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Long-time Our Redeemer teacher to retire

Long-time Our Redeemer teacher to retire

Kindergarten mainstay will be first retiree in school’s 29-year history By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The members of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church decided it was time to build a school in 1983. Judy Becker was one of those members and then a substitute teacher in the school’s first year. She […]

 
 

Staff gives district a C

Delavan-Darien schools get results of first ‘climate survey’ By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Staff gave the Delavan-Darien School District an overall grade of C in its first climate survey. The grade is below the B- benchmark of similar schools in surveys conducted by School Perceptions, a Slinger-based public opinion research […]

 
 

Lake Comus dam to be analyzed

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council last week approved spending up to $8,500 for an analysis of the Lake Comus dam. The council April 9 awarded a bid to R.A. Smith National, of Brookfield, for the work. City Public Works Director Mark Wendorf said the state Department […]

 
 

Shredded

Shredded

  Bark is stripped from a tree from a lightning strike in the 300 block of East Geneva Street in Delavan on April 10. Public Works Director Mark Wendorf said several lightning strikes were reported around the city during thunderstorms last week. (Photo by Michael S. Hoey)

 
 

Medix takes over Delavan Rescue Squad

Medix takes over Delavan Rescue Squad

Transition completed April 1 with no gap in service By Vicky Wedig and Michael S. Hoey SLN Medix Ambulance Service took over Delavan Rescue Squad operations on April 1. Officials said the transition occurred at 12:01 a.m. April 1 with no gap in service or operations. “It’s pretty much business […]

 
 

‘Fifth Street turkey’ romancing the ‘ladies’

Bird seen in area less frequently, mail delivery resumes By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff The “Fifth Street turkey” was seen Thursday morning following a few “ladies” around the neighborhood. The wild turkey, who has wandered the Fifth Street area for nearly two years, has his eye on three hens as […]

 
 

68-year-old man gets 30 years for sexual assault

68-year-old man gets 30 years for sexual assault

By Jean Matheson Correspondent A 68-year-old Delavan man who admitted sexually molesting two young girls will serve 30 years in prison – likely a life term for him. David L. Burdick, who earlier had pleaded guilty to two felony counts of repeated sexual assaults of the same child, was sentenced […]

 
 

Bunny hug

Bunny hug

Violet Sky, 2, of Delavan, and her grandpa, Bob Ryan, hug the Easter Bunny before the Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Easter egg hunt in Phoenix Park on March 30. (Photo by Alexandrea Dahlstrom)

 
 

Delavan soldier up for Bronze Star

Delavan soldier up for Bronze Star

21-year-old injured leading unit in Afghanistan By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent U.S. Army Cpl. Daniel Weilandt, who was born and raised in Delavan, was injured March 12 leading his unit through an ambush in southern Afghanistan and is being considered for a Bronze Star. Daniel Weilandt’s father, Terry Weilandt, said […]

 
 

Newcomer challenges incumbent in Third District

Two candidates vie for vacant seat in Second District By Vicky Wedig SLN STAFF Two contested races for the Delavan Common Council will be decided in Tuesday’s spring election. In the Third District, newcomer Chris Lindloff is challenging incumbent Ryan Schroeder. In the Second District, two candidates – real estate […]