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This Just In: Stark contrast in school superintendent race
As the only statewide race on the ballot April 4, the contest for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction has received more attention than usual.
This just in: We're adding more online, including job postings
The challenge for media companies, and what makes it interesting, is how to reach our readers where they happen to be in a format that's useful to them.
This Just In: Behind the Planned Parenthood guest opinion
The long-awaited Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, could have its first committee hearing as soon as Wednesday of this coming week.What should be known by early next week is if the plan also includes elimination...
Big Event Blog: Flea market finds and a spring hike
Big Event Blog: Flea market finds and a spring hike
Looking for something to do? Go on a hike in Lake Geneva, browse bargains at a flea market in Elkhorn, donate blood in Eagle or check out other events here.
Big Event Blog: Snocross races, maple sugaring and spring planting
Big Event Blog: Snocross races, maple sugaring and spring planting
What are your plans this week? Enjoy a traditional Irish dinner in Elkhorn, watch AMSOIL Snocross races in Lake Geneva, or learn about "puppy plants" in Burlington.
Big Event Blog: Got chocolate?
Big Event Blog: Got chocolate?
Looking for something to do? Sample chocolate at a bake off competition at Chocolate Extravaganza in Burlington, operate model trains at a train show in Delavan or think spring planning with native plants at a workshop in Elkhorn.

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Community Blogs

The Time Is Now: Widowed stay-at-home mom finds comfort
Dear W.C.,
The Time is Now: Four-legged friend taught much about giving
I lost my best friend last year. He was someone that always made me smile and removed the stress after a long hard day. The way he smiled at me every time we did anything together helped me to forget the sometimes troubling things I would encounter in...
The Time is Now: Single mom working toward degree struggles with lupus
Dear W.C.,
Mystery Place: An early church served multiple purposes
Mystery Place: An early church served multiple purposes
St. James United Methodist Church is located just south of the East Troy village square. According to information that I obtained at the East Troy Historical Society, the church's first brick building was built in 1907. The group pledged $6,000 to...
Mystery Place: Before the music,  Alpine Valley was farmland
Mystery Place: Before the music, Alpine Valley was farmland
This week's column looks at a more recent venue that  mainly is in the town of Lafayette, although a small section of Alpine Valley Resort sits in the town of Spring Prairie. 
Mystery Place: Aldrich men served local, state government
Mystery Place: Aldrich men served local, state government
The 1857 plat map shows William Aldrich owning 400 acres in Section 35 in the town of Spring Prairie, but by  1873 those acres  had been divided. A.M. Aldrich is shown owning 240 acres and Wm. A. Aldrich 160 acres.
Weekly Walk: A spring preview
Weekly Walk: A spring preview
The Weekly Walks for March 21 March 22, 2017 The  4 p.m. Tuesday hike:  Jake is having a fine time on vacation!The 10:30 a.m. Wednesday long hike, reported Marvin Herman:
Weekly Walk: Breaking trail
Weekly Walk: Breaking trail
The Weekly Walks for March 14 and March 15,  2017 The  4 p.m. Tuesday hike, reported by Jake Gerlach: This evening, with about three inches of fresh snow on the ground, seven hikers...
Weekly Walk: Into the woods
Weekly Walk: Into the woods
The Weekly Walks for March 7 and March 8,  2017The  4 p.m. Tuesday hike,  reported by Jake Gerlach: When I arrived at the U.S. Highway 12 Ice Age Trail crossing, I noticed a new hiker and her...

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Walworth County Government Today: When borrowing makes sense
The Walworth County Board is one step closer to becoming debt-free. On February 14, supervisors voted unanimously to redeem (pre-pay) debt that was scheduled to mature (become fully payable) between now and 2027. By doing so, the board paid off $6.9...
Walworth County Government Today: Officer impersonations rare but real dangers
Some weeks I struggle to pick a topic to write about while other times an idea will jump right out at me. This week's column is an example of the latter that began with a conversation that I had with my 18 year-old daughter. Last month, we had the...
Walworth County Government Today: Making communities dementia-friendly
There is no easy way for me to say this, but we are getting old. The aging of the baby boomer generation is going to have a significant impact on our county. It was partly for this reason that I accepted an invitation to attend training aimed at...

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