Walworth-Fontana area

Local students to attend Lyric Opera

Local students to attend Lyric Opera

Chapter members’ donations cover all costs for field trips More than 135 seventh grade students from Fontana, Reek, Sharon and Walworth elementary schools will attend Turandot at the Lyric Opera of Chicago Jan. 19, 2018. On March 21, 2018, 160 students from Lake Geneva Middle School will experience Faust at […]

 
 

Yerkes to host star party Dec. 2

Yerkes to host star party Dec. 2

Yerkes Observatory will host a public observing night, called a star party, on its lawn from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Throughout the year, Yerkes holds public observing events to allow people to enjoy constellations, observe celestial objects through lawn telescopes and learn through hands-on astronomy activities. […]

 
 

Teen video contest underway at bank

First National Bank and Trust Company is accepting submissions for its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. The contest, organized by the American Bankers Association Foundation, is a national competition that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of saving money and inspire their peers to become lifelong savers. […]

 
 

Audubon Society to host program on area’s landscape

Dr. David Mickelson, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scientist, Department of Geoscience, will describe how Wisconsin’s landscape came to be what it is today, with an emphasis on southern Wisconsin at a program hosted by the Lakeland Audubon Society on Nov. 28. At times in the past, glaciers have covered more […]

 
 

Lady Chiefs to rely on speed, shooting and experience

By Dan Truttschel Sports correspondent The target is firmly on the backs of the Big Foot girls basketball team heading into the 2017-18 campaign. And it’s a challenge the Chiefs embrace. Big Foot heads into the new season as the predicted favorite to win the Rock Valley Conference, according to […]

 
 

Salvation Army kicks off ‘Blessings’ campaign

Salvation Army kicks off ‘Blessings’ campaign

Bell ringers needed in communities throughout the county The Salvation Army in Walworth County is seeking funds to help people who continue to struggle across the county. In response to needs of neighbors who face poverty, unemployment and rising expenses, the Salvation Army in Walworth County has launched its annual […]

 
 

Man charged with stalking wife, her boyfriend

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 20 for an Illinois man charged with stalking his estranged wife and her boyfriend in Walworth. Ashley Smith, 44, of Harvard, Ill., was charged Nov. 10 in Walworth County Circuit Court with two counts each of stalking and criminal damage to property and […]

 
 

Gymnast signs with University of Minnesota

Gymnast signs with University of Minnesota

By Heather Ruenz SLN staff Kaitlyn Higgins said she would spend hours doing forward rolls at home as a young child. At the age of 4, her mom signed her up for gymnastics as a way for her to wear off some energy. Recently, Higgins signed herself up for gymnastics […]

 
 

Fenrick takes helm of Chiefs basketball team

Fenrick takes helm of Chiefs basketball team

Coach says team will be prepared and play with passion, pride By Dan Truttschel Sports correspondent   Longtime Big Foot High School teacher Jeff Fenrick has had his eye on leading a boys basketball program for many years. Now he’ll get his chance – and he didn’t have to leave […]

 
 

Go, pumpkin, go!

Go, pumpkin, go!

A young boy helps his pumpkin stay on track during pumpkin races on the hill near Barrett Memorial Library, one of several events held during Williams Bay’s Boo in the Bay event Oct. 28. (Heather Ruenz photo)

 
 
 
 
 

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