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COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Walworth County’s surge largely due to university By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services continues to see a surge in new confirmed COVID-19 cases after reporting more than 1,000 residents tested positive for the seventh consecutive day on Sept. 21. Since Sept. 15, county […]

 
 

Fall fun

Fall fun

Downtown Delavan was the hub of welcoming fall Sept. 19 at the annual Scarecrow Fest. The band Sawdust Symphony brings ambience to the event, which also featured a car show, vendors, concessions and voting on scarecrows. See more photos in the Sept. 24 Delavan Enterprise. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

Council refers alcohol violations to committee

Incidents at three Elkhorn establishments being reviewed By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Last week, the City of Elkhorn Common Council opted to table the assessment of 75-point alcohol violation demerit point notifications for three Elkhorn establishments. They referred the issue to the Legislative and Regulatory Committee for further review before making […]

 
 

Whitewater officials opt to forgo mass gathering ordinance

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After failing to gain traction recently and continuing to lack unanimous support this week, a citywide ordinance Whitewater related to mass gatherings amid COVID-19 has been scrapped. The Common Council on Sept. 15 continued discussing the would-be ordinance, which was proposed after observations were made of […]

 
 

Music in the (purple) rain

Music in the (purple) rain

The Phoenix Park Bandshell welcomed a Prince tribute band, The Prince Experience, on a cool, rainy night. Despite the soggy Sept. 12 weather, the concert drew a large crowd. Among the most popular hits Gabriel Sanchez, who portrays Prince, and his band mates performed is “Purple Rain.” (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

Art brightens Whitewater outdoor seating area

By Tom Ganser Correspondent On a bright and steamy day in late August, creative juices were flowing non-stop, as artists painted 14 full-size picnic tables in the Whitewater outdoor seating area on First Street between The Book Teller and Pinnacle Legal Services. The artistic event happened on Aug. 21 and […]

 
 

For Lane

For Lane

On Sept. 12, Lane’s Way hosted a car and truck show at Elkhorn Area High School. Lane Schweitzer was killed at the age of 15 in a motorbike crash on March 27, 2019. In line with his patriotism, the Lane’s Way event honored first responders and others. Among Lane’s family […]

 
 

Looking back at the past

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Sometimes it’s fun to dive into local history and find out what was happening in the community “back in the day.” Here is what was happening in the Delavan-Darien area and beyond…. 25 years ago… In 1995, plans for Delavan to host the World Clown […]

 
 

Parade for the President

Parade for the President

The Republican Party of Walworth County organized a Trump Boat Parade on Geneva Lake that took place Sept. 6. It began with participants meeting near The Abbey Harbor and Fontana Beach mid afternoon and traveling around the lake. In addition to many boats displaying Trump 2020 and other flags people […]

 
 

Hear the roar

Hear the roar

The tractor, “In Dew Tyme” makes its way down the track at the Walworth County Fairgrounds during the Badger State Truck and Tractor Pulls last weekend. There was also live music, food and special guests. (Dave Dresdow photo)