Archive for: July, 2018

Bird in Walworth County tests positive for West Nile

A red-tailed hawk found in Walworth County on July 13 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Walworth County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1, according to the Walworth County Division of Public Health. […]

 
 

Meeting set for Highway 67 resurfacing

DOT will discuss proposed plans for project in Williams Bay The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will host a public involvement meeting next week to discuss the proposed resurfacing of Highway 67 in the Village of Williams Bay. The purpose of the project is to extend the service life of the […]

 
 

A special night for Elkhorn baseball

A special night for Elkhorn baseball

‘Old’ guys edge out young Elks in annual alumni game By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Last week the Elkhorn baseball program held its 2nd annual alumni game, which was entertaining in and of itself. But the most memorable moment for many present was a special ceremony to honor Roger Larsen […]

 
 

Resale shop to close after nine years in business

Chris Ann’s Helping Hands will close its doors Aug. 25 after nine year in business and seven years at it current Lake Geneva location. According to Chris Ann’s, its lease will expire at the end of August and an increase in monthly rent will prohibit supporting the store’s mission. Chris […]

 
 

Fire destroys Perkins’ kitchen

Fire destroys Perkins’ kitchen

By Vicky Wedig Editor The kitchen of Perkins restaurant in Delavan was destroyed by fire early Monday. A passer-by noticed smoke coming from the roof of the restaurant when it was closed at about 3 a.m. Monday, said Delavan police and fire Chief Tim O’Neill. Police arrived and confirmed that […]

 
 

LUCILLE ANICH

LUCILLE ANICH

      Lucille (Barnish) Anich, 97, entered her heavenly home on July 24, 2018. Lucille was born in Rothschild, one of 13 children of immigrants, Martin and Mary Barnish. In the 1930s the Barnish family moved to South Milwaukee, where Lucille graduated from South Division High School. In 1951, Lucille married […]

 
 

Conservation work group announces meeting schedule

Farmers, landowners, organizations, agencies encouraged to attend The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wisconsin has announced the schedule for 2018 local working group meetings. Eighteen meetings will be held across Wisconsin in August to gather input and help set priorities for U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation […]

 
 

Sharon native pens book for grieving parents

Sharon native pens book for grieving parents

By Heather Ruenz Editor Christy Wopat’s captivating memoir about her hopes, her dreams, her loss, her grief, and ultimately, her healing, is a poignantly powerful and brutally honest account of what happens when tragedy hits. Wopat, a native of Sharon whose maiden name is Furman, recently released her book, “Almost […]

 
 

BARBARA ROWE

BARBARA ROWE

      Barbara F. Rowe, 77, of Lyons, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center-Milwaukee. Born November 12, 1940 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Edward and Cecelia (nee Eisenbart) Howe. Her early years were spent on the family farm with her siblings, and playing […]

 
 

VIP golf outing raises nearly $120K

VIP golf outing raises nearly $120K

The annual golf outing to benefit VIP Services, Inc. raised nearly $120,000. It was held June 25 at Big Foot Country Club in Fontana and kicked off with a welcome from co-chair Cherie Ackman. Funds were raised through sponsorships, participant entry fees, raffle ticket sales and a wine cork pull, […]