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Hendricks company adds property in Janesville amidst flurry of headlines

Hendricks Commercial Properties, one of several companies owned by Beloit College trustee and billionaire Diane Hendricks, recently completed a $26.5 million purchase of five Janesville industrial and commercial properties. The acquisition comes amidst a busy couple of weeks for the company, whose projects have made

Snappers sign MOU, receive green light for new ballpark

It appears that the Snappers will remain in Beloit and could be playing out of a new ballpark by 2020. Two local investor groups have bought the team, according to a Memorandum of Understanding announced by the franchise in early September. “The Beloit Snappers signed

Former Beloit student convicted in hate crime hoax

A year and a half after the initial arrest, a sentencing has been made to resolve the hate crime hoax incident that struck Beloit College in spring 2017. Former Beloit College student Michael Tyler Kee was found guilty of disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor,

‘Beloit Forward’ plan hopes to tackle college’s deficit

In response to its ongoing financial issues, Beloit College has announced the initiation of its “Beloit Forward” plan. Officially revealed on Thursday, Aug. 23, the plan is described as a “collaborative effort” that focuses on “confronting an array of complex challenges that threaten the financial

Ohtani ready to make splash in MLB with Angels

Two-way players in baseball are a rarity in the modern era. While not necessarily uncommon at the high school and, to some extent, college level, two-way players– meaning those who excel and play full-time both on the mound and at the plate– are usually forced

College facing deficit for 2017-2018 academic year

Beloit College is facing an operating budget deficit of nearly $2 million for the 2017-2018 academic year. Beloit College president Scott Bierman and several others addressed the issue at the Academic Senate meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in front of an audience of students and

Two Door Cinema Club: Lost within their own genre

Although they were relatively unknown for the first several years of their existence, Two Door Cinema Club quickly became a household name within the indie rock scene following the release of their 2010 debut album, Tourist History. Part of what made the Northern Ireland-based group

Former MLB star Halladay dies in plane crash

Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who retired from baseball following the 2013 season, died when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, Nov. 7. He was 40. Halladay’s ICON A5, a small, single-engine aircraft, went down around noon on