Walworth-Fontana area

Sounds of summer

Sounds of summer

The junior kindergarten class opens the May 21 “Summer Fun” concert at Walworth Grade School with their rendition of “Five Green and Speckled Frogs.” (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

Walworth School District to borrow $7 million for repairs

By Rumasa Noor Staff writer Walworth Joint School District 1 is planning to borrow nearly $7 million to address some of the immediate needs at the elementary and middle schools. According a press release from the district, the money is needed for maintenance projects that have been delayed for years […]

 
 

Celebrating heritage

Celebrating heritage

The notorious Ma Barker, played by Lisa Dousharm, of Fond du Lac, and her gang rob the bank on main street as part of an re-enactment at the June 7 Model A Day in historic downtown Sharon. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

Udder Century Invitational to roll through Sharon

Police urge motorists to proceed through area with caution The 33rd annual Udder Century Invitational bicycle ride is set to roll through the Village of Sharon this Sunday, June 6. The race is sponsored by the McHenry County Bicycle Club. As a result of the ride coming through the area, […]

 
 

Outlook getting better for Sharon’s Peters Road Bridge

County to apply for grant to replace bridge, Town of Sharon to cover cost of application By Kellen Olshefski Editor The Walworth County Public Works Committee voted in favor May 18 of submitting an application for a grant that would help to replace the Town of Sharon’s Peters Road Bridge. […]

 
 

A grand ball at the Grand Belle

A grand ball at the Grand Belle

Prom Queen Erin Lippert and Prom King Michael Gus; senior representatives Ashley Ansteadt (from left) and Joe Sanchez, 2014 Prom King Jacob Landgraft and Crown Bearer Dani Church, and 2014 Prom Queen Skylar Duerr and Crown bearer Jerry Hinrichs dance to to Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” at […]

 
 

Memorial Day ceremonies planned for area

The Ingalls-Koeppen American Legion Post 102 and VFW Post 10669 have numerous Memorial Day ceremonies planned for the Geneva Lakes West area. This year’s ceremonies are planned in remembrance of World War II Airman and prisoner of war Henry Abelmann of Fontana. Memorial Day ceremonies at local cemeteries include Cobblestone […]

 
 

Three honored as Citizens of the Year

Three honored as Citizens of the Year

Walworth, Fontana and Williams Bay residents’ receive prestigious volunteer award By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent Three area locals were recognized as the Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year at its 41st annual awards ceremony held last Wednesday at Abbey Springs Country Club. LaMarr “Sparky” Lundberg, of Williams […]

 
 

Dear Edwina…

Dear Edwina…

Scott, played by Reese Amstutz (left), professes his love to Edwina (Rabenhorst) during a scene from the Williams Bay Junior/Senior High School’s production of “Dear Edwina Jr.” Students performed the production last weekend at the junior/senior high school.

 
 

Historical society dinner focuses on Ingalls heritage

Historical society dinner focuses on Ingalls heritage

By Fred Noer Contributor The historical significance of the name Ingalls in American literature and in the Walworth area was emphasized April 23 during the Historical Society of Walworth and Big Foot Prairie’s annual dinner at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. Although much attention was placed on “Little House on […]