Month: August 2018

Walworth-Fontana area

Agape House for Boys needs volunteers

Volunteers Ken Stair (left) and Tom Dace recently work on installing siding at the new Agape House for Boys in Walworth. Another volunteer workday will take place Saturday, Sept. 1. Read the story  in this week’s Southern Lakes Newspapers publications. For more information, call 262-275-6466, visit or email […]

Whitewater area

Clear path

Whitewater High School ball carrier Eli Kohl follows the blocking of Hunter Martin during the Whippets’ loss to East Troy on Aug. 24. The team looks to get back on track tonight when it travels to Clinton for a 7 p.m. kickoff. (Bob Mischka photo)



Alvin H. Susina, 76, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2018, at his home after a courageous, nine-month battle with cancer. He was born in Elgin, Ill. to the late Joseph and Lydia (Lenschow) Susina on Feb. 24, 1942. When he was 3, Alvin and his family moved to Elkhorn […]



Francis “Frank” S. Urbanowicz, 93, of Janesville, formerly of Sharon and Chicago, passed away peacefully on Aug. 28, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. He was born in Stamford, Conneticut on Aug. 14, 1925 to Wallace and Josephine (Mrus) Urbanowicz. Frank married his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, […]



Robert L. Ward died peacefully at home on Aug. 16, 2018. Born July 20, 1926 in Chicago, he was the son of Eullalia and Leslie Ward. He attended the University of Illinois where he met Marilyn O. Mellberg, his beautiful bride and wife of 70 years. He completed his education, […]



Woodrow (Woody) Thomas Wilson, Jr., 75, Green Bay, passed away on Aug. 25, 2018, after a four-year battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 2, 1942, in Elkhorn, to Woodrow and Gertrude (Baassler) Wilson. On August 20, 2000, he married Joanne Jamison in Green Bay. She survives. He is […]

East Troy

This week in the East Troy News….

The Walworth County Fair opened for its six-day run Wednesday. Read about a couple of local families with strong ties to the fair. Also in this week’s edition, the lack of adequate school funding is plaguing many area schools. In sports, the Trojan football team picked up another win and […]



Joyce (Joy) LaVonne Papenfus, 94, passed away at the Artisan Senoir Living Center in Lake Geneva Aug. 28, 2018. A visitation will be held at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1101 Logan St., Lake Geneva, on Friday, Aug. 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a service at 12:30 p.m. Burial will […]