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Beloit families offered mix of virtual, distanced activities for Winterfest

Winterfest in Beloit offered a mix of online and socially distanced events in the age of the pandemic. Read more

Beloit School Board to host forums, vote on athletic reopening

The public will be able to learn a little bit about the Beloit School District Superintendent candidates at forums set for Monday night before the board meets Tuesday to vote on athletic and extracurricular activities opening and get an update from interim Superintendent Dan Keyser’s on safety protocols in light of a potential reopening for Term 4 at its Tuesday evening meetings. Read more

Two more deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Sunday in Rock County

Rock County reported 34 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths due to the virus as of Sunday. Read more

Government in Action

Monday, Jan. 25 Read more

Clarification

In a story titled “Superintendent finalist named in lawsuit” which first ran Jan. 21 and was later amended, it stated Beloit School Distric… Read more

Sports

Bowlers take home BDN title

SOUTH BELOIT — There were all sorts of new faces in the 166 bowlers competing in the 2020 Beloit Daily News Holiday Bowling Tournament at V… Read more

Nationals sign closer Hand to deal

WASHINGTON —All-Star closer Brad Hand has agreed to a deal with the Washington Nationals, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Read more

Turner falls to Evansville

Evansville 48, Turner 46—The visiting Blue Devils held off the Trojans on Friday to improve to 13-2 on the season.

Turner was led by Danny Burrows, who scored 13 points including three 3-pointers. Josiah Dillard also nailed a trio of triples to finish with 11, and Donavhan Cain had 10 before fouling out. 

Brady Miller led Evansville with 12 points. Turner will play at Big Foot Monday night. 

EVANSVILLE 48, TURNER 46

EVANSVILLE—Bahrs 1 0-0 2, Geske 1 0-0 3, Miller 4 3-4 12, Bisch 1 2-2 4, Stencel 3 5-8 11, Heinzelmann 0 0-2 0, Severson 3 1-1 7, Thompson 2 4-8 9. Totals: 15 15-25 48.

TURNER—Coombs 2 0-0 6, Burrows 4 2-3 13, Giddley 1 3-3 6, Cain 3 4-4 10, Dillard 4 0-0 11. Totals: 14 9-10 46.

3-point goals: E 3 (Geske, Miller, Thompson), T 9 (Burrows 3, Dillard 3, Combs 2, Giddley). Total fouls: E 9, T 26. Fouled out: Cain.

• EDGERTON 86, BRODHEAD 52: Clayton Jenny scored 24 points while Konner Knauf, Drew Hanson and Connor Coombs added 16 apiece as the Edgerton boys basketball team improved to 15-2 on Friday with an 86-52 victory over visiting Brodhead.

Owen Leifker scored 14 for the Cardinals. 

EDGERTON 86, BRODHEAD 52

Brodhead;32;20—52

Edgerton;52;34—*6

BRODHEAD (fg ft-fta pts) — Walker 1 0-0 2, Knuth 3 0-0 6, Engen 4 3-4 11, Leifker 6 0-0 14, Anderson 3 0-0 6, Malkow 4 0-0 9, Vendra 1 2-4 4. Totals 22 5-8 52.

EDGERTON — Knauf 7 2-3 16, Jenny 8 4-4 24, D. Hanson 5 4-4 16, Coombs 5 2-2 16, A. Hanson 1 4-6 6, Krause 1 0-0 2, Fox 2 0-0 4, Norland 1 0-0 2.

3-point goals: B 3 (Leifker 2, Malkow 1); E 10 (Jenny 4, Coombs 4, D. Hanson 2). Total fouls: B 16; E 11.

• WHITEWATER 68, BIG FOOT 57—Carter Brown made five 3-pointers on his way to 23 points to lead the Whippets to a road win Friday.

Sam Brown added three 3s and 18 points, and Jake Martin scored 14.

Gus Foster scored 19 for a Big Foot team missing multiple players due to COVID protocols.

