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Medix takes over Delavan Rescue Squad

Medix takes over Delavan Rescue Squad

Transition completed April 1 with no gap in service By Vicky Wedig and Michael S. Hoey SLN Medix Ambulance Service took over Delavan Rescue Squad operations on April 1. Officials said the transition occurred at 12:01 a.m. April 1 with no gap in service or operations. “It’s pretty much business […]

 
 

‘Fifth Street turkey’ romancing the ‘ladies’

Bird seen in area less frequently, mail delivery resumes By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff The “Fifth Street turkey” was seen Thursday morning following a few “ladies” around the neighborhood. The wild turkey, who has wandered the Fifth Street area for nearly two years, has his eye on three hens as […]

 
 

68-year-old man gets 30 years for sexual assault

68-year-old man gets 30 years for sexual assault

By Jean Matheson Correspondent A 68-year-old Delavan man who admitted sexually molesting two young girls will serve 30 years in prison – likely a life term for him. David L. Burdick, who earlier had pleaded guilty to two felony counts of repeated sexual assaults of the same child, was sentenced […]

 
 

Bunny hug

Bunny hug

Violet Sky, 2, of Delavan, and her grandpa, Bob Ryan, hug the Easter Bunny before the Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Easter egg hunt in Phoenix Park on March 30. (Photo by Alexandrea Dahlstrom)

 
 

Delavan soldier up for Bronze Star

Delavan soldier up for Bronze Star

21-year-old injured leading unit in Afghanistan By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent U.S. Army Cpl. Daniel Weilandt, who was born and raised in Delavan, was injured March 12 leading his unit through an ambush in southern Afghanistan and is being considered for a Bronze Star. Daniel Weilandt’s father, Terry Weilandt, said […]

 
 

Newcomer challenges incumbent in Third District

Two candidates vie for vacant seat in Second District By Vicky Wedig SLN STAFF Two contested races for the Delavan Common Council will be decided in Tuesday’s spring election. In the Third District, newcomer Chris Lindloff is challenging incumbent Ryan Schroeder. In the Second District, two candidates – real estate […]

 
 

15 departments battle three-alarm fire

15 departments battle three-alarm fire

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Fire Department battled a three-alarm fire with the help of 14 other area departments Monday afternoon at Bob’s Lawn Mower Repair at 725 E. Wisconsin St. Assistant Fire Chief Tim O’Neill said the fire began in the business with two occupants in the […]

 
 

Planting seeds of faith

Avery Johanna McCarthy, 11, of Delavan, was killed in a car crash Oct. 24 in the Town of Whitewater.

“If everyone knew Jesus, they wouldn’t feel lonely or afraid anymore.” ~Avery Johanna McCarthy Family starts ministry for girl killed in car crash By Alexandrea Dahlstrom SLN STAFF On Oct. 24, the Delavan community learned it had lost one of their children. It seemed everybody mourned the 11-year-old girl they […]

 
 

Fifth Street residents stand behind their turkey

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	The “Fifth Street turkey” wanders the neighborhood where the U.S. Postal Service stopped mail delivery after a carrier was reportedly chased and attacked by the bird.

Post office won’t deliver mail to neighborhood By Vicky Wedig SLN STAFF To North Fifth Street residents, the turkey who has wandered the neighborhood since it was born and abandoned there is one of their own. He attracts paparazzi of sorts – locals who stop to take pictures; has his […]

 
 

Wrong absentee ballots sent to city voters

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	Shirley Dettman, who lives a few doors away from Third District Alderman Ryan Schroeder, received this absentee ballot – a white First District ballot with First District Alderman Mary O’Connor’s name on it. Third District absentee voters should have received blue ballots with Schroeder and opponent Chris Lindloff’s names on them.

Clerk rectified mistake, sent correct ballots By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT When Second District resident Arlene Hessler received an absentee ballot in the mail March 12 with the names Chris Lindloff and Ryan Schroeder on it, she knew something was wrong. Schroeder and Lindloff are candidates for Delavan’s Third District […]