Walworth-Fontana area

Geneva Lake West sets candidate forum

The Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Candidate Forum for local government offices Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Abbey Springs Country Club Clubhouse, 1 Country Club Drive, Fontana. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will once again be […]

 
 

Walworth crash leaves two critically injured

A 29-year-old Crystal Lake, Ill. man and his 7-year-old passenger were critically injured following a crash in the Town of Walworth Sunday. At about 5 p.m. Sunday, Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of highways 14 and 67 and Lakeville Road […]

 
 

Police on the hunt for Illinois man suspected of battery

Police on the hunt for Illinois man suspected of battery

Police are searching for a 45-year-old Harvard, Ill. man who is suspected of beating his estranged wife early Monday morning. According to a press release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, police are searching for Jose Enriquez-Hernandez and are in the process of seeking an arrest warrant for two counts […]

 
 

Fundraiser set for Sharon infant

Fundraiser set for Sharon infant

Acting 4 Aspen/Raising 4 Rhizo Kids fundraiser will be Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Iron Horse Saloon, 124 North St., Sharon. The fundraiser aims to raise awareness for the genetic disease carried by children like 1-year-old Aspen Tofel of Sharon who is one of only 100 people […]

 
 

A perfect day at the pumpkin patch

A perfect day at the pumpkin patch

Four-year-old Nick Baca, of Chicago receives tractor driving lessons from his dad, Nick, during the Pearce’s Farm Stand annual Customer Appreciation weekend held Sept. 22-23. (photo by Penny Gruetzmacher) Fontana sibs Wylee, Tallory and Witney Workman, selected the perfect pumpkin to be used for decoration this fall. (photo by Penny Gruetzmacher) Twins […]

 
 

Wooden wonders

Dozens of wood and fiberglass boats from yesteryear will line the Abbey Harbor and parking lot this weekend during the 2012 Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show.  (Photo by Victoria McHugh)

Come see the classics What: The 2012 Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show When: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the boat parade scheduled Saturday at 4 p.m. Where: Abbey Marina and Harbor, 271 Fontana Boulevard, […]

 
 

Audubon to host talk on birds of Ecuador

Audubon to host talk on birds of Ecuador

Emily Lind, U.S. Administrator, Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, will give a presentation on the birds of Ecuador at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Lions Field House in Williams Bay.  Lind was an International Wildlife Ecology student at University of Wisconsin-Madison who fell in love with birds […]

 
 

County Board gives Highway 50 expansion the green light

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN staff After rejecting future plans to widen Highway 50 from Williams Bay to Delavan in June, the Walworth County Board of Supervisors last week gave its blessing to expand the highway into four lanes from County Road F North to Highway 67. Supervisor David Weber, […]

 
 

Yerkes offers stargazing tours

The evening sky slowly changes from month to month. In September, Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay offers a look at the outer space through one of its infamous telescopes. Stargazers begin outside with a brief introduction to the night sky as seen with the unaided eye. From the dark confines […]

 
 

Bay’s test scores reflect college-bound students

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Williams Bay high schoolers continue to outperform the state in the region’s largest college placement exam. Williams Bay High School students, on average, garnered a 23.7 score on ACT exams taken during the 2011-12 school year, based on recent results from the Wisconsin Department of Public […]