Archive for: July, 2017

Strong finish

Strong finish

      The Big Foot 14U Softball team defeats the Lakeland Blue Jays, 19-18, July 15 during the Quad County 14U Softball Gold Division end-of-year tournament at Toynton Field in Walworth. From the top: Hailey Winn connects for a hit; Shelby Sterken slides safely into home. The team earned third place […]

 
 

Local officials give flood safety tips

By Ryan Spoehr Staff writer Heavy rainfall poured onto southeastern Wisconsin last week, and while southern Jefferson and Waukesha counties didn’t have significant issues, that could not also be said for neighbors to the south. Parts of southern Walworth County and western parts of Racine and Kenosha counties were left […]

 
 

Kids launch into learning at Camp Invention

Kids launch into learning at Camp Invention

By Heather Ruenz Editor Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, was held at Jackson Elementary School in June and welcomed kids from Elkhorn, Williams Bay and Lake Geneva. It’s a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing inventors and […]

 
 

Work on Highway 14 to begin

Thirty-six hour full roadway closure scheduled On July 12, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation began a six-mile resurfacing project on Highway 14 from Prairie Drive to County Highway K through the towns of Walworth and Sharon and the Village of Walworth. The project will consist of removing and repaving two […]

 
 

JOHN VOGEL

John “Miester John” Vogel, 79, died July 23, 2017. He was born on Aug. 17, 1937, in Yugoslavia to Valentine and Theresa Vogel. Prior to moving to the United States in 1957, his formal education was in Austria were he learned to be a master sausage maker. In 1974, he […]

 
 

URBAN C. PIEPER JR.

Urban C. Pieper Jr., 80, died July 22, 2017, in Waukesha, surrounded by family He was born on Jan. 30, 1937 in Milwaukee, the oldest of three children born to the late Urban Sr. and Irene Pieper. He was further preceded in death by his wife, Joanne. He will be […]

 
 

DONALD P. HOLDEN

DONALD P. HOLDEN

      Donald Paul Holden, 79, of Williams Bay, died July 19, 2017, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Williams Bay. He was born in Chicago, April 18, 1938, to Paul and Juanita (Parker) Holden. Donald proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. He is […]

 
 

District looks to add programs

Focus is on race, language, disabilities By Michael S. Hoey Corrrespondent The Delavan-Darien School Board listened to several proposals for new programs within the district on July 10. The first program presented to the board was Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity, or SEED. Rosamaria Laursen, a bilingual reading specialist at […]

 
 

On display

On display

      Artists Bea Beaver (front), Dani Heath (back, second from the left going right), Hannah Earle and Jackie Winslow show a sampling of their artwork on display at Tender Reflections, Elkhorn on July 10, for Color Me Summer, a community art show. The Elkhorn Arts Foundation including Dawn Heath (on […]

 
 

Legion baseball team ends season at regionals

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Mother Nature certainly wreaked havoc on the area last week – and that chaos extended to the summer baseball schedule. East Troy’s Post 188 16U legion squad saw its summer season come to an end with two losses in the regional tournament last week. Post 188 […]