Delavan

Tree toppled

Tree toppled

            A storm overnight Wednesday uprooted a hickory tree and dropped it onto a Volkswagen for sale at Black Stone Motors in the Town of Delavan. The tree also took down the sign for the business, which is selling inventory and planning to close, said […]

 
 

City loses power after pole catches fire

City loses power after pole catches fire

About 75 percent of City of Delavan residents were without electricity for about four hours Monday after a power pole caught fire. Delavan police officers on patrol discovered the pole on fire at about 2:30 a.m. on the railroad right of way east of Hallberg and Wisconsin streets, according to […]

 
 

Delavan woman performs chamber music

Delavan woman performs chamber music

By Tom Ganser Correspondent On March 19, Bethany Hartlaub, of the Town of Delavan, joined with four members of the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra for its third and final chamber music concert of the 2016-17 season at Holy Communion Episcopal Church in Lake Geneva. Hautlaub played piano as part of […]

 
 

Highway 50 work to begin Monday

The contracting firm for the rehabilitation of Highway 50 through Delavan presented its proposed work schedule and construction staging plan to the city March 22. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation hired Buteyn-Peterson Construction Co. Inc. of Sheboygan to complete the work. City Public Works Director Mark Wendorf said the project […]

 
 

10th annual train show rolls into town Saturday, Sunday

The 10th annual Delavan Train Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday throughout downtown Delavan. More than 40 train layouts, 35 of which are active operating layouts, will be displayed at the American Legion Hall, 111 S. Second St. […]

 
 

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)

 
 
 
 
 

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