Governor
• Bruce Rauner (R)    1,739,416    51%
Pat Quinn (D)    1,575,054    46%
Chad Grimm (L)    115,649    3%

16th Congressional district:
• Adam Kinzinger (R)    148,455    71%
Randall Olsen (D)    61,594    29%

State Rep. 69: Joe Sosnowski (R) running unopposed

Winnebago County

Winnebago County Sheriff:
• Gary Caruana (R)    40,130    55%
Bob Springer (D)    33,383    45%

County board 2, Rockton: Jim Webster (R) running unopposed

County board 3 Roscoe:
• Steve Schultz (R)    2,636    64%
John Gedney (D)    1,490    36%

County board 4: South Beloit: Kyle Logan (R) running unopposed

Advisory referenda:

Passed: Shall the minimum wage in Illinois for adults over the age of 18 be raised to $10 per hour by January 1, 2015?

Passed: Shall any health insurance plan in Illinois that provides prescription drug coverage be required to include prescription birth control as part of that coverage?

Passed: Should the Illinois Constitution be amended to require that each school district receive additional revenue, based on their number of students, from an additional 3 percent tax on income greater than one million dollars?

Wisconsin

Rock County

Governor:
• Scott Walker, (R) (i)     1,252,750    52%
Mary Burke, (D)     1,115,943    47%

1st Congressional District:
• Paul Ryan, (R) (i)     175,974    64%
Rob Zerban, (D)     100,960    36%

2nd Congressional District:
• Mark Pocan, (D) (i)     224,548    68%
Peter Theron, (R)     103,303    32%

Senate 11:
• Steve Nass, (R)     43,800    63%
Dan Kilkenny, (D)     25,347    37%

Senate 15:
• Janis Ringhand, (D)     36,348    59%
Brian Fitzgerald, (R)     24,759    41%

Assembly 31: Amy Loudenbeck (R) running unopposed

Assembly 43:
• Andy Jorgensen, (D) (i)     14,107    60%
Leon Hebert, (R)     9,487    40%

Assembly 44: Deb Kolste (D), Jacob Dorsey will be on the ballot, but has withdrawn

Assembly 45: Mark Spreitzer (D) running unopposed

Rock County sheriff: Robert Spoden (D) running unopposed

Rock County Clerk of Court: Jacki Gackstatter (D) running unopposed

Walworth County

Governor:
• Scott Walker, (R) (i)     1,252,750    52%
Mary Burke, (D)     1,115,943    47%

1st Congressional District:
• Paul Ryan, (R) (i)     175,974    64%
Rob Zerban, (D)     100,960    36%

5th Congressional District (Whitewater):
•Jim Sensenbrenner, (R) (i)     230,725    70%
Chris Rockwood, (D)     101,065    30%

Senate 11:
• Steve Nass, (R)     43,800    63%
Dan Kilkenny, (D)     25,347    37%

Senate 15:
• Janis Ringhand, (D)     36,348    59%
Brian Fitzgerald, (R)     24,759    41%

Assembly 31: Amy Loudenbeck (R) running unopposed

Assembly 32:
• Tyler August, (R) (i)     13,694    66%
Alan Kupsik, (D)     7,087    34%

Assembly 33: Cody Horlacher (R) running unopposed

Assembly 43:
• Andy Jorgensen, (D) (i)     14,107    60%
Leon Hebert, (R)     9,487    40%

Walworth County sheriff: Kurt Picknell (R) running unopposed

Walworth County Clerk: Sheila Reiff (R) running unopposed

"Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from the grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters in the world."

-- Anne Tyler

"Honey! Can ya please bring me the shrimp sauce outta the ’fridge? My feet are up."

"Are you for real?"

"C’mon! The game is on, and I’m really comfy."

"You’re unbelievable … OK, where is it? Last Sunday we were out."

"It’s in the ’fridge door next to the mustard. I went to Frank’s this morning. I got a lot of good stuff. Now please hurry up; the Pack is about to score, and I gotta eat something.’"

STATELINE NEWS -- Enbridge Energy’s plans to increase the flow of tar sand oil through its underground pipeline has caused concerns to bubble to the surface from local groups and counties.

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