Author Archive: MyWalworthadmin

Two girls killed, three people injured in crash with semi truck

Two girls killed, three people injured in crash with semi truck

Two girls, 7 and 14, were killed and three members of their families were injured Thursday evening when the SUV they were riding in collided with a semitrailer truck on Highway 12 in Whitewater. According to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, the deceased are Kaylinn Wilken, 14, of Waterford, and […]

 
 

Man dies when sports car flips along Highway 12

Man dies when sports car flips along Highway 12

An 81-year-old Illinois man died Monday morning on Highway 12 in the Town of Lyons after he lost control of his classic sports car and rolled over. Allan Lukasz, of Mount Prospect, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Walworth County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to the Walworth County […]

 
 

Gravel pit eyed for Spring Prairie site

Gravel pit eyed for Spring Prairie site

Proposal goes before Plan Commission on Thursday By Jason Arndt Editor A rising demand from area construction projects, including the Foxconn development in Mount Pleasant, have left Southeastern Wisconsin with an increased need for gravel pits. The depleted resource, according to Robert Kordus, president of Union Grove-based Asphalt Contractors, Inc., […]

 
 

Shooting death by deputy ruled justified

Shooting death by deputy ruled justified

Walworth County District Attorney Zeke Wiedenfeld on Friday ruled that a Walworth County Sheriff’s deputy was justified in shooting to death an Elkhorn man following a car chase in October. According to a news release issued by Sheriff Kurt Picknell, Wiedenfeld first delivered the news to the family of Sean […]

 
 

‘I just murdered my wife’

‘I just murdered my wife’

Delavan man called police and waited to be arrested for stabbing wife A Delavan man accused of stabbing his wife to death Sunday told a police dispatcher, “I just murdered my wife,” and “I’ll be waiting in the driveway. I won’t be any problem. I’ll be unarmed,” according to a […]

 
 

Eight people shot by police in past six years

Eight people shot by police in past six years

One case still under investigation; deadly force deemed justified in the others By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer Oscar Villarreal remembers his son as a sharp-dressed kid who had a lot to look forward to. Unlike some teenagers of his time who wore their pants down around their derrieres, Alfredo Emilio […]

 
 

Gateway to host fire, EMS recruitment event

Gateway to host fire, EMS recruitment event

The Gateway Technical College Fire Program is partnering with fire departments throughout Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties to recruit new firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Gateway will host a recruitment event on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HERO Center, 380 McCanna Parkway, Burlington. Participants […]

 
 

Former newspaper GM charged with theft

She took nearly $375,000 from Delavan-based company, complaint alleges An initial appearance is scheduled for Oct. 17 for an Illinois woman charged with bilking nearly $375,000 from her former Delavan employer. Cynthia R. Jensen, 55, of Kingston, Ill., was charged Sept. 25 in Walworth County Circuit Court with seven counts […]

 
 

Stage provides portal to war experiences

Stage provides portal to war experiences

Veterans act through trauma with Feast of Crispian By Vicky Wedig SLN staff       A Milwaukee theater group was a saving grace for area veteran Raymond Hubbard as he underwent treatment for opiate addiction after getting hooked on painkillers when he was injured in Iraq.       “They saved my life,” […]

 
 

Warhawks, Fairhaven have first-ever ‘Afternoon of Fun with Warhawk Athletes’

Warhawks, Fairhaven have first-ever ‘Afternoon of Fun with Warhawk Athletes’

By Tom Ganser CORRESPONDENT Friday the 13th of April proved to be a good luck day for more than 50 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students and residents of Fairhaven Senior Services as they gathered together for the first “Afternoon of Fun with Warhawk Athletes.” Fifty-five UW-Whitewater student athletes from volleyball, gymnastics, […]