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This Just In: Maybe Americans prefer divided government?
This Just In: Maybe Americans prefer divided government?
As the presidential candidates crisscrossed Wisconsin this past week ahead of Tuesday's presidential primary, they've pitched all the things they would do as president.
This Just In: Few regrets after leaving race for president
This Just In: Few regrets after leaving race for president
If there is a look that a person has when they're glad they're not running for president, Scott Walker has it.Walker spent Tuesday afternoon in Hernandez restaurant in Delavan, after speaking earlier in the day at city hall with a group of...
Big Event Blog: Antiques auction, Science Saturday, and Earth Day celebrations
Big Event Blog: Antiques auction, Science Saturday, and Earth Day celebrations
What are your plans this weekend? Why not browse and bid on vintage items at a charity auction in Eagle, shop a craft fair in Delavan, or celebrate Earth Day in Elkhorn--or anywhere? 
Big Events Blog: A Mary Poppins weekend
Big Events Blog: A Mary Poppins weekend
This weekend, you can check out hundreds of horses at a Madison fair, take tea with Mary Poppins in Eagle or get gory in a special effects makeup workshop in Lake Geneva.
Big Event Blog: Garden-ready programs
Big Event Blog: Garden-ready programs
With spring on the calendar, if not in the air, gardeners are ready to get their hands in the dirt and start planting. This weekend, browse the open gardens at a perennial farm in Burlington or learn to attract butterflies and bees to your yard in a...
Tasty in Southern Wisconsin: Delavan triangle big on taste
From the Perkins Restaurant at 1312 E. Geneva St. in Delavan to Stinebrink's Piggly Wiggly at 1414 E. Geneva St., it's 250 paces to the south. It's an even shorter distance, mostly west, from Perkins to Delavan's new Dunkin Donuts, 502 Borg Road. In...
Tasty in Southern Wisconsin: Elizabeth's is tasty all day
It wasn't the healthiest way to start the new year. With eggs and bacon for breakfast and fried fish with fries for dinner, any thought of a healthy diet to kick off 2016 was quickly over.  But the ad Elizabeth's Café published in our Winter Explorer...

Community Blogs

The Time is Now: Readers share stories, say thanks
Dear Readers,
The Time is Now: Widow gets help for addicted son
Dear W.C.,
The Time is Now: A typical week for an organization helping others
Our weeks always seem to go by in a busy blur of organizing, coordinating, counseling and all the many activities that it takes to run a charity. We are a small group of determined, hard-working people.There are many people that have asked, “How...
Mystery Place: Pilots once used Dibble farm barn roof as landmark
Mystery Place: Pilots once used Dibble farm barn roof as landmark
What remains of the Dibble farm is located at 4170 Dam Road on the north side of Delavan. The farm was in the southeast corner of Section 7 in the town of Delavan.
Mystery Place: 19th century Whitewater was a hub for farm implements
Mystery Place: 19th century Whitewater was a hub for farm implements
The former site of what was known as “Reaperville” is located on the east side of Whitewater,  between Milwaukee Street and the railroad tracks, west of Newcomb Street (Wisconsin Highway 59).
Mystery Place: Fontana residents enjoy a beautiful view from Buena Vista
Mystery Place: Fontana residents enjoy a beautiful view from Buena Vista
Buena Vista, a housing complex in Fontana, was the site of Chief Big Foot's village before white settlers came to this area.
Weekly Walk: Spotting signs of the season
Weekly Walk: Spotting signs of the season
The Weekly Walk for April 12 and 13,  2016The  4 p.m. Tuesday hike,  reported by Norwin Watson: This was another overcast day in the low 50s with light rain falling. By 4 p.m. six hikers in...
Weekly Walk: More signs of spring
Weekly Walk: More signs of spring
The Weekly Walks for April 12 and 13,  2016
Weekly Walk: A little rain, a few spring flowers
Weekly Walk: A little rain, a few spring flowers
The Weekly Walks for April 5 and 6,  2016The  4 p.m. Tuesday hike,  reported by Jake Gerlach:Norwin wanted to hike the woods across U.S. Highway 12 as he was meeting a new trail adopter to introduce him to the...
Video Today: Watch falcons nest with live webcam
Get a nest-side view of peregrine falcon eggs hatching this spring. The falcon live webcam at the We Energies Valley power plant in Milwaukee is now active during the daylight hours.
Video Today: Geneva Lake shipwreck reveals 19th-century excursion boat
One of the most famous shipwrecks in Geneva Lake was the Lucius Newberry. Built in 1875, the side-wheel passenger steamer was 115 feet long and could carry 700 passengers.
Video Today: DST started with soldiers, not farmers
Feeling a little groggy this morning because you lost an hour's sleep Sunday?

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Walworth County Government Today: Wisconsin law rules over state and local public records, open meetings
My last Sunshine Week column accidentally turned into a “two-parter” when I ran out of room to finish it. As promised, here is the conclusion. 
Walworth County Government Today: 'Letting the sun shine' on open meetings, public records
I start every year with the intention of writing a Sunshine Week column.  Unfortunately, I have only a vague idea of when the week is observed. I know that it is sometime in spring, but I forget to look up the exact dates before it's too late. It's...
Walworth County Government Today: Personal property tax is going by the wayside, but what now?
If you feel that government only enacts new taxes without ever repealing old ones then you might like this week's column about the demise of the personal property tax. While it is true that taxes rarely go away, Wisconsin's personal property tax is an...

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Community Columnist: Navigating race in a search for answers
As a Caucasian parent who raised three children of color in Elkhorn, I have a few thoughts about race relations.