Walworth-Fontana area

Sharon voters to decide in two contested races

Four on ballot for trustee, two for school board By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer In the Village of Sharon, four candidates are on the ballot for three trustee seats up for election with voters choosing not more than three when they cast their ballots. Below are capsules on three of […]

 
 

Local man gets 30 years

Walworth man sentenced for sexual assault cases A Town of Walworth man was sentenced to 30 years in prison in two cases of sexual assault. Lawrence C. Hisel Jr., 32, was sentenced Nov. 15 to 15 years in prison and 15 years extended supervision for having sex multiple times with […]

 
 

Fish fry fun

Fish fry fun

      At St. Benedict Church in Fontana’s final fish fry of the shortened season on March 13, the number of guests was about half the normal number as a result of the Coronavirus. From the left: Tom Zinnecker, Walworth; Mike McKay, Fontana; and Colleen Kilroy, Delavan, dish up food and […]

 
 

West Chamber guide updates due soon

The deadline for members’ changes, additions is March 27 The local chamber of commerce is in the final stages of updating and gathering information from its members for the 2020-2021 Geneva Lake West Resource Guide. “Now is the time to update your directory information… If there are any changes… whether […]

 
 

Kindness around every corner

Kindness around every corner

Special week at WGS features art, music, video By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent Walworth Grade School kicked off its annual Kindness Week with an assembly led by a couple of staff members and the police chief. But it was just the beginning of what the school had in store for a […]

 
 

Be our guest

Be our guest

      Prior to the matinee and final performance of Beauty and the Beast by the Big Foot High School Drama Club on Sunday, characters from the play spent time with their young fans while enjoying a sweet treat at a tea party. Elinor Draffkorn can hardly believe Gaston, played by […]

 
 

Memory Café theme is St. Patrick’s Day

The next Lakeshore Memory Café will be March 10 at a new location – Barrett Memorial Library in Williams Bay. The topic is St. Patrick’s Day and it will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Barrett Memorial Library, 65 W. Geneva St. in Williams Bay. There is free, ample […]

 
 

Find a clue at Williams Bay High

Find a clue at Williams Bay High

Actors gear up to present Clue: On Stage, High School Edition It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well… dead. So whodunnit, the […]

 
 

Honored for saving a life

Honored for saving a life

      Police Chief Ryan Milligan and Police Lieutenant Joaguin Alonzo from the Village of Walworth Police Department present Jennifer Ott-Wilson and Lee Knoble-Janney (not pictured) with the Civilian Gallantry Award. Ott-Wilson and Knoble-Janney are school counselors at Walworth Elementary and Middle School who were honored with the award for saving […]

 
 

Loaded gun, drugs found in student’s vehicle

Loaded gun, drugs found in student’s vehicle

There was never a threat to Big Foot students or staff, officials say By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer A report on Monday by a concerned Big Foot High School student led to the discovery of a loaded gun and drugs in a vehicle belonging to a classmate who was arrested […]