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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, […]

 
 

Elkhorn Area School District welcomes new administrator

Elkhorn Area School District welcomes new administrator

Tadlock to champion STEM fields By Tom Ganser Correspondent The start of a new school year is an exciting time for a community like Elkhorn as the patterns and rhythms of the classroom replace overnight those of the summer. Having a little trouble sleeping the night before the first day […]

 
 

Finance Committee OKs land sale

By Bob Peryea Correspondent The Finance and Judicial Committee voted last week to recommend that the City sell .4 of an acre to Holton Manor in order to accommodate an expansion of the facility. The selling price will be approximately $15,000 per acre, which will make the entire transaction approximately […]

 
 

Middle School principal leaving district

Position might still be vacant when fall term begins By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With a new school year on the horizon, officials in the Whitewater Unified School District are in the process of putting the final pieces of the staffing puzzle together. The School Board last week held a special […]

 
 

County fair adds new features

County fair adds new features

By Edwin Scherzer Correspondent With the last days of summer winding down, you can rest assured events and activities at the Walworth County Fairgrounds will be gearing up. The fair literally brings something for everyone, from 4-H members showing livestock to the Beach Boys serenading audience members at the grandstands. […]

 
 

Crime Stoppers unveil anonymous tip service

Public can submit anonymous crime tips and sign-up for free TipSoft alerts   The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and the Walworth County Crime Stoppers program have announced the availability of TipSoft, a service for citizens to anonymously submit crime-related tips through the Web, a text message or from any Android […]