Archive for: November, 2020

Winter sports in local schools on thin ice

Winter sports in local schools on thin ice

Board OKs activities, but pandemic may interfere By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board spent the bulk of its meeting last week discussing whether or not to move forward with the winter sports seasons. The board voted 6-1 to do so but even those who voted in favor […]

 
 

Lisa Konkel named Rural Teacher of the Year

Lisa Konkel named Rural Teacher of the Year

She teaches Science, Agri-Science at Big Foot Union High School Lisa Konkel was recently honored as the Wisconsin Rural Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping address challenges faced by rural school districts. The honor was announced at the Alliance’s annual […]

 
 

Elkhorn’s 2020 Christmas card revealed

Elkhorn’s 2020 Christmas card revealed

Plans for holiday season include tree lighting, Let It Glow and parade By Kate Abbe Contributor Tim Carson entered the Elkhorn Chamber office, and with a shrug and a smile, he unveiled the 2020 Christmas Card Town’s newest addition. Titled, “He’s Making a List and Checking it Twice,” Carson had […]

 
 

Delavan library friends to sell ornaments

Delavan library friends to sell ornaments

Through the generosity of Tom and Bonnie McQueen of White Swan Pewter, the Friends of Aram Public Library in Delavan have the opportunity to bring community members what they’re describing as a stunning array of finely-crafted pewter ornaments just in time for the holidays. From now through December – while […]

 
 

JAMES A. SCHNITZKA

James A. “Jim” Schnitzka, 80 of Elkhorn, died Nov. 14, 2020, in Elkhorn. He was born Sept. 18, 1940, in Waukesha, to August and Esther Schnitzka. Jim was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delavan. He worked at VIP Services, retiring May 2018. Survivors include his niece, Kathy […]

 
 

DOROTHY E. KURTZ

Dorothy Eleanor Kurtz, 91, of East Troy, died peacefully Nov. 14, 2020, after suffering a stroke. Dorothy Lukas was born in Milwaukee on June 15, 1929, and grew up in Caldwell. She married Harley Kurtz on Aug. 16, 1952. Dorothy was a dedicated member of St. James United Methodist Church […]

 
 

Discover Whitewater Series donates $21,000

Discover Whitewater Series donates $21,000

The Discover Whitewater Series recently donated $21,000 through funds raised at its annual event to five local charities,. The DWS: Half Marathon and 5K, which held its race on Sunday, Sept. 20, faced new challenges in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep the safety of all runners and […]

 
 

Foggy, fall walk

Foggy, fall walk

Even on a less-than-clear day after it had rained, the fall colors pop along the Geneva Lake path near Fontana and Williams Bay. See more photos in this week’s Times/Reporter. (Heidi Schulz photo)

 
 

School Board considers going to referendum, again

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy School Board is considering going to referendum next year to address the district’s project operational shortfall and maintenance needs. School District Business Manager Kathy Zwirgzdas laid out three possible scenarios for the future of the district for the board at Monday night’s […]

 
 

Photographer captures ‘ghost’ at park

Photographer captures ‘ghost’ at park

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Ivan Baublitz of Inspiration Photography says he happened upon a great Halloween season story recently and not only swears that it’s real, but provided what he says is proof. “I was snapping some photos for a family in Delavan for a photo shoot and I […]