Delavan

Going, going, gone

Going, going, gone

Aaron Nieuwenhuis holds up items for bid while auctioneer Terry Schmaling works the crowd Nov. 7 at Delavan Christian School’s Annual Benefit Auction, “2020 Love One Another.” More than 775 items were donated to the event that raised approximately $60,000. The fundraiser featured live and silent auctions and there was […]

 
 

COVID shuts Darien Elementary

Virtual learning in place until at least Nov. 30 By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Darien Elementary School closed on Nov. 11 and will not re-open until Nov. 30 because of a possible exposure to COVID-19 as well as staffing issues. A letter was sent home to parents explaining the need […]

 
 

Winter sports in local schools on thin ice

Winter sports in local schools on thin ice

Board OKs activities, but pandemic may interfere By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board spent the bulk of its meeting last week discussing whether or not to move forward with the winter sports seasons. The board voted 6-1 to do so but even those who voted in favor […]

 
 

Delavan library friends to sell ornaments

Delavan library friends to sell ornaments

Through the generosity of Tom and Bonnie McQueen of White Swan Pewter, the Friends of Aram Public Library in Delavan have the opportunity to bring community members what they’re describing as a stunning array of finely-crafted pewter ornaments just in time for the holidays. From now through December – while […]

 
 

Photographer captures ‘ghost’ at park

Photographer captures ‘ghost’ at park

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Ivan Baublitz of Inspiration Photography says he happened upon a great Halloween season story recently and not only swears that it’s real, but provided what he says is proof. “I was snapping some photos for a family in Delavan for a photo shoot and I […]

 
 

Changes to Thanksgiving dinner announced

There will be some changes to this year’s annual Walworth County Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The event won’t be held at its usual location of the Community Park Building in Delavan because the building is being remodeled. Food will be prepared and delivered from the kitchen at the Village Supper Club, […]

 
 

Sorg’s will be back, owner vows

An Oct. 25 silo collapse at Sorg’s Quality Meats and Sausages in Darien damaged much of the meat processing portion of the building. Though the facility has remained open, it’s operating at reduced capacity currently. (Mike Hoey photo)

Meat processing plant recovering from silo collapse By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Sorg’s Quality Meats and Sausages in Darien will be back, owner John M. Sorg said Monday night, just over a week after a silo collapsed and crushed much of the meat processing portion of the business. While the […]

 
 

City of Delavan looks to add new TID

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council approved a step toward creating a new tax incremental district in the city last week. The new district, called TID No. 6, would overlay portions of the existing TID No. 4. Administrator Denise Pieroni said at the Oct. 20 meeting, the […]

 
 

Lakefront fall fest

Lakefront fall fest

People gather at Community Park last Saturday for the Delavan Oktoberfest event, which featured vendors, music, dancing, games and food including German offerings. This very tall pumpkin was making its way around the festival, spreading fall cheer – and maybe a little fear – to guests. See more photos in […]

 
 

Haunted Farm Trail a fun fundraiser

Peach Tree Organic Gardens, 2609 Highway O South, Delavan, is hosting a Haunted Farm Trail, tonight, Oct. 30 from dusk until 9 p.m., which is when the last tour will be allowed. The trail will feature students from Williams Bay High School, Badger High School, Turtle Creek Elementary and Darien […]