300 students join walkout at Delavan-Darien High School

300 students join walkout at Delavan-Darien High School

An estimated 300 students gathered outside the front entrance of Delavan-Darien High School at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning in what student organizers said was a 17-minute rally to honor the 17 students and staff members killed in last month’s school shooting in Florida and to encourage students to reach out […]


School District test scores improving

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Director of Curriculum and Instruction Jill Sorbie made a presentation to the Delavan-Darien School Board on Jan. 8 that showed district test scores are on the rise. Sorbie’s report included district scores for 2015-17 for the ACT and Forward exams. Sorbie said 31 percent of […]


Village approves stipend for new commission

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Darien Village Board on Monday approved a resolution amending the 2018 budget to allow paying a stipend to the appointed commissioners of the newly created Joint Commission of Fire and EMS Commissioners. The board approved the appointment of Randy Wutke, Alice Davis, Charlie Scott, […]


Child found not breathing at bottom of pool revived

By Vicky Wedig Editor A 4 ½-year-old girl found not breathing at the bottom of the pool at Lake Lawn Resort last week was revived and is doing well, according to Delavan police. Lake Lawn staff notified authorities when the child’s parents found her not breathing at the bottom of […]


School Board approves referendum

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent After discussing the need for a referendum for several months, the Delavan-Darien School Board on Monday approved asking for a vote April 3. The referendum has two parts. With a budget deficit last reported at $3.7 million, the board must again address the need for […]


Man gets 25 years for killing brother-in-law

Man gets 25 years for killing brother-in-law

Alan Johnson, 32, of Lima Center, was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison and 10 years extended supervision for the Oct. 25, 2016, shooting death of his brother-in-law Ken Myskewicz in Whitewater. Myskewicz’s wife and son, Kimberly and Tyler Myskewicz, Johnson’s sister and nephew, made statements at Johnson’s sentencing […]


Elkhorn man dies in crash

An Elkhorn man died Thursday when he lost control of the car he was driving on Dam Road and was ejected when it rolled multiple times. The single-car crash occurred at about 1:50 a.m. Thursday on Dam Road in the Town of Sugar Creek. The driver, Jeff Myers, 24, of […]


Police seek armed robbery suspect

Black men in rusty car pointed gun at bicyclist, took money Delavan police are seeking a man suspected of pointing a gun at a bicyclist and demanding money Oct. 18. The victim told police he was robbed at gunpoint on Terrace Street south of Washington Street at about 9:15 a.m. […]


Former Lake Committee members call for dredging ponds

Town experimenting with less costly solutions By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Delavan Town Board Chairman Ryan Simons announced Aug. 22 that the Delavan Lake Sanitary District has been experimenting with pellets and floc logs in Delavan Lake in an effort to find cost effective ways to keep the lake clean. […]


Fourth Street homes condemned

Fourth Street homes condemned

By Vicky Wedig Editor Two Fourth Street homes – at 329 S. Fourth St. and 215 N. Fourth St. – have been condemned and are being demolished. The Delavan Fire Department conducted a practice burn drill on the South Fourth Street home Monday, and the North Fourth Street home is […]


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