Walworth-Fontana area

Fontana District awarded safety grant

Another round of safety grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice was announced last week by Attorney General Brad Schimel, including a nearly $20,000 grant to the Fontana School District. The grant program is administered by DOJ’s office of school safety. The Fontana district was awarded $19,654. Combined, 89 schools […]

 
 

Winner, winner

Winner, winner

      At the Williams Bay Volunteer Fire Department’s 53rd Annual Chicken Roast July 21 in Edgewater Park, Joe Balsitis adds “secret spices” to the chicken, with hundreds of chicken halves being grilled at one time. Proceeds support building maintenance and the equipment fund. More photos can be found in the […]

 
 

Meeting set for Highway 67 resurfacing

DOT will discuss proposed plans for project in Williams Bay The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will host a public involvement meeting next week to discuss the proposed resurfacing of Highway 67 in the Village of Williams Bay. The purpose of the project is to extend the service life of the […]

 
 

Sharon native pens book for grieving parents

Sharon native pens book for grieving parents

By Heather Ruenz Editor Christy Wopat’s captivating memoir about her hopes, her dreams, her loss, her grief, and ultimately, her healing, is a poignantly powerful and brutally honest account of what happens when tragedy hits. Wopat, a native of Sharon whose maiden name is Furman, recently released her book, “Almost […]

 
 

Historical Society to host open house

The Historical Society of Walworth and Big Foot Prairie, Inc., a Wisconsin State Historical Society Affiliate, will host a Plaque Dedication and Open House event at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 26 at 101 Maple Ave., Walworth. On December 22, 2003, the Historical Society of Walworth and Big Foot Prairie, Inc. […]

 
 

An inside look at Badger Boys State

An inside look at Badger Boys State

Two local teens represent Big Foot High School By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent Tim Weiss and Nick Freymiller went to Badger Boy State at Ripon College the second week in June where they represented Big Foot High School. Weiss and Freymiller were selected through applications completed and approved by a school […]

 
 

Catching LEGO mania

Catching LEGO mania

Diego Espinoza concentrates on his LEGO building project at the Everything is Awesome!” LEGOLand summer school session at Walworth Grade School last week.

 
 

Area schools receive safety grants

Seven area school districts are among 147 schools awarded grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ’s Office of School Safety. Combined, the 147 schools and school districts will receive $10,253,487, which will be spent on building safety improvements, as well as training for […]

 
 

Greater Walworth community aims to keep kids safe

Greater Walworth community aims to keep kids safe

Police, fire and water safety patrol reps among the volunteers By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent Safety Town, a weeklong event held at Walworth Grade School that featured two sessions each day, saw numerous volunteers from throughout the area step in in an effort to keep kids safe. Held the week of […]

 
 

Celebrating our independence

Celebrating our independence

Hundreds of people line the streets of Sharon for the annual Fourth of July parade despite the heat and humidity. Among the numerous parade entries was Hugs, the clown, and his friend. See more photos from the festivities in Sharon in the July 6 Times/Reporter. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)