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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: Railway rides, outdoor adventures and a shower of fall festivals
Big Event Blog: Railway rides, outdoor adventures and a shower of fall festivals
What are your plans this first fall weekend? Take a ride on the rails in East Troy, have an outdoor animal adventure in Burlington, browse at one of the largest antique markets in Elkhorn, or enjoy harvest festivals in Richmond, Lake Geneva and...
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...

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: First rural schoolhouse gone, but memories linger
Mystery Place: First rural schoolhouse gone, but memories linger
Reed School was located at the northwest corner of County Highway X and Foundry Road on the south side of Darien. This was the first district school in the township. It received that name because the Ovid and Amasa Reed family lived on the corner...
 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...
Weekly Walk: Monarchs, wildflowers and geocaching in great weather
Weekly Walk: Monarchs, wildflowers and geocaching in great weather
Ten of us hiked around Lake LaGrange last week Tuesday. Nice walk, nice views, and nice weather.Marvin Herman writes:On a beautiful and sunny late summer day last week Wednesday, with temperatures in the...
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...
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: 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
On the Lakes: Cold front disrupts fishing patterns
Delavan Lake 9/15 through 9/22
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...
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...

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