Walworth-Fontana area

Wooden wonders

Dozens of wood and fiberglass boats from yesteryear will line the Abbey Harbor and parking lot this weekend during the 2012 Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show.  (Photo by Victoria McHugh)

Come see the classics What: The 2012 Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show When: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the boat parade scheduled Saturday at 4 p.m. Where: Abbey Marina and Harbor, 271 Fontana Boulevard, […]


Audubon to host talk on birds of Ecuador

Audubon to host talk on birds of Ecuador

Emily Lind, U.S. Administrator, Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, will give a presentation on the birds of Ecuador at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Lions Field House in Williams Bay.  Lind was an International Wildlife Ecology student at University of Wisconsin-Madison who fell in love with birds […]


County Board gives Highway 50 expansion the green light

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN staff After rejecting future plans to widen Highway 50 from Williams Bay to Delavan in June, the Walworth County Board of Supervisors last week gave its blessing to expand the highway into four lanes from County Road F North to Highway 67. Supervisor David Weber, […]


Yerkes offers stargazing tours

The evening sky slowly changes from month to month. In September, Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay offers a look at the outer space through one of its infamous telescopes. Stargazers begin outside with a brief introduction to the night sky as seen with the unaided eye. From the dark confines […]


Bay’s test scores reflect college-bound students

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Williams Bay high schoolers continue to outperform the state in the region’s largest college placement exam. Williams Bay High School students, on average, garnered a 23.7 score on ACT exams taken during the 2011-12 school year, based on recent results from the Wisconsin Department of Public […]


Another season gone by

Another season gone by

For summertime stayers, life on Geneva Lake is a ritual By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff For nearly four decades, schoolteacher Kathy Elwood has been making road trips from suburban Chicago to spend her summer months unwinding in a quaint 1908 cottage that sits in the rolling hillside of Buena […]


Walworth village, school officials continue Highway 14 debate

“Unfortunately it’s the best way, short of a bypass. It’s less convenient, but I’m not convinced it’s more of a safety factor.” – David Rasmussen, Walworth Village Board president By Edwin Scherzer Correspondent One thing is certain after last week’s open house meeting concerning reconstruction and resurfacing of Highway 14 […]


Parading for the past

Parading for the past

A horse-drawn hearse led by Philip Nelson, director of the Sharon Toynton Funeral home and horse owner Philip Nielsen parade down the street in celebration of the Village of Walworth’s 175th anniversary held Aug. 25. The wagon hearse was used for local funerals in the past. (Photo by Penny Gruetzmacher)


Downed aircraft kills pilot

Downed aircraft kills pilot

A Darien man was killed Wednesday after crashing his aircraft into a Town of Walworth airfield. Walworth County Sheriffs Department and Walworth Fire and Rescue Units responded to a report of an Ultralight Aircraft going down in a cornfield alongside the Big Foot Airfield on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at approximately […]


Public meeting set US 14 reconstruction

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southeast Region is proposing a project to rehabilitate US 14 between County K and the Illinois State Line in Walworth County. The project scope includes resurfacing in the rural areas and reconstruction in the village of Walworth. Construction is expected to take place between 2017 […]


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