Month: February 2021

Walworth-Fontana area

Building bears to pass the time

The Big Foot Recreation District sponsored a Build-a-Teddy program for about a dozen area children recently at Big Foot Union High School. The Recreation District, which held the event in school commons, allowed participants to choose among four different types of teddy bears. The choices drew inspiration from Valentine’s Day […]


Welcome sight

      A robin takes a drink from a heated birdbath outside a home in the Kettle Moraine State Forest near Whitewater last Sunday afternoon. Because many robins migrate south for the winter, sightings of them during the colder months is often believed to be a sign that spring […]


Elkhorn FD to partner with Gateway

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Public Safety Committee voted in favor of a clinical agreement between the Elkhorn Area Fire Department and Gateway Technical College at its Feb. 8 meeting. According to a memo prepared by Elkhorn Area Fire Department Assistant Chief Dave Fladten, the program would […]

East Troy area

Trojan sports roundup

Boys head into playoffs, girls end season in regionals By Dan Truttschel Correspondent The East Troy High School boys basketball team managed to navigate quite the non-conference schedule during the regular season. And with that 23-game slate now complete, the Trojans have their sights set on a WIAA Division 2 […]


Rough morning

      A vehicle sits on its roof in the median of Interstate 43 near Highway 50 in Delavan Tuesday morning, one of numerous crashes throughout the area. Though snowfall amounts Monday night were reported to be less than 2 inches in most local areas, the wind and temperatures […]



      Robert E. Scott, 88, of Delavan, passed away on Feb. 13, 2021, at Lakeland Health Care Center in Elkhorn. He was born on Nov. 19, 1932, in Platteville to Robert and Helen (Lampson) Scott. He attended the UW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater and received his master’s degree from UW-Madison. Robert was […]



Frederick J. Vilona, 92, of Fontana, passed away on Feb. 6, 2021 at home in Fontana. He was born in Chicago, on Feb. 21, 1928, to James and Rose Vilona. Fred proudly served in the U.S. Marines. He was an owner/operator of a contracting company in the greater Chicago area. […]



Roger Dean Blood, 69, of Delavan, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2021, after a long battle of cancer. Visitation will be held at Southern Lakes Evangelical Free Church, N6686 US-12, Elkhorn, on March 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m. Betzer-Lazarczyk Family Funeral Home […]