Walworth-Fontana area

164th Walworth County Fair coming

This year, the fair will stretch from Aug. 28 until Sept. 2. The theme is: “Start your engines and race to the fair.” Admission at the fair gate will be $9 for adults (13 and older), and $3 for children from 6 to 12. Ages 5 and younger are free. […]

 
 

Father-daughter duo finish Taiwan coaching stint

A chance to spend two weeks coaching and playing basketball probably never crossed former Big Foot High School standout Jordyn Courier’s mind when she began her collegiate career at Southern Illinois University. But that’s just the opportunity that presented itself – and not only for Courier, but also for her […]

 
 

Illinois man charged in fatal crash in Walworth

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 31 for an Illinois man charged in con-nection with a drunken driv-ing crash that killed a Fon-tana man who was a passen-ger in the vehicle. Daniel P. Consolo, 24, of Woodstock, Ill., was charged June 25 in Walworth County Circuit Court with homicide […]

 
 

Making a difference one click at a time

Making a difference one click at a time

2013 Deputy of the Year honored for work to keep teen drivers safe By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff After working quietly behind the scenes for the past two years on a project he’s passionate about, a Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputy finally got a moment in the spotlight. Deputy Dan Nelson […]

 
 

Former coach gets 10 years for sexual assault

By Jean Matheson Correspondent After a tearful teenage girl testified about sexual trysts with her basketball coach in his Delavan apartment, she heard the judge sentence the man to 10 years in prison. Shane S. McKinley, 28, had pleaded guilty in March to repeated sexual assault of a child, an […]

 
 

Big Foot High School students attend Operation Click, Whitewater student wins car

Big Foot High School students attend Operation Click, Whitewater student wins car

  Innovative program teaches good driving behaviors to high school students By Tom Ganser CORRESPONDENT Brooke Trewyn, a junior at Whitewater High School, had the magic touch on April 26 as she picked the right key to start her new car at the second annual car giveaway for the Walworth […]

 
 

Village of Sharon unveils new website

Village of Sharon unveils new website

By Bob Peryea CORRESPONDENT The Village of Sharon has a great new website to keep residents and visitors informed of Sharon happenings: www.villageofsharon.com. On the new website, residents can find the village calendar of events, election information and form and permits to make doing business with the village easier. Under […]

 
 

Drunken driver gets seven years for 10th offense

Drunken driver gets seven years for 10th offense

By Jean Matheson Correspondent A Walworth County man with 10 drunken driving convictions is “one of most significant drunken drivers in the state,” the judge said in sentencing Gary J. Harrast to seven years in prison. Harrast, 50, whose last address was in Fontana, had been in jail for 10 […]

 
 

Walworth Photographer to speak at art meeting

Walworth Photographer to speak at art meeting

Local photographer and Geneva Lake Art Association member Les Crisman of Walworth will be the guest presenter at the March members meeting on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the GLAA Gallery. Crisman will discuss basic digital photography, camera settings and techniques used to capture images in his own […]

 
 

Update: Toddler attacked by dogs dies

Update: Toddler attacked by dogs dies

  A Town of Walworth toddler attacked by two pit bulls at his family’s home died of his injuries Wednesday afternoon. According to a press release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 12:46 p.m. the sheriff’s department received a 911 call from Susan Iwicki, 30, located at N2037 […]