Janesville78.3°
|

Home  » Blogs

Staff Blogs

Opinion Matters

With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck
Greg Peck: But would you go to vote in a mosque?
Most Janesville residents would have no problem going to vote in a church. But what if that house of worship were a mosque?
Greg Peck: Staying alert to dangers while biking
Greg Peck: Staying alert to dangers while biking
As a frequent bicycler, I took notice of two recent reports on bicycling fatalities.
Greg Peck: Cautious about vicious dogs
As the owner of a little dog, I take notice whenever stories emerge about dog attacks, be they in Monroe or Janesville.

Xtra Points

Local sports talk with the Gazette sports staff
Xtra Points: Badgers vs. Bama; Rematch of 'Deceptiongate'
Xtra Points: Badgers vs. Bama; Rematch of 'Deceptiongate'
Gazette Sports Editor Eric Schmoldt and writer John Barry discuss the start of the University of Wisconsin football season and Week 3 of high school football in this week's episode of Xtra Points.
Xtra Points: Another far-too-early Parker-Craig game
Xtra Points: Another far-too-early Parker-Craig game
Gazette Sports Editor Eric Schmoldt and writer John Barry are back talking football again, and this week they sort out the Week 2 matchup between Parker and Craig.
Xtra Points: Previewing the HS football season
Xtra Points: Previewing the HS football season
The high school football season is upon us.

The Web Desk

Behind the scenes of GazetteXtra with digital content coordinators Andrew Reuter and Dave von Falkenstein
Best of The Gazette: Poverty, flying cars, Klawitter saga
Best of The Gazette: Poverty, flying cars, Klawitter saga
Paul Ryan's poverty plan, a fiery crash and a local school controversy are among the topics of some of The Gazette's best content from the last week or so.
Best of The Gazette: Golfers, restaurants, new speed limit
Best of The Gazette: Golfers, restaurants, new speed limit
A father-son golfing duo, a big week in restaurant news and advice from a state trooper are among the topics of some of The Gazette's best content from the last week or so.
Best of The Gazette: Blasts, bugs and a show's return
Best of The Gazette: Blasts, bugs and a show's return
Firework sales, bloodsucking bugs and a popular play are among the topics of some of The Gazette's best content from the last week or so.

Fuel and Tires

All about auto racing with Gazette staffer Dave von Falkenstein
Fuel & Tires: A surprise turn to end the IndyCar season
Fuel & Tires: A surprise turn to end the IndyCar season
Dave reviews the IndyCar season finale at Sonoma Raceway, which saw Scott Dixon take the championship by surprise.
Fuel & Tires: Wilson's death casts pall over finale
Fuel & Tires: Wilson's death casts pall over finale
Dave looks at IndyCar's season finale, which will be held with heavy hearts after the death of driver Justin Wilson.
Fuel & Tires: Racing comes at a cost
Fuel & Tires: Racing comes at a cost
Dave looks at how being a race fan can come with a cost.

ProjectLab

A team of do-it-yourselfers share their successes (and failures) on a variety of topics
ProjectLab: A quick and dirty pencil-sharpener clamp
ProjectLab: A quick and dirty pencil-sharpener clamp
This quick-and-dirty clamp mount keeps a pencil sharpener firmly affixed to a desk. The design could easily be modified for other uses, DIY columnist Andrew Reuter writes.
ProjectLab: New car + giant drink = new project
ProjectLab: New car + giant drink = new project
It's an old story: Buy new car. Spill Mountain Dew on seat. Lament, rinse, repeat. But DIY columnist Nick Crow has a secret weapon in the fight against stains.
ProjectLab: A DSLR shoulder rig, made from a tree branch
ProjectLab: A DSLR shoulder rig, made from a tree branch
Camera shoulder rigs can cost thousands of dollars. This one cost less than $50—and was made out of a tree branch.

Press Start

Video game news, reviews and commentary with Gazette reporter Jake Magee
Press Start: Relearning to love multiplayer
Press Start: Relearning to love multiplayer
"Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" has reignited video game columnist Jake Magee's love of online multiplayer.
Press Start: Remastered 'Gears' offers faithful take
Press Start: Remastered 'Gears' offers faithful take
Whether you're playing "Gears of War" for the first time or the 10th, “Ultimate Edition” is worth your time, video game columnist Jake Magee writes.
Press Start: Eight anticipated games of holiday season
Press Start: Eight anticipated games of holiday season
Launching within the next few months are several games under myriad titles that are worthy of your time, attention and hard-earned cash. Because it can be hard to decide which ones you should tackle first, here are eight games that likely merit immediate...

The Hungry Reporter

Cooking and food talk with Gazette reporter Andrea Anderson
Hungry reporter: Easy-to-make garden eats
Hungry reporter: Easy-to-make garden eats
Have items in your garden that just keep coming? Here are some ways to use them up from food columnist Andrea Anderson.

Community Blogs

We the People

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Politics and civil commentary with community blogger John Eyster
John W. Eyster: Advice for Walker as he slides in the polls
John W. Eyster: Advice for Walker as he slides in the polls
"What happened to Scott Walker?" That headline from the Washington Post grabbed John W. Eyster's attention. He's betting it will grab yours, too.
John W. Eyster: Considering gun rights in the wake of the Virginia TV reporter murders
John W. Eyster: Considering gun rights in the wake of the Virginia TV reporter murders
Community columnist John W. Eyster offers a roundup of opinions on the Virgina TV reporter shootings.
John W. Eyster: A need for foster parents once more
John W. Eyster: A need for foster parents once more
As Rock County experiences a rising need for foster parents, community columnist John W. Eyster again finds himself a foster father.

Glen Loyd Videos

With community blogger Glen Loyd
Glen Loyd Videos: Bird migration begins
Glen Loyd Videos: Bird migration begins
Local birds are getting ready for a long journey.
Glen Loyd Videos: Birds and butterflies
Glen Loyd Videos: Birds and butterflies
This week on Glen Loyd videos: Some spectacular closeups of flying creatures.
Glen Loyd Videos: Dabbling ducks on the Rock River
Glen Loyd Videos: Dabbling ducks on the Rock River
Videographer Glen Loyd shares video of some late season baby ducks on the Rock River.

Truly blessed

ALS patient James Martin shares his journey

No recent blog activity within the previous 91 days

Green Side Up

Garden talk with Gazette community blogger Janice Peterson
Green Side Up: Why it's important to know your weeds
Green Side Up: Why it's important to know your weeds
Follow these tips to avoid wasting time pulling weeds.
Green Side Up: An elephant ear love affair
Green Side Up: An elephant ear love affair
Guest garden columnist Patrea Wilson offers some tips and tricks for growing elephant ears, one of the oldest cultivated crops on Earth.
Janice Peterson: Building a better tomato trap
Janice Peterson: Building a better tomato trap
How do you support your tomatoes? Garden columnist Janice Peterson offers three methods, including one you might not have heard of.

Ask a Poultry Farmer

Advice from a man with sixty years of experience with chickens, turkeys and waterfowl. With community blogger Dale Wheelock.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Setting the record straight
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Setting the record straight
Poultry expert Dale Wheelock goes live on air to set the record straight on backyard chickens.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Pageant season for birds
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Pageant season for birds
When the average person is at a poultry show and looks at the birds they think, "Those are birds, alright." But there's much more to it than that, poultry columnist Dale Wheelock writes.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: A chicken feed mea culpa
Ask a Poultry Farmer: A chicken feed mea culpa
Dale ends up with egg on his face after changing the feed for his chickens.