Delavan

One injured in Darien house fire

One injured in Darien house fire

A single-family home on the 200 block of Fremont Street in Darien caught fire at about 11:40 p.m. Jan. 5. The home’s occupant needed medical attention, according to a press release from Darien Fire Chief Justin Schuenke. The extent of the injury suffered by the home’s occupant in the fire […]

 
 

‘I just murdered my wife’

‘I just murdered my wife’

Delavan man called police and waited to be arrested for stabbing wife A Delavan man accused of stabbing his wife to death Sunday told a police dispatcher, “I just murdered my wife,” and “I’ll be waiting in the driveway. I won’t be any problem. I’ll be unarmed,” according to a […]

 
 

Man gets 16 years for assault, child porn

A jury found a Delavan man guilty of two sexual offenses against him in September, and the man pleaded guilty to three other sexual offenses Dec. 12. Hector Perez, 40, was sentenced Nov. 16 to eight years in prison and 10 years extended supervision on each of two charges of […]

 
 

Delavan Council approves IGA with Darien

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Village of Darien regarding building inspections and fees on Dec. 18. The city and village had an agreement in place until the city’s building inspector Fred Walling left for another job in 2017. The village […]

 
 

Celebrating Christmas

Celebrating Christmas

      At the annual Christmas Day Dinner at the American Legion in Delavan on Dec. 25, Richard Deschner and Luke Deschner cheer spending the holiday together with Tom and Jerry drinks. See more photos in the Jan. 3 Delavan Enterprise. (Heather Ruenz photo)

 
 

Town looks to move forward with fire station

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Town of Delavan board discussed taking the next step toward construction of a new fire station on Dec. 18. An advisory referendum passed in November supported borrowing up to $4 million over 15 years to replace Fire Station No. 1. Administrator John Olson said […]

 
 

Longtime city clerk retiring in early January

Longtime city clerk retiring in early January

Sue Kitzman and her cookies will be missed, coworkers say By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Sue Kitzman is retiring as City of Delavan clerk on Jan. 11. The Common Council appointed her replacement on Dec. 18 and Andrea White will tale over the position on Jan. 12. “Sue has been […]

 
 

Families displaced fire

Families displaced fire

     Three families were displaced following a fire in several walls and the attic of an apartment building at 111 N. Terrace St. in Delavan early in the morning Dec. 16. The Delavan Fire Department with assistance from the Town of Delavan and Darien responded to the blaze at roughly […]

 
 

D-DHS wins Hunt Off Hunger campaign

D-DHS wins Hunt Off Hunger campaign

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Delavan-Darien High School, despite being the smallest of the three schools competing, won the first annual Hunt Off Hunger campaign that ended on Nov. 30. D-DHS competed against Elkhorn Area and Lake Geneva Badger high schools throughout the month of November to see which school […]

 
 

Village approves Highway 14 project costs

Board agrees to pay for engineering and provide maintenance of basins By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Village of Darien board approved two measures related to the planned reconstruction of Highway 14 through the village in the years 2022 or 2024 at its meeting Monday night. The project is officially […]