Walworth-Fontana area

Elkhorn woman charged in Walworth burglaries

By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer An initial appearance is scheduled to resume Feb. 26 for an Elkhorn woman charged with burglarizing two homes in Walworth in December and cashing more than $1,300 worth of checks stolen from one home.   Megan R. Langhoff, 23, was charged Jan. 22 in Walworth […]

 
 

Village of Fontana looks toward sex offender ordinance

Draft of ordinance send back to protection committee for further review By Kellen Olshefski Editor The Village of Fontana voted in favor of sending a draft ordinance to impose a sex offender residency restriction back to the village’s protection committee for further review at its Feb. 2 meeting. Village Attorney […]

 
 

Update: No explosive devices found at Big Foot High School

Update: No explosive devices found at Big Foot High School

  Big Foot High School classes will resume as normal tomorrow morning after a search by various local agencies found no explosive devices, according to a press release from the school. Students were released early Tuesday from Big Foot Union High School after the school was informed of an in-house […]

 
 

Chiropractor brings FirstLine Therapy to Walworth

Kate Dawson, a local chiropractor, recently joined Walworth’s Community Chiropractic Center, 541 Kenosha St., bringing a therapeutic lifestyle change program along with her. According to the press release, Dawson specializes in helping members of the community who feel they have lost their health through a therapeutic lifestyle change program known […]

 
 

Big Foot student advances to state oratorical competition

Big Foot student advances to state oratorical competition

By Kellen Olshefski Editor Big Foot High School Senior Carlie O’Donnell recently participated in the American Legion Oratorical Contest. A press release from Big Foot High School said O’Donnell first competed in the Sharon American Legion Post 130 contest on Jan. 8 and then moved on to compete in the […]

 
 

Big Foot students receive Scholastic art awards

Big Foot students receive Scholastic art awards

Nine Big Foot High School students artworks have received awards from the Wisconsin 2015 Scholastic Art Awards. Students who received Gold Key Awards include Nicholas Klesmith, film and animation, Alison Painter, photography, Emily Splisgardt, photography, and Kasey Zweifel, drawing and illustration. Brooke Berrymanwas awarded a Silver Key Award for her […]

 
 

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 […]