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Going, going, gone

Going, going, gone

Aaron Nieuwenhuis holds up items for bid while auctioneer Terry Schmaling works the crowd Nov. 7 at Delavan Christian School’s Annual Benefit Auction, “2020 Love One Another.” More than 775 items were donated to the event that raised approximately $60,000. The fundraiser featured live and silent auctions and there was […]

 
 

COVID shuts Darien Elementary

Virtual learning in place until at least Nov. 30 By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Darien Elementary School closed on Nov. 11 and will not re-open until Nov. 30 because of a possible exposure to COVID-19 as well as staffing issues. A letter was sent home to parents explaining the need […]

 
 

Winter sports in local schools on thin ice

Winter sports in local schools on thin ice

Board OKs activities, but pandemic may interfere By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board spent the bulk of its meeting last week discussing whether or not to move forward with the winter sports seasons. The board voted 6-1 to do so but even those who voted in favor […]

 
 

Area voters turn up the red

Area voters turn up the red

Republicans dominate local races for state Assembly By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The effects of a surging global pandemic and a summer of social unrest did little to change the allegiances of voters in the Southern Lakes Area who remained true to their Republican roots in the Nov. 3 […]

 
 

Voters will need patience waiting for election results

Voters will need patience waiting for election results

State commission provides advice for voters The Wisconsin Elections Commission is asking voters to be patient in waiting for election results on Tuesday. Because of the relatively high number of absentee ballots in the election, local clerks may need additional time to complete their tallies, according to the commission. “If […]

 
 

Walworth fair canceled as COVID threat rises

Walworth fair canceled as COVID threat rises

Officials plan to host youth competitions, animal sale Walworth County, one of few holdouts in the state still planning to host a fair this summer, announced on Thursday it will bow out as the threat of COVID-19 grows. The Walworth County Agricultural Society board voted Wednesday to cancel the 171st […]

 
 

To enforce or not to enforce…

To enforce or not to enforce…

Local sheriffs have different takes on state’s order By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer When Gov. Tony Evers on April 16 extended Wisconsin’s Safer-At-Home order from April 24 to May 26, it was a tough day for most of the residents of the state. Whether on the side of keeping things […]

 
 

Area’s state parks forced to close

Views like this at Richard Bong State Recreational Area near Burlington will be off limits in the near future because the state park one of 40 closed by order of Gov. Tony Evers in an attempt to prevent further spread of COVID-19.  (Department of Natural Resources photo)

Governor orders 40 parks to close to promote social distancing At a time when outdoor recreation is needed more than ever, 40 of Wisconsin state parks, forests and recreational areas have been closed – victims of their own popularity. Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday directed the Department of Natural Resources […]

 
 

Tuesday’s election is back on

Tuesday’s election is back on

Supreme Court reinstates voting; governor decries lack of safety Tuesday’s on again, off again election is now on. The Wisconsin Supreme Court on a 4-2 decision late Monday afternoon struck down an order issued just hours earlier by Gov. Tony Evers to suspend in-person voting scheduled for Tuesday and move […]

 
 

Governor suspends in-person voting…but stay tuned

Governor suspends in-person voting…but stay tuned

Legislative leaders immediately pledge a court challenge regarding Tuesday’s scheduled vote Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday afternoon issued an executive order suspending in-person voting for Tuesday’s Spring Election. The order moves in-person voting to June 9 and calls the legislature into special session on Tuesday to discuss election-related issues. […]