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Parker High to present Disney's "The Little Mermaid" beginning Nov. 9  Gazettextra

A large cast of students will be involved when Parker High School presents its production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" beginning Friday, Nov. 9, at the school ...

Parker High School seeks Distinguished Vikings nominations | Local News  Gazettextra

Parker High School is accepting nominations for its 2018-19 Distinguished Vikings Award.

Kevin G. Cox - WISC - WISC-TV3

Kevin G. Cox, age 62, passed away peacefully at his home on May 9, 2019. He was born in Janesville on June 23, 1956 to Gordon and Helen (Wagner) Cox.

For Parker student, Washington Seminar topic is personal  Gazettextra

Parker High School's 47th consecutive year of Washington Seminar's week of field research in Washington D.C. begins the week of April 1.

Rock River Repertory Theatre bringing "Ghost" to Parker High  Gazettextra

The Rock River Repertory Theatre is bringing "Ghost: The Musical" to Parker High School starting Friday, Aug. 10. The show is based on the 1990 film starring ...

Space cadets: Craig, Parker students head to MIT to watch their coding at work  Gazettextra

In a couple of weeks, coding work done by Craig and Parker high school students will be circling the Earth.

Craig and Parker renew boys basketball rivalry | Photo Galleries  Janesville Gazette

PHOTO GALLERY: Janesville Craig defeated Janesville Parker 60-50 in a Big Eight boys basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Parker High School.

Janesville Parker swims past Craig 89-81, improves to 3-1 in Big Eight duals  Gazettextra

Parker, leading by two points going into the final event, finished first and third in the 400-yard freestyle relay to secure an 89-81 Big Eight Conference dual win ...

'Nerf wars' draw concern for Janesville police, schools  WMSN Fox 47 Madison

JANESVILLE, Wis. - A game played by high school students in Rock County has been creating concern for local police and the school district of Janesville.

They're the tops: Talent abounds in local high school musical productions  Gazettextra

If you've never seen a high school musical, or if you haven't seen one since you were in high school, it might be worth your time to skip the movies.

Teen driver charged in Janesville traffic death | Crime  Gazettextra

A criminal complaint filed in Rock County Court on Monday says a teen driver was going faster than 70 mph before a crash that killed another driver Oct. 19 in.

Parker softball looks to finish in the upper half of the Big Eight in Getka's first year  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker's softball team opens the season Friday with nonconference games against Fort Atkinson and Milton at the Janesville Youth Sports Complex.

Janesville Parker names Kreger new athletics director | High School  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker High School announced Friday that Clayton Kreger, a 2002 Parker grad and current teacher and football coach, will be its new athletics ...

Janesville School District brings a boat, a girl and some fun with "Anything Goes"  Gazettextra

Students in the Janesville School District Summer School performance of "Anything Goes" enjoy taking part in a whimsical show full of toe-tapping tunes and ...

Parker students researching for Madison Seminar | Local News  Gazettextra

The Parker Madison Seminar scholars will spend a day in Madison on Wednesday to conduct research.

Athletics took center stage in the early years of Parker High School  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. When Parker High opened in February of 1968, athletics quickly became a vital part of the school's development. Blessed with an abundance of ...

Craig pulls away from Parker in second half of crosstown girls basketball clash  Gazettextra

Janesville Craig's girls basketball team pulled away in the second half Thursday night for a 39-29 Big Eight Conference win over Janesville Parker.

Craig-Parker boys basketball game among area high school sports postponements  Gazettextra

An impending winter storm has caused many area postponements in area high school athletic schedules. The Big Eight Conference boys basketball game ...

After 50 years, Class of '68 stays connected  Gazettextra

In 1968, Janesville became a two-high school city when Parker High School opened its doors and Janesville High School became Craig. The combined Class of ...

Bob Getka 'excited' to take over Parker's softball program  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Bob Getka's goal as Janesville Parker's softball coach is to build a championship-type program. Just as he has done with the Janesville School ...

