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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- State and local housing markets seem to be warming up, not cooling down, in record numbers this fall.

According to data from the Wisconsin Realtors Association, the state’s housing market finished the third quarter of 2015 well ahead of pace from last year. September 2015 home sales were 11.1 percent higher than September 2014, and the median price of an existing home was up 4.3 percent to $155,375 in September 2015, compared to September last year.

That’s capping a great year overall so far. Comparing the first nine months of 2015 with the first nine months of 2014, home sales rose 12.6 percent, and the median price increased 5.7 percent to $157,000.  

Millions of Cheeseheads worldwide rode the same emotional roller coaster that he did every week for 16 years in Green Bay, and most fans would do it again for one Brett Lorenzo Favre.

Peyton Manning has surpassed several of No. 4’s National Football League records, and several others may do the same during the next few years. However, no one will match the iconic status or the gunslinger mentality of the quarterback from Kiln, Mississippi -- or his 336 interceptions. Favre’s toughness and kid-on-the-sandlot playing style were unmatched, at least at the QB position, and it helped the Packers reach the postseason 11 times during his stay.

Some left the Green and Gold bandwagon, and have never jumped back on, after Favre’s messy divorce from the team that ushered in the Aaron Rodgers era. But his season in New York and two years with rival Minnesota -- along with his many off-the-field transgressions, such as substance abuse issues and a sexual harassment lawsuit -- may not have been forgotten but have been forgiven by most.

Are you hosting the family’s Thanksgiving dinner this year? If so, plan ahead — it’s less than two weeks away — so that you can enjoy your company instead of spending all your time in the kitchen.

STATELINE NEWS -- Imagine living in a world where zombies walk among us, act like us and are confronted with the same day-to-day situations as we are.

Wyatt Elliott and Kris Williamson have.

Their production company, Notebook Entertainment, has created such a world. Elliott and Williamson direct and produce a monthly web series called "The Deadersons," about a city of zombies that tries to associate with a neighboring city of the living after the apocalypse. The series is inspired by the 1960s television series "The Munsters" and "The Addams Family."

STATELINE NEWS -- Michael Cleinmark leafed through a well-worn scrapbook where he keeps a Beloit Daily News front page from Oct. 22, 1949, with a photograph of his home being delivered by a specially designed truck.



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