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This just in: Why Rob Zerban has a chance to unseat Paul Ryan
It's a little more than two months until the 2014 general election, and Paul Ryan and Rob Zerban are ramping up their campaigns.The winner of the Nov. 4 general election will be Wisconsin's 1st  Congressional District congressman for the...
This just in: Why journalists should be allowed to do their job
Scott Olson, a photojournalist from Rockton, just south of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line, was detained Monday by police while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.Olson, a 1978 Hononegah High School graduate who works for Getty...
Who is Hanksy?
Who is Hanksy?
A mural appeared last week behind the Delavan Fitness Center, a piece of street art that would be more at home in New York City.
Big Event Blog: Run a marathon, hear Native American tales, or find a festival
Big Event Blog: Run a marathon, hear Native American tales, or find a festival
What are your plans this weekend? Learn about Native American or Hispanic heritage in Delavan, run a marathon in Whitewater, or check out fall festivals in Richmond and Wind Lake.
Big Event Blog: Bluegrass, great food and scarecrows in the street
Big Event Blog: Bluegrass, great food and scarecrows in the street
What are your plans this weekend? Listen to bluegrass music in the village square in East Troy, stroll among the scarecrows in the streets of Delavan, or enjoy a vintage base ball game in Eagle. There's a lot going on in Walworth...
Big Event Blog: Farm fresh food, wines and free sweet corn
Big Event Blog: Farm fresh food, wines and free sweet corn
Find something to eat this weekend during Cornfest at Darien, a sunset dinner cruise in Delavan or a Farm-to-Table meal in Evansville.

Community Blogs

The Time is Now to Help: A little aid gives single mother, son a safe place of their own
Dear W.C.,
Time is Now: With your help, grief-stricken family is back on firmer financial ground
Dear W.C.,I have a friend who is living in a trailer with two children. His wife died a few months ago from cancer. He recently lost his job. He was told he was let go because he missed too many days of work.
Used car, some financial help get grandmother and granddaughter rolling again
Dear W.C.,
 Mystery Place: Abbe farm teaches family 'a sincere respect for our earth'
Mystery Place: Abbe farm teaches family 'a sincere respect for our earth'
The Abbe farm is located at N6190 County Highway  H in the town of Sugar Creek, in Section 14, north of Elkhorn. Here you can see a “Crazy Quilt” barn quilt painted in earthy tones.
Mystery Place: Generations of Ackleys associated with one-room school
Mystery Place: Generations of Ackleys associated with one-room school
I learned more about this schoolhouse while reading Al Gruling's book, “Good Ol' Fashioned School Days,” on one-room school houses in East Troy. This school, District No. 10 in the town of Troy, was located at the intersection of Little...
Mystery Place: German Settlement located in the town of Spring Prairie
Mystery Place: German Settlement located in the town of Spring Prairie
Have you ever driven through German Settlement? You have if you drove through the intersection of County Highway D and Church Road in the town of Spring Prairie.
Weekly Walk: Weather cooperates for hikers
Weekly Walk: Weather cooperates for hikers
Eleven of us carpooled to the Nordic trailhead to hike the green and red trails last week Tuesday.  The longer 3.7-mile hike led by Norwin Watson and seven others separated from the rest of us at the green and red trail intersection. It was a nice...
Weekly Walk: Abundant wildflowers, a hole on the path, and a big, black snake
Weekly Walk: Abundant wildflowers, a hole on the path, and a big, black snake
Last week Tuesday, eight of us and a small canine companion on a short leash hiked from our meeting place southwest on the Ice Age Trail toward Esterly Road and returned on the same path for a four-mile walk. The path was in good shape although there...
Weekly Walk: Blooming wildflowers attracting plenty of butterflies
Weekly Walk: Blooming wildflowers attracting plenty of butterflies
After a few days of hot and muggy weather and some heavy rain, a cold front went through last week Tuesday afternoon. This brought out the sun and lowered the temperature and humidity and made for a very enjoyable short hike.We decided to...
Video today: Whitewater Arts Alliance a community presence
The scope of projects undertaken by the Whitewater Arts Alliance is broad, and includes community art projects, collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, exhibits by professional and amateur artists and photographers and workshops for...
Video Today: Setting sail this summer
Janelle Simons, 9, a third grader at Delavan Christian School, explains what it's like to race sailboats during a demonstration assignment last winter. Other parents and students from the Delavan Lake Sailing School were able to bring a complete...
On the Lakes: Cold front disrupts fishing patterns
Delavan Lake 9/15 through 9/22
On the Lakes: Cooling water temps mean changes in fishing
Geneva Lake 9/9 through 9/16Due to the cool weather, fishing on Geneva Lake has remained relatively slow. Most of the action has been coming in shallow waters, 6-10 feet deep.
On the Lakes: Post-Labor Day, walleye fishing improving
Delavan Lake 9/1 through 9/8
Walworth County Government Today: County budget aims to address needs, maintain fiscal discipline
Walworth County's 2015 budget process is underway. On Sept. 4, I released the first draft of next year's spending plan called the county administrator's budget.  The tax levy needed to support the plan would increase by less than one-half of 1 percent...
Walworth County Government Today: What happened way back when is still relevant — and funny
I love watching old movies, so I really hit the jackpot the other day when one of our board members, Joe Schaefer, loaned me his copy of a July 1939 edition of the Lake Geneva Regional News. Upon closer inspection, it appeared that the paper may not...
Walworth County Government Today: Managing passwords can be a full-time job
I recently read a report that Russian computer hackers stole 1.2 billion passwords from Internet users worldwide. At first this total seemed shocking until it occurred to me that I probably have several million passwords myself. I have never taken the...

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