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 […]


Car crashes through fence at Lake Lawn after pursuit

Police: Driver was experiencing medical emergency A 65-year-old Elkhorn man experiencing a medical emergency crashed the vehicle he was driving through a fence at Lake Lawn Resort and struck a tree last week. Town of Delavan police began pursuing the man’s vehicle after receiving reports that he was driving recklessly […]


Delavan Celebrates Memorial Day

Delavan Celebrates Memorial Day

  Town of Delavan resident Nancy Coglianese explains the significance of the soldier statue, which was placed in Community Park last week and dedicated at Monday’s Memorial Day observance.     U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Craig Lodahl speaks at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Spring Grove Cemetery. Lodahl […]


Alice in Delavan

Alice in Delavan

State’s dairyland ambassador makes Walworth County stops before reign ends By Vicky Wedig Editor Wisconsin’s 65th Alice in Dairyland made stops in Delavan on Friday as she winds down her reign as the state’s dairy industry promoter. Rochelle Ripp, of Lodi, began her Walworth County tour Friday with a radio […]


Town Board denies health buoy on lake

Residents oppose device because of aesthetics, potential boating hazard By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Town last week denied placing a public health buoy on Delavan Lake. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professor Todd Miller proposed placing a water quality monitoring research buoy on Delavan Lake at no cost to the […]