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Margaret Plevak

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    Walworth County Today

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    CSI Writer


Hodunk and other stories from the road
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In our power-up-and-go society, road names have become just a nugget of information we plug into the GPS, part of the equation that leads to a destination.

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Big event blog: A weekend's worth of festivals
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What are your plans this weekend? With summer in full gear, take in Venetian Festival in Lake Geneva, Heritage Festival in Delavan or the 18th annual Prairie Parade in Clinton.

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Wright stuff part of Delavan Heritage Fest
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Even Delavan residents may be surprised to know that the city has one of the largest concentrations of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the country, according to organizers of Delavan's Heritage Fest. A number of them ring th... Read more >>

Taking care of history at LaFayette Church
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LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP — For decades, Patrick Kulas, a Civil War re-enactor and a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, D.K. Pier Badger Camp #1, has collected scraps of the past: battle-scarred 19th-c... Read more >>

Big events blog: Meet a local artist or browse for books, quilts and antiques
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What are your plans this weekend? Why not meet local artist Nancy Newcomb in Lake Geneva, listen to a concert in Delavan, bid on a colorful handmade quilt or browse for antiques in Elkhorn. There's plenty to do in Walwor... Read more >>

Big Event Blog: Remembering Wisconsin at war
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What are your plans this weekend? How about discovering the impact of the Civil War on Wisconsin in Eagle, enjoying festivals in Genoa City and Whitewater, or taking a vineyard walk in Delavan? The choices are yours. 

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Zelich enters not guilty pleas
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ELKHORN—The attorney for the former West Allis police officer accused of hiding of two female corpses in suitcases left on a town of Geneva road said there's still more of the story that needs to be told in the cas... Read more >>

Good weekend for walkers, rummage addicts and Beatles fans
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What are your plans this weekend? Have fun and help fight cancer with the Walworth County Relay for Life in Elkhorn, watch hot air balloons launch in Waterford, celebrate Beatles music in Williams Bay or rummage around a... Read more >>

A classic weekend when it comes to cars
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Whether your taste runs to classic cars or classic music, there's something for you this summer weekend in Walworth County. Check out the Cars Time Forgot in Delavan; give an ear to classic hits by Blood, Sweat and Tears... Read more >>

Zelich case moves forward
- A former police officer will face trial in charges he hid the corpses of two bodies with the intent to conceal a crime. Read more >>
Oregon woman is second 'suitcase' victim
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ELKHORN—The second of two women whose bodies were found stuffed inside suitcases and left along N. Como Road in the town of Geneva has been identified as a 21-year-old Oregon woman, according to local authorities M... Read more >>

Exchanging time for words
- The Chinese wife of an East Troy man used her time on her last visit to Wisconsin to volunteer in order to be more familiar with the English language. Read more >>