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City of Whitewater adds two liquor licenses

By Bob Peryea Correspondent The Whitewater Common Council added two liquor licenses on Tuesday night as a response to growth. The city will make two additional Class B liquor and beer licenses available to Whitewater restaurants and pubs. The decision was prompted by supporters of the Black Sheep Restaurant, 210 […]

 
 

Welcome to our new look!

Welcome to our new look!

MyWalworthCounty.com has undergone a makeover. It has been a few years since we launched the site and it was time to update the look to improve the visitor experience. Larger photos, cleaner graphics and a more user-friendly interface are hallmarks of the change. What hasn’t changed, however, is our commitment […]

 
 

Local competition has global impact

Local competition has global impact

       “It was an honor for me to help 40 racers remember they are running a race for those kids who can’t. We seek to make a difference in the lives of those who are forgotten or hurting.”   – Tyson Ray, director Geneva Lakes Amazing Race   By Alexandrea […]

 
 

Camp helps families of fallen officers rebuild and remember

Camp helps families of fallen officers rebuild and remember

By Vanessa Lenz SLN staff Fourteen years ago Jennifer Thacker was forced to find a way to keep living without the man she loved most. She was supposed to build her perfect life alongside Brandon Thacker, who she married shortly after graduating from college. That dream came to a sudden […]

 
 

Whitewater student participates in mock mission to Mars

Whitewater student participates in mock mission to Mars

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Emma Fero dreams of one day becoming an astronomer, and an opportunity earlier this summer only heightened that desire. Fero, who this fall will be a senior at Whitewater High School, was one of 84 female students across the country invited to attend a simulated mission […]

 
 

East Troy mother sentenced to 1 year in drowning deaths of twins

By Jean Matheson Correspondent Melody Butt, the East Troy mother whose infant twins drowned in a bathtub as she napped in her bedroom, will spend one year in jail and 14 years on probation. While serving her jail sentence, Butt, 27, will be granted release time to care for her […]

 
 

Whitewater show features public art pieces

Whitewater show features public art pieces

Long before Twitter and Facebook became mobilizing forces for collective action, the contemporary mural art movement in America offered a medium for community expression and empowerment. Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center’s August exhibit “Caryl Yasko: Public Art, the Original Social Medium” highlights the work of a nationally renowned artist who was […]

 
 

It was the hottest July on record

By Jillian MacMath AccuWeather.com July 2012 marked the hottest month on record for the lower 48 states, according to a report released by NOAA Wednesday. With an average temperature of 77.6 degrees in the contiguous U.S., the month of July surpassed the 20th century average by 3.3 degrees. The previous […]

 
 

Yerkes relaunches youth astronomy camp

Rebecca Russell, organizer of the YAAYS program, explains to Cayden Wittrock (from left), Sean Ahler of and Ethan Hay, all of Elkhorn, how the group of campers will use the big colorful balls to represent the size of earth as they line them up to mimic the diameter of the sun in comparison.

      “It’s a fun experience where kids can just have fun and they’re learning… It starts their dreams out in what they want to do.” – Rebecca Russell, YAAYS coordinator By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff  Every child, perhaps only briefly, dreams of flying to the moon in an astronaut suit, […]

 
 

Getting benched

Getting benched

Phillip Koss, Walworth County’s District Attorney for more than two decades, recently took on a new role as one of the county’s four circuit judges. At his Aug. 1 investiture, judge John R. Race swore in Koss. Attorney Brian Schuk, Wisconsin Bar Association president, presented the new judge’s robe after […]

 
 
 
 
 

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