Council to create new parks and open space plan

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council on Feb. 20 approved a proposal from Vandewalle and Associates to develop a new parks and open space plan for the city at a cost of $27,085. Parks and Recreation Director Tom Klug said the plan will provide a great opportunity […]


Police shoot and kill Lake Geneva man

Police shoot and kill Lake Geneva man

Police officers shot and killed a 26-year-old Lake Geneva man Thursday in the Town of Geneva while investigating a reckless driving complaint. Police shot and killed Kris Kristl, 26, at County Highway H near Petrie Road at about 7:45 p.m., according to a press release issued Friday by the Walworth […]


School district to offer auto mechanics course

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board approved a new course proposal to add auto mechanics beginning in 2017-18. Delavan-Darien High School Principal Jim Karedes said interest in the course is very high. The proposal was originally on the agenda at the Dec. 14 meeting but the board […]


Downtown loses anchor business

Area had made progress filling vacant stores By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Brick Street Market, one of downtown Delavan’s premier businesses and a destination for visitors to the city, closed Dec. 31. Owner Laura Jacobs-Welch could not be reached by press time for comment on the reasons for the closure […]


Officer send-off

Officer send-off

      A Turtle Creek Elementary School student hands Delavan Police Officer Allyn Hackett a card Friday during a retirement send-off for the officer, who spent his last official day on duty after 26 years reading to first-graders at the school. (Submitted photo)


Child development screenings offered

Child development screenings will take place at Wileman Elementary School for infants through 4-year-olds from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 18 and May 17. Free, walk-in screenings are available to all Delavan-Darien School District parents who would like to learn more about the physical, pre-academic, communication, social and emotional development […]


Men charged with stealing TV from Mound Road home

By Vicky Wedig Editor Two men are charged with burglarizing a home on Mound Road in Delavan, stealing a large-screen TV and lying to police about the theft. Jose Bonilla Aranda, 68, and Miguel A. Moreno, 31, both of Delavan, were charged Dec. 12 in Walworth County Circuit Court with […]


Association for Deaf to have annual breakfast

Southern Lakes Association of the Deaf in Delavan will have its 23rd annual pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 16 at the association’s clubhouse, 715 E. Wisconsin St., Delavan. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 8 years old. Monetary donations are welcome, […]


Snow weekend

Snow weekend

      Above: Delavan police officers Chris Kristalidis (left) and Michael Sulzer (right) stop by the Rudy Lange sledding hill in Delavan during the snow to take with the kids. At right: Kids take to the Rudy Lange sledding hill in Delavan during the season’s first major snowfall over […]


City tax levy goes up, mill rate stays same

New construction, changes from non-exempt status absorb increased collections By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council approved its 2017 budget on Nov. 15 with a tax levy of $5.6 million and a mill rate of $10.55 per $1,000 of equalized property value. The tax levy was higher than […]


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