Walworth-Fontana area

Giveaway helps support 200 families

Giveaway helps support 200 families

Ham dinners and more given away thanks to greater community By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent A recent fundraiser, dubbed “Wal-Worth-It,” got its start when an event in a neighboring community inspired a group of people in Walworth to seek donations in an effort to give away food. Last month, Rafael Hernandez […]

 
 

Big Foot student earns honor

William Volmar among 10 state semifinalists named Ten Wisconsin students – including William Volmar, of Big Foot High School – have been named semifinalists in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, a national honor recognizing the country’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. “Each of these students has worked incredibly […]

 
 

Agape House 5K to be virtual event

Organizers encourage people to walk in their own neighborhoods Due to the Safer-at-Home orders being extended until the end of May, Agape House has changed its 5K event, scheduled for May 16th, to a virtual event. The format will allow participants to “join together” in their own neighborhoods, anytime on […]

 
 

Trio of events canceled

Model A Day, Lobster Boil and Corn and Brat Festival called off In the past couple of weeks, announcements came forth that a trio of annual events in the southwest area of Walworth County have been canceled in light of continued uncertainties related to the coronavirus pandemic. Historic Downtown Sharon’s […]

 
 

Sign of the times

Sign of the times

The Frontier Flowers shop in Fontana has an encouraging message on display that says, “We will bloom again.” Similar messages of hope and encouragement can be found in communities throughout the area in response to the coronavirus pandemic and related Safer-at-Home orders. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)  

 
 

Santa Cause raises $100,000 for local charities

The fourth annual Santa Cause Tree Festival was held Nov. 29 through Jan. 4 in Williams Bay. This season $100,000 was raised for the Charities of Christmas from the tree festival Freezin’ for a Reason, and sponsorships, with the checks sent out in early April. The Charities of Christmas consist […]

 
 

Agape House 5K moved to May

Registration deadline April 24 to get a shirt Agape House, a private residential home and school for teens in Walworth, is gearing up to host its annual 5K Run Walk Stroll event, albeit a little later than normal. The annual event is held in conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention […]

 
 

The great outdoors

The great outdoors

One of the recent mild, sunny days saw people participating in a variety of outdoor activities while following social distancing guidelines. Above: Katie Dunsker and her daughters, Charlette, 7, and Adelyn, 4, walk on the boardwalk in the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy near Williams Bay. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

Taking a walk

Taking a walk

      During one of the warmer spring days recently, the Mathey family takes a walk in Walworth using a variety of transportation including a scooter, bike and stroller. From the left are: kids – Lilly, Charlie, Scarlett, Khloe, and mom and dad – Peter and Tylia. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)  

 
 

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 […]