W. Gordon Yadon 1923-2013

W. Gordon Yadon stands in the Paul Lange Arboretum, which he helped create in 1962, in 2010. Yadon died Friday at the age of 90.

By Vicky Wedig Editor W. Gordon Yadon was known for his uncanny ability to recall facts about the history of Delavan and its people and his respect for everyone. “His knowledge of Delavan history … I don’t know if anybody could ever replace that,” Mayor Mel Nieuwenhuis said Monday. Nieuwenhuis […]


Highway 11 re-opens

Highway 11 re-opens

Highway 11 re-opened at about 12:15 p.m. after being closed Wednesday morning because of flooding. About two-tenths of a mile of the road – from Highway 89 east to Pink’s Lane – was closed while crews worked to pump about a foot of water from the roadway. Walworth County Department […]


A barrel of fun

David Himsel of the City of Whitewater adds some character to Main Street by hanging the barrel “Wateryism” by Derek Hambly.

Arts Alliance public art project beautifies downtown Whitewater By Dave Fidlin Correspondent In recent weeks, a number of locally produced artistic creations have been dotting the downtown Whitewater streetscape, and organizers hope spectators are having a barrel of fun taking in the works. For the ninth consecutive year, the Whitewater […]


Library board considers revised expansion plan

Little Free Library expected to be up and running by the end of summer By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The on-again, off-again discussion of expanding the Irvin L. Young Memorial Young Library is, well, on again. In recent months, Library Director Stacey Lunsford has been discussing renewed efforts with the Library […]


Gas prices in state fell nearly 22 cents last week

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 21.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.61 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week to […]


Golf event raises $13,000 for Bethel House

Wally McDonnell lines up his nest shot at the 16th annual Charity Golf Event for Bethel House on June 8. (Tom Ganser photo)

By Tom Ganser Correspondent The 16th annual Charity Golf Event for Bethel House on June 8 was a sure sign that summer has finally arrived in Whitewater. This year’s event was held at the Whitewater Country Club on a day perfect for golfing and $13,600 was raised for Bethel House. […]


Loesch, Rossmiller first members of Wall of Fame

Village honors longtime officials By Tyler Lamb Staff Writer In recognition of decades of public service, the East Troy Village Board on Monday unanimously inducted former board President Bill Loesch and Public Works Director Tom Rossmiller to the newly created village Wall of Fame. Board President Randy Timms submitted both […]


On display: Local art instructor exhibits at Cultural Arts Center

On display: Local art instructor exhibits at Cultural Arts Center

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Art Instructor Kendra Bulgrin will have her artwork on display at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., through Sunday, June 30. The show will be free and open to the public each Thursday through Sunday between the hours of noon and 5 […]


Council moves toward rescinding line of credit for Ellis Farms

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Developers of the Ellis Farms subdivision a long Creek Road are at least $27,000 short on a line of credit to pay for improvements in the development. The Delavan Common Council voted 5-1 on June 11 to issue a formal notice to the Executive Management […]


Fire-damaged buildings poised for demolition

The charred remains of the burned out buildings on East Troy’s Village Square should be razed soon, according to village officials. The two buildings, which housed several business and apartments, were destroyed by fire April 26. (By Ed Nadolski)

Village raze order comes due next week By Tyler Lamb Staff Writer It looks like the two burned-out buildings on the Village Square will be coming down soon. The East Troy Village Board on Monday discussed possible action “to remedy the remains” of two buildings at 2877/2883 Main Street and […]