Delavan

Council extends emergency order in Delavan

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council voted last week to extend its existing resolution declaring a state of emergency regarding the COVID-19 pandemic until December. The resolution grants the Mayor and City Administrator joint executive authority to take appropriate actions for the protection of city employees and […]

 
 

Summer swing

Summer swing

A crowd dances to the Jack Farina Big Band at the Phoenix Park Bandsell concert on July 31. The following night, Take it Easy – Eagles Tribute, took the stage and entertained fans. For more information including a schedule of upcoming performances, visit phoenixparkbandshell.com. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

High School sports set to return Aug. 17

WIAA votes 8-3 to bring sports back in two phases By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent The Southern Lakes region is one step closer to the return of high school sports. In a special meeting July 23, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association voted 8-3 to bring back fall high school sports. The […]

 
 

Town of Delavan delays decision on Water’s Edge

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Town of Delavan board tabled decisions on a funding plan and bid awards for the renovation of the Community Park building known as Water’s Edge on July 21. Board members did make clear the board is still committed to the project despite rumors to […]

 
 

Delavan Lions Club to host Corn & Brat drive-thru

Multi-weekend event in response to fair cancellation Now that the Walworth County Fair has been canceled, the Delavan Lions Club is working to identify other fundraisers that are feasible, given the current public health concerns. “Because the corn roast at the fair is the main source of our fundraising, we […]

 
 

Play ball!

Play ball!

The Delavan American Legion Post 95 team hosts the Elkhorn High School varsity team in a July 16 baseball game at Veteran’s Park. Delavan pitcher Ryan Hoey winds up for a throw while on the mound. The July season is being allowed due to the cancellation of spring sports, according […]

 
 

DDSD approves draft for reopening

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board has approved a draft plan to reopen its schools this fall for face-to-face learning with safety precautions in place. The plan could change as a result of developments with COVID-19 or as a result of input from several listening sessions the […]

 
 

Delavan Lake Sanitary District at odds with county again

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Lake Sanitary District is once again at odds with Walworth County. Not long ago, the DLSD was responding to complaints from a Delavan Lake resident and the county about its weed harvesting activities. More recently a dispute involves the need to replace a […]

 
 

Nonprofit expands services for disabled

Nonprofit expands services for disabled

Meaningful Day program now provides day services in county A Janesville nonprofit organization has begun a program in Walworth County that aims to give people with disabilities the opportunity to engage in their community and take advantage of its amenities. Aptiv Inc., which provides services for individuals with disabilities in […]

 
 

On stage

On stage

Last weekend at the Phoenix Park Band Shell featured The Big Al Wetzel Band. Guests practiced proper social distancing guidelines by leaving adequate space between groups in attendance, not a tough task given the size of the park. For upcoming concerts visit the Phoenix Park Band Shell on Facebook. (Dave […]