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Pitch to offer van services for court appearances met with lukewarm response

By Jean Matheson Correspondent Some Walworth County officials are concerned with what they say are the growing number of people with suspended or revoked drivers’ licenses who persist on driving anyway. At a meeting of the county’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee on July 20, two officials proposed establishing van service […]

 
 

Field of Honor trip will kick off with ceremony on square

By Vanessa Lenz Staff Writer One East Troy boy’s dream to help fund an outing for area veterans to attend the Field of Honor event at Miller Park Aug. 11 is starting to become a reality. Rogelio Hayes, 12, of East Troy Boy Scout Troop 92 publicly announced his plans […]

 
 

Students see the world with travel-loving teacher

Jenna Barrons (from left), East Troy High School art teacher Lori Puls, Abby Kannard, Bryn Reimer, Kimmey Dragotta and Paige Cromey learn to surf in Byron Bay during a recent 15-day trip to Australia and New Zealand.

After two years of proverbial blood, sweat and tears, East Troy High School art teacher Lori Puls recently got a chance to share her love of travel with a group of 16 East Troy High School students. “It was an incredible educational, cultural and adventurous experience,” said Puls. “It was […]

 
 

School district tax levy and mill rate decrease

State aid to district increases By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board approved a tax levy and mill rate Monday that are about eight-tenths of a percent less than last year’s rates. The district set its tax levy at $16.4 million and mill rate at $9.02 per $1,000 […]

 
 

Extreme birthday: Delavan edition

Joyce Alice Thomson (second from left) is surrounded by her granddaughters Jaime Britz-Herst (from left), Paige Hemmis, a host on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” and Dana Dagg, who planned Thomson’s 90th birthday party at Lake Lawn Resort.

Star of ABC’s home makeover show returns to birthplace for grandmother’s 90th birthday   By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Joyce Alice Thomson remembers her father working for $1 a day shoveling snow in Delavan. As a designer on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Thomson’s granddaughter’s income is undoubtedly a bit […]