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View Record Folder Headline/Keyword Date URL
1 Accidents (Janesville) Explosion knocks out power 07 Jun 1999, 1B
2 Accidents (Janesville) Rescuers recover man's body from river 07 Sep 2001
3 Accidents (Janesville) Beloit woman to stand trial in her epileptic son's drowning 30 Jan 2001
4 Accidents (Janesville) Derailment causes closing 10 Apr 2000
5 Accidents (Janesville) Officer rescues boys from river 12 Jul 2001
6 Accidents (Janesville) Boy's mother faces charges (Diane Arias)(Travis Brown)[drowning in Rockport pool on July 23] 10 Aug 2000
7 Accidents (Janesville) Drowned boy's mother calls arrest 'wrong' (Diane Arias)(Travis Brown) 11 Aug 2000
8 Accidents (Janesville) Hearing slated in drowning case (Diane Arias)(Travis Brown) 19 Sep 2000
9 Accidents (Janesville) Last day eventful for crisis director 20 Mar 1999
10 Accidents (Janesville) Propane accident scares city 20 Mar 1999

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Subject Heading - This field will tell you the general category this particular information has been put under.

Headline/Keyword - This field includes the newspaper headline or a description of the information that can be found about your topic.?

Date/Source - This field tells you the date of the Janesville Gazette article in which this article appeared (stand-alone dates refer to Janesville Gazette articles), or the books in which the information or photo can be found.

Search Tips

  • Start with the Headlines or Keyword field first.? Then try the Subject Heading field.?For the most thorough search, try separate searches in each field using a keyword. (For example, try "fire" in the Subject Heading field, examine the results, then do another search on "fire"? in the Headlines Field.)??
  • Using fewer words will produce more hits. Try to use the most unique word.
  • Try to use these certain words for better access in the Headlines Field:
    --To find statistics ?or maps, type in "graph" or "map."?
    --To find a chronology of something, type in "timeline"??
    --To find a photo or other illustration, type in "photo"?
  • The Date or Source field shows where a particular item is located in Hedberg Public Library. Date format in this field is dd/mmm/yyyy.*
    *If you find only a date in this field (for example, 08 Sep 2006, 1B), it's a reference to an article in the Janesville Gazette for that date.?
  • Abbreviations used in the Headlines field are: St., Ave., E., W., N., S., Co.
    We use these abbreviations consistently.? If you are searching for info on 303 E. Court St., be sure to use the abbreviations; otherwise, you will not find it.?

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