Council denies liquor license

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       A liquor license application for a new pizza restaurant called Lucky’s was denied by the Common Council on Jan. 17. The restaurant would have been located in the former Little Caesar’s space.       Questions about the applicant, Jennifer Halverson, led city staff to recommend […]


Fire guts John’s Disposal recycling building

A five-alarm plus fire broke out late Jan. 8 at John’s Disposal in Whitewater.

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A fire at a local garbage and recycling company Jan. 8 resulted in no injuries, but plenty of damage at John’s Disposal recycling center. After numerous media requests throughout the day Monday, the City of Whitewater held a press conference at City Hall Monday afternoon to […]


School Board recognizes students named scholars

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       The Delavan-Darien School Board recognized two students during its meeting on Monday night.       The two students were recognized for being part of the U.S. Presidential Scholars and Wisconsin State Senator programs.       Delavan-Darien Principal Jim Karedes said senior Annabelle Schluneger is one of […]


Cattails Bar to remain closed

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       Neighbors upset with the way Mike Jonas ran Cattails bar in the Town of Delavan won another round on Nov. 22. Three businesses applied for the liquor license last held by Cattails. The board gave the license to none of them.       Neighbors of […]


Walworth County schools pass report card test

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       As the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released its school report cards in the past two weeks, Walworth County schools passed the test.       The majority of the schools in the county either met or exceeded expectations, with a handful of schools hitting the “significantly […]


Youth suicide program helps try to answer questions for grieving community

Youth suicide program helps try to answer questions for grieving community

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Dr. Greg Hudnall admitted that answers in regard to suicide aren’t easy to come by.       “Suicide is very, very individualized,” said Hudnall, considered an expert in the youth suicide due to his work in Utah. “Correlations does not equal causation.”       Hudnall equated understanding […]


Area referendums get nod of approval

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       By narrow margins in both votes, both the Delavan-Darien School District and the Whitewater Unified School District passed referendums Tuesday night.       Whitewater Unified put a renewal of its previous referendum on the ballot, asking for $4.4 million for each of the next four school […]


Cattails to remain closed in Delavan after special meeting

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Cattails bar in the Town of Delavan will remain closed until at least Nov. 22. The bar’s liquor license was revoked during a hearing that was held during a special meeting on Oct. 10 and that action remained in effect after another special meeting on […]


School district referendum on ballot in November

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       The Delavan-Darien School District is once again asking the community for its support. On Nov. 8, a referendum question will be on the ballot asking district property owners to allow the district to exceed state-imposed revenue limits by $3.8 million for non-recurring purposes for […]


Spelling it out for you

The Walworth County Literacy Council held its adult spelling bee Sept. 29 at Lake Lawn Resort. The event served as a fundraiser for the WCLC, which provides adult education in everything GED requirements to English as a Second Language. Shown here are Aram Public Library’s Amy Kilkenny (left) and Michelle Carter look in deep discussion with the event’s center piece keeping an eye on the table.

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       This wasn’t your grandfather’s spelling bee – not by any stretch of the imagination.       For starters, it was adults teaming up to spell words. Then there were second chances, the ability to “swat” a word away (complete with a bee swatter) and even “sting” […]