Walworth-Fontana 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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Hospitality academy permit is denied

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A proposed hospitality academy, set to be placed on the former Inspiration Ministries retreat property in Walworth Township, was denied a conditional use permit after three months worth of discussion May 19. At the March meeting, the Walworth County Zoning Agency tabled a decision until after […]

 
 

Children can learn about the night sky

Geneva Lake Astrophysics and STEAM and Geneva Lake Conservancy announced a new educational program for children this fall: Guided Night-Hikes and Star Gazing. Children will get a chance to learn about the night sky, stars, and planets under the guidance of professional astronomers. Children and their parents will meet staff […]

 
 

Champs, once again

Champs, once again

The unbeaten Big Foot Bats seventh and eighth grade softball team won the 2021 Quad County End of Season Tournament with a July 19 defeat of second-ranked Lakeland Blue Jays on a 7-2 decision. The Bats, which finished with a 16-0 conference record, captured the title in the brand new […]

 
 

Federal officials declare area drought disaster

Local farmers are now eligible for assistance By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The United States Department of Agriculture designated three southeast Wisconsin counties as primary natural disaster areas because of persistent drought conditions. USDA Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack informed Gov. Tony Evers of the disaster declaration in late June. It […]

 
 

Sharon to host a July 4 blast

Sharon to host a July 4 blast

  The Village of Sharon will celebrate Independence Day Sunday, July 4, with a full slate of activities capped by a fireworks show. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with big wheel races downtown followed by the traditional Independence Day parade at 11 a.m. Following the parade the hub of […]

 
 

Model A brings fashion, vehicles from yesterday

Model A brings fashion, vehicles from yesterday

Model A Day, presented by Historic Downtown Sharon, brought people young and old together for the annual event last week. “Model A Day is Historic Downtown Sharon’s premiere event, brought to you with the generous assistance of the Rockford A’s club. The event features over one hundred authentic Model A […]

 
 

Royal night

Royal night

Big Foot Union High School celebrated its prom Sunday, which welcomed more than 120 juniors and seniors as guests, according to school officials. Held at The Abbey Resort, it was themed “An Evening Under the Stars” and featured a dinner in the ballroom followed by music, s’mores and more. Students […]

 
 

Dancing the night away – safely

Dancing the night away – safely

Big Foot Recreation District delivers for fathers, daughters The Abbey Resort Pavilion in Fontana served as a venue for Big Foot Recreation District’s Daddy Daughter Dance on May 14. Chuck Thiesenhusen, Big Foot Recreation District director, said the event ran safely amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns. “We (had) COVID respectable 200 […]