Rock County, WI

SAVVY Caregiver Classes for Family/Friends Caring for Someone with Dementia

SAVVY Caregiver Classes at The Aging & Disability Resource Center. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Rock County is offering the 6-week SAVVY Caregiver Training Program on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. beginning on August 24th and running through September 28th at the Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Resource Center (the old Pick & Save building) located at 1717 Center Ave., Janesville. There is no cost to attend this program.
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Rock County eyes advisory referendums on marijuana, abortion, gun control

JANESVILLE Members of a Rock County committee were mostly silent Thursday on seven possible November advisory referendums that they’ll discuss in a Monday meeting. The advisory referendums are proposed to be on abortion, gun control, and legalizing and taxing marijuana use, according to an agenda for the Rock County Board’s Staff Committee that is scheduled at meet Monday, Aug. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the N1 conference room on the...

Silicon Valley congressman holds tech jobs roundtable

A roundtable focused on how to bring tech jobs to Janesville and Rock County was held Friday at UW Whitewater at Rock County. City Manager Mark Freitag said that the city of Janesville purposefully brought in a diverse amount of businesses and that there are skilled workers in the area who have an appetite to work tech jobs.

Two local residents pardoned by Governor Evers Friday

Two Rock County residents are among 49 people granted pardons by Governor Tony Evers Friday. According to a news release, Derek Ace fled from police and crashed into a street light 15 years ago. He now lives in Janesville and has started a photography business in addition to maintaining employment with the same company for two decades.

Medical examiner identifies man killed in Beloit motorcycle crash

The Rock County Medical Examiner's Department released the name of a Beloit man who died after a motorcylce crash on July 23. Terry Ohl, 56, died from injuries suffered in the crash, the medical examiner's office said. The crash occurred at the intersection of Town Hall and Milwaukee roads in the city of Beloit at about 1:27 p.m. July 23. The death remains under investigation by the medical examiner's department and Beloit police.

Rock Co. officials identify motorcycle driver who died after Beloit crash

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Rock County officials identified the Beloit motorcyclist Wednesday who died after a crash involving another vehicle on July 23. The Rock Co. Medical Examiner’s Department stated that Terry Ohl, 56, died as a result of the injuries he received in the crash. Officials finished a...

Beloit teen charged in Labor Day homicide to stand trial in 2023

Wilson, who was 15 at the time of his arrest, was later charged as an adult in Rock County court. He’s facing one count of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of possession of a firearm on school grounds and one count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.

Public record for Aug. 5, 2022

Rock County Felony arrests JONATHON D. BOX, 32, of Milton, at 3:39 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, on Highway 26, town of Harmony, on felony charges of operating with a restricted controlled substance in blood, fourth offense. NEAL L. PRATER, 62, of Beloit, at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at home on felony charges of possession...

Court listings from July 25-31. 2022

Rock County JEFFREY A. EMARD, 41, of 3242 Briar Crest Drive, Janesville, misdemeanor operating while intoxicated second offense, one month jail with Huber. Charge of misdemeanor operating with prohibited blood alcohol content second offense dismissed but read into court record. STEVEN FAUST, 56, of 803 E. Memorial Drive Lower, Janesville, felony operating while intoxicated fourth offense, one year jail with Huber and three years probation. Charge of misdemeanor operating while...

SWWDB hosting virtual job fair

The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board is hosting a virtual job on August 19th from 10:00 until noon. Business Services Manager Gail Graham says that attending a virtual job fair can be intimidating, so they’re offering in-person help at the Rock County Job Center in Janesville during the job fair.

Beloit farmers market site of COVID vaccine clinic

A community COVID vaccine clinic will be held at the Beloit Farmers Market Saturday in downtown Beloit. Rock County Public Health communications specialist Jessica Turner says the clinic will be from 8:00 until 1:00 for anyone from the age of six months and up. The vaccine will be free and no insurance or identification is needed to get one.