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Big Foot Wolves to host 18th annual Pig Roast

By Heather Ruenz SLN staff The Big Foot Wolves, a local youth football program for kids in grade school, will host its 18th annual Pig Roast fundraiser, 2 to 11 p.m., Saturday at Toynton Park in Walworth. Entertainment and a variety of games that will feature prizes for kids and […]

 
 

Seeking acceptance, not just tolerance

Seeking acceptance, not just tolerance

LGBT community to host Pride Fair Saturday By Heather Ruenz SLN staff One of the dreams for Jody Rendall, director of LGBT of Walworth County, which started in 2011, has been to host a Pride Fair to support to people in the area that are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender. […]

 
 

Genoa City teen gets stayed jail sentence for distributing images of sexual encounter

A Genoa City teenager received a stayed sentence of nine months in jail for his role in a sexual encounter with a schoolmate and circulating images of the tryst. Tias L. Larson, 18, was sentenced Aug. 4 to nine months in jail with work-release privileges on each of three counts […]

 
 

Local business gives away SUV

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Advanced Auto Clinic in Delavan had a fundraiser Saturday for the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County and gave away a reconditioned GMC Yukon as part of its “Deserving Rides” program. Tony Lynn, owner of Advanced Auto Clinic, said he has donated to many […]

 
 

Summer night

Summer night

National Night Out, held Aug. 1 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, featured police, fire and rescue personnel and equipment from throughout the county. Town of Linn firefighters (top) give a Jaws of Life demonstration; Sharon firefighter Jake Barry (left) helps John Rambatt shoot water out of a fire […]

 
 

Drivers asked to focus on the road, not the skies during the eclipse

Drivers asked to focus on the road, not the skies during the eclipse

First total solar eclipse since 1979 expected to darken skies midday on Monday The nation’s first total solar eclipse since 1979 will likely have many people looking skyward on Monday, but traffic safety officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation want drivers to stay focused on the road, click-on their […]

 
 

Water tower painting to be completed this year

Moving timeline up gets city a $3,000 discount By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent At its meeting Aug. 7, the City of Elkhorn Common Council voted in favor of having the painting of the water towers completed this year, a project originally scheduled to be finished in 2018. Alderman Michael Kluck said […]

 
 

Shuckin’ and dancin’

Shuckin’ and dancin’

At the 56th Annual Walworth Fontana Rotary Corn & Bratwurst Fest, Aug. 5 at Heyer Park in Walworth, the corn shucking crew keeps up with the demand (top); later, kids dance to the band OTR (above.) For more information about the club, follow it on Facebook or email walworthfontanarotary@gmail.com. (Submitted photos)

 
 

Elkhorn man allegedly assaulted three girls

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 7 for an Elkhorn man charged with fondling and having sex with underage girls. Mitchel C. Lothes, 18, was charged Aug. 2 in Walworth County Circuit Court with two counts of sexual assault of a child younger than 16 years old, second-degree sexual […]

 
 

Rolling into town

Rolling into town

Second annual VIPER Ride to make halfway stop in East Troy By Meghan Griffin Correspondent The VIPER Ride will stop in East Troy at the Village Hall, 2015 Energy Drive, on Sunday, Aug. 20. The ride allows blind and visually impaired veterans to experience over 100 miles of road via […]

 
 
 
 
 

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