LaVerne Hackett did not go to church for most of his life, but when at the age of 80, he joined Janesville’s United Methodist Church, he found a network of friends and a support group, along with his faith in God. 

In 1867, a year after the end of the Civil War, George Washington Adair, the founder of Shell Rock, partnered with an Immanuel Metzger to build a mill on the Shell Rock River. 

In 2014, marimba soloist Matthew Coley began the Heartland Marimba Festival to celebrate the marimba, its history, and its performers and music. Each year, the festival has grown and in 2017, it now encompasses the HMCollective, and summer touring group of professionals/apprentices performin…

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Allan Hawke, the owner of Frederika’s popular cafe, woke up at 3:19 a.m. on Aug. 9, when the alarm system in his business prompted him of an unusual activity.

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As we awaken each day, we are hopefully relaxed and eager to start the day. However, tensions are high. News stories are scary. Life presents tough situations. Stress occurs. It is important for each of us to recognize the stressors in our lives. It is also very important for us to find ways that help us to reduce that stress and its impact on our overall health. Sadly, too many people are increasingly experiencing stress-related health issues. We need to step up, recognize the problems and find solutions.

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An unidentified witness who was shopping in Barcelona describes the panic that unfolded when a van drove into crowd in a tourist section of the city. Police have confirmed at least one death and more than 30 injuries. (Aug. 17)