Walworth-Fontana area

Carving up some fun

Carving up some fun

     Guests at the Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving event Oct. 10 at Pearce’s Farm Stand, Walworth, were treated to unseasonably warm weather. The Adamski family from Sharon – Robert, Stephanie and their children Zahra, 3, Owen, 5 mos. and Chloe, 3 (hidden behind the pumpkin) work on carving a trio […]

 
 

Commission: Chlorides are on the rise

Water pollution control superintendent suggests checking softeners Due to continued increases in chloride levels, the Fontana/Walworth Water Pollution Control Commission is asking for help from local residents. “Over the last years we have seen a steady increase in the amount of chlorides being discharged to the sewer. As you might […]

 
 

School spirit on display  

School spirit on display  

The Big Foot High School student council recently held a fundraiser allowing seniors to donate $20 to paint their parking space. They had to submit their design for approval and bought their own paint. Trinity Tofel painted her parking spot outside the high school with what she calls Trini-opoly. She […]

 
 

Fun and appreciation

Fun and appreciation

      Pearce’s Farm Stand held its annual Customer Appreciation Weekend Sept. 19 and 20. Amy Smith, of Lyons, picks out gourds with help from her sons, Wyatt, 5, and Cash, 8. See more photos in Southern Lakes Newspapers’ publications. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

Meetings slated for joint fire, EMS program

Darien, Sharon and Walworth departments would share staff The fire and Emergency Medical Services departments of Walworth, Darien and Sharon are proposing a shared staffing program via referendum and recently announced several informational meetings that will be held prior to the election. This proposed program plans for a two person […]

 
 

Teaming up to help save lives

Teaming up to help save lives

Walworth auto shop donates vehicles to fire department By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent Last week, members of the Walworth Fire Department made an extended stop at O’Neillz Automotive in Walworth. They weren’t there to have a vehicle serviced, but for what could be considered a much more important task –training in […]

 
 

Making the rounds

Making the rounds

In addition to wheels on display, Pearce’s 6th Annual Classic Car and Tractor Show featured live music, kids’ games and food including fresh cider donuts. Bob and MaryAnn Pearce visit with attendees while making the rounds in a golf cart. See more photos in the Times/Reporter. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

GLAS honored for work, advocacy for the blind

The Geneva Lake Astrophysics and STEAM education group recently received national recognition for their innovative work and advocacy for equal access for people with blindness and low vision who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The National Federation of the Blind chose GLAS Education to receive the […]

 
 

Ready to serve

Ready to serve

From the left: Geneva Lake West Rotary Club members Becky Merwin, Heidi Alten, Doug Parker, Phill Klamm and Tom Beci get ready to hand out meal boxes at their improvised corn and brat pickup event Aug. 15 since they had to cancel the corn and brat fest, one of their […]

 
 

Roun’da Manure parked until next year

Concerns over number of riders, small shops, lead to cancellation By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Organizers have canceled the annual Roun’da Manure Bicycle Tour event, slated for the middle of this month, over concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, a one-day bicycle tour through farmlands and towns that […]