Month: April 2020


DDSD looking ahead on impact of COVID-19

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Last week, the Delavan-Darien School Board discussed the long-term impact of COVID-19. The discussion was in response to a letter received by the district from the School Administrators Alliance, an advisory commission for school funding from the state. The April 6 letter warned school districts […]


WWSD officials project surplus next school year

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Although a range of unknowns loom on the horizon, Whitewater Unified School District officials expressed optimism in the district’s finances in the 2020-21 school year. Business Manager Matthew Sylvester-Knudtson presented the School Board with a draft version of the fiscal operating plan for the year ahead […]

Walworth-Fontana area

Sign of the times

The Frontier Flowers shop in Fontana has an encouraging message on display that says, “We will bloom again.” Similar messages of hope and encouragement can be found in communities throughout the area in response to the coronavirus pandemic and related Safer-at-Home orders. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)  



Jean E. Bowey (a.k.a. Grandma Jean), 94, of Mukwonago, entered into eternal peace on April 26, 2020. She was born on June 19, 1925, and was the fourth generation in her family to be raised in Eagle. Jean was the daughter of Richard and Mary (Belling) Williams. She graduated from […]



      Pearl M. Grosskreutz, 95, of Whitewater and previously of Palmyra, passed away on April 24, 2020, at Fairhaven Retirement Community of Whitewater. She was born on Aug. 11, 1924, in Palmyra, the daughter of Lawrence “Tink” and Mary (Holm) Carpenter. She married Edmund Grosskreutz on Oct. 9, 1945, in […]