Walworth-Fontana area

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 […]

 
 

Tour of Homes to feature holiday themes

Houses in Delavan, Williams Bay, Geneva National to be showcased The Holiday Tour of Homes is expanding from one day to two this year. The event, which previously took place on Saturday, will include a Friday evening tour this year. It is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 […]

 
 

Grants available for Walworth County residents

Eligible Walworth County residents can apply for Community Development Block Grant funding on October 15 to get help in making a down payment on a home, install accessibility improvements such as wheelchair ramps, or receive 0 percent deferred payment loans on low-and-moderate income homes. The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) […]

 
 

Twin Oaks expands housing services in Walworth County

Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless is expanding its housing stability services to provide longer-term housing options for families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Walworth County. “For some individuals and families, 90 days is just not enough time to successfully work the transition to independent […]

 
 

Big Foot cross country shines at meet

By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent The Big Foot boys and girls cross country teams almost pulled off the perfect effort at Tuesday afternoon’s Rock Valley Conference South Division Meet. But in the end, it still wasn’t too bad at all. The boys upset heavily favored Brodhead-Juda to bring home the […]

 
 

Lady Chiefs take first at Badger Invitational

By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent The day-long Badger Invitational Saturday wasn’t always smooth sailing for the Big Foot volleyball squad. But the end result was all that mattered – and for the Chiefs, that meant a first-place trophy. Big Foot won all five of its matches, including a three-set victory […]

 
 

Big Foot remains undefeated after demolishing Clinton

Frederick breaks school sack record By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent For the first time this season, the ride Friday night for the Big Foot football team wasn’t always smooth. But it also didn’t take long for the Chiefs to right the ship – and once that happened, it was business […]

 
 

Authorities seeking tips in 1982 murder

Authorities seeking tips in 1982 murder

By Tyler Lamb Editor Tips are being sought in the case of a woman who was abducted and found dead in 1982. Walworth County authorities are working with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office on the case of Barbara Nelson. Nelson, 34, was abducted from her job at a gas station […]

 
 

Chiefs roll to 63-0 win over Beloit Turner

Chiefs roll to 63-0 win over Beloit Turner

By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent While nobody associated with the Big Foot football team would admit it, there was little to any chance visiting Beloit Turner could pull off a miracle upset Friday night. And after the first quarter, that chance was exactly nil. Big Foot, the state’s top-ranked Division […]