Author Archive: Heather Perkins

Star Center named Blue Ribbon School

Lake Geneva’s Star Center Elementary School was recently recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as one of 362 schools in the nation and one of eight schools from Wisconsin as an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing National Blue Ribbon School for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s […]

 
 

Farm to Table event a sellout

Farm to Table event a sellout

Proceeds support next year’s Alice in Dairyland finals By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Members of the local committee leading the way for Walworth County to host the 2020 Alice in Dairyland finals said the recent Farm to Table fundraiser was an overwhelming success. “The event was amazing. We had 200 […]

 
 

Finding his way after childhood trauma

Finding his way after childhood trauma

Tommy Olson returns to Whitewater with a message: ‘Don’t give up on kids’ By Tom Ganser Correspondent Not many who knew Tommy Olson in middle school would have predicted him becoming a commercial banking executive for Old National Bank. However, in a meeting with Whitewater Middle School staff on Sept. […]

 
 

Matching grant will help feed kids

Matching grant will help feed kids

It’ll support local Food in a Backpack program A local program that helps ensure kids at Turtle Creek Elementary School have food to eat over the weekend recently received an offer that will be a big help. “We are excited to announce a matching gift by Monroe Funeral Home to […]

 
 

A week to remember

A week to remember

      Bringing some extra energy to the Big Foot homecoming parade in Walworth on Sept. 26 are senior class representatives (from the left) William Volmar, Dorothy Carpenter and John McHugh. See more photos in the Oct. 4 Times/Reporter. Penny Gruetzmacher photo)  

 
 

MARYLYN GASCH

Marylyn N. Gasch, 88, of Delavan passed to eternal life on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Ridgestone Village in Delavan. She was born Dec. 7, 1930 to the late William and Florence (Dillon) Skog. Marylyn married William Gasch on Sept. 15, 1948 in Sharon. He passed away on Aug. 21, […]

 
 

STUART P. REGNELL

STUART P. REGNELL

      Stuart Paul Regnell formerly of Palatine Ill. passed away on Oct. 3, 2019, in Cody, Wyo. He was born Feb. 26, 1937, in Chicago. Stu was married to the love of his life, Valli Marie Regnell, and lived in Palatine, Ill., for 30 years. Stuart and Valli then retired […]

 
 

Horse tests positive for EEE virus

County officials warn to protect against mosquito bites The Walworth County Division of Public Health reports that a horse in Walworth County has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, which is caused by the EEE virus. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection reported the positive horse to […]

 
 

Genoa City bust nets $80,000 in drugs

Genoa City bust nets $80,000 in drugs

A 36-year-old Genoa City man is arrested and awaiting charges after a drug bust in Genoa City Sept. 25. According to a press release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, Rigoberto NMI Herrera was arrested after the Walworth County Drug Unit executed a search warrant at 407 Franklin St. in […]

 
 

One Act play contest kicks off Elks homecoming

One Act play contest kicks off Elks homecoming

The Battle of the Thespians, a One Act play contest, will kick off homecoming week at Elkhorn Area High School and attendees will cast People’s Choice votes with the winner earning points for their class. The contest, sponsored by the EAHS Drama department and Fine Arts Boosters, will take place […]