Delavan

A special Thanksgiving fundraiser to be held

Friends of Brenda Warrenburg will host the event May 19 The Friends of Brenda Warrenburg will host a Thanksgiving Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday, May 19 to raise funds to assist the family while she continues to battle stage 3 pancreatic cancer. A Thanksgiving Dinner may seem like an odd fundraiser […]

 
 

Dolphins swim team hoping to make waves

Community group kicking off revamp with fundraiser By Chris Bennett Correspondent The Delavan Darien Community Swim Team – better known as the Dolphins – is back after a hiatus of several years, and is holding a fundraiser today in the parking lot of Lowe’s in Delavan. The fundraiser runs from […]

 
 

Accused drug dealer, others to appear in court

By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer An accused Town of Darien drug dealer and one of his suspected sellers are scheduled to appear in court June 12 while one of his suspected suppliers has pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced in June. A second suspected supplier has been deported, […]

 
 

Village honors outgoing board president

By Michael Hoey Correspondent The Village of Darien board honored outgoing president Kurt Zipp with a proclamation declaring April 15, 2019 to be Kurt Zipp Appreciation Day. Zipp decided not to seek re-election as president in the April election in part so he could focus his attention on serving on […]

 
 

Delavan Common Council considers sidewalk policy

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council tabled a decision on whether to levy special assessments against property owners along two blocks of Geneva Street at its April 16 meeting and asked the Public Works Committee to assess the city’s current sidewalk policy. Geneva Street will be reconstructed […]

 
 

Special guest

Special guest

During a program called Gather/Chatter/Scatter for young, preschool aged children, city alderman Ryan Schroeder reads at Aram Public Library in Delavan. It took place during National Library Week, April 7-13, when Schroeder spent time reading to local youth during special programs held at the library. (Submitted photo)  

 
 

Delavan-Darien School Board approves paying off loan

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School board borrowed just under $1 million from the state trust fund after a referendum failed in 2015. As a result of fewer students than expected leaving through open enrollment, the district can now afford to pay off that loan, per a discussion […]

 
 

Husband enters insanity plea in wife’s murder

A status conference is scheduled for May 28 for a Delavan man accused of stabbing his wife to death Jan. 6. Robert J. Scott, 57, pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect April 11 to first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly killing his wife, Rochelle R. Scott, 58. […]

 
 

Helping hands

Helping hands

St. Andrew Parish School students recently participated in a Box Tops/Penny War fundraiser – Box Tops to benefit the Parent School Association, and Penny War to benefit the Delavan Food Pantry. When all was said and done, $457.06 was raised for the food pantry and $185 for the PSA. Pictured […]

 
 

Delavan-Darien District moves forward on early learning

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent On Monday, the Delavan-Darien School Board moved forward with two early learning initiatives. The board approved pursuing a contract with a childcare provider at the Wileman Elementary building and also approved a new all-day, pre-school program for next year. The board approved negotiating a contract […]