Land sales expected to pick up in 2013

By Vicky Wedig SLN STAFF As empty building space fills in Walworth County, companies are expected to start buying land and building. NAI MLG Commercial Senior Vice President John Henderson, who has been in corporate real estate sales for 27 years, said Delavan’s industrial park has had some interested buyers […]


School transportation contract up for renewal in April

District working with Dousman Transport to reduce cost “Nothing can overshadow the health and safety of our kids.” — Superintendent Robert Crist   By Vicky Wedig SLN STAFF The Delavan-Darien School Board will likely consider in April renewing its contract with Dousman Transport Co., which has provided busing for the […]


Snow Day

Snow Day

PHOTO BY Michael S. Hoey  Sledders take advantage of the snow Dec. 21 at the Rudy Lange Sledding Hill.


Town of Delavan cop fired for misconduct

By Bob Peryea CORRESPONDENT   The Town of Delavan Police and Fire Commission decided Dec. 18 to terminate Officer Jeremiah Burdick. “Upon the foregoing findings it is hereby ordered that Jeremiah Burdick is removed as an officer of the Town of Delavan Police Department and his employment is hereby terminated,” […]


Town approves ambulance

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Town Board last week approved sharing the cost of a $137,699 ambulance with the Town of Delavan Rescue Squad after denying the purchase last month. On Nov. 20, a motion to buy the vehicle for the Rescue Squad failed when no one seconded […]


Council votes to let people choose alderman’s replacement

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Common Council voted unanimously last week not to fill the vacancy created on the council when former alderman Dave Kilkenny resigned Nov. 12. The council had voted Nov. 20 to advertise the vacancy, and then listen to interested candidates and potentially fill the […]


Council unhappy with sewer rate increase

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Common Council intended to send a message to the Walworth County Metropolitan Sewerage District by not approving its rate increases but realized the move would drain the city water utility’s fund balance. Every member of the council opposed WalCoMet’s rate hike set to […]


Police and Fire Commission conducts hearing to determine whether to fire cop

Defense: Alcoholism, death, sexual assault, mental illness in family create ‘perfect storm’ for officer By Bob Peryea CORRESPONDENT At a hearing Monday, the Town of Delavan Police and Fire Commission heard about the troubled life of a township police officer accused of misconduct in office and the Police Department’s claim […]


Off-duty lifeguards save man from drowning on Delavan Lake

Last fatality on lake was in 2002   By Vicky Wedig SLN STAFF If it weren’t for three off-duty lifeguards, Delbert Burrious believes he would have been the first fatality on Delavan Lake in 10 years. “I would have drowned,” said Burrious, 63, of Lake Geneva. Burrious and his then-girlfriend […]


Village and town discuss potential sites for new fire, rescue station

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The village and town of Darien boards met jointly Dec. 5 to discuss potential sites for a new fire and emergency medical services station. The Town Board authorized paying $7,500 for its share of design and engineering costs related to selecting a site contingent on […]


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