Delavan

Council looks to fill vacancy left by alderman’s deployment

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council is looking to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Alderman Chris Phillips at its Nov. 20 meeting. Phillips resigned effective Oct. 5. Phillips has served on the council since April 2013. His term was set to expire in April. […]

 
 

Delavan-Darien referendum passes

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent and Vicky Wedig Editor A referendum to exceed operating costs in the Delavan-Darien School District passed Tuesday, according to unofficial election results. Vote totals on a question to allow the district to exceed revenue limits by $2.8 million for four years are: ✔Yes                         3,711 […]

 
 

Lake Lawn salutes military personnel

Lake Lawn salutes military personnel

Lake Lawn Resort is thanking veterans and active military personnel for their service and sacrifice with new programs this month and into next year. “Our nation’s veterans and active military personnel deserve our country’s unwavering honor, thanks and support,” said Dave Sekeres, general manager of Lake Lawn Resort. “This year, […]

 
 

Historical Society to have Veterans Day program

The Walworth County Historical Society will have its sixth annual Veterans Day program at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at Heritage Hall, 103 E. Rockwell St., Elkhorn. The keynote speaker will be Michael Clark, a U.S. Army veteran who registered for the draft at the age of 18 and served as […]

 
 

Delavan-Darien district to research birth-to-three program

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School District is researching a program that could lead to re-opening Darien Elementary School and keep district students from leaving through open enrollment. District Administrator Jill Sorbie told the school board about her idea Monday night. She said that when analyzing open enrollment […]

 
 

State and federal posts, local referenda on today’s ballot

State and federal posts, local referenda on today’s ballot

By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff On the ballot for Walworth County voters Tuesday are four state offices, three Congressional races, nine state Legislature seats, two uncontested county posts and 11 municipal or school district referenda. Polls are open until 8 p.m. Voters can find polling places and other specifics regarding the […]

 
 

Hansen promoted to police chief in Delavan

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The City of Delavan Police and Fire Commission selected Assistant Police Chief Jim Hansen to replace former Police Chief Tim O’Neill, who retired at the end of August. Hansen was sworn in on Oct. 16. “This has been one of the most humbling experiences of […]

 
 

Fleet Farm open for business

Fleet Farm open for business

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Fleet Farm officially opened for business on Oct. 17 with a “soft opening.” The store’s Toyland toy department, a staple of the Fleet Farm chain, opened Friday and a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Saturday. Professional fisherman John Gillespie was at the […]

 
 

DDHS provides fitness for life

DDHS provides fitness for life

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Delavan-Darien High School has developed a physical education curriculum called Outdoor Adventure/Leadership over the past eight years that goes beyond the usual physical education class. The course gives students skills they can use throughout their lives to stay healthy. Physical education teacher Ben Herland said […]

 
 

‘A Civil War Wife’s Story’ to be told

Mary Chesebro Lee Detached Tent No. 23 of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Delavan will host a program open to the public on Tuesday. “On the Home Front: A Civil War Wife’s Story” will be presented at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 23 at the Delavan Community Centre, […]