Author Archive: Heather Perkins

IRENE E. DOWEY

IRENE E. DOWEY

      Irene E. Dowey was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Harvard, Ill., to Albert and Minnie (Bollwahn) Moede. She passed away on Oct. 13, 2020, at Holton Manor in Elkhorn. Irene was a loving farm wife, devoted mother and a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Sharon. She was […]

 
 

JANICE M. RYAN

Janice M. Ryan, 78, of Delavan passed away on Oct. 19, 2020 at Lakeland Health Care Center in Elkhorn. Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan is assisting the family.

 
 

DONALD VANANTWERP

Donald Clark VanAntwerp, 87, of Delavan passed away at the Lakeland Healthcare Center in Elkhorn, on Oct. 13, 2020. There are no services planned at this time. Betzer Family Funeral Home is serving the family.

 
 

Hundreds remember, honor Treyton in 5K

Hundreds remember, honor Treyton in 5K

By Tom Ganser Correspondent The 10th annual “Run for Trey” on Oct. 11 was more than a welcomed 5K run and walk for 265 people finishing at home plate in “Treyton’s Field of Dreams” located in Whitewater’s Starin Park. In the words of Molly Fuller, who along with her husband, […]

 
 

Commission: Chlorides are on the rise

Water pollution control superintendent suggests checking softeners Due to continued increases in chloride levels, the Fontana/Walworth Water Pollution Control Commission is asking for help from local residents. “Over the last years we have seen a steady increase in the amount of chlorides being discharged to the sewer. As you might […]

 
 

Cloverbuds at Home program offered

Walworth County 4-H recently announced its new Cloverbuds at Home program. The program is designed for any county youth, kindergarten through second grade, and provides an opportunity for kids to learn more about 4-H while having fun and exploring different areas of interest. When registering for Cloverbuds at Home, parents […]

 
 

Fall market fun

Fall market fun

Terra Yard Creations’ Oct. 3 Fall Market at the Barn event featured a wide variety of makers, artists, artisans, crafters and bakers along with activities for kids. Payton Perepell, 2, and her sister, Quinn, 5, from Delavan, get started on painting their pumpkins. Seeds of Hope supplied the pumpkins, free […]

 
 

Elkhorn to host Oktoberfest Saturday

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer As Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce representatives put it in a recent social media post a couple, what a rollercoaster the last several months have been. Despite several events and local festivities being canceled or postponed, chamber staff said they’re excited to host Elkhorn Oktoberfest. […]

 
 

Fire causes evacuation

Fire causes evacuation

A fire in the wall at the Walmart in Delavan last weekend led to the store being evacuated for a short time. According to Delavan Fire Chief Tim O’Neill, the call came in a little before 2 p.m. Oct. 10 and damage was confined to a freezer and electrical wiring. […]

 
 

PATRICIA SCHMETTER

Patricia A. Schmetter, 84, of Elkhorn, died Oct. 10, 2020 at Ridgestone Gardens of Elkhorn. Patricia was born on May 28, 1936, to the late Francis and Rita (Kennedy) Bell. She married Dr. Roger Louis Schmetter on Oct. 15, 1960. He passed in 1985. She worked at many different places […]