Walworth-Fontana area

Body discovered in Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy

Body discovered in Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy

The body of a man was located in the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy off of Harris Road in Williams Bay at about noon today, according to press release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. According to the release, a few volunteer searchers went out looking this morning for Brian Bates from […]

 
 

Police seek information on missing man

The Walworth County Sheriff's Office is looking for Brian Bates, of Williams Bay, who has not been seen or heard from since Aug. 24.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of a 45-year-old Williams Bay man who was reported missing by his family on Sept. 4. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, Brian Bates has not been seen or heard from him since Aug. 24. Bates […]

 
 

Williams Bay High School goes green  

Williams Bay High School goes green   

Energy-efficient renovations are expected to save district 20 percent By Kellen Olshefski Editor       With students off and about for the summer, Williams Bay School District officials took the opportunity to make some big changes at the high school – renovations that are expected to open up funds for other […]

 
 

Town of Sharon awaits plans to repair bridge  

By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       The Town of Sharon plans to repair a bridge on Peters Road that has a 5-ton weight limit, but is waiting to hear the best way to go about opening the bridge to all traffic.       Town Board Chairman Rich Brandl met with Wisconsin […]

 
 

Highway 14 reconstruction plans still in the works  

By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) is still working on plans for restructuring Highway 14 in the village of Walworth.       “We still have two different potential paths that we were looking at. We are moving toward a recommendation, which would move the roadway […]

 
 

Residents up in arms over Peters Road bridge closure  

Residents up in arms over Peters Road bridge closure   

Town hall meeting to be held Aug. 11 to share concerns and potential solutions By Kellen Olshefski Editor       Residents in the Town of Sharon are speaking out against the closure of the bridge on Peters Road, claiming it’s land-locked them from the north and put them in potential danger. […]

 
 

Peters Road bridge to close Thursday  

  Unsafe bridge will remain closed until funding is obtained   The Peters Road bridge will be closing to all traffic next Thursday after being deemed unsafe by Walworth County and the State of Wisconsin Railroad Commissioner, according to Town of Sharon Board Chairman Rich Brandl. According to the release […]

 
 

Boy shot and killed in Town of Sharon  

  By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor Eric Gutierrez, an 11-year-old boy from Sharon, died after being shot in the head in a wooded area behind N1602 Highway K in Sharon Township on July 9. The case remained an open investigation for the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, which is working with […]

 
 

Walworth’s first branch court still out of session  

Hearings for parking tickets and zoning ordinances haven’t occurred since December By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor The village of Walworth has not had any court hearings involving zoning ordinances or parking tickets since December. “One of the problems is that a hearing can’t be held without a court clerk, and […]

 
 

Zelich enters not guilty plea

Zelich enters not guilty plea

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer Steven Zelich pleaded not guilty to two charges of hiding a corpse during an arraignment hearing in Walworth County Circuit Court Thursday. The 52-year-old West Allis man, who was bound over for trial on July 3, appeared via video from jail. A $1 million bail […]

 
 
 
 
 

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