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Plans to overhaul American Legion building move forward

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater officials have praised a revised set of plans associated with the planned overhaul of the American Legion building. Developer Mike Kachel of DLK Enterprises went before the city’s Plan and Architectural Review Commission on March 9 with a revised set of plans for the proposed […]

 
 

WSD bowl team earns second

WSD bowl team earns second

Wisconsin School for the Deaf competed against 17 other teams The Wisconsin School for the Deaf Academic Bowl team recently reached a historical milestone when the team earned second place out of 18 teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Academic Bowl competition at the Minnesota State Academy for the […]

 
 

Local man gets 30 years

Walworth man sentenced for sexual assault cases A Town of Walworth man was sentenced to 30 years in prison in two cases of sexual assault. Lawrence C. Hisel Jr., 32, was sentenced Nov. 15 to 15 years in prison and 15 years extended supervision for having sex multiple times with […]

 
 

Stay where you are, for now

Stay where you are, for now

County health officer issues guidance for seasonal homeowners The Walworth County Division of Public Health issued travel guidance April 1 for seasonal and second homeowners, asking that they stay in their primary homes for the duration of the Safer at Home order. The guidance targets both in-state and out-of- state […]

 
 

Alice in Dairyland finalists announced

Alice in Dairyland finalists announced

The 73rd representative will be named in May The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection recently announced the six top candidates for the 73rd Alice in Dairyland, moving one step closer to the selection of the next Alice. Following an extensive interview process over the next eight weeks, […]

 
 

Fish fry fun

Fish fry fun

      At St. Benedict Church in Fontana’s final fish fry of the shortened season on March 13, the number of guests was about half the normal number as a result of the Coronavirus. From the left: Tom Zinnecker, Walworth; Mike McKay, Fontana; and Colleen Kilroy, Delavan, dish up food and […]

 
 

City administrator provides updates

Elkhorn residents encouraged to stay safe, vote early By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer “While saying that we are operating in unchartered waters is stating the obvious, it’s imperative that each and every citizen keep stating the obvious,” James Heilman, Elkhorn City Administrator said last week. In response to the COVID-19 […]

 
 

Backup poll workers needed for election

Chance for online registration extended By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Walworth County Clerk Kim Bushey is calling on residents of Walworth County willing to serve as back up poll workers for the April 7 election to contact her office. “We just want to make sure that the local municipalities have […]

 
 

Letter, RE: Elkhorn Area School District referendums

Elkhorn voters need to understand meaning of ‘estimated zero tax’ Two referendums coming up in Elkhorn April 7, both to raise our taxes for school funding increases… again. Given the last referendums, we shouldn’t need any additional school buildings for a few generations since we are about to pay off […]

 
 

Lunch and learning

Lunch and learning

In communities throughout the area, life remained in flux last week in response to the ever-changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic. Above: Mary Kilar helps distribute lunches and learning packets at Lincoln Elementary School in Whitewater. (Tom Ganser photo)