Bredesen, Vikings begin process in hopes of turning around Parker boys basketball program  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker, coming off a 2-21 season, opens its first season under new head coach Matt Bredesen on Tuesday at Stoughton.

King, Fieiras star as Craig tops Parker for 10th straight year in city girls soccer derby  Gazettextra

Hallie King scored four goals and Claudia Fieiras, Hannah Loertscher and Sarah Gregg each scored as the Cougars beat the Vikings 7-0 to open the high ...

Complaint: Janesville teen was driving upward of 80 mph on Milton Ave. before fatal crash  WMSN Fox 47 Madison

JANESVILLE, Wis. - A Parker High School student involved in a fatal crash in Janesville in October was found to have been traveling over 80 mph at the time, ...

Janesville high school hosts robotic competition  WMTV

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) -- Parker High School in Janesville hosted a regional robotics tournament on Saturday. Middle school student teams tested their ...

Milton High School placed on brief lockdown over social media post  Gazettextra

Police say a social media video of a Milton High School student showing off his pellet gun was altered by another student who added text that read "Don't go to.

Janesville Parker hires Bredesen as new boys basketball coach  Gazettextra

The Parker administration announced Monday it has hired Matt Bredesen as a special education teacher and boys basketball coach at Parker.

Janesville Parker boys swimmers second at Manitowoc invite  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker's boys swim team finished second Saturday at the Manitowoc Invitational.

Basketball Weekly: It's rivalry week, part two, in Janesville  Gazettextra

It's rivalry week on the hardwood for Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker. The girls basketball teams play Thursday, with the boys on tap for Friday night.

Stellar first half propels Craig to lopsided victory in Battle for Monterey Rock  Gazettextra

Janesville Craig's football team outgained Janesville Parker 304-13 in total offense in the first half on the way to a 41-0 victory in the crosstown rivalry game ...

Parker volleyball hopes to pester way into top half of Big Eight  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker lacks the front-line height that many Big Eight volleyball teams boast, but the Vikings overcame that at times in 2017 and hope to build on that ...

Klawiter sets tone in Verona baseball's 6-1 win over Parker  Gazettextra

Reagan Klawiter was nearly flawless over five innings, striking out nine and giving up one hit. His dominant start and a trio of two-run innings added up to a 6-1.

Parker High School coaches Keith Miller, Daniel Jackson are resigning  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Two Janesville Parker High School coaches are stepping down, The Gazette learned Friday. Wrestling coach Daniel Jackson and basketball ...

Schmoldt: Football realignment in 2020 features more local changes than originally planned  Gazettextra

Eight of the 14 teams in The Gazette's main coverage area will be in a new conference for high school football in 2020 if the WIAA gives final approval to.

Naber, Vikings set tone for season in 4-1 victory over rival Craig  Gazettextra

Senior pitcher Chelsea Naber threw a five-hitter, and Janesville Parker opened its high school softball season with a 4-1 victory over crosstown rival Janesville ...

Basketball Weekly: Parker's Bredesen adjusting to life in the Big Eight  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker boys basketball coach Matt Bredesen knew the Big Eight Conference was one of the best in the state. Now he understands why.

Car crashes into Janesville day-care center | Videos  Janesville Gazette

A car is backed out after crashing into a day-care center on Janesville's east side on Thursday, April 11. The vehicle came within inches of a child before ...

Senior-driven Craig baseball team sets sights on another championship season  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. The reloading process continues within the Janesville Craig baseball program. The Cougars, coming off their third trip to the WIAA state ...

Fleming returns to his roots as Parker's head wrestling coach  Gazettextra

Shane Fleming is Janesville Parker's most successful wrestler in school history, winning a state title in 1986. Earlier this month, Fleming was named the new ...

Craig High has 23 students taking part in Madison Seminar  Gazettextra

The 2019 version of Craig High School's Madison Seminar is one of the largest in the program's history.

