Walworth-Fontana area

Holiday display helps several organizations

Holiday display helps several organizations

Santa Cause’s Christmas Tree Festival teams up with charities The 4th Annual Charities of Christmas Tree Festival, held at Gage Marine’s Winter Harbor in Williams Bay, wrapped up Jan. 4 and was once again an overwhelming success, according to organizers. Nancy Waspi, coordinator of the event, said the exact amount […]

 
 

Bringing some pep

Bringing some pep

The Big Foot Pep Band performs at the Jan. 10 Chiefs basketball game against Clinton. Band members in the stands included, from the left: (front) Austin Buchholz, Lindsey McIntyre, McKinley Boyle, Delilah Payton, Olivia Freitag, (row No. 2) MayLin Freitag, Amanda Leek, Liam Gerard, Jocelyn Arnold, Faith Long, John McHugh. […]

 
 

Agape homes a place for teens to heal

Agape homes a place for teens to heal

Recent open house offered tours, bazaar and holiday treats By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The Agape homes and schools for boys and girls in Walworth held a holiday open house recently as a way to offer tours of both homes, as well as allowing guests to shop a gift bazaar, […]

 
 

Refreshing start

Refreshing start

      The annual Polar Plunge into Geneva Lake from the shore in Williams Bay could be described as almost balmy this year with temperatures on Jan. 1 in the mid-20s and an estimate of more than 200 people who decided to take the plunge. See more photos in Southern Lakes […]

 
 

Keeping it running

Keeping it running

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kayla Crump, from Sharon, is currently assigned to the “Eightballers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron. Crump is shown using a speed handle to tighten a screw aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt Dec. 8. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting routine training in the Eastern […]

 
 

Extreme Christmas fun

Extreme Christmas fun

A group of Big Foot High School students participate in the Extreme Christmas theme at a recent basketball game for the Chiefs. Many of them dressed up to compete in a contest. The night also featured M&E Tree Service t-shirt and cold drink holder giveaways and a collection of money […]

 
 

Students help with special delivery

Students help with special delivery

Students Leann Figueroa, Aubri Waswo, Dakota Nordmeyer, Quinn Griffin, Avery Tipps, AJ Hartman, Mia Nor, Abby Hildebrandt, Halle Wiedenhoeft, Robin Cronin and Katelyn Spealman helped put together food baskets that included Christmas dinner fixings and complimentary performance passes from Big Foot Fine Arts Foundation. Other partners were Geneva Lake West […]

 
 

Future designers?

Future designers?

Daniels Sentry Foods in Walworth’s recent holiday celebrations included raffles, tastings, a cookie walk, children’s projects and more. Above; Christian Becker, 4, and Autumn Thiede, 3, both from Delavan, make Christmas ornaments. See more coverage in the Dec. 27 Times/Reporter. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

A sweet time

A sweet time

At the Big Foot Recreation District’s Family Holiday Cookie Baking Extravaganza, held Dec. 14 at the high school, guests brought favorite recipes to share with others and all the cookies created were shared among participants. Among the many participants are Gail Volpendesta and Bobbi Sorrentino, who said they enjoy spending […]

 
 

Fontana man charged with selling drugs

An initial appearance was adjourned until Monday, Dec. 23 for a Fontana man charged with selling cocaine near Reid Park. Andrew J. Dudek, 18, was charged Nov. 27 in Walworth County Circuit Court with manufacturing or delivering cocaine near a park. According to the criminal complaint, police conducted a controlled […]