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Calling all local authors

Annual Authorfest event to take place online The Friends of the Lake Geneva Library and Breadloaf Books recently announced the annual Beachside Authorfest held in Lake Geneva’s Library Park will continue with a change in venue this year as Online Authorfest 2020. For five years, Beachside Authorfest has featured local […]

 
 

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

On June 13, the Delavan Lioness had a paver laid at Congdon Gardens in Delavan, commemorating the club’s 41 years of service to Lions International, which came to an end June 30. Delavan Lioness present include, from the left: (front) Joyce Popera, Carol Ann Rickard, Kathleen Kilkenny, Carol Anderson, Lynn […]

 
 

Sunday serenade

Sunday serenade

A couple of residents along Esterly Avenue in Whitewater seemed to have created a Sunday tradition of playing classical music clarinet concertos. From the left: Music teacher Christine Hayes, of Lincoln Elementary School, and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater associate professor Zachary Oster, who live across the street from each other, play […]

 
 

Town of Delavan grants liquor license renewal to Cattails

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent A battle between Mike Jonas, owner of Cattails Bar and his neighbors went the way of the bar owner last week. The town board approved a liquor license renewal that several of the bar’s neighbors had opposed. Several neighbors spoke during public comments at the […]

 
 

Special sendoff

Special sendoff

Members of Big Foot High School’s Class of 2020, including John McHugh, above with his dad, Joseph, were celebrated in a parade May 31. Thanks to assistance from Walworth Police, it was led by fire trucks, included a drive past Golden Years where residents held signs, and a stop at […]

 
 

Council approves alcohol licenses for fair

Historic move expected to help reduce revenue shortfall By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent In a historic move for the Walworth County Fair – which has been a dry event for the past 170 years – the City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 4-2 in favor of approving temporary Class B wine […]

 
 

Aquatic and Fitness Center to reopen July 1 – with limitations

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After sitting dormant for more than three months amid COVID-19 precautions, the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center is expected to reopen. But it will not be business as usual. The center, 580 S. Elizabeth St., will resume operations July 1. In the first phase of reopening, […]

 
 

Helping out

Helping out

More than 20 members from Trinity Church recently helped a Town of Bloomfield senior citizen, Gerri Dilloo (back row, center left), clean up her yard. Trinity Church is at W775 Geranium Rd., Genoa City. For more information, visit www.trinitychurchfamily.com or follow the church on Facebook. (Submitted photo)  

 
 

Village of Walworth Citizens group to meet

The Village of Walworth’s Interested Citizens Committee will host a meet-and-greet in the Walworth Village Square at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 28. The committee, which has been in existence for six or seven years, consists of retired residents who are interested in village, county and state government. Interested Citizens […]

 
 

Wisconsin School for the Deaf celebrates grads

Wisconsin School for the Deaf celebrates grads

Two students from this area among the Class of 2020 By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The Wisconsin School for the Deaf had nine graduating seniors this year. The residential school for students 3 to 21 years old who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind from throughout the state of […]