Walworth-Fontana area

Ice party gone WILD!

Ice party gone WILD!

Lilly Bestul, from Janesville, takes on poultry bowling, slinging a Cornish game hen at the pins down the ice during the Jan. 24 Ice Party Gone Wild fundraiser for the Fontana Fire and Rescue Department. Chief Wolfgang Nitsch said they anticipate to have raised more money this year than ever […]

 
 

All moved in

All moved in

Chloe Schultz (from left), Arabella Gesselle, Sondra Gesselle and Dawson Schultz play with puppets in the new children’s section during the Walworth Memorial Library’s grand opening celebration Jan. 24 at its new 525 Kenosha St. home. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

Former Sharon board president leaving Darien

Dykstra accepted position in Poplar Grove, Ill. By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Former Village of Sharon Trustee and Board President Diana Dykstra is leaving the Village of Darien for a position in Poplar Grove, Ill. Dykstra, who was hired to replace Marc Dennison in 2010, will become the administrator in […]

 
 

Legion honors local police departments

Legion honors local police departments

The Walworth County Council of the American Legion has prepared and delivered certificates of commendation to each of the 17 police departments in Walworth County. The Village of Sharon Police Department was awarded a certificate of commendation on Jan. 9. The certificates recognize the dramatic rise in shootings and other […]

 
 

Candidates file for spring election

Four vie for trustee seats, two for president By Kellen Olshefski Editor The three incumbents on the Village of Walworth Board have filed candidacy papers, along with one other. Village trustees trustees Rick Novak, Dennis Vanderbloemen, and Todd Watters have all filed papers signifying their bid for re-election in the […]

 
 

Local boys Romo, Frederick both had standout NFL seasons

Burlington native Tony Romo (9) chats with center Travis Frederick (72), a Sharon native and Walworth Big Foot High School grad, to try to throw off Green Bay’s defense before the snap. See page 3 for full information on Sunday’s matchup. (Mike Ramczyk photo)

Packers knock off Cowboys, advance to NFC title game By Mike Ramczyk Editor Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Burlington native Tony Romo did just about everything he could to will his team to victory Sunday at Lambeau Field. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers did a little more, […]

 
 

Local law enforcement receives tourniquets through grant program

By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Police officers are usually the first on the scene when a car crashes or there has been a severe industrial accident causing injury. It often falls to law enforcement personnel to render first aid until the EMTs arrive. Sometimes, that aid can mean the difference […]

 
 

Spreading Christmas cheer

Village of Sharon Police Department Administrative Assistant Tasia Knorr (from left), Officer Derrick Goetsch and Chief Brad Buchholz prepare to head out on the road and deliver toys to local families.

Sharon Police Department delivers toys to 21 families With the holiday season in full effect the Village of Sharon Police Department pitched in to spread a little Christmas cheer to local children by sponsoring a Toy Drive for local area families. On Dec. 22, according to a release from the […]

 
 

Man charged with child sex assault

Man charged with child sex assault

Police say they met at Racine County fair Joseph G. Deegan, 26, Walworth, is charged with second-degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl police say he met at the Racine County Fair in July 2014, a month after his release from prison for dealing drugs. According to the criminal complaint […]

 
 

Walworth Memorial Library settling into new location

Walworth Memorial Library settling into new location

Director said response has been overwhelmingly positive, thankful of volunteers By Kellen Olshefski Editor After being cramped for space for so long, the Walworth Library reopened its doors Dec. 8 in its new location at the West Garden Plaza in Walworth. The library closed the doors at the old location […]

 
 
 
 
 

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