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This just in: Politics this Week--Commercials add confusion rather than clarity
Voters interested in learning about the differences between 1st Congressional District candidates would benefit from reviewing the video of last Monday's debate.
This Just In: Politics This Week--Wisconsin's on again, off again voter ID law
By late afternoon a week ago Thursday, when the presses began running for last Sunday's paper, our story on Wisconsin's voter ID law was correct and up-to-date.
This Just In: Politics this week--Sen. Ron Johnson not convinced there is a 'skills gap'
This Just In: Politics this week--Sen. Ron Johnson not convinced there is a 'skills gap'
Note: Politics this week is a roundup of election news for local candidates. It will run Sundays until the Nov. 4 election. Send your tips and scoops to dplutchak@communityshoppers.com
Big Event Blog: Treats, crafts and a benefit for animals
Big Event Blog: Treats, crafts and a benefit for animals
What are your plans for this Halloween weekend? Try Trunk or Treat in Genoa City, shop a holiday craft fair in East Troy, or sip to support Lakeland's Animal Shelter at a benefit in Lake Geneva. Don't forget daylight saving time--set your clocks back...
Big Event Blog: Ghosts, goblins and a bunch of great pumpkins
Big Event Blog: Ghosts, goblins and a bunch of great pumpkins
What are your plans this weekend? Get into the Halloween spirit with a ghost walk in East Troy, a scare on the square of Elkhorn or a pumpkin festival in Union Grove.
Big Event Blog: Spooky stories, Halloween hikes, and Oktoberfest
Big Event Blog: Spooky stories, Halloween hikes, and Oktoberfest
What are you doing this fall weekend? Why not shiver to spooky tales in Eagle, raise a glass to Oktoberfest in Elkhorn or listen to a symphony concert in Lake Geneva? Plenty of activities await in Walworth County.

Community Blogs

The Time is Now to Help: Medical bills turn into financial crisis
Dear W.C.,
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.
Mystery Place: Take a Halloween journey around Walworth County
Mystery Place: Take a Halloween journey around Walworth County
Take a Halloween journey around Walworth County to see some interesting and eerie sites — is there really a house with a ghost on Delany Road in Richmond?
Mystery Place: First town of Sharon settler once owned this farm
Mystery Place: First town of Sharon settler once owned this farm
You can see a barn quilt, “Fortunate,” on the G. & M. Savage Trust farm at W9432 County Highway B in the town of Sharon.  This farmette is located in Section 18 of that township. It is almost on the border with Rock...
 Mystery Place: The barn quilt is displayed on a silo at this homestead
Mystery Place: The barn quilt is displayed on a silo at this homestead
Out in the country, west of Elkhorn, you'll see a barn quilt on a silo. This quilt is called Storm At Sea. It is located on the Bob and Jodi Swatek farm at W5839 Sugar Creek Road, at the intersection with Granville Road. The farm setting is in Section...
Weekly Walk: Fall colors draw hikers and hunters
Weekly Walk: Fall colors draw hikers and hunters
Marv Herman writes: Seven hikers met at the U.S. Highway 12 meeting place last week Tuesday for a walk around Lake LaGrange, about 3 miles. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and as we approached Russ's bench, we could...
Weekly Walk: Fall colors include gold, red and frog green
Weekly Walk: Fall colors include gold, red and frog green
On a rainy afternoon last week Tuesday five of us decided to hike around Lake LaGrange from our meeting place. We had on our rain gear. There was a light sprinkle as we started which became even lighter as we walked. There was a breeze and the...
Weekly Walk: Trail choices lead to stops along the way
Weekly Walk: Trail choices lead to stops along the way
Twelve of us carpooled to the Nordic Trailhead last week Tuesday where we had a short one and seven tenths mile walk on the purple trail. This is a relatively level trail with a nice variety of scenery.We made this a very short walk...
Video Today: Halloween Legends and Lore
October nights are perfect for stories around the bonfire, and that's just what you'll get with Halloween Legends and Lore at Old World Wisconsin, the living history museum in Eagle.
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...
On the Lakes: Fall fishing patterns taking shape
Delavan Lake Fishing Report 10/12 through 10/20
On the Lakes: Changing water temps make for spotty fishing
Delavan Lake Fishing Report 9/29 through 10/6
On the Lakes: Atypical lake patterns scatter fish
Delavan Lake 9/22 through 9/29
Walworth County Government Today: County can learn from records requests in Missouri hot-button case
I'm sure the folks in Ferguson, Missouri, city government aren't interested in hearing my opinion. There has been no shortage of commentators offering their views since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in August. I have to admit that I...
Walworth County Government Today: Several factors likely explain county's slow growth in equalized value
Before I get too far into this week's column, I need to update a column that I wrote several weeks ago involving what I thought was a 1939 edition of the Lake Geneva Regional News. The old paper was filled with so many funny stories, including wanton...
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...

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