Month: March 2020

Walworth-Fontana area

Fish fry fun

      At St. Benedict Church in Fontana’s final fish fry of the shortened season on March 13, the number of guests was about half the normal number as a result of the Coronavirus. From the left: Tom Zinnecker, Walworth; Mike McKay, Fontana; and Colleen Kilroy, Delavan, dish up food and […]


City administrator provides updates

Elkhorn residents encouraged to stay safe, vote early By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer “While saying that we are operating in unchartered waters is stating the obvious, it’s imperative that each and every citizen keep stating the obvious,” James Heilman, Elkhorn City Administrator said last week. In response to the COVID-19 […]


Backup poll workers needed for election

Chance for online registration extended By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Walworth County Clerk Kim Bushey is calling on residents of Walworth County willing to serve as back up poll workers for the April 7 election to contact her office. “We just want to make sure that the local municipalities have […]



Mark M. Farris, 86, of Elkhorn passed away on March 27, 2020, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. Services will be held at a later date. A private burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Nekoosa. Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan is assisting the family.


Lunch and learning

In communities throughout the area, life remained in flux last week in response to the ever-changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic. Above: Mary Kilar helps distribute lunches and learning packets at Lincoln Elementary School in Whitewater. (Tom Ganser photo)


Resources available to farmers amidst COVID-19

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced last week it’s providing resources for the state’s consumers, farmers, and agricultural businesses as they navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. Among the resources provided are the following: Information on Executive Order No. 72 and Emergency Order No. 5 regarding […]


Winning smiles

      St. Andrew Parish School Students recently participated in a Penny War to raise funds for the Delavan Food Pantry. When all the pennies were counted, students in grades Kingergarten through eighth grade raised a whopping $389.14. Above: The two winning classes who earned the most points were second and […]