Walworth-Fontana area

Sheriff’s Office seeking information about dog shootings

Sheriff’s Office seeking information about dog shootings

      The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and Walworth County Crime Stoppers are seeking information in the shooting of two dogs near the Wisconsin-Illinois state line in the Town of Walworth. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place between 10:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. on […]

 
 

Public meeting scheduled for Highway 67 project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southeast Region in Waukesha will have a public involvement meeting for the proposed mill and resurfacing of Highway 67 in Williams Bay from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Williams Bay Village Hall, 250 Williams St., Williams Bay. The meeting will be conducted as an […]

 
 

Freezin’ for a reason!

Freezin’ for a reason!

Tasia Knorr, her nephews Aiden and Alex, and her daughter Ava took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon at Walworth Elementary School in honor of family member and former district administrator Pam Knorr who was recently diagnosed with ALS. (Kellen Olshefski photo)

 
 

Gage Marine to hose Boat-Tober Fest this weekend

Gage Marine is turning their annual fall boat show into a weekend full of fun events at their Williams Bay campus location, 1 Liechty Dr., Williams Bay. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. 2014 and 2015 models of MasterCraft, Centurion, Boston Whaler, […]

 
 

Body discovered in Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy

Body discovered in Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy

The body of a man was located in the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy off of Harris Road in Williams Bay at about noon today, according to press release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. According to the release, a few volunteer searchers went out looking this morning for Brian Bates from […]

 
 

Police seek information on missing man

The Walworth County Sheriff's Office is looking for Brian Bates, of Williams Bay, who has not been seen or heard from since Aug. 24.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of a 45-year-old Williams Bay man who was reported missing by his family on Sept. 4. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, Brian Bates has not been seen or heard from him since Aug. 24. Bates […]

 
 

Williams Bay High School goes green  

Williams Bay High School goes green   

Energy-efficient renovations are expected to save district 20 percent By Kellen Olshefski Editor       With students off and about for the summer, Williams Bay School District officials took the opportunity to make some big changes at the high school – renovations that are expected to open up funds for other […]

 
 

Town of Sharon awaits plans to repair bridge  

By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       The Town of Sharon plans to repair a bridge on Peters Road that has a 5-ton weight limit, but is waiting to hear the best way to go about opening the bridge to all traffic.       Town Board Chairman Rich Brandl met with Wisconsin […]

 
 

Highway 14 reconstruction plans still in the works  

By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) is still working on plans for restructuring Highway 14 in the village of Walworth.       “We still have two different potential paths that we were looking at. We are moving toward a recommendation, which would move the roadway […]

 
 

Residents up in arms over Peters Road bridge closure  

Residents up in arms over Peters Road bridge closure   

Town hall meeting to be held Aug. 11 to share concerns and potential solutions By Kellen Olshefski Editor       Residents in the Town of Sharon are speaking out against the closure of the bridge on Peters Road, claiming it’s land-locked them from the north and put them in potential danger. […]