Walworth-Fontana area

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 […]


Beating the odds: Athlete perseveres against crippling injuries

Big Foot running back Brandon Hausner makes a play during last week’s game. The budding star has bounced back from two injuries last year. (photo by Bob Mishka)

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Being sidelined by a serious injury is a risk every athlete – at all levels – takes when they step onto the field of competition. How that athlete overcomes that situation depends on the person. Some persevere. Others fade into the sunset. For Big Foot sophomore […]


Volunteers asked to ‘Make a Difference’ Oct. 25

For two decades, USA Weekend and HandsOn Network, a business unit of Points of Light Institute, have joined together to sponsor Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of helping others. Make a Difference Day takes place during the last week in October, typically on the last Saturday. Walworth […]


Fall in love!

Fall in love!

Sharonites Jacob Camren (from left), Skylar Jacobs, Ian Ogura, Devin Olson and Jacob Curtis peak out of a giant leaf pile on Nelson Street, jumping in to their raked-up creation