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Best of The Gazette, June 9: A riveter, a dance hall and a touching tale

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Andrew Reuter
June 9, 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:


Indianford dance hall land for sale, but memories are free

The riverfront property being sold at 9238 N. County F near Indianford might not look like much today. That wasn't always the case. This parcel used to hold the Cliff Lodge, one of many dance halls that used to dot the countryside. Here's a look back at what some still remember as the most happening place in Rock County.

White collar firms returning to downtown Janesville

A pair of brothers have plans to bring their insurance service company—and its 35 employees—to an industrial building downtown that dates to the early years of Janesville. The move seems to be the start of a trend: white-collar professional companies moving their operations into vacant or underused former industrial properties in the city's downtown.


Janesville's Killer Bs: Blomgrens, Baileys fuel Craig, Parker baseball

The Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker baseball teams both played hard in their quests to reach the WIAA Division 1 state tournament. The brothers B are a big reason why.

Ted Peck: Tending to a temporary family member

It wasn't so long ago that Outdoors columnist Ted Peck's beloved Lab died in his arms. So when a friendly brown Lab sans tags sauntered into his shed and made himself at home, chances were looking good that the Peck pack was about to expand. But surely a dog this well-behaved couldn't have been abandoned—or could it?


Our Views: Interstate 90/39 delay would harm Rock County economy

Just when Rock County's economic development was accelerating toward highway speed, it might hit a roadblock courtesy of elected officials in Madison, The Gazette Editorial Board writes. You can thank lawmakers obstinacy over gas taxes and loans.

Greg Peck: Online map offers irreverent look at Janesville

In case you haven't caught wind of it yet, an online “judgmental map” of Janesville offers much insight into our city, Greg Peck writes. One longtime Janesville professional deemed it “clever.” Other residents, will have other thoughts. Those might include irreverent or creative, nasty and offensive, or even foul-mouthed.


Restaurant Review: North Shore Inn focuses on fine food, friendliness

If you're a born and bred Wisconsinite, an old-school supper club probably feels like part of your culinary DNA. Maasz's North Shore Inn fits that bill nicely, restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno writes.

Press Start: Four things I want to see in 'Fallout 4'

Hot off the heels of the announcement of “Fallout 4,” video game columnist Jake Magee offers four things he'd like to see in the long anticipated next chapter in the Fallout series.


Janesville woman earned 'Rosie the Riveter' title

You might be tempted to call her Rosie. But her name is Evelyn Lee, and she helped fight World War II with a rivet gun and steely stamina. Evelyn is one of thousands of women who built aircraft during the war to meet worldwide demand. The Janesville woman is a real "Rosie the Riveter," who is about to take a trip to meet other history-making women.

ProjectLab: A DIY fire pit, from start to finish

Summertime to Nick Crow means spending more time outside, grilling food instead of using the oven. That's where his new DIY fire pit comes in. For a little sweat, a couple hours of work and $100 in supplies, a similar one could be yours—as long as your city ordinances allow it.

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