Walworth-Fontana area

Ready for the show

Ready for the show

      Big Foot High School’s homecoming court (on pajama day) is, from the left, (front) Sophia Foster, Claire Beyers, Leslie Lavariega, Lynda Santiago, Elise Glos, Logan Eischeid, Ryan Davenport, Braden Buchholz, Carlos Pichardo, Eli Hibl, (back) Nick Freymiller, Abigail Peterson, River Riley, Jocelyn Arnold, Agustus Foster, Mary Davenport, Hannah Palmer […]

 
 

Chamber meets at Gage’s new Pier 292

Chamber meets at Gage’s new Pier 292

Luncheon meeting features guest speaker from DOT By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent The Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce held its recent luncheon meeting at Pier 292, a private meeting room next to Pier 290, above Gage Marine. David Barnett, chamber president, opened the Sept. 5 meeting with greetings and remarks […]

 
 

Highway 67 construction project in final stage

Beginning this week, the final layer of asphalt paving was slated to begin on the Highway 67 road construction project that stretches from Highway 50 just north of Williams Bay, to Elkhorn. The paving schedule is set for a two-week window, weather permitting, according to Matthew Smith, with the Department […]

 
 

Boat show to float to the Abbey this month

The Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show featuring vintage watercrafts from around the country will take place in Fontana on Sept. 29 and 30 with pre-events beginning Sept. 28. The event takes place annually in the harbor of the Abbey Marina on the western end of Lake Geneva. Most […]

 
 

A busy place

A busy place

      At Big Foot Recreation District’s annual Touch-A-Truck event, Sept. 8 at Big Foot High School, Neal Raskin, BFHS band teacher, mans the AAA sponsored, Don’t Be a Dummy-Buckle Up station, which showed attendees what can happen if seatbelts aren’t used. The event featured about 25 vehicles including tractors and […]

 
 

A gathering place for the community

A gathering place for the community

Dietrich Studio and Gallery, Sharon, hosting open mic night Fridays By Heather Ruenz SLN staff In an effort to offer members of the greater community a place to gather, be entertained – and for some, the opportunity to share – an open mic event is being held on Friday nights. Held […]

 
 

Serving up some ‘thanks’

Serving up some ‘thanks’

Daniels Sentry Foods in Walworth held a customer appreciation day Aug. 25 with a fiesta theme, from the outfits some employees were wearing to the food samples served, many with recipes on hand. Clockwise from top: Nicolas Lang (on left) and Lily Zuniga serve dips, pico de gallo and tortilla […]

 
 

Fontana moves zoning to outside contractor

Decision in line with trend toward outsourcing The Fontana Village Board decided to move it’s building and zoning department to an outside contractor, according to a press release sent out Tuesday morning. “Like many communities in Walworth County, the Village of Fontana has considered its management options and decided to […]

 
 

Agape House for Boys needs volunteers

Agape House for Boys needs volunteers

Volunteers Ken Stair (left) and Tom Dace recently work on installing siding at the new Agape House for Boys in Walworth. Another volunteer workday will take place Saturday, Sept. 1. Read the story  in this week’s Southern Lakes Newspapers publications. For more information, call 262-275-6466, visit agapehouseheals.org or email office@agapehouseheals.org. […]

 
 

‘Grandma Cookie’ takes to the skies

‘Grandma Cookie’ takes to the skies

Lois Demars, 87, checks skydiving off her bucket list By Bridget Bartal Staff Writer Lois Demars, affectionately known by the Sharon community as ‘Grandma Cookie’ went skydiving earlier this summer at Skydive the Rock in Beloit. She is 87 years old. She said skydiving had been on her bucket list […]