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Commons Dine in

Commons has officially reopened its in-person dining options. On Feb. 17, 2022, students received a mass email from the Dean of Students, Cecil Youngblood, noting that the change was to take place the very next day: Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. The notification email addressed students

Beloit Memorial Teacher Wins Prestigious Award

Business education teacher Anthony Capozziello of Beloit Memorial High School received a 2021 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. There were three categories the governor honored at this year’s awards: individual, organization, and legacy. Governor Tony Evers virtually announced three legacy recipients,

Illinois Will Lift Indoor Mask Mandate Within the Month

Note: The information in this article was obtained from an earlier story in the Beloit Daily News    Earlier this Week Gov. Pritzker announced plans to lift the Illinois Mask Mandate by Feb. 28, in light of declining hospitalizations. The change will not affect masking requirements

Developments in 2019 Beloit Bar Shooting

Daniel T. Blackshear, 28, an Indiana man has been sentenced to four years in prison for shooting a man at a Beloit bar according to Rock County Circuit Court Records. The incident took place in April 2019 at Rooney’s Pub, 65 Portland Ave.  He was

Cheers for Chelonia 2022!

Feb. 10 marked the return of the Chelonia Dance Concert to the Laura Aldrich Neese Theater. The annual Beloit performance was held via YouTube Live in 2021. This year, though, the show returned to its original venue. To maintain COVID-19 safety, dancers donned masks throughout

School Board Candidates Weigh in at Forum

 On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, Beloit School Board candidates had the opportunity to discuss a multitude of topics relating to Beloit schools at the Beloit Public Library. Justice Overcoming Borders (JOB), Concerned Black Citizens (CBC) and Good Trouble sponsored the event.     The current candidates are:

Doing the Work: Dr. Atiera Coleman’s Address

On February 3, 2022, Beloit College formally introduced its celebration of Black History Month with a keynote address from Dr. Atiera Coleman, Rock County Equity Manager, former Beloit College Associate Dean of Students, and class of 2010. This virtual address was streamed to the college’s

Covid Cases Declining in Rock County and Wisconsin

 Although the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to affect daily lives across the world, Rock County has shown some promise with positive cases down 71% over the last 14 days according to The New York Times COVID-19 data.     Throughout November and December, Rock County remained