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Best of The Gazette, May 19: Tom Brady, cheap trips and a vet's story

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Andrew Reuter
May 19, 2015

The Gazette publishes a lot of news in a week. Combine that with all the distractions a weekend brings, and that means there's a good chance you might have missed some important stories. Here's a look at of some of The Gazette's best content from the last week or so:


VetsRoll trip kindles memories for Milton war veteran

VetsRoll takes veterans on buses to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C. This year, World War II vet Gilbert "Gil" Myers of Milton is among them. As his journey neared, Myers sat down with columnist Anna Marie Lux to recount the story of his service, from the Battle of the Bulge to a salute from Gen. Dwight Eisenhower.

10 inexpensive and unusual summer get-aways in Walworth County

Memorial Day is days away followed by the long, glorious days of summer. With them comes the desire to get away. If planning a three-day weekend away seems like too much work, consider these 10 inexpensive and unusual recreational possibilities 30 minutes from your backyard—or right in your back yard, if you live in Walworth County.


Xtra Points Show: Did Tom Brady get what he deserved?

Did Tom Brady get what he deserved? John thinks the punishment was a joke, while Eric thinks it was just right. In this episode of Xtra Points, the guys start with that before moving on to renewed hope for the Brewers, the importance (or unimportance) of high school rankings and a tough loss for the Jets.

Ted Peck: Nature right on schedule

For Outdoors columnist Ted Peck, family events are prime time for hunting and fishing. With his daughter's birthday approaching, Peck reflects on a life of outdoor joy with his child.


Our Views: Dust, dashboard show economy progressing in Janesville, Rock County

Around Janesville, dust flies from crews and machinery at work. If current construction projects give you the impression of a community pointed in the right direction, The Gazette's Economic Dashboard offers affirmative data. However, this is no time for complacency, The Gazette Editorial Board writes.

Greg Peck: Oshkosh shows what Janesville's riverfront might look like

Restaurants. Docks. Hotels. And, most importantly, people. All of those are things that downtown Oshkosh has in spades, and someday, Janesville's riverfront downtown might, too, Opinion Editor Greg Peck writes.


Restaurant Review: Daddy Maxwell's proves a cool place to eat, visit

On a sunny, summer day, hot and sweaty from boating on Geneva Lake, getting a burger and shake in an igloo might feel mighty nice. That's the only logic restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno could come up with for the gloriously goofy building that houses Daddy Maxwell's Antarctic Circle Diner. Fortunately, visitors will find plenty to like at this historic business.

Press Start: Picking the right competitive first-person shooter for you

Which competitive first-person shooter is right for your play style? Call of Duty's fast pace? Battlefield's realism? Or Halo's story? Columnist Jake Magee breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of three huge franchises.


Janice Peterson: Air edging offers easy way to tidy-up your garden

One of Janice Peterson's favorite tasks this time of year is edging her flower and shrub beds. This activity makes your yard look nice—and can make you feel nice, too.

ProjectLab: Kitchen faucet installation goes swimmingly, in a good way

DIYer Nick Crow expected his kitchen faucet replacement project to be a disaster. But things turned out to be much easier than expected.

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