Walworth-Fontana area

Chamber names local students as interns

Students are from Big Foot, Williams Bay high schools The Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce earlier this week announced four interns for 2017, two each from Big Foot and Williams Bay high schools. The interns are Sonja Ericson and Ryan Davenport from Big Foot High School, and Victoria Pollak […]

 
 

Local students excel at Agriscience/Science Fair

Local students excel at Agriscience/Science Fair

Big Foot district students advance to FFA nationals By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent The Third Annual Big Foot High School and Feeder Schools Agriscience and Science Fair, held May 24 at The Abbey Resort featured students who had been nominated by teachers from their schools. The work of the students was […]

 
 

Bridging the generation gap

Bridging the generation gap

Program between young students, local seniors gets strong start By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent A new program is up and running in Walworth and offers a way for young children and local seniors to connect on a regular basis. The Generations Program involves Cathy Boldger’s junior Kindergarten class at Walworth Grade […]

 
 

Keepin’ it green

Keepin’ it green

Al Ritchey (on the right), discusses hosta plants with Kay Renshaw (on the left) at the 16th Annual Hosta Fest at Al’s Auto Body & Arboretum, Walworth, the first weekend in June. The event included concessions, Nellie’s Orphans, giveaways and tours. For more information call (262) 275-2800 or visit hostafest.com. (Penny […]

 
 

Supporting the community

Supporting the community

Exemplar Financial helps fill food pantry shelves Exemplar Financial Network’s office in Walworth used its annual Spring Shredding Event to also support the Walworth County Food Pantry. As a post IRS tax deadline service, Exemplar has offered free shredding service for the community for some time. This year the financial […]

 
 

Scholarship winners announced

Scholarship winners announced

On May 6 at its annual brunch, the Geneva Lake Branch of the American Association of University Women recently honored the 2017 STEM Scholarship winners, middle school students from throughout Walworth County, from the left: Riley Summers, Walworth; Lea Connolly, Elkhorn; Esther Coltman, Lake Geneva; Molly Bergstrom, Lake Geneva; Lauren […]

 
 

Agape House awarded Alliant Energy grant

Agape House awarded Alliant Energy grant

The Alliant Energy Foundation recently awarded Agape House, Walworth, a grant that will assist the organization in continuing its mission to educate and counsel young, at-risk women so they may find healing and strength as they face a future beyond abuse and brokenness. Nick Cizauskas, senior key account manager with […]

 
 

‘Leaving a legacy…that kids are cared for’

‘Leaving a legacy…that kids are cared for’

Retiring Big Foot district administrator honored By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent The Dorothy Kaufmann Retirement Luncheon, held June 8 at the Geneva National Club House, began with Kaufmann herself honoring four staff members – Angeli Sota, Zack Markhardt, Mike Dowden and Suzanne Floody, who are leaving the school for other endeavors. […]

 
 

Wonders of Williams Bay features local history

Wonders of Williams Bay features local history

By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent Organizers for the Wonders of Williams Bay Historical Tour, held May 20, were forced into a Plan B because of rain showers but that only meant the presentations were moved inside, many of them at Barrett Memorial Library. A tour guide booklet and map were available […]

 
 

Classic

Classic

Aaron Hawley (from the left), Lisa Dosharm and Carl Swanson are dressed to the hilt at Model A Days in Sharon June 4. The annual event drew hundreds of Model As and included music, time-appropriate displays and a variety of food on the downtown streets in the village. (Heather Ruenz […]

 
 
 
 
 

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