Walworth-Fontana area

New developments eyed in Sharon

Board to consider sale of industrial land By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Village of Sharon is on the verge of two new developments that could bring jobs to the area and new life to the heart of the village. On Friday, the Village Board will meet in closed […]


Walworth attempts to hold the line on spending

Village sets annual budget hearing for Monday night By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The Village of Walworth is aiming to maintain fiscal responsibility with its proposed 2014 budget – which would levy $1.33 million on village taxpayers – by continuing to pay down debt and focus on minor projects rather […]


Police looking for man who robbed Williams Bay bank

Walworth County sheriff’s officers converse outside Walworth State Bank on Friday morning about their search for a suspect who robbed the bank at 10:01 a.m. (Photo by Vicky Wedig)

By Vicky Wedig Staff writer Police are looking for a man who robbed Walworth State Bank in Williams Bay at gunpoint Friday morning and then fled on foot. A white man wearing a black ski mask, dark gloves and a tan Carhartt jacket entered the bank at 10:01 a.m., walked […]


Fontana eyes team approach

Friday meeting to settle administrative vacancies By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Fontana Village Board is scheduled to convene a special meeting late Friday afternoon to finalize its interim solution for continued management of the village. On Monday, the board solved several of the challenges posed by the pending […]


Budget set for hearing in Fontana

Public can comment Monday evening on village’s spending plan with 6% tax hike By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer Village of Fontana administration is prepared to present the 2014 budget – which would levy $3.2 million from Fontana residents – at a Nov. 11 public hearing. The tax levy will increase […]


Fontana to consider options for administrator’s post

Fontana to consider options for administrator’s post

Former Delavan city manager in running for interim appointment By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer With vacancies in several administrative positions, the Village of Fontana Board is reviewing its options for the future. During its Oct. 28 meeting, the board accepted Village Administer and Treasurer Kelly Hayden’s resignation, leaving the position […]


Tour of Homes to feature holiday themes

Houses in Delavan, Williams Bay, Geneva National to be showcased The Holiday Tour of Homes is expanding from one day to two this year. The event, which previously took place on Saturday, will include a Friday evening tour this year. It is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 […]


Grants available for Walworth County residents

Eligible Walworth County residents can apply for Community Development Block Grant funding on October 15 to get help in making a down payment on a home, install accessibility improvements such as wheelchair ramps, or receive 0 percent deferred payment loans on low-and-moderate income homes. The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) […]


Twin Oaks expands housing services in Walworth County

Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless is expanding its housing stability services to provide longer-term housing options for families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Walworth County. “For some individuals and families, 90 days is just not enough time to successfully work the transition to independent […]


Big Foot cross country shines at meet

By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent The Big Foot boys and girls cross country teams almost pulled off the perfect effort at Tuesday afternoon’s Rock Valley Conference South Division Meet. But in the end, it still wasn’t too bad at all. The boys upset heavily favored Brodhead-Juda to bring home the […]