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Fire discusses history of fireworks, safety

By John Rindfleisch CLINTON FIRE CHIEF The next two weekends many communities in the Clinton area will be celebrating Independence Day. This year’s celebrations will surely involve some sort of pyrotechnics display. Fireworks have been amazing audiences for centuries, and this year’s displays are sure to be just as spectacular […]

 
 

Mom hits a Deer – makes sandwiches

By Scott Cernek HARVEST HILLS CHURCH Last Thursday my 82-year-old mother was driving to the local nursing home to do a Bible study with the residents there. She was driving on one of those curvy and hilly country roads back home in southwest Wisconsin, and a deer decided to jump […]

 
 

Rock County responds to single vehicle traffic fatality

On Tuesday June 13, at 11:02 a.m., Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and the Janesville Fire and EMS responded to a single vehicle crash on W. State Highway 11 just east of Kesseler Road. Initial reports indicated a Buick Lucerne hit a tree, and the driver and sole […]

 
 

Darien man killed in crash with semi

On June 11, at 2:56 p.m., Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle traffic crash occurring on E. HWY 11/14 by County Road O. Upon arrival, Deputies located a white Chevrolet pickup in the south ditch that had significant front end damage. Inside the pickup […]

 
 

DNR: Heavy rains fuel safety reminder for water conditions

By Joanne M. Haas DNR BUREAU OF LAW ENFORCEMENT Recent storms packing torrential downpours have fueled floods and strong fast currents, prompting the Wis. Department of Natural Resources to remind the public to think safety when planning water trips by first checking local conditions and to always wear a life […]

 
 

Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes new Executive Director

Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes new Executive Director

The Wisconsin FFA Foundation officially welcomes a new Executive Director, John Hromyak, MBA. He began his tenure with the Foundation in April, and is based in the organization’s Madison office, but will spend much time traveling the state to collaborate with Foundation supporters, Team Ag Ed members, FFA advisors and […]

 
 

Brandl family to host Rock County Dairy Breakfast, June 10

Brandl family to host Rock County Dairy Breakfast, June 10

By Mary Ann Inman REPORTER Dave and Anne Brandl purchased their farm in 1985 and are the first generation on the farm. The farm is in the process of being transitioned to the second generation, Matt and Dana. In 1996, the first free-stall building with 120 stalls along with the […]

 
 

Our loyal companion is missed, not forgotten

By Scott Cernek HARVEST HILLS CHURCH One of the first articles I ever wrote for the newspaper was about spring time planting on the farm and riding on the back of the grain drill with our bare feet dangling in the soft fresh dirt. We always tried to plow in […]

 
 

Tis the season to watch for dangerous weather

By John Rindfleisch CLINTON FIRE CHIEF In the past, few weeks we have seen Mother Nature unleash her fury on all parts of the country. Wildfires in Florida, deadly storms in the south, and flooding all along the Mississippi River. It has been a while since we have seen Turtle […]

 
 

Train to become a volunteer stream monitor

The Rock County Land Conservation Department (LCD), Rock County Parks Department and the Rock River Coalition (RRC) are recruiting volunteers to assess the health of streams in Rock County and throughout the Rock River basin. As a volunteer stream monitor, you need only devote a few hours each month (from […]