Archive for: December, 2022

Municipal and school boards are up for election

By Tracy Ouellette EDITOR       Area residents interested in serving on local government boards and the East Troy Community School District Board of education are circulating nomination papers.       Dec. 1 was the first day candidates can begin circulating nomination papers with 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, deadline to […]


A local Christmas attraction worth its weight – in glass, not gold

A collaborative effort between Mack Glass and The Elliott Organization, Jason Mack and Rob Elliott are hoping “The World’s Tallest Glass Tree” becomes an annual event at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay. (Photo by Rob Elliott)

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Through this weekend, a new area holiday tradition has started at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay.       The World’s Tallest Glass Tree, presented by Mack Glass and the Elliott Organization, offers a look at live glassblowing, steel sculpting and woodworking. There is also a winter […]


School Board recognizes students named scholars

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       The Delavan-Darien School Board recognized two students during its meeting on Monday night.       The two students were recognized for being part of the U.S. Presidential Scholars and Wisconsin State Senator programs.       Delavan-Darien Principal Jim Karedes said senior Annabelle Schluneger is one of […]


Man charged with injuring deputy gets 25 years in prison

A Racine man who injured a Walworth County sheriff’s deputy who was deploying stop sticks in the Town of Spring Prairie on Aug. 1, 2021, was sentenced to 25 years in prison and 14 years extended supervision.       Tony Perales, 26, an unlicensed driver who was fleeing from police when […]




      Lois Ann Coleman of Hawk Springs, Wyoming, formerly of Whitewater, passed away peacefully on Dec. 3, 2022, at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee at the age of 87. She was born March 7, 1935, in Madison, the daughter of the late Edwin C. and Ruth H. (Pahl) Kunze. […]



Norman J. Peandro, 84, of Delavan, passed away on Dec. 8, 2022, at home in Delavan. Funeral services were on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Delavan. Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan is assisting the family.




Billy “Bill” B. Hart, 94, of Delavan, passed away on Dec. 6, 2022, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. He was born on Nov. 11, 1928, in Richland Center to Emil and Lenore (Burns) Hart. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received multiple […]


Radio system funding moving forward

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       The Walworth County Board of Supervisors was set to hear, and potentially approve, a resolution Tuesday that would set the parameters for the purchase of new radios in its 911 Municipal Radio System Replacement project.       The resolution, which the Finance Committee approved County Administrator […]


Baca case scheduled for jury trial

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       After a motion hearing Nov. 29, a 10-day jury trial has been scheduled for a former Walworth County Sheriff’s deputy accused of sexual assault and threatening behavior.       Gerardo Baca, 37, is facing 20 felony charges filed in March of 2022, including six counts of […]


Former Walworth County sheriff candidate resigns

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       After making several statements during his run for Walworth County Sheriff about the state of the department and an investigation into those comments, Detective Craig Konopski resigned Friday, Dec. 2.       Konopski was defeated in both the Republican primary and the General Election by Undersheriff […]