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Restoration of lakes underway after drawdown

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       With the winter drawdown and dredging of Cravath and Trippe lakes in the rearview mirror, Whitewater officials are turning their attention toward restorative efforts as warm weather sets in.       At a Common Council meeting May 3, Eric Boettcher, parks and recreation director, provided an […]

 
 

Elkhorn food pantry goes online

Elkhorn food pantry goes online

EI 051222 Food pantry online By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Like just about everything else lately, the Elkhorn Food Pantry is going online. As a way to make the pantry more accessible, the pantry recently added an online ordering system. The pantry, which serves those who live in the Elkhorn Area […]

 
 

County clearing out surplus equipment

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Finance Committee of the Walworth County Board of Supervisors approved a pair of resolutions April 28, one to sell surplus public works equipment and another to American Rescue Plan Act funding. The county has a pair of single-axel Mack trucks with attachments it purchased in […]

 
 

Webster House scheduled for grand reopening

Webster House scheduled for grand reopening

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As the growth of historical societies in the area has shown, many are interested in finding out just what life was like in past centuries. Now, a Walworth County iconic spot is getting ready to reopen, with a change in style and reach further back into […]

 
 

Having a fiesta!

Having a fiesta!

The City of Delavan celebrated Cinco de Mayo May 6-8 at Phoenix Park. The event featured live music, ethnic dancers, children’s activities and even a jalapeno-eating contest with a $100 top prize. Vendors from various restaurants and churches provided Mexican food and drinks, and a large variety of items were […]

 
 

Pothole repair forces closure of Highway 12

Pothole repair forces closure of Highway 12

  The section of eastbound Highway 12 between I-43 and Highway 120 will be closed on Friday, April 29 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The closure is due to what the Department of Transportation calls “emergency pothole repair.” The ramps from Highway NN onto eastbound Highway 12 will also […]

 
 

11 charged in drug conspiracy

11 charged in drug conspiracy

Investigation stretched from Arizona to Wisconsin Eleven people have been charged with for conspiring to deliver more than 500 grams of methamphetamine following a multi-jurisdictional investigation centered in Walworth County. On Monday the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office, on behalf of the Walworth County Drug Enforcement Unit and Bureau of […]

 
 

Join the DNR to celebrate Earth Day

Join the DNR to celebrate Earth Day

Help protect the planet; volunteer and recreate at state parks The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources offers the public several opportunities to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) through acts of service and outdoor recreation at Wisconsin state parks throughout the month. Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin native […]

 
 

East Troy spring election results

East Troy spring election results

The polls have closed for the spring 2022 election. Here are the unofficial results: East Troy School Board – two seats Ted Zess 1,558 Adam Witkiewicz 1,542 Kevin Bong 1,312 Adam LeMarr 727 Village of East Troy – three seats Matt Johnson 542 Jason Smalley 462 Forty Renucci 430 Dusty […]

 
 

Comets officially moving to Rock Valley Conference

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT Delavan-Darien High School will officially leave the Southern Lakes Conference and join the Rock Valley Conference for the 2023-24 school year. The Comets were already slated to join the RVC in football next season. The WIAA Board of Control approved the move of all D-DHS […]