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Clean up Old World Wisconsin on April 20

Clean up Old World Wisconsin on April 20

Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, will host its annual clean-up event from 7 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 20. Individuals and groups of volunteers are invited to help rid the site of winter’s debris in preparation for the museum opening to school and adult groups on Wednesday, May […]

 
 

County to dedicate road in honor of fallen highway worker

Walworth County will name the access road that serves the County Public Works complex as “Jerry Himebauch Drive” in honor of the 19-year county highway veteran who tragically lost his life last summer while working on a county road maintenance project. Himebauch was killed July 23 after he was struck […]

 
 

Whitewater to participate in mock tornado warning

  Whitewater will participate in a statewide tornado drill at 1:45 p.m. April 18.       Tornado sirens will sound at 1:45 p.m. except in the case of actual inclement weather.       Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed April 15 to 19 Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. During that […]

 
 

Whitewater episode of ‘Discover Wisconsin’ to premiere this month

Whitewater episode of ‘Discover Wisconsin’ to premiere this month

Popular show shines spotlight on city while showcasing Ice Age Trail Whitewater and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail will take center stage on Discover Wisconsin with the premiere of its “Connecting Communities” episode on April 20-21.        In the segment, host Emmy Fink explores the 12,000-year-old natural wonder while […]

 
 

Gas prices nearly 30 cents lower than last year

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.56 yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.52, according […]

 
 

County seeks input from residents on parks plan

 By Dave Fidlin Correspondent       Officials within Walworth County’s Public Works department have been making the rounds this month, sharing information on the long-range plans that are in the works for green space and preservation efforts.       Details are encapsulated in a series of documents known as the Park and […]

 
 

‘Fifth Street turkey’ romancing the ‘ladies’

Bird seen in area less frequently, mail delivery resumes By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff The “Fifth Street turkey” was seen Thursday morning following a few “ladies” around the neighborhood. The wild turkey, who has wandered the Fifth Street area for nearly two years, has his eye on three hens as […]

 
 

68-year-old man gets 30 years for sexual assault

68-year-old man gets 30 years for sexual assault

By Jean Matheson Correspondent A 68-year-old Delavan man who admitted sexually molesting two young girls will serve 30 years in prison – likely a life term for him. David L. Burdick, who earlier had pleaded guilty to two felony counts of repeated sexual assaults of the same child, was sentenced […]

 
 

Bunny hug

Bunny hug

Violet Sky, 2, of Delavan, and her grandpa, Bob Ryan, hug the Easter Bunny before the Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Easter egg hunt in Phoenix Park on March 30. (Photo by Alexandrea Dahlstrom)

 
 

Delavan soldier up for Bronze Star

Delavan soldier up for Bronze Star

21-year-old injured leading unit in Afghanistan By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent U.S. Army Cpl. Daniel Weilandt, who was born and raised in Delavan, was injured March 12 leading his unit through an ambush in southern Afghanistan and is being considered for a Bronze Star. Daniel Weilandt’s father, Terry Weilandt, said […]