Lake Geneva area

Walworth County schools pass report card test

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       As the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released its school report cards in the past two weeks, Walworth County schools passed the test.       The majority of the schools in the county either met or exceeded expectations, with a handful of schools hitting the “significantly […]

 
 

Winter Wonderland Ice Castles returns for another year of frozen fun

The winter Ice Castles are scheduled to return to Lake Geneva in the next month or so, weather permitting. (Courtesy of Ice Castles)

Ice Castles, the frozen winter wonderland that has attracted thousands to the Lake Geneva area in winters past, is set for another run in 2023.       The frozen attraction is slated to open in January and will again be located at Geneva National Resort, 1091 Hidden Cottage Circle, Lake Geneva. […]

 
 

Youth suicide program helps try to answer questions for grieving community

Youth suicide program helps try to answer questions for grieving community

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Dr. Greg Hudnall admitted that answers in regard to suicide aren’t easy to come by.       “Suicide is very, very individualized,” said Hudnall, considered an expert in the youth suicide due to his work in Utah. “Correlations does not equal causation.”       Hudnall equated understanding […]

 
 

Donate to the The Big Bundle Up

Visit Lake Geneva collecting warm winter clothing during campaign Visit Lake Geneva recently announced it will serve as the local drop-off for The Big Bundle Up, an annual statewide campaign that collects new and gently used winter clothing items for donation back to the local community. This year’s recipient of […]

 
 

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 […]