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This just in: Have an opinion? Write a letter
Reader Ken Biging of Lake Geneva wonders why we don't have more letters to the editor from readers in Walworth County.I do too.Biging emailed me with this request:
This just in: Beloit police offer home weapons inspections
Do you suspect there's a gun in your house? The Beloit Police Department would like to help you find out.
This just in: Seeing it through
I remember asking Bob Webster Sr. at the first Support Our Troops rally 10 years ago how long he thought the weekly meetings would run.
Big Event Blog: Off to see the 'Wizard,' night hikes, and free apple pie
Big Event Blog: Off to see the 'Wizard,' night hikes, and free apple pie
What are your plans this weekend? What about singing along to tunes from "The Wizard of Oz" in Whitewater, donating an item or two to a communal baby shower in Elkhorn or enjoying a free slice of apple pie in Mukwonago? 
Big Event Blog: Ice fishing, snowshoeing and hiking by candlelight
Big Event Blog: Ice fishing, snowshoeing and hiking by candlelight
What are your plans this wintery weekend? Why not hike Kishwauketoe at night in Williams Bay, fish for free in any Wisconsin waters, or snowshoe by candlelight in Horicon Marsh?   Lions International 27A1 District Convention, Jan.
Big Event Blog: Wine and cheese, travel plans and a New Year's nature hike
Big Event Blog: Wine and cheese, travel plans and a New Year's nature hike
What are your plans this weekend? Enjoy art, wine and cheese in Delavan; learn about upcoming travel programs for 2015 in Elkhorn, or take a New Year's nature hike in Williams Bay. Bingo, Friday, Jan. 2, at St. Andrew Parish &...
Tasty in Southern Wisconsin: Lake Lawn's tasty freedom recognized
They say the bald eagle is a symbol of our great freedom. How fitting is it that one of these incredible creatures cruised along the shores of Delavan Lake on the day Geneva and I enjoyed the freedorm of choice at the champagne brunch from Lake Lawn...
Tasty in Southern Wisconsin: Find tasty pizza in Elkhorn
I'm searching for south-central Wisconsin's tastiest things to eat and drink.  When I find them, I'll tell you about them right here.I can't do it alone so I have a partner to help me with my evaluations and in my efforts to spread the...
Tasty in Southern Wisconsin: Sweet choice--lasagna earns first Tasty Award
I'm searching for south-central Wisconsin's tastiest things to eat and drink. When I find them, I'll tell you about them right here in this blog.

Community Blogs

Time is Now: Car, a little help provide escape from domestic violence for mother, toddler
Dear W.C.,
The Time is Now: Car repair, a little help gives parents and tiny newborn son a happy start
Dear W.C.,
The Time is Now to Help: New roommate and a little help give senior hope
Dear W.C.,I humbly come to you asking for your assistance. I have never asked for help before in my life. I had to work and pay for everything I have. My dear husband died five years ago. We were true partners and friends in...
Mystery Place: Three adjoining farms share borders, not owners
Mystery Place: Three adjoining farms share borders, not owners
The Scurek farm is located at W3510 County Highway A in the town of Troy with land in Sections 26, 27, 33, 34 and 35. The farmstead is located in Section 34. Their barn quilt is titled “Peppermint Twist.”  
Mystery Place: Columnist has a personal connection to farm
Mystery Place: Columnist has a personal connection to farm
The Vogt farm is located at W4186 County Highway A in the town of Troy in Section 32, on the south side of the road. Some of that farm also is in the town of LaFayette. There you can view the barn quilt titled “Compass Star.”
Mystery Place: Plat books show chronology of larger homestead
Mystery Place: Plat books show chronology of larger homestead
The Darnstadt home is located at 2772 South Road, just north of Wisconsin Highway 50 in the town of Lyons. Linda Darnstadt tells me that their house is rather unique and the original part of the home dates back to 1860. Their barn and milk house go...
Weekly Walk: Winter's fluctuations make for interesting walks
Weekly Walk: Winter's fluctuations make for interesting walks
Ellen Davis writes:
Weekly Walk: Winter hikes, poetry, and a word from Russ
Weekly Walk: Winter hikes, poetry, and a word from Russ
Dear Weekly Walk readers,Our weekly walks started in March 2002 and these reports have been coming out nearly every week since that time.  The number of participants has steadily increased over the years, and our regular walkers have...
Weekly Walk: Cold temps no match for willing hikers
Weekly Walk: Cold temps no match for willing hikers
Ellen Davis serves as walk reporter this week.Norwin Watson writes:One other brave soul showed up to walk on this 8-degree day last Tuesday. We looked at each other and asked, “Yes or no?” The...
Video Today: Making December nights bright
There are a lot of good holiday light displays in the area, including the one at W5355 County Highway ES in the town of Sugar Creek near Elkhorn.
Video today: The Christmas Card Town
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Elkhorn, what with decorations on the square and Santa Claus coming to the Christmas Card Town.
Video Today: Would-be entrepreneurs make a splash at Gateway's 'Shark Tank'
ELKHORN--Gateway students will have a chance to make a quick pitch of an innovative business or product idea on Wed., Nov. 19 during the college's third annual "Shark Tank" event.

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Walworth County Government Today: Rail commission makes sure tracks are put to good use
One reason why I enjoy working in county government is because of the wide variety of services that it provides. In addition to providing many of the same services that are offered by city and village governments, such as law enforcement and road...
Walworth County Government Today: Livid about the levy? Take time to understand
I get my share of calls around this time of year as folks scrutinize their property tax bills after the holidays. Aside from being one of the largest bills that most people will pay all year, property taxes can be confusing. Unlike your credit card...
Walworth County Government Today: Lieutenant governor's tax study is a good effort, but...
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch recently unveiled the results of her yearlong examination of Wisconsin's tax system. The report, titled “Wisconsin Tax Relief & Reform,” was critical of Wisconsin's tax climate. Working in collaboration with...

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