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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 […]

 
 

Former newspaper GM pleads guilty to theft

Former newspaper GM pleads guilty to theft

Jensen ordered to pay $274,000, serve probation Cynthia R. Jensen, 56, of Kingston, Illinois, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in Walworth County Circuit Court on Jan. 10. The former general manager of Southern Lakes Newspapers and Southern Lakes Publishing, Delavan, made a $250,000 restitution payment at the court […]

 
 

Cold, snow predicted for middle of next week

Cold, snow predicted for middle of next week

Exact track of storm will determine where the boundary between rain and snow The official start of winter is still about two weeks away, but conditions are coming together in a way that could bring another major winter-like storm to a large portion of the middle of the United States […]

 
 

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., […]