Author Archive: Heather Ruenz

BREAKING: Crews on scene of fire

BREAKING: Crews on scene of fire

Multiple departments are currently on the scene of a structure fire in the Sunset Meadows complex on Faryl Avenue in the City of Delavan. It appears as if multiple units within the 714 building have been damaged. The cause of the fire, which began earlier this morning, is unknown at […]

 
 

Brewery goes with the flow

One of the new areas at Duesterbeck’s is this outdoor patio, which increases the amount of space for customers, and is respectful of social distancing guidelines. It will also feature live music on a regular basis on a stage outside. (Submitted photo)

Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company adds large outdoor patio to the mix By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer A local microbrewery that opened last fall is growing leaps and bounds in spite of being limited to carryout during the recent stay-at-home order. That temporary change wasn’t without its challenges but in true entrepreneurial […]

 
 

Whitewater Kiwanis bolsters contribution to community

The group responded to the need for more meals during COVID-19 The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club Board of Directors met virtually in April to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the Whitewater community and decided to offer additional assistance to the Whitewater area because of COVID-19. In addition to the […]

 
 

Golf outing, dinner canceled

The Open Arms Free Clinic’s annual Golf Outing and Dinner has been canceled. “We cannot, in good conscious, put our supporters in harms way. The COVID-19 has been disruptive to all things we know to be normal,” Open Arms stated in a press release. “Even with a delayed outing date, […]

 
 

County sees jump in COVID-19 cases

County sees jump in COVID-19 cases

  The increase was not a surprise, officials say As of this afternoon, Walworth County currently has 15 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the latest news from the county’s Public Health Department. Of the confirmed cases, nine people have recovered, four are currently hospitalized and one person is […]

 
 

Letter, RE: Elkhorn Area School District referendums

Elkhorn voters need to understand meaning of ‘estimated zero tax’ Two referendums coming up in Elkhorn April 7, both to raise our taxes for school funding increases… again. Given the last referendums, we shouldn’t need any additional school buildings for a few generations since we are about to pay off […]

 
 

Walworth County IDs case of community spread

Walworth County IDs case of community spread

Third person who tested positive for COVID-19 did not have exposure to a known case and didn’t travel to a location with known community spread Today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that community spread of COVID-19 has been detected in Wisconsin. Furthermore, the Walworth County Division of Public […]

 
 

Second case confirmed in county

Second case confirmed in county

Walworth County Division of Public Health announced today that there are now two confirmed cases of Coronavirus 2019 in Walworth County. This newly confirmed individual is a man in his 60s who is receving treatment. It is not yet known if the second case is travel-related.  “We are taking the […]

 
 

Area student named GeoBee semifinalist

Area student named GeoBee semifinalist

The National Geographic Society named Steven Wang, an eighth grader at Lake Geneva Middle School, as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at American Family Insurance-Corporate Headquarters in Madison, Friday, March 27. This is the second […]

 
 

GLORIA MATELLI

GLORIA MATELLI

Gloria A. Matelli 83, of Delavan, passed away at her residence on Sunday, March 15, 2020. She was born on March 28, 1936 in Chicago to the late Antonio and Emma (Passiglia) Bertolone. She married the late Angelo Matelli in Chicago on June 21, 1958. Gloria loved her family and […]