Walworth-Fontana area

Riding Roun’da Manure

Riding Roun’da Manure

     Roun’da Manure Bicycle Tour, a one-day bike tour that offers routes of 17, 22 or 44 miles through area fields and towns, sponsored by Historical Downtown Sharon, was held Aug. 18. Chuck Gruetzmacher (from the left), Walworth, Meg Harris, Cary, Ill., Rick Perry, Lake in the Hills, Ill., and […]

 
 

Supporting the team

Supporting the team

      At the Big Foot Wolves’ 18th annual Pig Roast Fundraiser, held Aug. 18 in Toynton Park in Walworth, Josh Farence (from the left) and Dennis Vanderbloom serve food to guests including Linda Cole, who was visiting from Tennessee. For more about the team visit bigfootwolves.com. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

Big Foot referendums to appear on Nov. 6 ballot

Administrator presents outdoor facility proposal to board By Bridget Bartal SLN staff District Administrator Doug Parker presented an outdoor facility plan and proposed referendum to the Big Foot High School Board Monday night. The board approved the referendum – which includes several upgrades and additions to outdoor athletic facilities at […]

 
 

Teen to be sentenced for assaulting child

A Sharon teenager pleaded guilty July 2 to one count of child sexual assault for assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Nicholas M. Trzebny, 17, pleaded guilty to the charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison, on July 2. In exchange, a second count of first-degree child sexual […]

 
 

Festival of fun

Festival of fun

      The Williams Bay Lions Corn & Brat Festival, a three-day event held Aug. 10-12 at Edgewater Park, offered food, drinks, a variety of live music and fireworks, the latter of which was synchronized to music broadcast on WLKG 96.1. Above: Bob Morava and Marsha Enquist assemble cheeseburgers. See more […]

 
 

Trio represents Big Foot at Badger Girls State

Trio represents Big Foot at Badger Girls State

By Penny Gruetzmacher Staff Writer Meghan Dykstra, Molly McEneany and Jaqueline Sanchez represented Big Foot High School at Badger Girls State this summer, at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus. A fourth student, Sophia Foster, was also selected, but she went to Japan to study under the Kikkoman Youth for Understanding […]

 
 

Poker run to help dive team

Kip & Deb’s Tavern, 184 Park Ave., Sharon, will host Reaper Run on Saturday, Aug. 18 to benefit Darien Crossed Irons Firefighters Association. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase scuba equipment for the Darien fire and emergency medical services dive and rescue team. The team assists other […]

 
 

On the streets

On the streets

      At the Sharon Farmers Market on Aug. 3, vendors (clockwise from lower left) Joann Burt, looking like a professor behind the container, Rita Ischer (visiting from Las Vegas), Linda DiPiero and Rita Richmond, enjoy each other’s company. The market is held the first and third Fridays from 4 to […]

 
 

Fontana School District referendum on Tuesday’s ballot

Voters that live in the Fontana School District will have determine whether or not they support a referendum that will increase property taxes for four years in Tuesday’s primary election. It’s being sought in an effort to avoid having to reduce staff due to a decline in revenue. The projected […]

 
 

At arm’s length

At arm’s length

     The Walworth-Fontana Rotary Club’s 57th Annual Corn and Bratwurst Festival, Jeremy Bria sells an arm’s length of 50/50 raffle tickets to John Burch, Walworth, and Burch’s granddaughter, Madyson Faulkner, Fontana. The event, held Aug. 4 on the square in Walworth, featured corn, brats, beer, music, raffles and a dunk […]