Delavan

Trial reset for man charged with setting fire

Sex offender withdraws insanity plea in arson case By Vicky Wedig Correspondent A final pretrial conference is now scheduled for Dec. 22 for a Darien man suspected of setting fire to his bedroom while he was in it. Joshua Fredricksen, 40, withdrew a previous plea of not guilty by reason […]

 
 

Cornfest march

Cornfest march

At Darien’s Cornfest event, held Sept. 10-12 in Darien, members of Delavan-Darien High School’s marching band, the Blue Regiment, delivers music to fans gathered along the parade route. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

For the kids

Food in a Backpack matching grant announced Delavan-Darien School District staff recently announced a matching grant by Monroe Funeral Home to the district’s elementary schools’ Food in a Backpack program. At the end of each school week, students at Turtle Creek and Darien Elementary School can receive a small grocery […]

 
 

End of an era

End of an era

Marsicano family sells The Village Supper Club after 55 years By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Marsicano family has owned and operated The Village Supper Club on Delavan Lake since 1966. Next week, new owners will attempt to carry on the legacy of the popular supper club because the restaurant […]

 
 

The place to be

The place to be

The Friends of Aram Library book sale was hopping with book enthusiasts of all ages. According to Diane Kunzer, the Aug. 14 sale was a success thanks to many including Delavan Parks and Recreation and staff from the street department, Delavan-Darien High School, the Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scout Troop […]

 
 

Darien fire/EMS chief resigning

Justin Schuenke said after 10 years, it’s time for a change By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Darien Fire/EMS Chief Justin Schuenke is resigning his position. Schuenke said his appointment expires in February, but he will stay with the department as long as necessary to help with the transition to a […]

 
 

Delavan council approves library expansion

Delavan council approves library expansion

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council recently approved a plan to renovate the 12,116 square-foot Aram Public Library and build a 21,028 square-foot addition at a cost of approximately $9 million. Mayor Ryan Schroeder said at the Aug. 17 council meeting the city will pay up to […]

 
 

Scarecrow Fest returns

Delavan event to feature a walk, fall activities and more Downtown Delavan will usher in the fall season with the 21st annual Scarecrow Fest on Saturday, Sept. 18. The free festival is a community-wide, family-oriented event featuring decorative scarecrows, family activities, live entertainment, craft and vendor fairs, and so much […]

 
 

Town of Delavan PD officer promoted to captain

Town of Delavan PD officer promoted to captain

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Town of Delavan police officer Stefanie Adams was honored at a recent Town Board meeting for her promotion to captain by Police Chief Raymond Clark. Adams was sworn in by clerk Kristy McKristy. Her husband, Josh, who is a K-9 handler for the Walworth County […]

 
 

It’s now or never

It’s now or never

The Phoenix Park Bandshell featured Tony Rocker performing Elvis songs recently and drew quite the crowd – possibly the largest group the park has seen this summer. Rocker not only performed a variety of The King’s most famous hits, but also underwent some costume changes. For more about the bandshell, […]