Webster House to display veterans’ memorabilia

Webster House to display veterans’ memorabilia

Doris Reinke, president of the Walworth County Historical Society, has announced that space is being made available in Heritage Hall, across Washington Street from Webster House to display military memorabilia from World War I through the current wars and conflicts. Initially, a room with approximately 600 square feet of space […]


Emerald Ash Borer now in Town of Lafayette

The Town of Lafayette has been added to the list of communities where the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borers. The insect was discovered in the Town of Lafayette on Aug. 1. Walworth County was previously under quarantine, and the […]


Walker’s picks recast labor board

By Bill Lueders Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism    Most people in Wisconsin don’t know the Labor and Industry Review Commission even exists — unless or until it makes decisions affecting their lives. LIRC, an independent administrative agency, hears appeals of state rulings regarding unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation and equal rights — decisions […]


Survey data indicates record 2013 corn crop

The highly anticipated August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released on Aug. 12 projects the 2013 U.S. corn crop at 13.763 billion bushels, which would be a record crop, if realized, and a 2.98 billion bushel increase from 2012’s drought-stricken crop. The report estimates the 2013 corn yield […]


DNR sets dates for 2013 waterfowl hunting seasons

The state Natural Resources Board has set the 2013 waterfowl seasons, which include a 60-day duck season and six-bird total bag limit. “With strong total duck populations and improved water conditions from last year, Wisconsin waterfowl hunters can expect a good season,” said Kent Van Horn, DNR waterfowl ecologist. “Waterfowl […]


West Nile virus found in Walworth County

The Walworth County Health Department reports a dead crow found in East Troy on July 30 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Walworth County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. “The positive bird […]


WISTAX: Property taxes grow 0.8 percent

With tighter property tax limits in place for the second consecutive year, total property tax levies in Wisconsin rose 0.8 percent to $10.47 billion in 2012-13 (2013). Combined with last year’s 0.2 percent increase, this was the first time since at least 1946 that levies rose less than 1 percent […]


Local farmers markets still yielding nature’s bounty

Visit these local farmers markets: • Walworth County Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 1 through Oct. 19, on the Elkhorn town square, Wisconsin highways 67 and 11, downtown Elkhorn. Contact Peg Reedy, (262) 741-4961. • Delavan’s Fresh Market, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday, May 30 through […]


Get fresh! Downtown café serves up sustainability

Get fresh! Downtown café serves up sustainability

Chamber Business Spotlight By Tyler Lamb Editor Typically when you ask a chef for their sources of inspiration, you’ll often hear of another chef’s inventive meals, or maybe the story of a visit to France where the flavors of foie gras and truffle-infused sauces were brought to life with a […]


Webster Notes

By Doris Reinke Correspondent Much local history might have been lost recently when two Walworth County historians died. Both Gordon Yadon, of Delavan, and Fred Kraege, of Whitewater, were avid researchers and collectors of material concerning their respective areas. They were the persons who could answer questions about long ago […]