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The front of The Gazette building, found at 1 S. Parker Drive in downtown Janesville, features a 1,287-square-foot sculpted mural by world-famous artist Constantino Nivola. The sand-and-concrete creation depicts the history of communication from Stone Age drawings and Arabic lettering through print, radio, television and satellites.

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The Gazette is a news organization that covers Janesville and Rock and Walworth counties in Wisconsin. The award-winning publication features news, sports, opinions, features and blogs under one unifying idea: Local matters.

Bliss Communications, which owns The Gazette, owns and operates newspapers, radio stations and websites across Wisconsin and Illinois. The business is the oldest company in Janesville.

Levi Alden and Z.A. Stoddard launched The Janesville Gazette as a weekly newspaper with 300 subscribers. Howard F. Bliss acquired the company in 1883 and passed it to his son, Harry H. Bliss in 1919. Harry's sons, Sidney H. and Robert W., succeeded their father in 1937. Skip Bliss acquired the company as publisher and president in 1992.

GazetteXtra.com, the home of The Gazette on the Web, launched in 1997.

For information about The Gazette's different services and departments, see the links below.

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Gazette Reporters

Gazette Sound Off

Gazette Sports

Kicks Section

Legal Advertising

Letters to the Editor

New Business Guidelines

Online Services

Wedding Announcements

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