Walworth-Fontana area

Trio represents Big Foot at Badger Girls State

Trio represents Big Foot at Badger Girls State

By Penny Gruetzmacher Staff Writer Meghan Dykstra, Molly McEneany and Jaqueline Sanchez represented Big Foot High School at Badger Girls State this summer, at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus. A fourth student, Sophia Foster, was also selected, but she went to Japan to study under the Kikkoman Youth for Understanding […]

 
 

Poker run to help dive team

Kip & Deb’s Tavern, 184 Park Ave., Sharon, will host Reaper Run on Saturday, Aug. 18 to benefit Darien Crossed Irons Firefighters Association. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase scuba equipment for the Darien fire and emergency medical services dive and rescue team. The team assists other […]

 
 

On the streets

On the streets

      At the Sharon Farmers Market on Aug. 3, vendors (clockwise from lower left) Joann Burt, looking like a professor behind the container, Rita Ischer (visiting from Las Vegas), Linda DiPiero and Rita Richmond, enjoy each other’s company. The market is held the first and third Fridays from 4 to […]

 
 

Fontana School District referendum on Tuesday’s ballot

Voters that live in the Fontana School District will have determine whether or not they support a referendum that will increase property taxes for four years in Tuesday’s primary election. It’s being sought in an effort to avoid having to reduce staff due to a decline in revenue. The projected […]

 
 

At arm’s length

At arm’s length

     The Walworth-Fontana Rotary Club’s 57th Annual Corn and Bratwurst Festival, Jeremy Bria sells an arm’s length of 50/50 raffle tickets to John Burch, Walworth, and Burch’s granddaughter, Madyson Faulkner, Fontana. The event, held Aug. 4 on the square in Walworth, featured corn, brats, beer, music, raffles and a dunk […]

 
 

‘Moogician’ entertains while teaching about cows

‘Moogician’ entertains while teaching about cows

By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent “The Moogician,” was featured in the Storywagon Series at Williams Bay’s Barrett Memorial Library, described as “the only magical, juggling, banjo-playing, comedy act that also educates about dairy and cows.” At the July 19 event, roughly 50 people attended including kids of all ages and parents. […]

 
 

A tail of an event

A tail of an event

     The Big Foot Lions Club’s annual Lobster Boil and Steak Fry fundraising event, held July 28 at Reid Park on the lakefront in Fontana, featured live music, beer and wine and kettle corn. Greg Hafeman, Mike Dicker and Jim Grossmayer have some fun while preparing the lobsters. See more […]

 
 

Historical Society dedicates plaques at open house

Historical Society dedicates plaques at open house

Dr. J. Harold Bonner honored for his donations By Bridget Bartal Staff Writer The Historical Society of Walworth and Big Foot Prairie, Inc. had a plaque dedication and self-guided tour of their building last week. The building, at 101 Maple St., in Walworth, offers many local history exhibits, including an […]

 
 

Walworth man charged with stealing, selling kayak

Property caretaker recognized it in photo on Craigslist An initial appearance was scheduled for July 31 for a Walworth man charged with stealing a kayak and selling it on Craigslist. Stephen E. Quick, 22, was charged July 24 in Walworth County Circuit Court with burglary of a building or dwelling. […]

 
 

Reconnecting with old friends

Reconnecting with old friends

Members of the Big Foot High School Class of 1961 reconnect with each other at a reunion July 14 at Goodland Memorial Park in Sharon. Classmates in attendance were, from the left: (front row) Linda Ward Ihms, Judy Rithamel Perleberg, Dian Merendino Radebaugh, Pat Brinckmann Harvey, Susan Austin Lavin, Monica […]