UPDATE: Janesville School District closing again Thursday | No Meter  Gazettextra

Local organizations, government offices and school districts have announced closures and cancellations for Thursday as frigid weather is expected to continue ...

PrepSpot: Domination by co-op programs in girls gymnastics may be coming to an end  Gazettextra

The high school gymnastics landscape will take on a new shape starting next season. Co-op programs will be downsized to promote growth in the sport, and to ...

Prep girls soccer: Jefferson takes second draw in a row  Daily Union

LAKE MILLS — Jefferson and Lakeside Lutheran were both unable to find the back of the net as the teams tied 0-0 in a non-conference game Friday at Lakeside ...

Cynthia "Cyndy" Adams | Obituaries  Gazettextra

April 13, 1959 - March 13, 2019. Bailey, CO -- On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Cynthia Ann Adams passed from this life into the next in Bailey, CO. Cyndy was ...

Janesville School District to offer free meal programs  Gazettextra

The Janesville School District will offer a free school breakfast program and national school lunch program for the 2018-19 school year.

Parker senior Zach Olson battles cancer, inspires Vikings softball team  Gazettextra

When first diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 9, Janesville's Zach Olson was given six months or a year to live. Nine years later, he's set to.

Robotics teams from Parker, Craig high schools earn spot in MIT competition  WMSN Fox 47 Madison

JANESVILLE, Wis. - The Zero Robotics teams from both Parker and Craig High schools in Janesville earned a trip to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

Craig cruises past Parker in Big Eight girls tennis  Gazettextra

Janesville Craig's girls tennis team improved to 2-0 in the Big Eight with a 6-1 dual-meet win over Janesville Parker on Thursday.

Jean M. Giese | Obituaries  Gazettextra

January 14, 1952 - January 12, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Jean M. Giese, 66, of Janesville, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Dennis D. Anderson | Obituaries  Gazettextra

February 2, 1966 - April 7, 2019. Beloit, WI -- Dennis D. Anderson, age 53, of Beloit, died peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at his home, after a courageous ...

Rubine scores four goals to help Craig bounce back and beat Parker  Gazettextra

Gabe Rubine scored four goals and Janesville Craig's boys soccer team beat Parker 11-1 in a Big Eight Conference match Thursday.

Parker volleyball erases a deficit in each set to sweep Madison West  Gazettextra

Despite trailing in each set, Parker swept visiting Madison West, 25-18, 25-23, 25-21, to push its Big Eight Conference record to 4-5.

After several misses, Parker golfers finally set to play at state  Gazettextra

The Vikings—especially seniors Matt Zimmerman, Michael Henry, Nik Sitter and Spencer Orley—experienced close calls, both as a team and as individuals.

Mistie Bass returns to speak at fundraising event  Gazettextra

Mistie Bass will speak at Believe & Achieve fundraiser Nov. 8 at the Pontiac Convention Center in Janesville.

Survey of Milton High School students shows strong support for facility upgrades  Gazettextra

Of the 1126 students enrolled at Milton High School, 401 took a survey the school's student council distributed. Results showed overwhelming support for ...

Edgerton School District moves classrooms, alters calendar ahead of construction  Gazettextra

A year of inconveniences lies ahead for the Edgerton School District, Superintendent Dennis Pauli says.

Rockney Farris | Obituaries  Gazettextra

June 3, 1954 - January 8, 2019. Janesville/Reedsburg, WI -- Rockney Harold Farris, age 64, of Reedsburg, WI, a former long-time Janesville area resident, ...

John W. Eyster: Lack of transparency in Milton unacceptable  Gazettextra

While John acknowledges the need for improvements in the Milton schools, he will vote no on the referendum due to the lack of transparency in top ...

Loss of young lives overshadows joy of Parker's opening day  Gazettextra

The death of three high school girls in a traffic accident overshadowed the joy of opening day.

