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 […]


Genealogical Society requesting essays on ‘favorite ancestors’

The Walworth County Genealogical Society is sponsoring an essay contest in conjunction with its Family History Fair to be held October 12 at Faith Christian School, W5525 Wisconsin Highway 67, Williams Bay. The contest is open to all children in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades living in Walworth County. The […]


County Fair aims to ‘Dream Big’ in 2013

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer In its 164th season, the Walworth County Fair is set to participate in the new worldwide initiative “Dream Big.” An international food drive done through worldwide fairs and expositions, Education Director for the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Marla Calico said current chair, […]


Elkhorn Area School District welcomes new administrator

Elkhorn Area School District welcomes new administrator

Tadlock to champion STEM fields By Tom Ganser Correspondent The start of a new school year is an exciting time for a community like Elkhorn as the patterns and rhythms of the classroom replace overnight those of the summer. Having a little trouble sleeping the night before the first day […]


Finance Committee OKs land sale

By Bob Peryea Correspondent The Finance and Judicial Committee voted last week to recommend that the City sell .4 of an acre to Holton Manor in order to accommodate an expansion of the facility. The selling price will be approximately $15,000 per acre, which will make the entire transaction approximately […]