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1 Homeless Persons
2 Janesville Literacy Council "Trivia for Literacy 2015 - Round 1 and 2 Q & A" (100 questions and answers in each round for the trivia competition held by the Janesville Literacy Council)Hedberg Public Library's team finished in 4th place out of 22 teams for this 10th anniversary event. (The Literacy Connection) 25 March 2015 date of event
3 Businesses (Janesville)
4 Lake Koshkonong
5 Electricity 0[William] Wartenweiler (photo) retires from local power firm [Wisconsin Power and Light Company] 30 Apr 1974
6 General Motors Corp. (Workers) 00 more workers making Suburbans: high demand exceeds rate of production 26 Mar 1992, 1B
7 General Motors Corp. (Strikes) 05 Jan 1937 photo of autoworkers, victorious in shutting down Janesville's General Motors plants, celebrating as they leave the plant at the start of the 1937 GM sit-down strike. CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 54
8 Evansville (WI) '07 budget eliminates tax hike: public hearing on budget to be held in November 07 Oct 2006, 1B
9 Streets and roads 08 Aug 1906 photo of a washout on Washington St. POSTCARD HISTORY OF ROCK COUNTY, edited by Bob Swanson (JR 977.587 POSTC), p. 88
10 Taxation (Janesville) '08 city budget low on frills: health care costs drive projections as officials get first look (includes By the Numbers) 16 May 2007, 1A

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