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BFHS awarded grant for wireless network upgrade

The Big Foot Union High School District recently received a federal grant of nearly $30,000 to upgrade its Wi-Fi infrastructure. The district said Tom Schauf, a long-time math teacher who assists with information technology, wrote the grant. BFHS will use these funds to offset the cost of replacing two aging […]

 
 

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

The Birge Fountain shines brightly early last Wednesday morning with the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center serving as the backdrop to the winter scene. Julius Birge, who in 1839 had become the first child born to European settlers in Walworth County, donated the fountain to the City of Whitewater in 1903. […]

 
 

Lake Geneva Schools remind families of COVID-19 precautions

The Lake Geneva School District issued a COVID-19 reminder to parents as classes resumed from winter break this week. James Gottinger, District Administrator, said families should follow best health practices to keep school doors open. “We all hope that 2021 will bring back a sense of normalcy to a year […]

 
 

Man sentenced for breaking into Delavan home

A Greenfield man charged with breaking into a Town of Delavan home along with another man with guns and robbing the residents was sentenced to 28 years in prison and 28 years extended supervision. Bradley J. Hohner, 26, pleaded guilty Aug. 4 in Walworth County Circuit Court to armed robbery, […]

 
 

Whitewater indoor market opens Saturday

Whitewater City Market officials announced earlier this week the indoor market will open on Saturday. “Happy New Year market friends! Now that the outdoor season is over (brrrr), we are thrilled to announce the details of the 2021 indoor market season,” organizers posted on the Whitewater City Market Facebook page. […]

 
 

Out in the fresh air

The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative of Walworth County is leading the charge to bring Cycling Without Age to the area. The program aims to bring joy and vitality to non-driving, older adults and those with differing abilities via a trishaw – a three-wheel, pedal-assist cargo bike.

Cycling Without Age program rolling into the area By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Cycling Without Age aims to bring joy and vitality to non-driving, older adults and those with differing abilities via a trishaw, a three-wheel, pedal-assist cargo bike. The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative is bringing the program to this […]

 
 

A place to discuss the tough stuff

In Conversations aims to provide safe space for difficult topics By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The Elkhorn Resilience Coalition is hosting a monthly panel and discussion called “In Conversations.” The goal of the program is to provide members of the greater community a safe space to discuss various topics. Elkhorn Area […]

 
 

WUSD gauges parent interest for planning

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With plans of reopening schools to all students in mid-January, officials in the Whitewater Unified district are in the process of determining who will have seats in classrooms and who will continue learning virtually. As the number of COVID-19 cases ticked upward in Whitewater and surrounding […]

 
 

Area man receives Blair Cares Award

Area man receives Blair Cares Award

Spiegelhoff recognized for volunteer work with Alzheimer’s Association Since 2001, Olympic champion Bonnie Blair has been an Alzheimer’s champion. Her volunteer leadership, willingness to serve, and incredible energy she gives to advance the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is the embodiment of “caring.” In this spirit of volunteering, the Alzheimer’s […]

 
 

Businesses recognized by Town of Delavan

Businesses recognized by Town of Delavan

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Two businesses – Boxed and Burlap and JD Environmental – were recognized by the Town of Delavan board recently for their contributions to the town. The owners of both businesses were presented certificates. John Neighbors, owner of Boxed and Burlap, was recognized for allowing the […]