Historic rest area proposed on nature trail near Darien

Historic rest area proposed on nature trail near Darien

Wayside would feature information about former railroad line By Vicky Wedig Editor Creators of the Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail want to build a historical wayside that juxtaposes the tranquility of a small stream and foliage with the bustle of Interstate 43. The six-mile, 100-foot wide trail runs along I-43 from Allens […]


Average ACT score for D-DHS students better than state average

Delavan-Darien High School did better than the state average for composite ACT scores for the first time in nearly 20 years. “This is only the beginning,” said Principal Mark Schmitt. According to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction records dating back to 1995-96, the 2012-13 D-DHS ACT test takers are the […]


Scarecrow Fest set for Saturday

Scarecrow Fest set for Saturday

Submissions yet to be unveiled; volunteers still needed By Cam Cronkite Staff Writer The 13th annual scarecrow fest will take place Saturday in downtown Delavan. Organizers say the community-oriented, family event gives residents a chance to get together, be creative and take pride in their historic community, and most importantly, […]


Fairest of the Fair

Fairest of the Fair

Top: Harness-race drivers Adam Turnbull (from left), Richard Vandenbroucke and Edward Cockroft compete in a pace race Friday at the Walworth County Fair. Turnbull won the race, which was sponsored by Ketterhagen Ford, of Whitewater. Above: Randy Greidanus, of Delavan, grooms his animal for competition in the dairy barn at […]


Teachers begin Year 3 of Act 10

Budget repair bill nixed salary schedule, changed benefits By Vicky Wedig Editor The start of the 2013-14 school year Tuesday marked the beginning of the third year Delavan-Darien School District staff are operating under Act 10 – Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill adopted in 2011. Among the law’s provisions […]


Darien considers industrial park site for new fire station

By Vicky Wedig Editor The town and village of Darien are considering a site in the Darien industrial park for their new fire station and rescue squad building. The municipalities were considering a village-owned lot in front of West Park on Madison Street near the existing fire station. The new […]


Village to build path around West Park

By Vicky Wedig Editor The Village of Darien expects to learn Friday how much it will cost to install a walking path around West Park. The village requested proposals from companies to create a nearly mile-long crushed-limestone path around the park and plans to open bids for the project Friday, […]


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 […]