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Local non-profits form Edgerton running series

To gear up for the summer fundraising season, four non-profit organizations from the Edgerton area teamed up with to encourage attendance at their run/walk events. 

The Edgerton Lions, Edgerton Rotary Club, Chilimania and Edgerton Hospital Capital Foundation are offering runners and walkers the chance to win a 50-inch flat screen high definition TV.

The TV drawing is meant to be an incentive for participants in the Edgerton Running Series races. Runners and walkers will have their name entered upon registration, which allows up to four chances to win. The drawing will take place on Sept. 19 at Edgerton Hospital’s Victory Fun Run/Walk. You don't need to be present to win, organizers said.

The following events are included in the Edgerton Running Series:

RWD, Janesville eliminated at state hockey

Cedarburg defeated Reedsburg-Wisconsin Dells 3-2 and Superior stopped Janesville 4-2 in the opening games of the WIAA State Boys Hockey Tournament at Alliant Energy Center Thursday.

Dylan Brown scored both goals for RWD as they held a 2-1 lead early in the second period.

But Cedarburg's Evan Gable and James Furey scored goals to give the Bulldogs a spot in the semifinals Friday.

Janesville fell behind Superior 2-0 after the first period, but the Bluebirds got second period goals by Connor Perkins and Harry Henschler to tie the game.

The Spartans took a 3-2 lead on Grant Hanson's tally in the third period and Beau Reder's empty net goal provided the final margin for Superior.

WATCH: Janesville Craig girls basketball faces off at Middleton

See highlights from the Janesville Craig game in Middleton Saturday. Janesville Craig Cougars beat Middleton's Cardinals 65-60.

Sheriff: Rock River under slow-no-wake speed restriction

Sheriff: Rock River under slow-no-wake speed restriction

A slow-no-wake speed restriction has been set on the entire Rock River, according to a release.

County Ordinance requires a slow-no-wake speed restriction to be put on the portion of the Rock River from Lake Koshkonong to the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge when water levels reach or exceed 8.0 feet on Lake Koshkonong and 6.5 feet in Afton, officials said. The water level on Lake Koshkonong is 9.39 feet, and it is 8.58 feet in Afton.

Additionally, when water levels exceed 8.5 feet in Afton, county ordinance requires a slow-no-wake speed restriction to be placed on the portion of the Rock River from the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge to the state line, according to the release. So the speed restriction has been placed on the entire Rock River.

Beloit officials remind residents of rules, regulations for swimming pools

Beloit officials remind residents of rules, regulations for swimming pools

City of Beloit officials are reminding residents of some rules and regulations the city has for swimming pools capable of holding more than 2 feet of water.

According to a release, all outdoor swimming pools that can hold more than 2 feet of water must be surrounded by a fence that is at least 4 feet high, and owners must have a valid permit before installing the pool.

Above-ground swimming pools that are available at retailers are also subject to the requirements, officials said.

All swimming pools must also be properly disinfected, and pools deeper than 4 feet must have a throwing buoy and lifeline available, according to the release.

Residents that already have a permit and fence for their swimming pools do not need to take any action, officials said.

Anyone with questions or looking to report an unsafe pool should call 608-364-6700.

Officials remove speed restrictions on Rock River

Officials remove speed restrictions on Rock River

Officials have removed the slow-no-wake speed restrictions on the Rock River from Lake Koshkonong to the Beloit Rock Town Line Road bridge, according to a release.

The water level for the Rock River is 7.94 feet on Lake Koshkonong and 6.48 feet in Afton, according to U.S. Geological Survey Gauges.

County ordinance allows officials to remove slow-no-wake speed restrictions when water levels are at or below 8.0 feet on Lake Koshkonong and 6.5 feet in Afton, according to the release.

There are currently no speed restrictions on the entire Rock River.

Entire Rock River under slow-no-wake restriction

Entire Rock River under slow-no-wake restriction

A slow-no-wake speed restriction has been placed on the Rock River downstream of the West Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge, according to a release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.

County ordinance requires the speed restriction to be placed on the river when water levels exceed 8.50 feet in Afton, and the water level is at 8.66 feet, officials said.

Deputies will be posting slow-no-wake signs along the river at all public access points between the West Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge and the state line, according to the release.

The entire Rock River is now under a slow-no-wake restriction, officials said. Lake Koshkonong is exempt from the speed restriction.