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Lakeland Players holding ‘Rocky Horror’ auditions

Lakeland Players will hold auditions for adults 18 and older for the musical “Rocky Horror Show” at 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 8 and 9, at the Walworth County Performing Arts Center, 15 W. Walworth St. Call Barry at (847) 462-9118 to schedule a 10-minute singing audition. Prepare […]

 
 

Civil War veterans’ lives to be highlighted

Members of the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War will reprise their roles as widows of Civil War veterans at the Delavan Historical Society’s program Thursday. Originally presented at Spring Grove Cemetery during Heritage Fest, five re-enactors from the Mary Lee Chesbro Tent No. 23 will talk […]

 
 

Boys and Girls Club hires director

Boys and Girls Club hires director

By Michael S. Hoey Corespondent  The Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County took another step toward opening its first club by hiring Karin Slayton as the unit director for its Delavan site. Slayton started in her position July 15. The Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County will begin […]

 
 

Visitors Bureau sponsors tourism signs along I-43

Travelers on Interstate 43 near Delavan can now see large blue signs indicating a Tourist Information Center, installed earlier this month by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The signs are the newest addition to the Walworth County Visitors Bureau’s marketing efforts to ensure tourism is a top contributor to Walworth […]

 
 

City and DOT consider options for Highway 59 reconstruction

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As the planned reconstruction of Highway 59 draws closer, City of Whitewater officials are working with the Wisconsin Department of Public Transportation on design elements. Latisha Birkeland, neighborhood services director, and Mark Fischer, city engineer, provided a brief update on the project, earmarked for 2017, at […]

 
 

Whitewater High School announces AP scholars

In May, 61 students took 114 Advanced Placement tests at Whitewater High School. Students scoring a 3, 4 or 5 on each test are eligible to receive college credit for the corresponding course. This year, 75.4 percent of the students who took a test scored a 3 or above, nearly […]

 
 

Part V: Troops march from Atlanta to Savannah

By Andrew W. Johnson Contributor        Late in June 1864, Union Gen. William Sherman realized the weather conditions were no longer favorable to large flanking maneuvers and decided to meet the Confederate Army head-on with a frontal assault. He issued orders for an attack on June 27, 1864. The 22nd […]

 
 

Elkhorn resident named marshal of 164th Walworth County Fair

Elkhorn resident named marshal of 164th Walworth County Fair

By Tyler Lamb Editor Lifelong Walworth County resident, Letha Kuecker, was recently named as one of two honorary marshals for the 164th Walworth County Fair. The fair board selected Kuecker of Elkhorn and Katie Benhart of Geneva Township for the honor as honorary fair marshals. As marshals, the duo will […]

 
 

Elkhorn natives help swim club takes 5th at state championships

Elkhorn natives help swim club takes 5th at state championships

The top USA Swimming teams in Wisconsin met again this past weekend in Brown Deer, this time for the 13 & Over State Championships. The Lake Geneva Swim Club (LGSC) was represented by six swimmers:  Molly Dover (Lake Geneva), Coriann Dorgay (Burlington), Carly and Katelyn O’Brien (Williams Bay), Kady Ruemmele and […]

 
 

Preserving the pristine

Preserving the pristine

By John Koski Editor In terms of size, Lulu Lake isn’t that big. Located about six miles northwest of East Troy, it has a surface area of 95 acres. By comparison, nearby Lake Beulah has a surface area of 834 acres, while Phantom Lake, near Mukwonago, consists of 433 acres. […]