Walworth-Fontana area

Williams Bay High to present ‘Memories’ March 21 and 22

John Higgins (left) and Olivia Luberda rehearse a scene showing that after working out high school misunderstandings, classmates can become friends. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

Production is both written and directed by students Williams Bay High School will be presenting its production of its student written and directed play, “Memories,” on March 21 and 22 at the school. The play focuses on four old classmates who reunite for their 10-year high school reunion and find […]


Red-hot chili peppers

Red-hot chili peppers

Bruce (left) and Noah Voss serve up chili and hot dogs during the silent auction and chili dinner held at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Walworth on March 7. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)  


Superintendent says bomb threat situation was handled well

By Kellen Olshefski Editor A bomb threat found written on a bathroom wall Tuesday afternoon at Williams Bay Junior/Senior High School led to the evacuation of students and staff. In phone and email messages sent out to district parents Tuesday afternoon, Superintendent Wayne Anderson said the Williams Bay police and […]


Big Foot to host district solo and ensemble festival

Big Foot High School will play host to the Wisconsin School Music Association sanctioned District Solo & Ensemble Music Festival hosted Saturday, March 14. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, students will perform vocal and instrumental solos, duets, trios and small ensembles before an adjudicator. […]


UPDATE: No threat found at Williams Bay High School

According to a post on the Walworth County Fire/EMS Scanner Page on Facebook, Williams Bay Command has struck it’s Safey Box call as no threat was found during a sweep of Williams Bay High School after this afternoon’s bomb threat. District Superintendent Wayne Anderson sent out a message via both phone […]


County looks at possibilities for Sharon’s Peter’s Road bridge

By Kellen Olshefski Editor The Walworth County Public Works Committee discussed the possibility of finding funding for the Town of Sharon’s Peter’s Road Bridge. The bridge was closed last summer after being deemed unsafe for vehiclular traffic by the county. Walworth County Director of Central Services Kevin Brunner said at […]


Set ’em up

Set ’em up

Luke Heidenreich and Jacob Laing take on human bowling at Pier 290 in Williams Bay during the Fontana parent-teacher organization’s Winterfest fundraiser last Saturday. The event featured winter games, such as ice hockey, curling and human bowling, lunch, raffles and live music. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)


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 […]