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Grillin’ and chillin’

Grillin’ and chillin’

This year’s Walworth County Fair featured a new food stand, the FFA Grill ‘n Chill, which served grilled cheese sandwiches and chocolate shakes. One of the many crews to help cover the six days of the fair included, from the left: (front row) Macie Kruse, Sydney Bender, Piper Nuehring, (back) […]

 
 

COVID-19 testing, vaccination site open

Walworth County teams up with Open Arms on effort The Walworth County Division of Public Health this week launched a joint COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at Chapel on the Hill, N2440 Ara Glen Dr., Lake Geneva. Open Arms Free Clinic will conduct testing (PCR tests) while Public Health will […]

 
 

A bridge over troubled water

Elkhorn council approves cost sharing of Petrie Road bridge repairs By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent City of Elkhorn councilmembers recently voted 6-0 in favor of paying a $5,203 invoice for its shared cost of bridge repairs to the Petrie Road bridge that goes over Jackson Creek. According to a memo provided […]

 
 

For Lane

For Lane

Highlights at the second annual Lane’s Way car and truck show, held Sept. 11, at Elkhorn Area High School, included, from the top: Lane’s family – Judy, Cheyenne and Chad – shown watching the presentation of colors by the American Legion; Lane’s truck and related awards on display, in addition […]

 
 

Whitewater considers 2-year budget cycle

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the heavy lifting on next year’s spending plan about to get underway, Whitewater officials kicked off the process with a look further down the line that will result in eventual changes. At the urging of City Manager Cameron Clapper, the Common Council on Sept. 7 […]

 
 

Trial reset for man charged with setting fire

Sex offender withdraws insanity plea in arson case By Vicky Wedig Correspondent A final pretrial conference is now scheduled for Dec. 22 for a Darien man suspected of setting fire to his bedroom while he was in it. Joshua Fredricksen, 40, withdrew a previous plea of not guilty by reason […]

 
 

A special kickoff for the Whippets

A special kickoff for the Whippets

New turf re-dedication includes celebration of 1980 state champs By Tom Ganser Correspondent The football game at Whitewater High School on Sept. 10 looked to the future and offered a glimpse of the past as it featured the re-dedication of the newly installed turf the school’s football and soccer teams […]

 
 

Man flees from police, drives toward squads

An initial appearance is scheduled to resume Sept. 24 for an Illinois man charged with fleeing from police and nearly striking two squad cars in the Town of Lyons. Kurt E. Walther, 69, of Prophetstown, Illinois, was charged Sept. 2 in Walworth County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree […]

 
 

Cornfest march

Cornfest march

At Darien’s Cornfest event, held Sept. 10-12 in Darien, members of Delavan-Darien High School’s marching band, the Blue Regiment, delivers music to fans gathered along the parade route. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

Whitewater considers sex offender zoning

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater could join a growing number of Wisconsin communities and soon have on its books an ordinance limiting where convicted sex offenders can live within the municipal limits. City officials had a preliminary discussion of the issue at a Common Council meeting Sept. 7. It served […]