Walworth-Fontana area

Community comes together to support Fontana bridge repairs  

Community comes together to support Fontana bridge repairs   

Work on permanent bridge construction to begin in 2015 By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       The Fontana Village Board decided Monday to aim for October 2015 as a target date to begin permanent repairs on the village’s South Lakeshore Drive bridge at the Abbey Harbor.       Until then, the bridge […]

 
 

South Lakeshore Drive bridge in Fontana closed last week  

South Lakeshore Drive bridge in Fontana closed last week   

Bridge undergoes repairs after being found unsafe for traffic By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       Fontana employees traditionally work diligently to prepare for the July 4 holiday, the busiest time of the year for the resort village.       This year’s preparations may have been the most challenging yet, with the […]

 
 

Teacher remains on suspension following Facebook post  

Williams Bay School Board continues thorough analysis of incident prior to making final decision By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       Breann Vogt, a fifth-grade teacher at Williams Bay Elementary School, remains on leave following a Facebook post she made on June 2.       Vogt, who has taught at the school […]

 
 

Police identify second victim in suitcase murders

Police identify second victim in suitcase murders

By Vicky Wedig Editor Jenny Gamez, 19, of Cottage Grove, Ore., has been identified through dental records as the second victim of a suspected murderer who dumped her body and another alongside a Town of Geneva road in suitcases earlier this month. Walworth County and Town of Geneva police announced […]

 
 

‘Good Morning Vietnam’  

‘Good Morning Vietnam’   

  Big Foot High School history teacher receives fellowship to visit Vietnam By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor For the past four years, Christina Taylor has used books and videos to teach about the Vietnam War to her students at Big Foot High School. This fall, she will be able to […]

 
 

New restaurant business may go in on Walworth’s village square  

By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor   The small, triangular piece of land located on the corner of Highway 14 and Madison Street in Walworth may become home to a restaurant business. George Kasnick hopes to purchase the property from the village and sell ice cream and either deli sub sandwiches […]

 
 

Walworth still at the mound on foul ball concerns  

  Village trustees continue to pitch ideas on how to keep balls in the ballpark   By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor   Walworth village trustees are still swinging at ideas to keep foul balls inside the baseball field at Devils Lane Park, but none of the solutions appear to be […]

 
 

Village of Walworth moves forward with road repairs  

Board credits new court branch for expected additional revenue By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       The village of Walworth is accepting bids to repair Read and Adeline streets.       The village board voted unanimously Monday to go forward with projects on those two roads, even though it will cost the […]

 
 

The magic of music  

Fontana music teachers retire after touching the lives of students over the years By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor Mark Wenzel had just finished a difficult day of teaching music when he received a letter from a former student telling him how much of a difference he had made in that […]

 
 

Pop music star has area roots  

Pop music star has area roots   

By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor        When Scott Corbin was a freshman at Big Foot High School 15 years ago, he performed in the school’s talent show.       He was supposed to play as part of a rock band, but the other freshmen band members backed out at […]