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‘I’m getting better daily’

Benefit planned for injured deputy, who is now in rehab By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent A special event and motorcycle ride benefiting Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Blanchard is set for Saturday, Oct. 9, with the main event taking place from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in […]

 
 

Not too scary

Not too scary

At the 21st annual Scarecrow Fest in Delavan Sept. 18, scarecrows were on display throughout the downtown including this one in front of The Treasury. The fest also featured a classic car show, food vendors, Gee Funny Farm Petting Zoo, free pumpkins and live music. See more photos in the […]

 
 

Delavan-Darien district staff to mask up again

Facemasks remain optional for students but policy is fluid By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Delavan-Darien School District staff were again required to wear facemasks while working in district buildings beginning last week. Administrator Jill Sorbie reported to the school board at the Sept. 13 meeting the policy had begun that […]

 
 

And, they’re off!

And, they’re off!

The 9th Annual Discover Whitewater Series Half Marathon and 5K, in conjunction with the Fit Kid Shuffle, saw a significant increase in participants over last year’s races. This year’s event, held Sept. 19, welcomed more than 380 participants and featured at least 240 volunteers as well as support from 60-plus […]

 
 

Teen tennis phenom nearly reaches U.S. Open

Teen tennis phenom nearly reaches U.S. Open

Whitewater’s Reese Brantmeier headed for bright tennis career By Michael J. Lewis Correspondent Sixteen-year-old Reese Brantmeier laughed at the question, because it seemed preposterous, but after the U.S. Open tennis tournament that happened recently, it wasn’t. Brantmeier, a Whitewater native, is a precocious and talented tennis player, one of the […]

 
 

Well operator charged with endangering public

Former Elkhorn employee allegedly failed to treat water for arsenic By Vicky Wedig Correspondent An initial appearance is scheduled for Oct. 4 for a former city employee who allegedly allowed unsafe levels of arsenic in an Elkhorn well. Christopher J. Robers, 53, of Elkhorn, was charged Sept. 14 in Walworth […]

 
 

For a good cause

For a good cause

Walk to End Alzheimer’s expected to raise more than $150,000 Walkers and teams from across the area participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Walworth County at Library Park in Lake Geneva on Sept. 18. The walk rejoined in person this year, with the health and safety of […]

 
 

Draft of sex offender ordinance read

Highlights include statistics and child safety zone maps By Dave Fidlin Correspondent On the heels of a preliminary discussion early this month, Whitewater’s municipal decision-makers had an initial reading of a draft ordinance that could limit where convicted sex offenders can live within the city after serving their sentence. The […]

 
 

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 […]