Archive for: June, 2018

Thirty-three years of Storywagon at local library

Thirty-three years of Storywagon at local library

‘Libraries Rock’ summer reading programs throughout the area By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent Walworth Memorial Library’s Storywagon, which is now in its 33rd year of offering summer programs, featured Kidsplay recently. The programs feature a variety of entertainers “who will be amusing, delightful and entertaining to youngster young and old. This […]

 
 

Mole Fest in Elkhorn this weekend

Elkhorn Mole Fest is a Mexican food and music festival making its debut at the Walworth County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. The event will also feature a Mole competition among Mexican families and restaurants. Mole is the generic name for a number of sauces originally used in Mexican cuisine, as […]

 
 

This week in the East Troy News…

This week in the East Troy News…

Read about the bank robbery in East Troy last week, police are still investigating and the suspect(s) are still at large. Also in this week’s edition, meet the East Troy High School Class of 2018 Outstanding Senior and the other nominees for the annual award given by the newspaper. In […]

 
 

Legion baseball team struggles at tournament

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent A northern trip over the weekend didn’t turn out all that well for the East Troy Post 188 legion baseball team. In three losses Saturday and Sunday at Antigo, the legion was outscored, 39-9, to drop to 6-7 overall. East Troy opened the two-day trip with […]

 
 

East Troy Railroad’s Chicago Day is Saturday

East Troy Railroad’s Chicago Day is Saturday

See the historical South Shore Railroad cars and more The East Troy Railroad Museum and the National Park Service are hosting a joint interpretative program featuring historical South Shore Railroad Car 33 on Saturday, July 7, during the museum’s annual Chicago Day event. Car 33 is one of 19 historic […]

 
 

Whitewater’s annual celebration begins

Whitewater’s annual celebration begins

  Whitewater and area communities gear up for Fourth of July activities Southern Lakes residents won’t have many difficulties in finding a great location to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Even if their municipality doesn’t have anything on the docket, celebrations are planned throughout the region. And with the […]

 
 

Man allegedly stabbed two others over fireworks

An initial appearance was scheduled to resume June 25 for a Pell Lake man charged with stabbing two men on South Lake Shore Drive in Bloomfield. San Daniel Courtney, 22, was charged June 21 in Walworth County Circuit Court with two counts each of second-degree recklessly endangering safety with aggravated […]

 
 

Darien village, town disagree on odor issue

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The village and towns of Darien do not agree on what should be done about the odor issue that has plagued both entities for years. The town wants to give the two businesses most think are responsible for the odor more time to correct the […]

 
 

WILLIAM F. VOLKMAR

William F. Volkmar, 77, of Elkhorn, passed away at his daughter’s home in Fort Atkinson on June 27, 2018. He was born on May 1, 1941, in Chicago to William and Marion (Oles) Volkmar. He worked as a carpenter with the Illinois Carpenters’ Union until his retirement in 1996. William […]

 
 

Firing it up

Firing it up

At the annual car and boat auction at Inspiration Ministries June 16, items sold included 45 boats, 10 vehicles, two campers, furniture and more. The auction, run by Gary Finley, took roughly four hours but the sweltering heat didn’t keep supporters away. Above: Merik Fell, director of development at Inspiration […]