Month: April 2021


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend

The annual Cinco de Mayo festival in Delavan will be held this weekend, kicking off tonight, April 30, and going through Sunday, May 2, after what organizers said was “a long winter, so it’s time to gather and celebrate.” Cinco de Mayo is a festival celebrated by many Mexican-Americans across […]


Face coverings to remain, for now, in DDSD

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board voted last week to continue requiring facial coverings by students and staff in district schools through the end of the school year. A decision about whether to require them during summer school will be made in June. The recent Wisconsin Supreme […]


Slimy smiles

A recent fundraiser at West Side Elementary School in Elkhorn was a messy affair but provided laughs and raised money for the American Heart Association. A total of $13,361.46 was raised, thanks to 124 students who registered, 35 of whom raised $100 or more and were able to participate in […]


Putting a spotlight on homelessness

League of Women Voters brings Whitewater area experts together By Dave Fidlin Correspondent For many, it seems like an unfathomable problem. But it is real, and could be exacerbated in the coming months as efforts to dig out of the pandemic and resume regular life take hold. A cross-section of […]



John W. Jones, 58, of Genoa City, passed away on April 23, 2021, at home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 7, at Calvary Community Church in Lake Geneva. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. […]



Edith “Edie” G. Johnson, 77, of East Troy, found peace after a long courageous fight with a number of illnesses. She was born in Milwaukee. Edie married her first husband William also in Milwaukee. She relocated to East Troy and was a longtime resident. Edie was a dedicated treasurer of […]



Arthur M. “Breezy” Bice, 70, of East Troy, found peace at his home in his sleep on April 23, 2021. Her was born in Marinette to Judy and Arthur Sr. At age 10 his family relocated to East Troy. Arthur was a long-time resident. He met and married his wife, […]



Betty Lou Bartels, 88, of East Troy, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2021. She was born in Elgin, Illinois, on May 15, 1932, to Carlton and Lucinda (Quandt) Hoth. She married Harold Bartels of Roselle, Illinois, on Feb. 12, 1955. Betty and Harold farmed in the […]


Group seeks help for Delavan cemetery

Money is being raised to repair damaged headstones By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Wayne Southern and a few of his friends have been trying for years to repair several damaged and deteriorating headstones at Spring Grove Cemetery. This spring, they are finally getting enough help that real progress could be […]