Author Archive: Heather Perkins

WSD bowl team earns second

WSD bowl team earns second

Wisconsin School for the Deaf competed against 17 other teams The Wisconsin School for the Deaf Academic Bowl team recently reached a historical milestone when the team earned second place out of 18 teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Academic Bowl competition at the Minnesota State Academy for the […]

 
 

Local man gets 30 years

Walworth man sentenced for sexual assault cases A Town of Walworth man was sentenced to 30 years in prison in two cases of sexual assault. Lawrence C. Hisel Jr., 32, was sentenced Nov. 15 to 15 years in prison and 15 years extended supervision for having sex multiple times with […]

 
 

Alice in Dairyland finalists announced

Alice in Dairyland finalists announced

The 73rd representative will be named in May The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection recently announced the six top candidates for the 73rd Alice in Dairyland, moving one step closer to the selection of the next Alice. Following an extensive interview process over the next eight weeks, […]

 
 

Fish fry fun

Fish fry fun

      At St. Benedict Church in Fontana’s final fish fry of the shortened season on March 13, the number of guests was about half the normal number as a result of the Coronavirus. From the left: Tom Zinnecker, Walworth; Mike McKay, Fontana; and Colleen Kilroy, Delavan, dish up food and […]

 
 

City administrator provides updates

Elkhorn residents encouraged to stay safe, vote early By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer “While saying that we are operating in unchartered waters is stating the obvious, it’s imperative that each and every citizen keep stating the obvious,” James Heilman, Elkhorn City Administrator said last week. In response to the COVID-19 […]

 
 

Backup poll workers needed for election

Chance for online registration extended By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Walworth County Clerk Kim Bushey is calling on residents of Walworth County willing to serve as back up poll workers for the April 7 election to contact her office. “We just want to make sure that the local municipalities have […]

 
 

RICHARD EMMERICH

Richard P. Emmerich, 82, of Delavan, passed away on March 29, 2020, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center Summit. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan is assisting the family.

 
 

MARK M. FARRIS

Mark M. Farris, 86, of Elkhorn passed away on March 27, 2020, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. Services will be held at a later date. A private burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Nekoosa. Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan is assisting the family.

 
 

THEODORE BENDER

Theodore “Ted” Bender, 83, died at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center on March 26, 2020. There are no services planned at this time. Betzer Family Funeral Home is serving the family.

 
 

Lunch and learning

Lunch and learning

In communities throughout the area, life remained in flux last week in response to the ever-changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic. Above: Mary Kilar helps distribute lunches and learning packets at Lincoln Elementary School in Whitewater. (Tom Ganser photo)