Archive for: April, 2020

ROBERT BURROWS

ROBERT BURROWS

      Robert Nelson Burrows passed away peacefully on April 14, 2020, at Hearthstone, Fairhaven, in Whitewater. Bob was born on Dec. 21, 1923, in North Reading, Mass., the son of Frederick Nelson Burrows and Mary McIntosh. Reared in New England, a veteran of four years’ service in the Marine Corps […]

 
 

JULIA ANN KNIGHT

Julia Ann Knight (Judy) was born June 30, 1932, in Lexington, Ky., to John Joseph and Emma Frances (Jackson) Sweeney. She passed away on April 22, 2020, at Holton Manor in Elkhorn. Judy spent much of her formative years at her Aunt Mary and Uncle Manford’s estate, and she went […]

 
 

JOHN R. TAYLOR

JOHN R. TAYLOR

      John R. Taylor, 92, of Elkhorn, died April 16, 2020, at Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Madison. He was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Shawnee, Okla. to the late John R. and Mary L. (DeGraff) Taylor Sr. John served in the United States Army during the Korean War. […]

 
 

MAXINE PETERS

MAXINE PETERS

      Maxine Peters, 87, of Delavan passed away on April 23, 2020, at her home in Delavan. She was born in Richland Township on June 17, 1932, to Max and Lottie (Miller) Schmidt. Maxine was united in marriage to Jerry Peters on Sept. 12, 1959, in Delavan. Jerry passed away […]

 
 

EVELYN ALWIN

EVELYN ALWIN

Evelyn (Rosin) Alwin, 99, of Janesville passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020. She was born Dec. 29, 1920, on the family farm in southern Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Ferdinand and Nathila Rosin. She earned her Canadian teaching certificate after graduating high school and proceeded to teach in one-room […]

 
 

With gratitude

With gratitude

An anonymous donor has teamed up with Fiddlesticks Bistro to provide 40 lunches to Aurora Lakeland Medical Center employees every day at least through May 15. “This offers a powerful statement of gratitude and unity for our frontline health care workers who continue to perform heroic acts of caring and […]

 
 

Matching grant leads to $80K in poverty relief

By Sal Dimiceli Contributor This week we finished distributing the assistance provided by the 2020 Family Foundation $40,000 Matching Grant and all your matching donations. It provided poverty relief to more than 95 senior citizens, veterans, children, working poor families, handicapped, and single mothers suffering in poverty in our communities. […]

 
 

County celebrates its many volunteers

National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Nixon signed an executive order establishing the week as an annual celebration of volunteering. Since then, every U.S. President has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week, as does the Walworth County Board of Supervisors. This year’s National Volunteer Week is April […]

 
 

The community event that kept on giving

The community event that kept on giving

Turkey dinner giveaway in Delavan turns into so much more Sometimes it’s the simple ideas that grow into the biggest events and that’s precisely what happened in Delavan early last week. Rafael Hernandez wanted to find a way to help people during this trying time. “We are experiencing very challenging […]

 
 

A virtual perspective

A virtual perspective

UWW lecturer finding ways to cope with COVID-19 Sometimes the right perspective is all that matters. Kate Prange, a lecturer in the departments of Art and Design and Media Arts and Game Design at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater said she doesn’t mind adapting to remote learning. “I believe that online […]