Janesville Bluebirds looking to contend for Big Eight title  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Since John Mauermann took over, winning has been the norm for the Janesville Bluebirds. The city's boys high school co-op hockey team has ...

UPDATE: One woman killed in Milton Avenue accident  Gazettextra

A 74-year-old woman was killed Friday in a traffic accident on Milton Avenue, according to a Janesville Police Department news release.

Every Day calendar for Dec. 1, 2018  Gazettextra

Community. Rock County Mega Sale—8 a.m.-3 p.m., Craig Center, Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1301 Craig Ave., Janesville. Flea market-style sale with ...

20Q: Catching up with local actor Riley Parkhurst  Gazettextra

Editor's Note: Kicks presents 20Q, a feature that introduces readers to people involved in the area's arts and entertainment community. Compiled by kicks Editor ...

Craig's Bryan Bloomquist wins sectional cross country title  Gazettextra

Janesville Craig's Bryan Bloomquist won the Kettle Moraine Sectional on Saturday to area cross country runners competing in the Division 1 meet.

Todd Rasmussen | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Todd William Rasmussen, age 42, of Janesville, WI died on March 18, 2019 at his home. He was born in Beloit, WI on February 2, 1977. He attended Parker ...

Janesville firefighters working on recycling center fire | No Meter  Gazettextra

Janesville police on Tuesday urged motorists to avoid Black Bridge Road because of a fire at a recycling plant.

Worm takes over Craig softball as city schools work to fill coaching vacancies  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Kristen Worm has spent nearly two decades coaching softball at the junior varsity level. Now the Janesville Craig High science teacher will get her ...

Janesville Noon Rotary Club announces December students | Names in the News  Gazettextra

The Janesville Noon Rotary Club has announced its December Students of the Month. No information was available for one student, Madeline Timm.

Craig staffer suffers injuries while protecting student  Gazettextra

A 17-year-old girl is accused of assaulting a Craig High School student last month and of injuring a staff member who tried to protect the student.

Parker boys win sectional golf title; Badger also advances to state  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker's boys golf team is returning to state for the first time since 2012 after winning the Division 1 Parker Sectional on Tuesday at the Janesville ...

UPDATE: Janesville, other area school districts announce Monday closings  Gazettextra

Janesville and most other school districts across The Gazette's coverage area say school will be closed Monday due to predicted heavy snow.

Norman Nehmer, IV | Obituaries  Gazettextra

March 23, 2017 - February 15, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Norman Nehmer, IV, 22 months old, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019, at MercyHealth Hospital ...

Freak injury sidelines Ross Mauermann from German hockey club  Gazettextra

When Ross Mauermann felt pain near his ankle during a preseason hockey game in Germany, he did not think much of it.

Janesville native begins new chapter as chief of Goodwill  Gazettextra

Steve Preston, a Janesville native who served as a cabinet secretary under President George W. Bush, is set to become the new head of Goodwill International.

Janesville fifth-graders may have to wait until sixth grade for band  Gazettextra

School board to discuss potential for elimination today. JANESVILLE. The future of the Janesville School District's fifth-grade band and orchestra programs will ...

Milton School District to draft $59.96 million referendum question  Gazettextra

After a heated discussion Monday, the Milton School Board directed school district officials to draft a $59.96 million capital referendum resolution to potentially ...

Parker baseball wins 11th straight to advance to sectional  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker's baseball team advanced to a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal game with a 6-3 win over Elkhorn on Thursday at Riverside Park.

Into space with Van Buren Elementary School | Education  Gazettextra

The Van Buren Robotic Eagles is the first public elementary school team to make it to the state Lego Robotics competition.

Former star wrestler takes shot at professional league  WMTV

A former star wrestler from Janesville is making big moves off the mat. Daniel Jackson is starting his own professional wrestling league.

Madison West boys outlast Janesville Craig despite Huml's 29 points  Gazettextra

Madison West hit 12 3-pointers Friday night en route to an 82-75 Big Eight Conference win over Janesville Craig.

