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East Troy man injured in plane crash

East Troy man injured in plane crash

A 79-year-old East Troy man was injured Saturday after a plane he designed and built crashed on a privately-maintained grass airstrip in the Town of East Troy. The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office said Robert G. Scott was attempting to land his experimental 1969 Scottbuilt fixed wing X-S, known as “Old […]

 
 

City to light tree in Tower Park on Friday

Delavan’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Friday in Tower Park. The Delavan-Darien High School choir will perform Christmas music and Santa Claus will arrive on a Delavan fire truck. Mayor Mel Nieuwenhuis will kick off the holiday season by turning on holiday lights and […]

 
 

Fontana native serves on Community Foundation

Fontana native serves on Community Foundation

Dawn Ripkey of Fontana, is among three new board members welcomed at the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin’s annual meeting in October. Ripkey, a member of the Geneva Lakes Conservancy, represents Walworth County on the board. She is the regional director-trust with BMO Private Bank in Madison and Janesville, responsible […]

 
 

Christmas Open House at Agape House set

The Agape House, 215 S. Main St., Walworth, will host a celebration of the birth of Jesus at a Christmas Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2. The open house provides an opportunity for anyone interested in Agape House and the services provided to girls and young women […]

 
 

Visitors Bureau receives grant to continue ‘Snow Much Fun’ campaign

Visitors Bureau receives grant to continue ‘Snow Much Fun’ campaign

By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff The Walworth County Visitors Bureau received its third consecutive Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant, awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism Nov. 13, for its “Snow Much Fun” campaign. The grant, totaling $24,404, will be used primarily to promote Walworth County January through March and […]

 
 

Walworth County OWI Court sees first graduate

Walworth County OWI Court sees first graduate

By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff Last month marked the first graduation from the recently developed Walworth County Operating While Intoxicated Court. The court is a treatment program for offenders facing their third or fourth OWI charge, which was developed in an attempt to replace some of the more traditional methods […]

 
 

County drive will be named for worker killed on the job

By Maureen Vander Sanden Contributor  A county worker who was killed on the job last summer will be remembered as “a conscientious and dedicated employee who served the public well.” Last week, the Walworth County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution that would name the Public Works Department Driveway on […]

 
 

A time to give

A time to give

Students deliver Thanksgiving staples to residents in need By Tom Ganser Correspondent  For about 20 families in Whitewater, Thanksgiving Day started a little early on Nov. 19 in Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Whitewater where all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner were distributed with […]

 
 

Elkhorn woman charged with growing marijuana

An initial appearance was scheduled to resume Nov. 7 for an Elkhorn woman charged with growing marijuana in her Woodpine Drive home. Michelle L. Kostuck-Hass, 38, was charged Oct. 11 in Walworth County Circuit Court with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, all […]

 
 

Studio 84 to host book signing event

Studio 84 to host book signing event

Dr. Richard Lombard and Patricia Sampson Harkness, who co-authored the book “What If The Glass Breaks – The Bob Sampson Story,” will be at Studio 84 in Whitewater from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 for a book signing. At 6:20 p.m. the authors will be reading an excerpt from […]

 
 
 
 
 

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