By RICK WEST - Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Lexi Hegle, a first-year student at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County, still lives at her family home in Janesville and makes the short drive each day to campus where she is taking a variety of biology courses.
By RICK WEST - Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
Since 1926, February has been a month designated to remember the people, places and events associated with the history of African-Americans in the United States. Historian Carter Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History that year established the second week of February as Negro History Week because it coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
By RICK WEST - Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
JANESVILLE -- A year ago, Bob and Phyllis Schultz were carrying groceries into their Janesville home when Bob fell in the kitchen, suffering a severe finger injury. He was taken to the emergency room and two days later underwent finger surgery at St. Mary’s-Janesville Hospital. While at the hospital, Bob was tested for and positively diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia among the aging.
By RICK WEST - Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
ELKHORN -- When soldiers in Napoleon’s army uncovered the Rosetta Stone in 1799, it unlocked the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Who knows, in the year 2799, there might be an archeologist who goes down in the history books as the explorer who discovered a buried Palmer Method of Handwriting textbook, unlocking the secrets of a 19th and 20th century American hieroglyph known as cursive handwriting.
By RICK WEST - Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
JANESVILLE -- In the aftermath of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Janesville police and school officials are in the process of launching an initiative aimed at reducing response time to school emergencies by the city’s police officers.
By RICK WEST - Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
When it comes to teaching today’s students 21st century skills, it requires 21st century tools. That’s why school districts such as Milton and Edgerton have launched initiatives to put electronic devices in the hands of their students.
By RICK WEST - Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
We all know the words to this classic Christmas song, “A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland.” For more than 15 years, this area’s winter wonderland has been as close as Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville.
By RICK WEST - Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
BELOIT -- This year, the 6-foot Lana will be playing in a number of back-to-back games on the same court as her brother as a first-year player for the Beloit College women’s team.
By RICK WEST - Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012
With Election Day results beginning to settle in, we asked three local political experts to give their insight about last Tuesday’s voting.
By RICK WEST - Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012
You don’t have to have a degree in agriculture to know this summer’s dry, hot weather has been devastating to the region’s farmers, fruit and vegetable growers, nursery operators and landscapers.