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 […]


Council moves toward rescinding line of credit for Ellis Farms

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Developers of the Ellis Farms subdivision a long Creek Road are at least $27,000 short on a line of credit to pay for improvements in the development. The Delavan Common Council voted 5-1 on June 11 to issue a formal notice to the Executive Management […]


No leads in investigation of snapping turtle bludgeoning

No leads in investigation of snapping turtle bludgeoning

By Vicky Wedig Editor As of Monday, the state Department of Investigation had no solid leads in its search for the person or people who bludgeoned a snapping turtle last week at Delbrook Golf Course. “None of the tips we’ve gotten through the hotline have panned out,” Juan Gomez, DNR […]


D-DHS awards 153 diplomas to the Class of 2013

Delavan-Darien High School graduates Kylie Bliss (from left), Sabrina Bottlemy and Allison Bradley listen to their senior class speaker during the June 6 commencement ceremony.

As freshmen, the Delavan-Darien High School graduating Class of 2013 signed a banner committing themselves to working hard and understanding that when it comes to school, as the banner says, “It’s all about learning.” Facts about the 153 graduates include: • Fifty percent of the class ended high school with […]


Milton woman dies in single-car crash

A 48-year-old Milton woman died Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash in the Town of Darien. According to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department, Lisa K. Martin died after the Chevy Blazer she was driving on Highway M near Townline Road crossed the centerline, left the highway and struck a tree […]


Delavan couple serving Peace Corps in Kenya

Jennifer and Ryan Hellpap of Delavan, were scheduled to arrive in Kenya, Africa, on Tuesday to serve a 27-month mission with the Peace Corps.

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT Jennifer and Ryan Hellpap of Delavan, were scheduled to arrive in Kenya, Africa, on Tuesday ready to begin serving the Peace Corps on a 27-month humanitarian mission. Both have a history of volunteering their time, but this experience will be a full-time proposition until it […]


Storm downs barn, trees

Michael Cummings cleans up his Second Street property Monday after Thursday’s storm uprooted 14 pine trees. (Photo by Vicky Wedig)

By Vicky Wedig EDITOR A storm Thursday night caused tornado-like damage in a path across Delavan, downing a barn and trees. Delavan’s 911 center received more than 45 reports of downed trees and power lines before 8 p.m. Trees were uprooted and 15 locations reported structural damage, according to Delavan […]


Outstanding Senior to pursue medical degree

Alexandra Kort sings at the Delavan Christian Reformed Church on May 19. (Photo by Vicky Wedig)

2013 grad known for compassion, determination By Vicky Wedig EDITOR Graduation times three will be the case in the Kort house this year. All three of Chad and Kathy Kort’s children – Ashley, Alyssa and Alexandra Kort – will graduate. Ashley Kort received her master’s degree in speech pathology from […]


Darien to borrow $1.47 million for new Village Hall until USDA funds come through

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Darien Village Board on May 20 approved interim financing of $1.47 million to build a new Village Hall. The village was awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan to cover the costs of building the hall. But, Administrator Diana Dykstra said interim financing is […]


High school ropes course will be open to public Sunday

Delavan-Darien High School’s 40-foot-high ropes adventure course will be open to the public to use at no cost from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. The course is near the entrance of the D-DHS soccer complex behind Borg Memorial Stadium, 150 Cummings St. Parents must accompany any children younger than 18 […]