Walworth-Fontana area

Telling the story

Telling the story

Fontana Community Church’s EPIC Youth Group put on a Christmas nativity scene recently, from the left: Clayton Flies, Eli Laing, Jacob Laing, Brooklyn Flies (Mary), Logan McHugh (Joseph), Declan McHugh and Joshua Lebaron (angel.) It featured a one-way drive-thru with signs telling the Bible story along the path, marked with […]

 
 

Special stop

Special stop

The Walworth Fire Department and Big Foot High School FFA Chapter teamed up to host a special meeting with Santa Dec. 12. Hayes Hinzpeter, 2, could hardly contain her excitement about meeting and take a photo with Santa and captain J. Rowland. See more photos in the Dec. 25 Times/Reporter. (Penny […]

 
 

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

The Williams Bay Festival of Trees in Edgewater Park features a variety of trees decorated by area businesses, groups and organizations including this tree, decorated by the Williams Bay Recreation Department. It features a colorful mix of mittens, bows, children’s toys and more. To see the entire display, visit Edgewater […]

 
 

All is calm

All is calm

Angelus, in Walworth, was host to ‘All is Calm Open House’ Nov. 28, featuring sales, candy samples, mimosas, a wood fire and live music. From the left: Joey Coleson, Marcy Mielke, along with store owners Therese Turnbaugh and Jeannene Clark are ready to help customers. See more photos in the […]

 
 

Saving lives

Saving lives

      The Big Foot High School National Honor Society sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive at Grace Church in Walworth on Nov. 20. The drive could potentially save 237 lives; 90 people came out to donate and after deferrals, 79 units were collected. “We are extremely grateful […]

 
 

Lisa Konkel named Rural Teacher of the Year

Lisa Konkel named Rural Teacher of the Year

She teaches Science, Agri-Science at Big Foot Union High School Lisa Konkel was recently honored as the Wisconsin Rural Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping address challenges faced by rural school districts. The honor was announced at the Alliance’s annual […]

 
 

Foggy, fall walk

Foggy, fall walk

Even on a less-than-clear day after it had rained, the fall colors pop along the Geneva Lake path near Fontana and Williams Bay. See more photos in this week’s Times/Reporter. (Heidi Schulz photo)

 
 

Foundation receives donation from USG

Foundation receives donation from USG

The Walworth Children’s Foundation recently received a generous donation of $5,000 from USG to help families and children who live in Walworth. The Foundation was formally started in 2011 under the late Pam Knorr, district school administrator at the time. It has served the Walworth Grade School families in many […]

 
 

Handing out smiles

Handing out smiles

Approximately 100 children took part in Golden Years Trick or Treat event mid afternoon on Halloween. It was an outdoor event with residents watching from the windows and balconies and later voted on costumes from photos taken. Possibly stealing the show are Greta, Heidi, Sage and Pepper Hanson, who were […]

 
 

Sharon school closes as preventive measure

Decision based on rate of spread, increase in staff quarantines By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The Sharon Community School Board recently decided to close for two weeks, based on recent framework provided by Walworth County officials – and in an effort to avoid what Sara Andrus, Sharon district administrator, described […]