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Hospital org recognizes employee for community efforts

Hospital org recognizes employee for community efforts

On Wednesday, Edgerton Hospital's community education coordinator, Lisa Rebman, accepted the 2014 Rural Health Ambassador Award given by the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative. Rebman was one of 15 recipients in the state of Wisconsin.

The Rural Health Ambassador Award was established in 2004 to recognize employees at member hospitals who have gone above the call of duty in promoting their hospital and have made significant contributions to rural health care in general. The award recipient must be involved in one or more activities that enhance the hospital’s relationship with the community, strengthen rural health care within their community and demonstrate a positive attitude with patients, visitors and co-workers.

Officials cut ribbon to open hospital's Healing Garden

Officials cut ribbon to open hospital's Healing Garden

Edgerton Hospital dedicated its Healing Garden with a ceremony and community celebration last week.

Guests enjoyed music by Edgerton students, yoga demonstrations and tours of the garden on June 4. After a brief presentation by key hospital staff, the ribbon was cut and a blessing was given by Father Dave Timmerman and Pastor Jim Johnson.

Edgerton Hospital Foundation Director Bonnie Robinson said a healing environment can contribute to the well-being of patients with medical issues, as well as help healthy people in the community maintain their good health. 

Annual CROP Hunger Walk returns Sunday

Annual CROP Hunger Walk returns Sunday

An annual charity hunger walk and run event returns to Janesville Sunday.

The 37th annual CROP Hunger Walk begins at Cargill United Methodist Church, 2000 Wesley Ave., at 1 p.m.

Organizers said there is no charge for the event but donations are welcome, which are put toward local and worldwide hunger relief.

Participants choose to walk or run a 2k, 5k or 10k route, according to a news release. Water is provided along the route.

According to the group, the CROP Hunger Walk is symbolic of the walk that hungry people in developing countries take -- as many as six miles a day -- to get food, water and fuel. "We walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence," the group said in a statement. "We walk because we want to end hunger -- one step at a time."

Dr. hosts free health event on sleep disorders

A free health education event next month will focus on problems affecting sleep. 

According to the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, 40 million Americans suffer from chronic long-term sleep disorders.

Edgerton Hospital's Medical director of sleep, Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi, will host a free discussion on the topic at the hospital on May 1 at 6 p.m. 

Sleep disorders can include sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and sleep terrors. Treatment plans can be determined by a sleep study, which is an overnight diagnostic test monitored by a technologist.

Participants will be able to speak directly with Rihawi. To register call 608-884-1607 or visit www.edgertonhospital.com.

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Students compete in high school mock trial semifinals

Students compete in high school mock trial semifinals

Teams from 16 Wisconsin high schools will compete in the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Semifinals at the Dane County Courthouse in Madison on Sunday, March 9, at 8 a.m.

The Mock Trial program provides high school students with an opportunity to act as attorneys and witnesses in a court case developed by State Bar members. In teams, students argue a criminal case before a panel of volunteer attorneys and judges in the regional competitions.

The two finalists will compete for the state title on Monday. The state winner will advance to the National Mock Trial Competition, which will also be held in Madison this May.

Students from the following schools will be participating in the semifinals:

Dozens of Beloit residents without water for days

Dozens of Beloit residents without water for days

A city official said dozens of Beloit residents have been without water for more than a week due to problems caused by frozen pipes.

About 53 homes in the neighborhood near Copeland Avenue -- including Tremont Drive and Sheridan, Prairie and Summit avenues -- have not had running water for days, some going without service for 10 days, an official said. 

The city of Beloit said it was waiting for a de-icing device from a manufacturer in Canada to arrive to thaw frozen water in the pipes and restore service to residents. The Pulse Jet De-icer pipe-thawing tool has been backordered but is expected to arrive in Beloit Tuesday, an official told News 3. As soon as the de-icer arrives, work to thaw pipes will begin.