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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. […]

 
 

Schools to close on Wednesday

Schools to close on Wednesday

Local districts have until then to make plans Local school administrators will have until Wednesday to come with a plan to close for at least two-and-a-half weeks, under a mandate issued Friday by Gov. Tony Evers. The mandate is an attempt on the governor’s part to stem the spread of […]

 
 

Gateway will migrate to online instruction

Gateway will migrate to online instruction

Technical college cancels traditional classes March 16 to 18 Gateway Technical College, which has campuses in Elkhorn and Burlington, has canceled classes March 16 to March 18, all campus events March 16 through April 13 and all college-related international and out-of-state trips until April 30, the school announced Friday morning. […]

 
 

People being tested, but no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Walworth County

People being tested, but no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Walworth County

Multiple people are being tested for coronavirus, but as of Friday morning there were no confirmed cases of the disease in Walworth County, according to the Walworth County Public Health Department. Cancellations and postponements have become the norm in the area and across the nation as the disease, which originated […]

 
 

United We Dance

United We Dance

Dancers from area to perform in support of United Way By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Dance is highly collaborative, according to Colleen Huberty, director of Toe To Toe Ballet School in Elkhorn. And in early March, several dance companies from throughout the area will do just that in an effort […]

 
 

County agency recommends against gravel pit

County agency recommends against gravel pit

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A resolution passed by the Spring Prairie Town Board opposing a proposed gravel pit left the Walworth County Zoning Agency with limited options at a Feb. 20 meeting. The options, according to Director Michael P. Cotter, of the Land Use and Resource Management Department, were […]