Darien OKs funds for Village Hall planning

However, one trustee wonders how village will pay for project  By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Darien Village Board on Monday approved a resolution to cover the initial engineering and financial planning costs for a new village hall and police department building. The village has been planning to tear down […]


Delavan-Darien music teacher has compositions published

Tom May directs a group of elementary orchestra musicians at a Delavan-Darien all-district orchestra concert at Delavan-Darien High School.

  Two of Delavan-Darien School District elementary instrumental music teacher Tom May’s works will be published. The Hal Leonard Corp., the world’s largest publisher of print music, selected two of May’s original compositions, “Bowin’ the Blues” and “Treasure Quest” for publication. May teaches 190 fourth- and fifth-grade orchestra and band […]


Town Board approves asphalt plant

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Town Board approved a temporary conditional use permit Jan. 22 for B.R. Amon and Sons to relocate its mobile asphalt plant to a bay pit at 2916 Elkhorn Road along Highway 67. The plant is for work connected to Highway 50 road improvements […]


Combining police, recreation services with city among village’s highlights

Board hears year in review for 2012 By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT Combining police and recreation services with the City of Delavan and planning for a new Village Hall and fire station are among the highlights of 2012 for the Village of Darien. Village Administrator Diana Dykstra wrote a year […]


Camp D-DHS

PHOTO BY Alexandrea Dahlstrom

Aydyn Jones (from left), 6, Dylan Jones, 4 and Angie Raya, all of Darien, get their authentic Rosebowl footballs signed by Bucky Badger during the intermission at the University of Wisconsin Varsity Band concert at the Delavan-Darien High School Sunday. The boys got their footballs when they attended the Rose […]


Delavan Rescue Squad to close at end of March

	The Delavan Rescue Squad, 1436 Mound Road, plans to close at the end of March after serving the city with paramedic services for 75 years.

City to consider options for replacing service By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Rescue Squad, which has served the City of Delavan and Town of Richmond since the early 1950s, will close March 31. Mayor Mel Nieuwenhuis read a statement from the Rescue Squad at the Jan. 14 Common […]


Sewer rate increase not related to city expenses

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT An auditor has determined an increase in sewer rates to city residents is not because of higher city costs but additional costs to the city from the Walworth County Metropolitan Sewerage District. WalCoMet officials say the higher cost is because of an increase in the […]


Delavan-Darien proposing adjustments to 4K Program

The Delavan-Darien School District, a partnership of students, families, staff, and community, is looking at making adjustments to its 4-year-old kindergarten program to better meet the needs of district families. Parents of current or incoming 4-year-old kindergarten students (age birth to 3) are invited to attend a listening session at […]


City takes over Darien Police Department

VICKY WEDIG Delavan Enterprise
	Delavan Police Chief Tim O’Neill stands next to one of the department’s squad cars, which were painted with the phrase “serving Darien” when the city took over the Darien Police Department on Jan. 1.

By Vicky Wedig SLN STAFF Five full-time officers were sworn in as City of Delavan police at midnight Dec. 31 as the city took over Village of Darien police services Jan. 1. The city intended to hire four officers to accommodate Darien. One officer was hired to fill a vacancy […]


School Board to evaluate diversity class

Parent objects to teaching ‘white privilege’ theory By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan-Darien School District will evaluate a class called American Diversity offered at Delavan-Darien High School before it is taught again as the result of a complaint filed by resident Lisa Olson. Olson lodged her complaint during the […]