Delavan

Sisters’ story to be given spotlight at Relay for Life

Relay for Life organizers Debbie Kenyon (right cen-ter) and Darcie Henriott (right) are pictured with Ken-yon’s daughter Jill Sisson, grandson Tyler Sisson, and husband Allen Kenyon. The sisters have been involved with Relay for Life for more than 20 years and will be featured as this year’s Honorary Survivors on Friday.

By Cameron Cronkite Staff Writer When a mammogram detected cancer in Debbie Kenyon’s left breast in 2001, she didn’t want to worry her family with the news. Instead, the 55-year-old Darien woman found support in her then co-worker Allen Kenyon, who later became her husband. Debbie Kenyon said Allen gave […]

 
 

Fire destroys Delavan home

Fire burns a house at 208 Pine St. before 8:30 p.m. Friday. The homeowner was welding a car in the garage, which is the likely cause of the fire, according to police.

Welding in garage likely caused blaze By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent A fire destroyed a home at 208 Pine St. before 8:30 p.m. Friday. Jose Gomez, 46, and his three daughters were home at the time of the fire and escaped unharmed. Gomez’s wife, Ana Gomez, 44, was not at […]

 
 

St. Andrew’s welcomes new principal

St. Andrew’s welcomes new principal

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent St. Andrew’s Catholic School welcomed John Chovanec as its new principal as of July 1. Chovanec takes over for Julie Cadrich who left to accept a position in the Chicago area. “We are very excited and proud to have him,” School Committee member Jess Wright […]

 
 

Restaurant catches fire second time

Smoke escapes from the roof of Mulligan’s Sport Pub and Grill, 1318 Racine St., the morning of July 3 after firefighters cut a hole in the roof of the newly renovated building to vent heavy smoke (Photo by Ed Nadolski).

Mulligan’s burns at new location on Racine Street By Vicky Wedig Editor For the second time in about three years, Mulligan’s Sports Pub and Grill burned. Mulligan’s burned March 5, 2010, at its location on Highway 50 in the old Ralph’s Steak House building. The structure was a complete loss […]

 
 

Local businessman buys Millie’s property

Local businessman buys Millie’s property

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Mike Costoff, owner of Ace Hardware in Delavan for 20 years, purchased the former Millie’s property at auction on May 9 and closed on the purchase of the property June 25. Millie’s Restaurant and Gift Shop, a fixture in the Delavan Lake area for over […]

 
 

G.A.R. marker replaced on Civil War veteran’s grave

Pat Blackmer, of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, places a Grand Army of the Republic marker on the grave of Civil War veteran John Brabazon.

Badge owned by soldier donated to Historical Society By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT John Brabazon, a Civil War veteran and one-time commander of The George H. Thomas Post No. 6 of the Grand Army of the Republic, was honored with a ceremony at Spring Grove Cemetery in Delavan on June […]

 
 

Firefighters battle blaze at Mulligan’s in Delavan

Firefighters battle blaze at Mulligan’s in Delavan

Firefighters from Delavan and the surrounding area were dispatched to a multi-alarm blaze at Mulligan’s Pub and Dining, 1252 Racine St., in the City of Delavan before 6 a.m. Wednesday. The restaurant was filled with smoke and firefighters cut holes in the roof of the structure to gain access to […]

 
 

Foreign exchange students leave Delavan as program prepares for next year’s guest

Foreign exchange students leave Delavan as program prepares for next year’s guest

By Vicky Wedig Editor Two Delavan host families bade goodbye to their guest students Monday, and another exchange student will arrive in Darien in two months. Matt and Annette Drefs hosted Sena Yomra, from Turkey, for the 2012-13 school year at Delavan-Darien High School, and Frank and Barbara Kropacak hosted […]

 
 

W. Gordon Yadon 1923-2013

W. Gordon Yadon stands in the Paul Lange Arboretum, which he helped create in 1962, in 2010. Yadon died Friday at the age of 90.

By Vicky Wedig Editor W. Gordon Yadon was known for his uncanny ability to recall facts about the history of Delavan and its people and his respect for everyone. “His knowledge of Delavan history … I don’t know if anybody could ever replace that,” Mayor Mel Nieuwenhuis said Monday. Nieuwenhuis […]

 
 

Highway 11 re-opens

Highway 11 re-opens

Highway 11 re-opened at about 12:15 p.m. after being closed Wednesday morning because of flooding. About two-tenths of a mile of the road – from Highway 89 east to Pink’s Lane – was closed while crews worked to pump about a foot of water from the roadway. Walworth County Department […]