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Elkhorn man dies after crash on Highway 50

Elkhorn man dies after crash on Highway 50

By Alexandrea Dahlstrom Staff Writer A 43-year-old Elkhorn man died Friday after the car he was driving on Highway 50 in Delavan collided with another vehicle in front of Lake Lawn Resort. Brad L. Zimmerman was taken to Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Zimmerman’s […]

 
 

School District moves forward with strategic plan

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT Interim Superintendent Bob Crist updated the Delavan-Darien School Board on Monday about how the district is moving forward with its strategic plan. Crist said district staff and administrators are taking the necessary steps to ensure the plan is permeating the lives of the students every […]

 
 

Delavan grad wins Walworth County Fairest of the Fair title

Delavan grad wins Walworth County Fairest of the Fair title

By Tom Ganser Correspondent The Park Stage at the Walworth County Fairgrounds Sept. 2 was the royal setting for the crowning of Abigail Jensen as the 2013 Fairest of the Fair. Jensen, a 2012 graduate of Delavan-Darien High School, will be attending UW-Madison this fall. Many of her accomplishments are […]

 
 

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Village hires new police officer

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT Despite concerns about how to pay for it, the Darien Village Board voted Monday to hire a new full-time police officer. The village hired Gerardo Baca, 27, who has worked as a part-time officer for the village and the city and town of Delavan. First […]

 
 

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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