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Town, park friends to host Oktoberfest event

The Town of Delavan and Delavan Friends of the Park are gearing up to host Oktoberfest next weekend at Community Park. The special fall event will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, from 3:30 to 9 p.m. at the Community Park Building, 1220 South Shore Dr., Delavan (on the corner of […]

 
 

On the water

On the water

Hundreds of boat owners and enthusiasts descend upon the harbor at The Abbey Resort for the Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show Sept. 28. The show, presented by the Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society featured numerous categories including Peoples Choice. For more information and to […]

 
 

Service recognized

Service recognized

      Proceeds from the Whitewater City Market tent on Sept. 10 were donated to the Whitewater Police Department in remembrance of 9/11. Market co-manager Lisa Dawsey-Smith delivers the $400 check to Police Capt. Adam Vander Steeg for its crime prevention fund. Last year the proceeds went to the Whitewater Fire […]

 
 

Pinwheels for Peace

Pinwheels for Peace

On Sept. 18, students of Saint Andrew Parish School in Delavan held an early recognition of the International Day of Peace, which fell on Saturday, Sept. 21 this year. They participated in “Pinwheels for Peace,” which aims to create a visual public statement about peace throughout the world. On the […]

 
 

Sugar Creek residents oppose Dollar General

Concerns include Tibbets Elementary School safety, increased traffic By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Residents of Sugar Creek Township are standing together in opposition of a proposed rezone near Tibbets Elementary School for construction of a Dollar General. The request that came before the Town Board last month calls for a rezone […]

 
 

Star Center named Blue Ribbon School

Lake Geneva’s Star Center Elementary School was recently recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as one of 362 schools in the nation and one of eight schools from Wisconsin as an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing National Blue Ribbon School for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s […]

 
 

Farm to Table event a sellout

Farm to Table event a sellout

Proceeds support next year’s Alice in Dairyland finals By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Members of the local committee leading the way for Walworth County to host the 2020 Alice in Dairyland finals said the recent Farm to Table fundraiser was an overwhelming success. “The event was amazing. We had 200 […]

 
 

Finding his way after childhood trauma

Finding his way after childhood trauma

Tommy Olson returns to Whitewater with a message: ‘Don’t give up on kids’ By Tom Ganser Correspondent Not many who knew Tommy Olson in middle school would have predicted him becoming a commercial banking executive for Old National Bank. However, in a meeting with Whitewater Middle School staff on Sept. […]

 
 

Matching grant will help feed kids

Matching grant will help feed kids

It’ll support local Food in a Backpack program A local program that helps ensure kids at Turtle Creek Elementary School have food to eat over the weekend recently received an offer that will be a big help. “We are excited to announce a matching gift by Monroe Funeral Home to […]

 
 

A week to remember

A week to remember

      Bringing some extra energy to the Big Foot homecoming parade in Walworth on Sept. 26 are senior class representatives (from the left) William Volmar, Dorothy Carpenter and John McHugh. See more photos in the Oct. 4 Times/Reporter. Penny Gruetzmacher photo)