Author Archive: Heather Ruenz

Plans unveiled for Whitewater library expansion

It will add nearly 7,000 square feet Irvin L. Young Memorial Library By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The long-running discussion of expanding Whitewater’s Irvin L. Young Memorial Library could come to fruition in 2023 — two decades after the project was first discussed — based on a recently unveiled set of […]

 
 

Delavan council approves library expansion

Delavan council approves library expansion

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council recently approved a plan to renovate the 12,116 square-foot Aram Public Library and build a 21,028 square-foot addition at a cost of approximately $9 million. Mayor Ryan Schroeder said at the Aug. 17 council meeting the city will pay up to […]

 
 

Jazzing up summer

Jazzing up summer

Members of the Underground Sound Jazz Combo take the stage at Sunset Park in Elkhorn in July for the Sounds of Sunset concert series, sponsored by Matheson Memorial Library. Kyle Deschner, who is from Delavan, created the group. The free, weekly concerts were part of the library’s summer reading program. […]

 
 

Scarecrow Fest returns

Delavan event to feature a walk, fall activities and more Downtown Delavan will usher in the fall season with the 21st annual Scarecrow Fest on Saturday, Sept. 18. The free festival is a community-wide, family-oriented event featuring decorative scarecrows, family activities, live entertainment, craft and vendor fairs, and so much […]

 
 

Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!

Whitewater Unified School District recently welcomed new staff members, from the left: (front row) Morgan Huntley, MS science; Colleen Coleman-Jayne, HS science; William Breitsprecher, MS digital life skills; Nicole Meier, advanced learner; Bethany Worth, HS English learner; (second row) Melissa Rinn, Lakeview fifth grade; Samantha Kessler, Lakeview special education; Yvonne […]

 
 

Town of Delavan PD officer promoted to captain

Town of Delavan PD officer promoted to captain

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Town of Delavan police officer Stefanie Adams was honored at a recent Town Board meeting for her promotion to captain by Police Chief Raymond Clark. Adams was sworn in by clerk Kristy McKristy. Her husband, Josh, who is a K-9 handler for the Walworth County […]

 
 

County-owned property for sale

Walworth County Treasurer Valerie Etzel recently announced the sale of county-owned properties. Sealed bids are invited and will be accepted by the Walworth County Treasurer’s Office, 100 W. Walworth, Room 103, P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121, until 10 a.m., Aug. 31. Visit the Walworth County website at www.co.walworth.wi.us and […]

 
 

JOHN HETZEL SR.

JOHN HETZEL SR.

John “Jake” J. Hetzel Sr., 73, of Elkhorn, passed away on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at Ridgestone Village in Delavan. He was born Sept. 27, 1947, the son to the late Jacob P. and Leone (Puestow) Hetzel. Jake was united in marriage to Janet (Rozmarin) Hetzel on Feb. 17, 1997, […]

 
 

DORIS SHOEMAKER

DORIS SHOEMAKER

Doris “Dorie” L. Shoemaker passed away on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center. She was born on July 10, 1944, in Elkhorn, the only child of John Kenneth Merry and Evelyn Doris (nee) Whitmore. She was a Walworth County resident for most of her life […]

 
 

KAREN MAWHINNEY

Karen J. Mawhinney, 75, of Burlington, a life-long seeker of truth and justice, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 at Aurora Burlington Memorial Hospital. A beloved daughter, loving sister, caring aunt and cousin, cherished friend and esteemed colleague. In 1968, Karen graduated from UW–Madison with a B.S. in journalism. […]