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Hy-Vee to Open Tuesday with New 4-way stop at Lexington Drive Entry

Jan 31, 2023 News

Grocer Hy-Vee’s storefront lights glow at dusk in a January 2023 Gazette file photo. The grocer is set to open Tuesday after spending months renovating the 97,000-square-foot former Shopko store. The city separately announced it plans to add a four-way stop at the new supermarket’s Lexington Drive entrance, which is across the street from a main entry to grocery competitor Woodman’s.


Hurling Hatchets: Papa Docs Axe Throwing Opens in Downtown Janesville

Jan 26, 2023 News

Steve Korslin and three of his pals were learning how to chuck axes at Papa Docs Axe Throwing, a new ax-throwing gallery that opened this month on West Milwaukee Street in downtown Janesville. It’s the newest in a growing circuit of more than a dozen such galleries scattered across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, and the first one to open in Janesville.


Former Royce School in Beloit to House New Family Services’ Transitional Living Project

Jan 25, 2023 News

The Next Step transitional living space will include 17-units for unhoused families with young children, on-site childcare and an outdoor playground.(Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, Inc.)


Jane Blain Gilbertson recognized as one of Wisconsin's Most Influential Business Leaders

Jan 25, 2023 News

Jane Blain Gilbertson, owner and President and CEO of Blain's Farm & Fleet, was recently recognized as one of Wisconsin's Most Influential Business Leaders of 2022 by Biztimes Media.


Rock County Board Members Push for Woodman's Center Referendum in Janesville

Jan 20, 2023 News

While it’s not clear whether Janesville city officials will see a formal request to set a referendum on the proposed Woodman’s Sports & Convention Center, seven Rock County Board members say they favor plans for the center.


American Aluminum Extrusion in Roscoe Under One Owner Now

Jan 16, 2023 News

A Stateline Area aluminum supplier that fuels the local semitrailer production industry is now under single ownership after a sell-off by longtime part-owner and Beloit business mogul Diane Hendricks.


Time to Think Inside the Box?

Jan 11, 2023



Janesville city attorney: Any referendum on Woodman's Center construction would be 'advisory'

Jan 09, 2023 News

A group of residents continues to press for a ballot referendum on whether the city of Janesville should borrow millions of dollars of public money to build the Woodman’s Sports and Convention Center.


Visit Beloit, Huddle Up Group Present Sports Facility Options

Jan 05, 2023 News

Tourism organization Visit Beloit teamed up with Huddle Up Group to provide a presentation to the Beloit community Thursday on a possible sports tourism venue that includes three recommendations.


Construction Underway on Expanded Rock County Sheriff's Office, Jail Buildings

Jan 04, 2023 News

Work is continuing this winter on a $96 million building update and consolidation at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office in Janesville, after ground was broken last summer.


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