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1 Sheriffs (Rock County) The Rock County Sheriff's Department creates a juvenile bureau. 01 Jan 1978, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 188
2 Janesville Public Library Attractive new city library to be opened shortly (photo)(A parking lot, located where the land slopes down underneath the reading room, will accomodate 40 cars.) 01 Jan 1968
3 Fires (Janesville) Fire strikes the Kienow-Hilt VFW Post, 1015 Center Ave., on New Year's Eve, the result of a cigarette, causing $10,000 damage. 01 Jan 1948, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 101-102
4 Rock County Government Rock County begins a pension program for its workers who do not fall under the federal Social Security program. Workers contribute 5% of their pay which is matched by the county. 01 Jan 1946, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 99
5 Automobile parking (Janesville) Despite downtown merchants' objectsion, the city of Janesville installs parking meetings as a (successful) six-month experiment. 01 Jan 1942, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 92
6 City Managers City manager Henry Traxler, who cut his salary by 28% during the early part of the Great Depression, brings his salary back to normal--along with other city employees (who had taken a 15% pay cut). 01 Jan 1936, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 70
7 Schools - Facilities Rock County Training School for Teachers changes its name to Rock County Rural Normal School. 01 Jan 1924, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 45
8 Ryan, Paul Congress starting to worry about its role in the Trump era (photo of House Speaker Paul Ryan)("This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we've had in decades--maybe ever.")("We don't want to set arbitrary deadlines on things," Ryan said. "It's going to take more than simply 100 days.") 01 Feb 2017, 7B
9 Fires (Janesville) Officials name house fire victim (Rock County Medical Examiner's Department identified Dionelle L. Gates)(603 S. Main St.) 01 Feb 2017, 7A
10 Schools - Safety in Don't let bomb threats take charge (editorial) 01 Feb 2017, 4A

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