Lake Geneva area

For a good cause

For a good cause

Walk to End Alzheimer’s expected to raise more than $150,000 Walkers and teams from across the area participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Walworth County at Library Park in Lake Geneva on Sept. 18. The walk rejoined in person this year, with the health and safety of […]

 
 

Man flees from police, drives toward squads

An initial appearance is scheduled to resume Sept. 24 for an Illinois man charged with fleeing from police and nearly striking two squad cars in the Town of Lyons. Kurt E. Walther, 69, of Prophetstown, Illinois, was charged Sept. 2 in Walworth County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree […]

 
 

Overnight closures along Highway 12 next week in Walworth County

As part of the Highway 12 improvement project, crews will implement an overnight full closure of Highway 12 from Highway 50 to Pell Lake Drive for three nights beginning July 7. The closure is for bridge demo of the Clover Road bridge over Highway 12. What to expect Overnight July […]

 
 

New build on the way

Habitat in Walworth County to have groundbreaking ceremony Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County will be breaking ground on another home this summer on Aralia Road in Bloomfield. Upon receiving numerous applications, the Family Selection Committee successfully chose a family for the build. Habitat in Walworth County recently announced they […]

 
 

Safari Lake Geneva ushers in giraffe experience

For the first time in its history, Safari Lake Geneva is now home to giraffes. The safari adventure recently acquired the animals as a way to highlight the alarming decline in giraffe populations across Africa, according to Safari staff. Maggie Madden, the park’s director of science and education, said having […]

 
 

Habitat begins search for next homeowners

Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County recently completed a build in the Village of Bloomfield. The organization is now beginning the process of selecting a family for another home in the Bloomfield area. The family selection committee, which is part of Habitat in Walworth County, is currently interviewing applicants and […]

 
 

Smooth slide

Smooth slide

Ice Castles-Wisconsin, which is outside of Lake Geneva, is likely well on its way to a very successful season given the cooperation from Mother Nature by way of very cold temperatures late this winter. Carly and Brayden Waitzman, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, hold hands as they ride down the large […]

 
 

Cool competition

Cool competition

Despite the subzero temperatures throughout much of the weekend, Winterfest in Lake Geneva drew a crowd, many for the 2021 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship. The Wisconsin 2 team, Sculptora Borealis – featuring members Joshua Jackubowki, Robert Lechtenberg and Michael Lechtenberg – work on their sculpture titled “Innoculation.” It earned […]

 
 

Trinity Youth Ministry to host Princess Tea

Trinity Youth Ministry to host Princess Tea

Trinity Church Youth Ministries will host its fourth annual Princess Tea in the Trinity Community Center, W755 Geranium Road, Pell Lake from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event features light “magical snacks, Princess Juice, and coffee,” according to a news release. All attendees such as […]

 
 

Writer gets ‘red carpet’ treatment at area theater

Writer gets ‘red carpet’ treatment at area theater

Chicago native can’t see his own movie, reaches out for private showing By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent With the ever-changing landscape at area movie theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer and fewer people are going to movies as part of date night or really for any reason. Many are afraid […]