Walworth-Fontana area

Schools mourn the loss of fellow classmates

Car crash claims lives of two girls, their father By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor Students at Sharon Community School are piecing together a memory book. The art staff at Big Foot High school is framing artwork by a talented young artist. It is how they are trying to cope after […]


Sharon woman, two family members die in crash

A Sharon woman and two members of her family died after the car she was driving collided with a truck in the Town of Bradford in Rock County at about 10:20 a.m. Saturday. Talia S. Enciso, 18, of Sharon, and two family members – Alvino Ortiz, 43, and a 7-year-old […]


Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra concert season under way

Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra concert season under way

By Tom Ganser Correspondent The members of the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra has its first concert of the 2013-14 season on a rainy Saturday evening Nov. 16 at Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay. Members of the orchestra – many with instruments in hand – greeted family, friends and neighbors […]


Bay sets sights on 2014 school referendum

Vote on new elementary school will likely be held in Nov. 2014 By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The Williams Bay School Board of Education is continuing work on a future referendum to fund the fusion of its two schools. District Administrator Wayne Anderson said the School Board has been discussing […]


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 […]