Author Archives: Eric Stone

Palmyra-Eagle School Board President Is Stepping Down

Palmyra-Eagle School Board President Is Stepping Down

Palmyra-Eagle Area School District Board President Scott Hoff says one of the reasons he is stepping down is the announcement that a member of a citizen’s group will give 100-thousand dollars in matching funds to the district, if board members give up their seats. Hoff, Vice President Tara Bollman, and Clerk Carrie Ollis submitted resignations…Read more »

Beloit School Board To Discuss Superintendent’s Status At Thursday Meeting

Beloit School Board To Discuss Superintendent’s Status At Thursday Meeting

The Beloit Board of Education will discuss the status of Superintendent Stanley Munro at a special meeting tonight (Thursday) at 6:00 P-M.  Two top district administrators have filed complaints against Munro, accusing him of berating and retaliating against staff members, while calling and texting them excessively.  W-I-S-C television reports one former district employee saying Munro…Read more »

Fort Atkinson Declares a Snow Emergency

Fort Atkinson Declares a Snow Emergency

From the Fort Atkinson Department of Public Works “The City of Fort Atkinson is declaring a snow emergency.  The declaration shall take effect 12 am Saturday January 11, 2020 and remain in effect until 12 am Monday January 13, 2020.” Other Snow Emergencies this weekend –Snow emergency in the town of Beloit from 8:00AM Saturday…Read more »

Palmyra-Eagle School District Not Allowed To Dissolve

Palmyra-Eagle School District Not Allowed To Dissolve

The School District Boundry Appeals Board has denied the proposal to dissolve the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District. State law dictated the criteria for the decision and the makeup of the board, which included six locally elected school board members from around the state and a designee from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. State Superintendent…Read more »

Janesville Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

Janesville Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

Janesville police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old man Sunday morning.  Officers responding to a “shots-fired” call found the man’s wounded body lying in the street at about 5:00 A-M.  The man’s name hasn’t been released.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital, but doctors weren’t able to save him.  Police are searching for 24-year-old suspect Corvasie Weaver…Read more »

Former Deputy Accused Of Burglaries Returns To Court Next Month

Former Deputy Accused Of Burglaries Returns To Court Next Month

A former Jefferson County deputy will return to court next month to face burglary charges.  Janelle Gericke is accused of breaking into several homes when family members were at funerals.  Gericke worked for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department for a little over three years.  She will be arraigned February 20th.  Investigators say she would look at online obituaries, find…Read more »

(AP) -A suburban Milwaukee man is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend’s new love interest at the victim’s Racine County home. Troy Hoffman is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the Dec. 26 slaying of Chad Bickler in the town of Norway.  A criminal complaint says Hoffman followed his girlfriend to Bickler’s house and rammed…Read more »

Police Say Body Found In Rock River Not Suspicious

Police Say Body Found In Rock River Not Suspicious

Beloit Police are investigating after a body was found in the Rock River Monday morning near the Portage Avenue bridge in Beloit. The body was found yesterday (12/29) just before 8AM and the police department’s Facebook page says that there is nothing criminally suspicious from a preliminary investigation. The man’s identity and cause of death…Read more »

2 Dead In Janesville Crash Christmas Night

2 Dead In Janesville Crash Christmas Night

Last night, Rock County Sheriff’s Deputies and Janesville’s Fire and Rescue responded to a traffic crash near the 3400 Block of West Rockport Rd.  A witness reported a 2008 Blue Chevy Cobalt driven by a 19 year old Janesville man was being driven in the center of the road when a westbound vehicle forced Cobalt…Read more »