Walworth-Fontana area

Corn and more

Corn and more

     Tom Keefe, Becky Merwin, and Blake and Tyler Daniels help out at the corn stand at Geneva Lake West Rotary Club’s 58th Annual Corn and Bratwurst Festival held Aug. 3, at Heyer Park, Walworth. The event featured live entertainment, a dunk tank with local celebrities, roasted corn on the […]

 
 

Among the area’s best

Among the area’s best

     Big Foot High School pitcher Jack Hereley was recently named to the honorable mention list of the Southern Lakes Newspapers’ All-area baseball squad. See who made the squad in SLN publications throughout the area. (Bob Mischka file photo)

 
 

It’s Christmas in July for local charities

It’s Christmas in July for local charities

Donations from Santa Cause’s annual festival distributed The third annual Santa Cause Tree Festival took place during the 2018 holiday season and raised more than $110,500 for local charities. Santa Cause is a super charity that supports existing charities in Walworth County, referred to as the ‘Charities of Christmas.’ Those […]

 
 

Fontana Library offers upcoming programs

Topics are Knitting 101 and using garden foods in slow cookers Whether it’s leaning to knit or getting ideas on how to use summer garden foods in the slow cooker, the Fontana Public Library has it covered with upcoming programs. Knitting 101, a knitting class for beginners, will be held […]

 
 

Dinner on the farm

Pearce Farms to host Alice in Dairyland fundraiser A special event, “Taste the Wonders of Walworth County” will be held at Pearce Farms Stand in September. It’ll serve as a fundraiser to support the 2020 Alice in Dairyland Finals, which will be held in Walworth County. “Join us as we […]

 
 

Fire Dept., chamber to host golf outing

Participants, sponsors and prizes needed for event The Walworth Fire Department and Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce are set to host what organizers are predicting will be an enjoyable and worthwhile event at this year’s annual golf outing. The event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Evergreen Country […]

 
 

Keepin’ cool

Keepin’ cool

Onlookers along the parade route in Sharon on July 4 welcome the cool water being sprayed on them. Hundreds of people lined the streets in the village for the annual parade, followed by a variety of activities at the park. (Photo courtesy Dietrich Studio and Gallery)

 
 

Special assignment

Historical Society to offer tour of Walworth Elementary The Historical Society of Walworth & Big Foot Prairie, Inc. will host a historical tour of Walworth Elementary School later this month. The tour is set to begin at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 25 and guests should meet at the main entrance […]

 
 

Rotary Club celebrates award winner

Mary Kriete-Green named 2019 Service Above Self honoree The Geneva Lake West Rotary recently announced Mary Kriete-Green as its 2019 Service Above Self award winner. Kriete-Green is one of the founders of Dan Green Touch a Life, Heal a Heart Charity. The charity’s big fundraiser, the Pig in the Park, […]

 
 

Keeping up with the Katzman kids

Keeping up with the Katzman kids

Three siblings integral players in family’s huge farming operation By Todd Mishler Copy Editor Farm kids represent a different breed, albeit an unfortunately dwindling one. They are intrinsically rooted deeply in and stewards of the land they live on and that provides their livelihood in one form or fashion. Count […]