WISTAX: Property taxes grow 0.8 percent

With tighter property tax limits in place for the second consecutive year, total property tax levies in Wisconsin rose 0.8 percent to $10.47 billion in 2012-13 (2013). Combined with last year’s 0.2 percent increase, this was the first time since at least 1946 that levies rose less than 1 percent […]


Firemen brighten the day for burn-injured campers

Firemen brighten the day for burn-injured campers

By John Koski Editor On Thursday, Aug. 15, dozens of area fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles traveled along narrow country roads to Camp Timber-Lee northwest of East Troy. The camp was the site of the 19th annual Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youths, sponsored by the Wisconsin Alliance […]


A place of peace

A place of peace

  Divine Word has been located on the pristine shores of Lake Beulah for 92 years By John Koski Editor A simple sign with just two words marks the entrance. “Divine Word” is all it says. To get there requires traveling down a narrow road flanked by dense woods on […]


Local farmers markets still yielding nature’s bounty

Visit these local farmers markets: • Walworth County Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 1 through Oct. 19, on the Elkhorn town square, Wisconsin highways 67 and 11, downtown Elkhorn. Contact Peg Reedy, (262) 741-4961. • Delavan’s Fresh Market, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday, May 30 through […]


Venetian Fest 2013

Above: The Ferris wheel towers above the crowd at the 51st annual Venetian Festival in Lake Geneva on Sunday.
	Below: Geneva Flyboard personnel put on a show with their “flyboards” – boards atop 25-foot hoses connected to a jet ski – during Venetian Fest on Sun-day. Geneva Flyboard owner Nick Pacocha said the flyboards allow people to become “human Iron Man,” flying above the lake propelled by water pressure. The professionals of Geneva Flyboard soared about 25 feet above the water. He said renters can hover 5 to 10 feet up. The company rents flyboards off Big Foot State Beach on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.



Circus-themed logo chosen for Walldog event

Brad Bandow and Kit Bandow, owners of Brushfire Signs in Williams Bay, are seen Thursday after unveiling a circus-themed logo for the Walldogs mural-painting event coming to Delavan in 2015 while Delavan Historical Society President Patti Marsicano looks on. (Photo by Michael Hall)

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The logo for the 2015 Walldog art event was revealed at a ceremony in front of Delavan City Hall on Thursday. The Walldog committee whittled the choices down to two and the public was allowed to vote on the final selection. The logo that was […]


Get fresh! Downtown café serves up sustainability

Get fresh! Downtown café serves up sustainability

Chamber Business Spotlight By Tyler Lamb Editor Typically when you ask a chef for their sources of inspiration, you’ll often hear of another chef’s inventive meals, or maybe the story of a visit to France where the flavors of foie gras and truffle-infused sauces were brought to life with a […]


Webster Notes

By Doris Reinke Correspondent Much local history might have been lost recently when two Walworth County historians died. Both Gordon Yadon, of Delavan, and Fred Kraege, of Whitewater, were avid researchers and collectors of material concerning their respective areas. They were the persons who could answer questions about long ago […]


Genealogical Society requesting essays on ‘favorite ancestors’

The Walworth County Genealogical Society is sponsoring an essay contest in conjunction with its Family History Fair to be held October 12 at Faith Christian School, W5525 Wisconsin Highway 67, Williams Bay. The contest is open to all children in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades living in Walworth County. The […]


County Fair aims to ‘Dream Big’ in 2013

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer In its 164th season, the Walworth County Fair is set to participate in the new worldwide initiative “Dream Big.” An international food drive done through worldwide fairs and expositions, Education Director for the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Marla Calico said current chair, […]