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Don’t burst my bubble!

Don’t burst my bubble!

The “Bubble Man” Karl Deblak demonstrates “bubble-ology” to children last week at Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn, demonstrating how physicists, mathematicians, architects and astronomers study soap bubbles to help understand the way the universe works. (Photo by Brenda Peryea)


Things are looking up for Bay School District

Citizens approve balanced budget, with minimal tax levy increase By Bob Peryea Correspondent Williams Bay citizens on Monday unanimously approved a $7 million school district budget, which includes a $6.92 million tax levy. School Board President Dianna Woss told the small turn out of voters that this is “our opportunity […]


Cemetery walk commemorates fallen soldiers

Cemetery walk commemorates fallen soldiers

Visitors to the Springfield Union Cemetery Walk on Saturday, July 21 were treated to cool breezes and living history in the shady hillside setting. The Walworth County Genealogical Society and Springfield Cemetery Board sponsored the event to remember the families and honor the veterans buried in this historic location. Deb […]


Acres of ancestry

Acres of ancestry

Book shares history on local farm and those who cultivated the land By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Nearly a century-and-a-half ago, it all began with just a few acres. But since its founding in 1868, the Quinney farm has encompassed 160 acres on the outskirts of Elkhorn and has been a […]


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 more […]