Author Archives: Rick Thomas

Driver Killed in Rock County Crash

Driver Killed in Rock County Crash

A fatal crash yesterday on Highway 11/14 in Rock County left one man dead and two others injured. The two-car collision occurred in the Bradford township at the intersection of County Highway C and US Highway 11/14. According to the Rock County Sheriff’s office, an 85-year-old Fontana man was traveling north on County Highway C…Read more »

Two Injured in Rock County Crash

Two Injured in Rock County Crash

A Janesville man was seriously injured Tuesday morning when a semi-truck and an SUV collided in Rock County. The crash occurred shortly before 5 a.m. at the intersection of East State Highway 11 and Beloit Avenue, near Janesville. The Rock County sheriff’s office reports the SUV was driven by a 30 year old man from…Read more »

Shopko Finds Buyer for Optical Business

Shopko Finds Buyer for Optical Business

Shopko has reached an agreement to sell its optical business for $8.5 million. The buyer is Shoptikal, LLC, an affiliate of Monarch Alternative Capital. The agreement has to be approved by a bankruptcy court. The purchase could save as many as 700 jobs.Read more »

Congressman Sensenbrenner Holds Town Hall Meetings Across District

Congressman Sensenbrenner Holds Town Hall Meetings Across District

5th District Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner is holding Town Hall Meetings around the district today. Saturday he was at the Dwight Foster Library in Fort Atkinson. Sensenbrenner said constituents were asking primarily about immigration, social security and prescription drug prices. “I am the principal Republican author of a bill that’s (designed to) speed up approval of…Read more »

Vehicle Crashes into Janesville Daycare Center

Vehicle Crashes into Janesville Daycare Center

A close call in Janesville Thursday, where two children had only minor injuries after a car crashed through the wall of their daycare center. Police Sergeant Dean Sukus says it happened just after noon at KinderCare. Sukus said the car came within inches of the children before it came to a stop. He also reported…Read more »

Firefighters Discover Gas Leak at Fort Atkinson McDonald’s

Firefighters Discover Gas Leak at Fort Atkinson McDonald’s

When a natural gas leak was discovered in a rooftop pipe at McDonald’s restaurant in Fort Atkinson had to temporarily shut down Wednesday afternoon. The Fort Atkinson Fire Department received a call about the smell of gas in the 200 block of North Main Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. Because of the ongoing reconstruction project…Read more »