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Spreading the word key to prevention

Spreading the word key to prevention

Efforts to increase awareness about human trafficking continue By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer In 2018, Dawn Heath-Fiedler had 50 conversations with different clubs and organizations about human trafficking. Last year, the number of groups she spoke to jumped to more than 85. In other words, awareness about the issue is […]

 
 

Lions legacy project

Lions legacy project

      The Delavan Lions Club pledged $10,000 as a legacy project to Congdon Gardens for a seating area at its 80th Anniversary party in May 2018 with a $5,000 check to start the project, followed by $2,500 the next two years with the final payment made Jan. 8. Work began […]

 
 

Man in relationship with 13-year-old found with porn

A status conference is scheduled for Feb. 13 for a Walworth County Jail inmate found with child pornography and images of himself having sex with an animal and holding a gun. Zachery J. Horsefall, 20, was charged Dec. 11 in Walworth County Circuit Court with three counts of possession of […]

 
 

Effigy Mounds Preserve cleanup days announced

Effigy Mounds Preserve cleanup days announced

The City of Whitewater is partnering with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students and local organizations to create multiple cleanup days at the Effigy Mounds Preserve. The events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 31, Feb. 21 and March 6. Volunteer shifts are available from 9 a.m. […]

 
 

Commission moves proposed gravel pit forward

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A divided Town of Spring Prairie Planning Commission recommended approval of a proposed and sharply contested gravel pit at a Jan. 16 meeting. The recommendations came on 3-2 vote and includes rezoning three parcels from A-1 Agriculture to M-3 Mineral Extraction District as well as […]

 
 

Cool party

Cool party

      At the Fontana Fire and Rescue Department’s annual Ice Party Gone Wild last Saturday, held at the Abbey Harbor in Fontana, the Big Al Wetzel Band provides entertainment. See more photos in the Jan. 24 Times/Reporter. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

This year’s Winterfest aims for winter wonderland status

This year’s Winterfest aims for winter wonderland status

There are plenty of winter events, winter adventures and winter carnivals in Wisconsin, but what makes a winter festival an honest to goodness winter wonderland? The answer comes from the organizers of this year’s Winterfest in Lake Geneva, where the national snow sculpting champions will be crowned, bonfires and s’mores […]

 
 

Elkhorn looks to update facility use agreement

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn is looking to update its joint facility use agreement with the Elkhorn Area School District. The agreement, which spells out the terms of shared use for City and EASD facilities between the school district and City Parks and Recreation programming, has been […]

 
 

Walworth County rockin’ the barns again

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer It’s been more than two years since the Walworth County Fairgrounds, under the direction of general manager, Larry Gaffey, created a concert series named, fittingly, Rock the Barns. Gaffey said at the time he is always looking for new ways to raise money for upkeep […]

 
 

Former newspaper GM pleads guilty to theft

Former newspaper GM pleads guilty to theft

Jensen ordered to pay $274,000, serve probation Cynthia R. Jensen, 56, of Kingston, Illinois, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in Walworth County Circuit Court on Jan. 10. The former general manager of Southern Lakes Newspapers and Southern Lakes Publishing, Delavan, made a $250,000 restitution payment at the court […]