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 […]


Man attacked on way home from bar

By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff Police are searching for two men who attacked a patron of the Brick House Bar and Grill as he was walking home. Two white men believed to be about 18 to 21 years old assaulted Michael J. Brellenthin, 53, at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday at […]


Police coverage by city could save village money

Darien considers proposals from law enforcement agencies  By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The City of Delavan could provide police services to the Village of Darien for a $43,000 savings with one squad car dedicated to the village. The city presented a proposal Thursday solicited by the village for providing 24-hour […]


Delavan keeps alderman

Delavan keeps alderman

 City councilman defeated in bid for state Assembly  By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff The City of Delavan did not lose an alderman to the state Assembly in Tuesday’s General Election. Alderman Ryan Schroeder lost his bid for the 31st Assembly District to Republican Amy Loudenbeck, of Clinton, who was elected […]


Darien student banned from bus walks home

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent A Darien Elementary School second-grader was picked up by a passing motorist and taken home when he began a 12-mile trek home after not being allowed on the school bus Thursday. Jeremy Talaczynski, 7, was suspended from riding the bus from Oct. 31 through Friday […]


Officer’s hearing set for Dec. 10

Town cop accused of misconduct for incident at strip club  By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff The Town of Delavan Police and Fire Commission will conduct an evidentiary hearing Dec. 10 to determine whether police Officer Jeremiah Burdick should be terminated for alleged misconduct. The commission met Friday to discuss how […]


Boys & Girls Club to be named after governor

	Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a breakfast of the Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County at Lake Lawn Resort on Oct. 23. At the breakfast, the club announced it will name its Delavan club the Gov. Scott Walker Chapter.

By Jennifer Cesarz Correspondent Gov. Scott Walker visited his hometown last week for the announcement that the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County will be named after him. Walker and his wife, Tonette Walker, supporters of the Boys and Girls Clubs in Milwaukee and Madison, attended a breakfast Tuesday […]


‘God girl’ goes home; 11-year-old dies in Whitewater crash

‘God girl’ goes home; 11-year-old dies in Whitewater crash

By Vicky Wedig and Alexandrea Dahlstrom SLN Staff The last time Bridget McCarthy saw her daughter, she was singing – loudly — “jammin’ out” to the Jamie Grace song “God Girl” on the way to school. When McCarthy dropped the fifth-grader off at Delavan Christian School, Avery McCarthy told her […]