Badger educator named Ag Teacher of the Year

Badger High School teacher Candice Olson received the Agriscience Teacher of the Year award from the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators. Olson received the award June 26 at the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators professional development conference in Green Bay. The National Agriscience Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers […]


Village to build path around West Park

By Vicky Wedig Editor The Village of Darien expects to learn Friday how much it will cost to install a walking path around West Park. The village requested proposals from companies to create a nearly mile-long crushed-limestone path around the park and plans to open bids for the project Friday, […]


County cooling centers open

Here’s a list of cooling centers in Walworth County, provided by the Walworth County Public Health Department. During the extended heat wave, people without air conditioning can spend time during the day–and in some cases, part of the evening–in these places to get some relief. Call for hours and more […]


Webster House to display veterans’ memorabilia

Webster House to display veterans’ memorabilia

Doris Reinke, president of the Walworth County Historical Society, has announced that space is being made available in Heritage Hall, across Washington Street from Webster House to display military memorabilia from World War I through the current wars and conflicts. Initially, a room with approximately 600 square feet of space […]


Emerald Ash Borer now in Town of Lafayette

The Town of Lafayette has been added to the list of communities where the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borers. The insect was discovered in the Town of Lafayette on Aug. 1. Walworth County was previously under quarantine, and the […]


Walker’s picks recast labor board

By Bill Lueders Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism    Most people in Wisconsin don’t know the Labor and Industry Review Commission even exists — unless or until it makes decisions affecting their lives. LIRC, an independent administrative agency, hears appeals of state rulings regarding unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation and equal rights — decisions […]


Survey data indicates record 2013 corn crop

The highly anticipated August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released on Aug. 12 projects the 2013 U.S. corn crop at 13.763 billion bushels, which would be a record crop, if realized, and a 2.98 billion bushel increase from 2012’s drought-stricken crop. The report estimates the 2013 corn yield […]


Firm to help city implement plan for downtown

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council approved a proposal Aug. 13 from Vandewalle and Associates for up to $12,000 to help implement the downtown strategic plan that the council approved in May. Alderman Bruce DeWitt said he voted against the plan in May because he had some […]


DNR sets dates for 2013 waterfowl hunting seasons

The state Natural Resources Board has set the 2013 waterfowl seasons, which include a 60-day duck season and six-bird total bag limit. “With strong total duck populations and improved water conditions from last year, Wisconsin waterfowl hunters can expect a good season,” said Kent Van Horn, DNR waterfowl ecologist. “Waterfowl […]


West Nile virus found in Walworth County

The Walworth County Health Department reports a dead crow found in East Troy on July 30 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Walworth County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. “The positive bird […]