Delavan

D-DHS to ramp up homecoming

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Delavan-Darien High School student council President Lizzie Sirkman updated the School Board at the Sept. 10 meeting about efforts being made at the high school to ramp up homecoming this year. Homecoming will be the week of Oct. 1 to 5. Sirkman said more student […]

 
 

Butter it up

Butter it up

A float by Busy B’s Garden Center based on the theme “buttering up” makes its way along the parade route at Darien Cornfest Sept. 9. See more photos from the event in the Sept. 13 Delavan Enterprise. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

Delavan Common Council accepts traffic analysis of Lakeside Center’s effect

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council on Aug. 21 accepted a Department of Transportation traffic analysis of the affect the new Lakeside Center will have on Highway 50 east of Interstate 43. Fleet Farm is due to open in October, and Meijer has an agreement to purchase […]

 
 

Darien to ask voters about seceding from school district

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Darien Village Board on Aug. 23 approved a resolution to place an advisory referendum question on the Nov. 6 ballot asking if a community group should be formed to determine if the village should dissolve its partnership with the Delavan-Darien School District and explore […]

 
 

Permanent homeless shelter delayed until January

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council considered an application Aug. 21 by the Spirit of Hope Homeless Shelter to establish a permanent location at 337 S. Eighth St. The council voted to table the issue until January to provide more time for aldermen and neighbors of the […]

 
 

Referendum spending needs clarified

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board approved placing a referendum question on the November ballot at its Aug. 13 meeting. The question will ask for $2.8 million over four years on a non-recurring basis for operational expenses. The failure of the district to get a referendum passed […]

 
 

Man enters plea deal on child porn charges

Five days before a jury trial was set to begin for a Whitewater man charged with 16 counts of child porn possession and one count of child sexual exploitation as a persistent repeater, the man entered a plea agreement. Michael B. Hoffer, 60, of Whitewater, pleaded guilty to four counts […]

 
 

Delavan-Darien School board approves November referendum

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board on Aug. 13 approved placing a referendum question on the November ballot asking for $2.8 million for four years on a non-recurring basis. The failure of the district to get a referendum passed in April resulted in 39 teachers being laid […]

 
 

Traveling homeless shelter seeks permanent location

Facility applies for permit to operate year-round in Delavan By Vicky Wedig Sln Staff A men’s homeless shelter that travels among host churches in Walworth County and operates six months out of the year is looking to establish a permanent year-round location in Delavan. The Spirit of Hope Homeless Shelter […]

 
 

D-DHS student wins ‘Great Neighbor’ essay contest

Tractor Supply recognized Delavan-Darien High School student Jaida Speth for her exceptional community contributions through its second annual “Great Neighbor” essay contest at the Wisconsin State Fair on Aug. 4. The “Great Neighbor” essay contest encourages young people across the country to submit short essays detailing how memorable 4-H or […]