 WHITEWATER 68, BIG FOOT 57

Whitewater;30;38

Walworth Big Foot;25;32—57

WHITEWATER—Martin 7 0-0 14, Grosinske 2 0-2 4, Zimdars 2 2-3 7, C. Brown 6 6-9 23, S. Brown 6 3-4 18, Wence 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 11-18 68.

BIG FOOT—Greco 5 0-0 13, Torrez 3 1-2 10, A. Schmitz 5 0-0 13, Foster 8 2-2 19, Pennimann 0 2-4 2. Totals: 21 5-8 57.

3 point goals: W 9 (C. Brown 5, S. Brown 3, Zimdars), BF 10 (Greco 3, Torrez 3, Schmitz 3, Foster). Total fouls: W 10, BF 16.

• COLUMBUS 74, BIG FOOT 67—Foster scored 26 points, but the Chiefs fell for a second straight day Saturday.

COLUMBUS 74, WALWORTH BIG FOOT 67

Walworth Big Foot;38;29—67

Columbus;34;40—74

BIG FOOT—Greco 5 0-0 12, Torrez 2 3-5 8, A. Schmitz 4 1-2 12, Foster 8 10-16 26, J. Schmitz 2 1-2 7, Penniman 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 15-25 67.

COLUMBUS — Carthen 4 1-2 11, Uttech 5 0-2 10, Co. Brunell 3 8-8 14, Cotter 4 2-4 10, Schroeder 4 2-2 10, Ca. Brunell 4 1-2 10, Fritz 3 0-1 7, Selk 1 0-0 2. Totals 28 14-21 74.

3-point goals: WBF 8 (Schmitz 3, Greco 2, J. Schmitz 2, Torrez 1); C 4 (Carthen 2, Ca. Brunel 1, Fritz 1). Total fouls: WBF 19; C 23. Fouled out: A. Schmitz, Foster, J. Schmitz; Carthen, Cotter.

• East Troy 89, Clinton 29—Dayne Lindow scored 25 points to lead the visiting Trojans over the winless Cougars. Clinton was led by senior Chase Peterson's 11 points. 

EAST TROY 89, CLINTON 29

East Troy;48;41—89

Clinton;14;15—29

EAST TROY—Dessart 1 0-0 2, Schaefer 1 0-0 3, Nixon 6 6-7 18, Terpstra 3 4-4 11, DePuydt 1 2-2- 5, Lindow 9 4-4 25, Aleckson 1 0-0 2, Cummings 8 3-4 23. Totals: 30 1-21 89.

CLINTON—Mullooly 1 0-0 2, Pey. Bingham 1 0-0 2, Peterson 5 1-2 11, Mueller 1 0-0 3, Villanueva 1 0-0 3, Klein 2 0-1 5, Pei. Bingham 1 0-0 3. Totals: 12 1-3 29.

3-point goals: ET 10 (Cummings 4, Lindow 3, Schaefer, Terpstra, DePuydt), C 4 (Mueller, Villanueva, Klein, Pei. Bingham). Total fouls: ET 12, C 14. Read more

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Hononegah, Sommer eager to start

SOUTH BELOIT—Brad Sommer was finally enjoying himself Thursday afternoon as he watched his potential juggernaut boys bowling team practice … Read more

Cougars hold off Spartans on late trey

CLINTON, Wis.—-Elli Teubert’s final three points of the night carried the host Cougars to a 68-66 victory over McFarland Thursday night. Te… Read more

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Community

Over $8 million awarded for rental assistance

ROCKFORD - Winnebago County has been awarded $8,376,028.50 through the Emergency Rental Assistance program. Read more

Campus

AMES, Iowa—Area students named to the fall Dean’s List at Iowa State University include: Read more

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Jefferson bridge may see festive lights

It looks as if nights in downtown Jefferson will be brighter and more colorful starting in late 2021. Read more

Courageous Conversations presentation to focus on Martin Luther King

BELOIT—Dr. Martin Luther King will be the focus of the next Courageous Conversations set for 5:30—7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. The program will be pr… Read more

South Beloit student wins art contest

SOUTH BELOIT—A South Beloit student was among 15 students from throughout Illinois who were named winners in the annual Illinois American W… Read more

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