Author Archive: Heather Ruenz

Brewing in the barn

Laura (nee Duesterbeck) and Ben Johnson are the owners of Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company in Elkhorn. They came up with the idea as a way to restore old buildings on the property, and pass the family farm on to their children and future generations. (Heather Ruenz photo)

Family transitions farm to a new venture By Heather Ruenz SLN staff After nearly 158 years, an area farm family is embarking on a new venture as a microbrewer. At the heart of that leap is the hope that old farm buildings can be restored and that the farm will […]

 
 

Sugar Creek residents oppose Dollar General

Concerns include Tibbets Elementary School safety, increased traffic By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Residents of Sugar Creek Township are standing together in opposition of a proposed rezone near Tibbets Elementary School for construction of a Dollar General. The request that came before the Town Board last month calls for a rezone […]

 
 

Hitching’ a ride

Hitching’ a ride

An unexpected group of visitors made quite a buzz on the final day of the Walworth County Fair on Labor Day – a swarm of bees. After separating from their home hive, according to local beekeepers, the swarm – including the queen bee – rode to the fairgrounds in the […]

 
 

Trivia contest to support families

Christmas for the Kids, a program through St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, has been providing year round support and Christmas gifts to families receiving services from the county’s Health and Human Services Department since 2008. Last year the program served about 150 people and as a way to […]

 
 

Delavan woman killed in crash Wednesday

Delavan woman killed in crash Wednesday

A 56-year-old Delavan woman was killed in a crash on Highway 14 late Wednesday afternoon, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. The report of the two-vehicle crash in front of W9361 highways 11/14 in the Town of Darien was received at approximately 4:14 p.m. on Sept. 18, according to […]

 
 

CATHERINE TOMASZEWSKI

CATHERINE TOMASZEWSKI

Catherine “Cathy” Anne Tomaszewski, née Andrews, 70, of Elkhorn, passed away on March 18, 2019 in Tucson, Ariz. She was born in Chicago, Ill. to Paul and Catherine Andrews on Jan. 14, 1949. The family moved to Elkhorn in 1958 where Cathy attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and graduated from […]

 
 

Village of Walworth to discuss flooding

On Saturday, the Walworth Village President declared a State of Emergency due to torrential rains and excessive flooding, according to a press release from the village. Walworth has received a tremendous amount of rain over a very short period of time and the state of emergency was declared to allow […]

 
 

Scarecrows on parade

Scarecrows on parade

Delavan’s annual autumn celebration returns Saturday By Tracy Ouellette SLN staff Delavan’s Scarecrow Fest returns to the historic downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. The community-wide, family-oriented event features scarecrows and free activities throughout the downtown area. For the first time, festival organizers will be closing […]

 
 

Homecoming dress giveaway at Trinity Church

The final day of A’s Dress Closet hosting a free homecoming/prom “dress shop” will be Saturday, Sept. 14, at Trinity Church, W775 Geranium Road, Genoa City. The shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. A’s Dress Closet provides local high school girls with the opportunity to […]

 
 

LEONTINA FARCAU

Leontina Farcau, 88, of rural Darien, died at Sherwood Retirement Home in Williams Bay on Sept. 12, 2019. A Romanian prayer service will begin at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, followed by the visitation from 11 a.m. to noon, and the service at noon, all at Betzer Funeral Home, Delavan. […]