One newcomer challenging four incumbents for Janesville City Council  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Four incumbents are seeking re-election to the Janesville City Council while trying to stave off a lone challenger in the race. Sue Conley, Jim ...

Shopko closing means 60 people at Janesvillle store will lose jobs  Gazettextra

Shopko's decision to close all its stores mean 1715 people in Wisconsin will lose their jobs. Of those 1715 jobs, 60 are in Janesville.

Janesville compost, demolition site opens Monday | Local News  Gazettextra

The city's compost and demolition site officially opens Monday, March 25, off Black Ridge Road east of Highway 51, according to a news release.

Janesville high school responds to social media post  WMTV

Parker High School in Janesville responded Monday to a post shared nearly 1000 times on Facebook.

Therese A. Woods | Obituaries  Gazettextra

October 1, 1930 - March 17, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Therese A. Woods, age 88, of Janesville passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, following a courageous ...

Janesville, Beloit combine to form Rock County legion team  Gazettextra

Janesville and Beloit's American Legion baseball programs have combined to form the Rock County Legion program and will begin play at three levels in 2019.

Michael J. Bailey | Obituaries  Gazettextra

May 28, 1963 - December 8, 2018. Janesville, WI -- Michael J. Bailey, age 55, of Janesville, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

UPDATE: Janesville Walmart open after pipe burst | Local News  Gazettextra

Walmart customers were turned away starting around 2 p.m. Thursday. Shoppers already in the store, 3800 Deerfield Drive, were told to leave.

No challengers emerge for Janesville School Board | Government  Gazettextra

Only the incumbents will be on the April ballot for Janesville School Board.

Behind solid senior class, Parker softball raises expectations  Gazettextra

With 10 seniors on the roster and the return of ace pitcher Chelsea Naber, Janesville Parker's softball team believes it can be competitive in the Big Eight ...

Tickets for Truck On Ice contest now available  Gazettextra

The Blackhawk Golden K Club is selling tickets for its annual Truck On Ice contest.

Roxeen A. Woodard  Gazettextra

May 21, 1939 - November 17, 2018. Janesville, WI -- Roxeen A. Woodard, 79, of Janesville WI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Hopes high for a number of area baseball teams  Gazettextra

Mild weather this week has meant an on-time start to the high school baseball season. A slew of nonconference games have already been played, and the Rock ...

'It just makes me sick': Beloit woman helps families affected by addiction  Gazettextra

After her son died, Tracy Burtis searched for support groups for people who have lost loved ones to addiction. She had no luck. She said she swore that once ...

Patrick James Joyce | Obituaries  Gazettextra

August 10, 1968 - March 22, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Patrick James "Pizza" Joyce, age 50, of Janesville, died on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Agrace Center for ...

Blomgren, Hughes lead Craig baseball past Milton | Baseball  Gazettextra

Dan Blomgren hit a grand slam and Eric Hughes homered to leadoff the game Wednesday as Janesville Craig's baseball team opened the season with a 15-4 ...

Student charged with intent to sell drug at Evansville High  Gazettextra

A student is accused of possessing an ADHD drug she intended to sell at school Tuesday.

Area school districts announce closures for Tuesday  Gazettextra

Several area school districts closed schools Tuesday in the face of a winter storm that is expected to last throughout the day.

Washington Seminar celebrates 46th year | Education  Gazettextra

AP Government students from Craig and Parker high schools continue a longstanding tradition of visiting Washington, D.C., beginning Monday.

Consolidated Elementary celebrates second year as top school  Gazettextra

Wisconsin has 1400 elementary schools, and the Milton School District's Consolidated Elementary is ranked No. 1 for the second consecutive year based on its ...

Racine tiny homes offered as model for Janesville's homeless  Janesville Gazette

Executive Director Jeff Gustin talks about the 15, 128-square-foot tiny homes utilized at Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin in Racine.

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