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Our Historical Markers


Rock County has many stories to tell. Some of these are points of interest marked by the state with Historical Markers. Like many people I’ve driven by more than one without taking notice. 956 more words


The economic ripples – good and bad – that Foxconn could cast through Rock, Walworth counties

In Janesville and other communities near but slightly removed from Foxconn territory, new suppliers could pop up to serve the electronics giant. But it’s also questionable where 13,000 workers could be found, given the area’s low unemployment rate, causing concerns it will simply siphon jobs from other production facilities. > Janesville Gazette

Apple, Foxconn, Wisconsin

After reading Janesville, I couldn’t help but be interested in this perfectly titled piece in The Atlantic.

Numbers to ponder:

“It has up to $3 billion in tax breaks, to be passed and provided by the state government.

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Money Matters

How did the Democrats lose a once progressive Wisconsin? The new book 'Janesville' offers a view.

The Nation takes a look at Amy Goldstein’s new book “Janesville”, alongside Katherine Cramer’s “Politics of Resentment”, and how they answer in complementary ways the plaguing question of why Donald Trump won in Wisconsin.

WI - Girl, 16, endangered, missing in Rock County - WISC

JANESVILLE, Wis. – Officials are looking for a 16-year-old girl from Rock County considered missing and endangered.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said Donette V. Davis, of Janesville, has been missing since early Saturday morning.


Left Behind:  March, 1882

When we last left Catherine, she had said goodbye to her husband, Valentine, to fend for her brood in Ketzelsdorf while he attempted to secure enough funds to sponsor their passage to America.  

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Summer Reading and Thinking

What I’m reading. Janesville by Amy Goldstein. What happens to a place when a majority of people work for an automaker that closes shop? When people used to earn $28/hour with some overtime and now make somewhere between $0 and $16/hour. 452 more words