Delavan

Village renews contracts despite rate increases

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       The Village of Darien board approved two contracts it was not happy with on Sept. 19, but the alternatives appeared worse or unavailable.       The first contract discussed was with John’s Disposal for recycling collection. The village currently pays John’s $4.90 per unit per […]

 
 

Scarecrow Fest returns for another run

Darien Solar submitted this entry to last year’s scarecrow decorating contest during Scarecrow Fest. This year’s festival returns Saturday, with a petting zoo, free pumpkins, live music and more. (Photo by Dave Dresdow)

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       As weather transitions from summer into fall, a 20-plus year tradition in the City of Delavan is ready to go.       The 22nd annual Scarecrow Fest will take place Saturday in downtown Delavan, with events ranging from a craft and vendor fair to free entertainment […]

 
 

‘If We Roast it They Will Come’ – Annual Cornfest celebration returns to Darien

‘If We Roast it They Will Come’ – Annual Cornfest celebration returns to Darien

The 61th annual Cornfest runs Sept. 9 to 11 at Daien West Park. This year’s theme is “If We Roast it They Will Come.”       Darien West Park isat the intersection of Highway 14 and North Road at 335 W. Madison St.       Cornfest features family friendly activities throughout its […]

 
 

Village to go through full revaluation

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       The Village of Darien board approved a full revaluation of village property on Aug. 22. The work will be done in 2023 by Associated Appraisal at a cost just over $39,000.       Administrator Lindsey Peterson said the village last went through revaluation was in […]

 
 

People charged in meth ring to appear in court

Eleven people charged with trafficking and delivering more than 500 grams of methamphetamine throughout Walworth County are scheduled to appear in court between now and Oct. 25.       Frederick M. Taylor, 46, of Burlington, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Sept. 19.       Sean M. Mason, 45, of Red Granite […]

 
 

New developments coming to Delavan

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       The Common Council approved several actions on Aug. 16 that will pave the way for several new developments to begin in the City of Delavan.       The largest development is a proposed new apartment complex at the intersection of Phoenix Street and Faryl Ave. […]

 
 

Sister hopes to provide support for terminally ill Sarah Jennison

Sister hopes to provide support for terminally ill Sarah Jennison

By Jennifer Eisenbart STAFF WRITER       When Delavan’s Sarah Jennison was first diagnosed with chordoma 10 years ago, she resolved to fight the rare cancer as long as she could for her two children.       A single mother, she went through multiple surgeries and chemotherapy as well as immunotherapy and […]

 
 

Election results Primary night Aug. 9

Election results Primary night Aug. 9

With unofficial final results tallied by Walworth County posted about 10:55 p.m., it looks like Walworth County Undersheriff Dave Gerber has defeated Walworth County Sheriff’s Department investigator Craig Konopski, 8,149 votes to 7,943 votes. In the State Assembly races, Ellen Schutt (District 31) and Tyler August (District 32) are leading. […]

 
 

McGMO raises $43,000 for cancer

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       The McGMO golf tournament was, like most other things, forced to alter course the last two summers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two years ago, the event was canceled, though over $23,000 was raised in an online campaign.       Last summer, with some safety […]

 
 

Village approves NewCold agreements

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT   The Village of Darien Board approved on July 18 a developer’s agreement and the creation of a tax incremental district that will pave the way for NewCold to develop a site in the village that was recently annexed from the Town of Darien. The […]