Council votes to let people choose alderman’s replacement

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Common Council voted unanimously last week not to fill the vacancy created on the council when former alderman Dave Kilkenny resigned Nov. 12. The council had voted Nov. 20 to advertise the vacancy, and then listen to interested candidates and potentially fill the […]


Council unhappy with sewer rate increase

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Common Council intended to send a message to the Walworth County Metropolitan Sewerage District by not approving its rate increases but realized the move would drain the city water utility’s fund balance. Every member of the council opposed WalCoMet’s rate hike set to […]


Police and Fire Commission conducts hearing to determine whether to fire cop

Defense: Alcoholism, death, sexual assault, mental illness in family create ‘perfect storm’ for officer By Bob Peryea CORRESPONDENT At a hearing Monday, the Town of Delavan Police and Fire Commission heard about the troubled life of a township police officer accused of misconduct in office and the Police Department’s claim […]


Off-duty lifeguards save man from drowning on Delavan Lake

Last fatality on lake was in 2002   By Vicky Wedig SLN STAFF If it weren’t for three off-duty lifeguards, Delbert Burrious believes he would have been the first fatality on Delavan Lake in 10 years. “I would have drowned,” said Burrious, 63, of Lake Geneva. Burrious and his then-girlfriend […]


Village and town discuss potential sites for new fire, rescue station

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The village and town of Darien boards met jointly Dec. 5 to discuss potential sites for a new fire and emergency medical services station. The Town Board authorized paying $7,500 for its share of design and engineering costs related to selecting a site contingent on […]


The season begins

The season begins

PHOTO BY Kyle Forster  Santa hands out candy canes to children during the event in Tower Park downtown Nov.23 night during the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.  


Council approves budget with tax increase; Alderman suggests eliminating costs for new building

By Michael S. Hoey SLN Staff The Delavan Common Council approved its 2013 budget at a special meeting Nov. 20. The budget was unchanged from the one presented during a public hearing the week before. The tax levy was set at $5.3 million, and the mill rate was set at […]


Darien to charge for responding to accidents

By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff For the first time in 2013, motorists involved in accidents in the town or village of Darien will be charged for services from the Darien Fire Department. Charging for fire runs is expected to generate an additional $10,150 in revenue for the fire department next […]


Darien resident wins $1 million in lottery

A Darien resident won $1 million when he had five numbers correct in Saturday’s Powerball. Roger Cobb, 48, bought the winning ticket at the Delavan Mobil Mart, 502 Borg Road. The Powerball jackpot was $425 million Monday with a drawing scheduled for Wednesday. Mobil Mart owner Neil Gill said Cobb’s […]


City to light tree in Tower Park on Friday

Delavan’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Friday in Tower Park. The Delavan-Darien High School choir will perform Christmas music and Santa Claus will arrive on a Delavan fire truck. Mayor Mel Nieuwenhuis will kick off the holiday season by turning on holiday lights and […]