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 […]


Woman hit by car suffers serious injuries

Elkhorn resident Shelly Mornard, 65, plays with her granddaughter before a July 26 accident that left her hospitalized for three months.

By Alexandrea Dahlstrom SLN Staff An Elkhorn woman who was hit by a car in Delavan three months ago returned home on Saturday. Shelly Mornard, 65, was crossing Borg Road on July 26 on her way to Kune’s Country Ford to pick up her car from work in the Shopko […]


Trick-or-treat hours

Trick-or-treat times Trick-or-treat times in Delavan are: • Town of Delavan – noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 28; and • City of Delavan – 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31.  


Haunted house spooks old fire station

Haunted house spooks old fire station

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The former fire station at the Brad Liddle Safety Building in Delavan is haunted. At least that is what the Southern Lakes Association of the Deaf wants the public to think for three weekends in October. In two weeks, a five-person committee and volunteers transformed […]


Boys and Girls Club asks for school space

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County asked the Delavan-Darien School Board on Oct. 8 to consider allowing it to use space in district schools. School Board members were amenable to the request and plan to consider it formally in November or December. Board […]