Walworth-Fontana area

Christmas Open House at Agape House set

The Agape House, 215 S. Main St., Walworth, will host a celebration of the birth of Jesus at a Christmas Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2. The open house provides an opportunity for anyone interested in Agape House and the services provided to girls and young women […]


Bay takes first steps toward building new school

By Bob Peryea  Correspondent The Williams Bay School Board has begun steps to build a new elementary school in the Village. The new school is expected to serve approximately 450 to 475 students at a time. Accordong to Vance Dalzin, the District Administrator, there is a future growth study  being […]


Sharon man allegedly stole tools from barn

Sharon man allegedly stole tools from barn

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 27 for a Sharon man charged with burglarizing a barn in the Town of Walworth. Corey W. Shumak, 34, was charged Oct. 31 in Walworth County Circuit Court with burglary of a building or dwelling and obstructing an officer. According to the criminal […]


Old theater, Showette more than milkshakes and movies

     “It was the end of an era. It was a wonderful little theater, and the Finins were wonderful people who worked hard.” – Jeanie O’Dierno McReynolds Rarely has a piece of wood signified as much as it did at the Thursday, Oct. 25 meeting of the Historical Society of […]


Village awards John’s Disposal trash, recycling contract

By Bob Peryea Correspondent After hashing out the decision over three meetings, the Walworth Village Board on Monday opted to contract a new service provider for its garbage disposal services. John’s Disposal of Whitewater was awarded a five-year contract to provide automated recycling and refuse service to the Village. John’s, […]


Serving through song: Four Seasons Chorus recognizes a need and responds

Rachel West, director of Four Seasons Chorus, leads a recent practice at Faith Lutheran Church, Walworth. (photo by John Koski)

      “A lot of our music is focused on reaching out and trying to take care of people – to be a gift to the world in need.” – Rachel West, director, Four Seasons Chorus   By John Koski CORRESPONDENT When Four Seasons Chorus became aware of a growing need […]


Families offered a slight fright during Boo at the Bay

Families looking for a fright will hear the spooky tale of the SS Boo Barge this Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    By Edwin Scherzer   Correspondent         There’s been a disappearance down in the Bay, as the crew of the SS “Boo Barge” went missing mysteriously after her maiden voyage.         Williams Bay Parks and Recreation director Jennifer Moore says the mystery has been solved, and […]


Big Foot officials tout program aimed toward ‘at-risk’ students

  By Bob Peryea Correspondent Big Foot High School is using a computer program to monitor potentially at-risk freshmen and helping them get back on track. Principal Mike Hinske told the School Board Monday night about the preliminary results from the computer program which was given to the district at […]


Boo in the Bay returns Oct. 26

The Williams Bay Recreation Department is getting ready for the Boo in the Bay weekend, Oct. 26 and 27 at the Lions Fieldhouse, Highway 67 and Starck Street. The community event saw more than 600 participants last year. Friday, Oct. 26 will be the Spooky Walk & Monster Mash from […]


Story of old Walworth Theater and Showette will highlight upcoming historical society meeting

The Walworth Theater and Showette, two of the most popular places in the history of downtown Walworth, will be featured at the next meeting of the Historical Society of Walworth and Big Foot Prairie on Thursday, Oct. 25. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the lower-level community room of […]