Delavan

Looking back at the past

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Sometimes it’s fun to dive into local history and find out what was happening in the community “back in the day.” Here is what was happening in the Delavan-Darien area and beyond…. 25 years ago… In 1995, plans for Delavan to host the World Clown […]

 
 

Vehicle strikes home

Vehicle strikes home

The City of Delavan Fire Department responded to two crashes late last week, both of which involved vehicles striking houses while one of them also struck natural gas meters. Pictured: On Sept. 2 at 12:15 a.m., a vehicle struck a parked vehicle before hitting a house at 1207 E. Wisconsin […]

 
 

Scarecrow Fest returns to downtown Delavan

Scarecrow Fest returns to downtown Delavan

Family friendly event features Scarecrow Walk, free activities The 20th annual Scarecrow Fest is a community-wide, family-oriented event that will feature scarecrows and free activities throughout historic downtown Delavan. Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, and is the kick-off to the fall season with […]

 
 

Temperance House out of options

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Historical Society has sold the Israel Stowell Temperance House. The new owners intend to raze the structure and build a new one that will look very similar to the original in its place, according to parties involved. The Common Council met on Aug. […]

 
 

Water’s Edge moving forward in Town of Delavan

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Town of Delavan board voted last week to approve awarding a bid for the rehabilitation of the Community Park building into what has been rebranded as “Water’s Edge”. The new facility will be able to host upwards of 60 weddings a year along with […]

 
 

VP visit

VP visit

After making a campaign rally stop at Tankcraft in Darien last week, the motorcade for Vice President Mike Pence’s makes its way through the village at highways 14 and X where numerous people were gathered. See more photos in Southern Lakes Newspapers’ publications. (Mike Hoey photo)  

 
 

Delavan-Darien HS choir trip canceled

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent COVID-19 claimed another cancelation victim in the form of the previously approved Delavan-Darien High School choir field trip to New York that was scheduled for May of 2021. The school board decided on Aug. 10 it could not guarantee the trip will be allowed if […]

 
 

For the birds

For the birds

Students in Delavan-Darien School District’s Comet Summer Camp built birds nests out of organic materials such as grass and mud. After building them, the students placed them in trees for birds to use. (Courtesy of Delavan-Darien School District)

 
 

Our Redeemer to host blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Monday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delavan. As the result of COVID 19, in accordance with the CDC guidelines, the Red Cross will be changing our normal protocols […]

 
 

Functional Fitness offered through September

Functional Fitness is extending its run at Delavan Community Park, offering classes on Saturday mornings through September. The class on Saturday, Aug. 15 will be free for new participants to try the workouts. The new session begins on Aug. 22. Community Park is at the intersection of Highway 50 and […]