Firm to help city implement plan for downtown

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council approved a proposal Aug. 13 from Vandewalle and Associates for up to $12,000 to help implement the downtown strategic plan that the council approved in May. Alderman Bruce DeWitt said he voted against the plan in May because he had some […]


Circus-themed logo chosen for Walldog event

Brad Bandow and Kit Bandow, owners of Brushfire Signs in Williams Bay, are seen Thursday after unveiling a circus-themed logo for the Walldogs mural-painting event coming to Delavan in 2015 while Delavan Historical Society President Patti Marsicano looks on. (Photo by Michael Hall)

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The logo for the 2015 Walldog art event was revealed at a ceremony in front of Delavan City Hall on Thursday. The Walldog committee whittled the choices down to two and the public was allowed to vote on the final selection. The logo that was […]


School district reports progress on math scores

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Delavan-Darien School District fifth-graders scored average and one step away from above average on standardized testing conducted last year, according to Director of Instruction Cora Rund. Rund presented the findings to the Delavan-Darien School board Monday. Rund said the fifth-grade students and students from lower […]


Lake Lawn battles oak wilt disease

Lake Lawn battles oak wilt disease

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Lake Lawn Resort is fighting a threat to what it considers one of its property’s largest physical assets – its stately oak trees. Oak trees on the property have contracted oak wilt disease – a vascular fungal disease common among certain types of oak trees […]


Civil War veterans’ lives to be highlighted

Members of the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War will reprise their roles as widows of Civil War veterans at the Delavan Historical Society’s program Thursday. Originally presented at Spring Grove Cemetery during Heritage Fest, five re-enactors from the Mary Lee Chesbro Tent No. 23 will talk […]


Delavan Daze to feature car show, concerts

Delavan Daze will take place in downtown Delavan on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature live music, art, crafts, store sales, flea market, library book sale, chalk walk, food and a car show. The Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will have its Business Man’s Lunch on Friday […]


Boys and Girls Club hires director

Boys and Girls Club hires director

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County took another step toward opening its first club by hiring Karin Slayton as the unit director for its Delavan site. Slayton started in her position July 15. The Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County will begin […]


Under the big top

Above: Clowns play out a slapstick comedy “boxing” ruse during the Carson and Barnes Circus at Lake Lawn Airport on Sunday.
	At right: A performers twirls hula hoops at the circus.
	Below: Circus-goers take an elephant ride during the show’s intermission.

Cultures ‘rediscover Delavan’ at first Heritage Fest

Dance group Tierria Colombiana performs in front of the Phoenix Park Bandshell during Heritage Days on Saturday. See more Heritage Days photos on Page 13 (Photo by Michael S. Hoey).

Event highlights ethnicity, history of city By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Heritage Days organizers say the event successfully brought cultures together Thursday through Sunday in Delavan – albeit in rain and October-like temperatures. “The weather was our No. 1 problem,” said Dave Block, president of the Friends of the Phoenix […]


Big top circus comes to Lake Lawn Airport

As part of its 77th consecutive year of touring the United States, Carson & Barnes Circus – the largest traveling big top tent circus in America – will visit Delavan on Sunday at the Lake Lawn Resort Airport. The Delavan Historical Society is sponsoring the circus to help raise money […]