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New marina opens on former Maxxx Motorsports site

New marina opens on former Maxxx Motorsports site

By Vicky Wedig Editor Delavan resident Mike Barkes plans to officially open a marina on the former Maxxx Motorsports property by Labor Day. Barkes is leasing the Highway 50 parcel from Hershel H. Herrendorf, who bought the site earlier this year from Randy Loch, who operated Maxxx Motorsports there through […]

 
 

Military shell found in local woman’s shed

Military shell found in local woman’s shed

Bomb Squad detonates device behind Street Department By Alexandrea Dahlstrom Staff Writer The widow of a World War II veteran found what authorities thought could be a live bomb in her shed  Sunday. Officials detonated the device behind the Delavan Street Department, 420 Richmond Road, after a neighbor reported it […]

 
 

School district tax levy and mill rate decrease

State aid to district increases By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board approved a tax levy and mill rate Monday that are about eight-tenths of a percent less than last year’s rates. The district set its tax levy at $16.4 million and mill rate at $9.02 per $1,000 […]

 
 

Extreme birthday: Delavan edition

Joyce Alice Thomson (second from left) is surrounded by her granddaughters Jaime Britz-Herst (from left), Paige Hemmis, a host on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” and Dana Dagg, who planned Thomson’s 90th birthday party at Lake Lawn Resort.

Star of ABC’s home makeover show returns to birthplace for grandmother’s 90th birthday   By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Joyce Alice Thomson remembers her father working for $1 a day shoveling snow in Delavan. As a designer on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Thomson’s granddaughter’s income is undoubtedly a bit […]

 
 
 
 
 

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