News from throughout Walworth County


It was the hottest July on record

By Jillian MacMath July 2012 marked the hottest month on record for the lower 48 states, according to a report released by NOAA Wednesday. With an average temperature of 77.6 degrees in the contiguous U.S., the month of July surpassed the 20th century average by 3.3 degrees. The previous […]

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Getting benched

Phillip Koss, Walworth County’s District Attorney for more than two decades, recently took on a new role as one of the county’s four circuit judges. At his Aug. 1 investiture, judge John R. Race swore in Koss. Attorney Brian Schuk, Wisconsin Bar Association president, presented the new judge’s robe after […]


Rumbling for safety

Highway noise strips installed for safety benefit Beginning this month, retrofit rumble strips will be installed on over 500 miles of rural state highway segments in Wisconsin with a history of run-off-the-road crashes including a segment of U.S. Highway 12, from its intersection with U.S. Highway 67 through to Whitewater. […]


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 […]


Too little, too late?

Recent rainfalls not enough to save crops, officials speculate   By Christopher Bennett Correspondent It’s not the consistent, days-long drenching rain desired by farmers and producers, but help is now available for those in the local agriculture industry being crippled by this summer’s drought. On the federal level the help […]

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Rising to new life

86 people baptized in Mukwonago park Sunday By John Koski Correspondent Baptism by immersion is a deeply spiritual and highly symbolic tradition. For many Christians it symbolizes a new beginning and a new way of life. “Baptism is a celebration,” said Jason Webb, lead pastor of Brooklife Church, Mukwonago. “It […]


Candidates for DA tout experience vs. local roots

Aug. 14 primary will likely determine Koss’ successor Unless somebody launches a pretty aggressive write-in campaign, the Tuesday, Aug. 14 partisan primary will determine who the next District Attorney will be in Walworth County. Local attorneys Dan Necci and Steven Harvey, both running on the Republican ticket, hope to succeed […]