Author: Heather Ruenz


Zoning district considered for fairgrounds

It doesn’t qualify as a ‘park,’ under the current zoning By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council is moving toward creating a separate zoning district for the Walworth County Fairgrounds. City Administrator Jim Heilman said at the June 14 council meeting the property is currently zoned as […]


‘I am called Old Glory’

Flag that flew over U.S. Capitol now flies in Delavan By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Linda Zell and Jan Voss, of Delavan, can be determined when they are on a mission for something they believe in. Recently, their efforts focused on a desire to fly an American flag outside of […]


‘People are starting to get excited again’

After a pandemic-filled year, grocery co-op gaining momentum By Dave Fidlin Correspondent While it has yet to officially open its doors, a grassroots, local effort aimed at bringing a quality grocery store to Whitewater through a sustainable business model recently passed a milestone. Last month marked the 4-year anniversary of […]


Better prepared

Earlier this spring, several area fire, rescue and law enforcement departments took part in a training day on Green Lake in the Lauderdale Lakes chain. Crews honed their skills in the water rescue and recovery training to be better prepared for actual emergencies on the water. Departments involved included Lauderdale […]


On the run again

Discover Whitewater Series half marathon, 5K returns The Discover Whitewater Series: Half Marathon and 5K recently announced it will host 600 participants in this year’s race, a 50% increase from last year’s modest event. In coordination with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Whitewater Unified School District, and the City of […]

Lake Geneva area

New build on the way

Habitat in Walworth County to have groundbreaking ceremony Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County will be breaking ground on another home this summer on Aralia Road in Bloomfield. Upon receiving numerous applications, the Family Selection Committee successfully chose a family for the build. Habitat in Walworth County recently announced they […]


Lieutenant retires from Town of Delavan PD

Lt. Scot Stefanczyk, a 32-year veteran of the Town of Delavan Police Department, retired earlier this week. He was hired in August of 1988 as a part-time officer after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, according to a press release from the […]


Delavan hero Harry Larsen remembered

He died last year at age 96; service is Saturday By Dennis West SLN staff When NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw coined the term “The Greatest Generation” to describe Americans who grew up during the Depression and helped to win World War II, he might have had Delavan resident Harry […]



Constance “Connie” Elizabeth Dalton, 91, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away June 5, 2021, at her home in Delavan. She was born in Holyoke, Mass., on Sept. 7, 1929. She was the daughter of James and Mary Joyce. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary, James and Ruth Ann, […]