News from the Delavan area

Delavan News

Village hires new police officer

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT Despite concerns about how to pay for it, the Darien Village Board voted Monday to hire a new full-time police officer. The village hired Gerardo Baca, 27, who has worked as a part-time officer for the village and the city and town of Delavan. First […]


Military shell found in local woman’s shed

Bomb Squad detonates device behind Street Department By Alexandrea Dahlstrom Staff Writer The widow of a World War II veteran found what authorities thought could be a live bomb in her shed  Sunday. Officials detonated the device behind the Delavan Street Department, 420 Richmond Road, after a neighbor reported it […]


Extreme birthday: Delavan edition

Star of ABC’s home makeover show returns to birthplace for grandmother’s 90th birthday By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Joyce Alice Thomson remembers her father working for $1 a day shoveling snow in Delavan. As a designer on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Thomson’s granddaughter’s income is undoubtedly a bit more […]