Author Archive: Heather Perkins

City expands opportunities for restaurants

City expands opportunities for restaurants

The City of Whitewater has created additional space for patrons of downtown restaurants to enjoy their meals safely. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many local businesses and restaurants, the city wants to assist in making a safe environment for additional seating. While many restaurants are continuing their focus on […]

 
 

Calling all local authors

Annual Authorfest event to take place online The Friends of the Lake Geneva Library and Breadloaf Books recently announced the annual Beachside Authorfest held in Lake Geneva’s Library Park will continue with a change in venue this year as Online Authorfest 2020. For five years, Beachside Authorfest has featured local […]

 
 

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

On June 13, the Delavan Lioness had a paver laid at Congdon Gardens in Delavan, commemorating the club’s 41 years of service to Lions International, which came to an end June 30. Delavan Lioness present include, from the left: (front) Joyce Popera, Carol Ann Rickard, Kathleen Kilkenny, Carol Anderson, Lynn […]

 
 

Sunday serenade

Sunday serenade

A couple of residents along Esterly Avenue in Whitewater seemed to have created a Sunday tradition of playing classical music clarinet concertos. From the left: Music teacher Christine Hayes, of Lincoln Elementary School, and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater associate professor Zachary Oster, who live across the street from each other, play […]

 
 

Town of Delavan grants liquor license renewal to Cattails

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent A battle between Mike Jonas, owner of Cattails Bar and his neighbors went the way of the bar owner last week. The town board approved a liquor license renewal that several of the bar’s neighbors had opposed. Several neighbors spoke during public comments at the […]

 
 

MARIE E. PERKINS

Marie E. Perkins, of Delavan, was born June 29, 1929, in Stockbridge, to Richard and Louise Volp. She passed away on June 21, 2020, at Vintage on the Ponds in Delavan. Marie loved working in the garden. Her days were kept busy working as a waitress and cook at Hanny’s […]

 
 

JEFFERY L. THIELE

JEFFERY L. THIELE

      Jeffery L. Thiele, 59, of Mukwonago, passed away on June 17, 2020, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was the son of William and Janet (Dymond) Thiele of Eagle, and a 1978 graduate of Palmyra High School. Following high school, Jeff faithfully served his country in the United States Marine […]

 
 

Special sendoff

Special sendoff

Members of Big Foot High School’s Class of 2020, including John McHugh, above with his dad, Joseph, were celebrated in a parade May 31. Thanks to assistance from Walworth Police, it was led by fire trucks, included a drive past Golden Years where residents held signs, and a stop at […]

 
 

JOLAINE SASS

JOLAINE SASS

      JoLaine Sass, 76, completed her earthly journey on 19 June 2020 at home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and in recent years combined with cancer. She was welcomed into this world on 7 June 1944 in Champaign, Ill. by her father and mother Fred and Eleanor (Frerichs) Lubben. […]

 
 

Council approves alcohol licenses for fair

Historic move expected to help reduce revenue shortfall By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent In a historic move for the Walworth County Fair – which has been a dry event for the past 170 years – the City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 4-2 in favor of approving temporary Class B wine […]