Lake Geneva area

GLAA to host art fair

The Geneva Lake Art Association’s 33rd annual Fine Art Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Flatiron Park. Free parking and a free shuttle will be available from the Office Max and Petco parking lot at Highway 50 and […]


Web show goes ‘underground’ at Delavan circus

“Underground Lake Geneva” host Philip Sassano pets a pygmy hippopotamus at the Carson and Barnes Circus while circus worker Marcelino Lozano warns that the 27-year-old hippo might bite folks she’s not used to. Web show producer Phil Bonyata films the scene on the left. (Photo by Vicky Wedig)

By Vicky Wedig Editor Phil Bonyata and Philip Sassano showed up Sunday morning at the circus in Delavan unannounced, unscheduled and unscripted. The “Underground Lake Geneva” producer and host flitted around the Lake Lawn Airport grounds as Carson and Barnes workers set up the circus – looking for things to film […]


Web show to go ‘behind the scenes’ at circus

By Vicky Wedig Editor Underground Lake Geneva will go under the big top in Delavan on Sunday. The web show, with host Philip Sassano and producer Phil Bonyata, will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Carson and Barnes Circus at the Lake Lawn Airport. Sassano said the show uses a […]


Sears celebrates 20 years in Lake Geneva

The interior of the Sears store that Chuck Platts’ parents opened in Elkhorn in 1964 is seen here during its grand opening.

Sears Hometown Store of Lake Geneva, at 351 Peller Road, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month. To commemorate the occasion owner Chuck Platts will offer a “throwback” promotional weekend celebration Friday and Saturday. This year marks two decades since Sears, Roebuck and Co. did a final run of its […]


Sisters’ story to be given spotlight at Relay for Life

Relay for Life organizers Debbie Kenyon (right cen-ter) and Darcie Henriott (right) are pictured with Ken-yon’s daughter Jill Sisson, grandson Tyler Sisson, and husband Allen Kenyon. The sisters have been involved with Relay for Life for more than 20 years and will be featured as this year’s Honorary Survivors on Friday.

By Cameron Cronkite Staff Writer When a mammogram detected cancer in Debbie Kenyon’s left breast in 2001, she didn’t want to worry her family with the news. Instead, the 55-year-old Darien woman found support in her then co-worker Allen Kenyon, who later became her husband. Debbie Kenyon said Allen gave […]


1,977 patients receive dental care at Badger High School

An estimated $1.18 million in charitable dental care was provided to 1,977 children and adults during 2,072 patient visits at the fifth Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy held June 28 and 29 at Badger High School in Lake Geneva. Patients included 38 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes. […]


Defendant in sexual assault case dies

Defendant in sexual assault case dies

By Vicky Wedig Editor An Elkhorn man charged with sexually assaulting two boys in 2011 and 2004 died unexpectedly June 5. Charges against Rodney J. Meiller, 52, were dismissed in Walworth County Circuit Court on June 11 in light of his death. A jury trial scheduled for April 22 in […]


No leads in investigation of snapping turtle bludgeoning

No leads in investigation of snapping turtle bludgeoning

By Vicky Wedig Editor As of Monday, the state Department of Investigation had no solid leads in its search for the person or people who bludgeoned a snapping turtle last week at Delbrook Golf Course. “None of the tips we’ve gotten through the hotline have panned out,” Juan Gomez, DNR […]


State superintendent visits Badger

The juniors battle the seniors in a tug o’ war during Badger High School’s spring pep assembly May 24. (Photo by Michael Hoey)

Education leader congratulates school’s culinary arts program By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers visited Lake Geneva Badger High School on May 30 to congratulate Badger’s national champion ProStart culinary arts team and tour the school. “What an honor,” Evers said of the national […]


Couples On Wheels roll through Lake Geneva

Couples On Wheels roll through Lake Geneva

    The Couples On Wheels Tandem Club of Wisconsin hosted its annual spring rally in Walworth County from May 17 to 19. The club will also be celebrating their 25th anniversary. More than 60 couples participated in the tandem bike rally throughout Walworth County over the three days. Friday […]