Walworth-Fontana area

Big splash of color

Big splash of color

At Fontana Elementary School’s Color Run at Duck Pond Recreation Area May 31, participants open and toss color dust packets for a big blast to finish the annual event, sponsored by the Fontana Parent Teacher organization. (Vicky Wedig photo)

 
 

Agape Boys Home nearly finished

Volunteer labor needed for list of final tasks as well as supplies The Agape Boys Home in Walworth is in its final stretch prior to being ready to open and to help cross the finish line, volunteer helpers are needed along with some supplies. There are several tasks needing to […]

 
 

Spring concert stars

Spring concert stars

Fontana Elementary School’s concert choir, composed of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, prepares to perform under the direction of Nick Stolfe at the school’s 2019 spring concert May 16. See more photos in the June 7 Times/Reporter. (Vicky Wedig photo)  

 
 

What a celebration

What a celebration

At Big Foot High School’s commencement Sunday, Ansley Carpenter and Katie Chalchoff laugh as they, along with the other Class of 2019 graduates, are doused in confetti and Silly String. See more photos from the event in the June 7 Times/Reporter. (Courtesy BFHS Yearbook Staff)

 
 

Man charged with selling cocaine near schools

Sale reportedly happened near Walworth Elementary School An initial appearance was scheduled for Wednesday for an Illinois man charged with selling cocaine near schools in Walworth and Delavan. Omar B. Castro Barrera, 20, of Harvard, Illinois, was charged May 13 in Walworth County Circuit Court with two counts of manufacturing […]

 
 

Model A Days to roll into Sharon

Model A Days to roll into Sharon

To feature time-era skits, vintage fashion show, pig roast and a swap meet Come join the Rock-Ford A’s and Historic Downtown Sharon’s Model A Day event for what’s touted as the Midwest’s largest gathering of Model A’s. “This celebration of ‘Henry’s Lady’ traditionally hosts hundreds of Model A’s in every […]

 
 

Special ceremony

Special ceremony

      In honor of the addition of 200 more names to the Veterans Memorial in Sharon, American Legion Post 130 held a rededication ceremony May 18. There, members of the Legion Auxiliary (above) led those present in the singing of the National Anthem. The ceremony featured several guest speakers including […]

 
 

Kikkoman goes beyond the kitchen

Kikkoman goes beyond the kitchen

Joint venture leads to launch of products for skateboard enthusiasts By Heather Ruenz Staff writer Jim Romenesko, a retired journalist from Evanston, Ill. who grew up in Walworth, recently made a surprising discovery about Kikkoman Foods, which is known for its soy sauce and also makes a variety of other […]

 
 

Farm Crawl builds on last year’s success

Three small-scale farms will again join forces to bring attention to their unique products and “hyper-local” proximity to one another. The first year brought larger numbers of visitors than expected, so the group will host the “Crawl” again on Saturday. All three farms will be open to visitors, and there […]

 
 

Excellence on stage

Excellence on stage

From the left; Big Foot High School music teacher and theater director Jacob Voigt announced last week that the recipients of the Overture’s Jerry Awards had been released and included this group from Big Foot High School for their work in Little Shop of Horrors: Will Volmar – Outstanding Supporting […]