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Margaret Plevak

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    Walworth County Today

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    CSI Writer


The name says it all
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EAST TROY--At local police training sessions, participants often are asked to introduce themselves to the class with their names, the agency they work with, and how long they've been on the job.

When the polic... Read more >>

Hauntingly good tales come to life at OWW
- Living history museum's Halloween Legends and Lore event, running Oct. 18, 25 and 31 will offer ghost, folk and fairy tales. Read more >>
Big Event Blog: Spooky stories, Halloween hikes, and Oktoberfest
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What are you doing this fall weekend? Why not shiver to spooky tales in Eagle, raise a glass to Oktoberfest in Elkhorn or listen to a symphony concert in Lake Geneva? Plenty of activities await in Walworth County.

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Flood of responses to Darien boy's post
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DARIEN -- Six-year-old Jacob Schuenke's Facebook request on Sept. 9 for 100 fire department patches for a school project netted him almost 1,000 colorful patches -- and an equally colorful collection of stories from fire... Read more >>

Big Event Blog: Studio art, exotic animals and Oktoberfest
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What's your weekend shaping up to be? Why not get up close and personal with exotic animals in Whitewater, figure out a mystery with Sherlock Holmes in Eagle, check out artists' studios in the Kettle Moraine, or celebrat... Read more >>

Big Event Blog: Angora goats, pinto horses and a turkey dinner
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What's on your weekend agenda? Shop for mohair yarn, blankets and more in Delavan, watch pinto horses in action in Elkhorn or sit down for the 105th annual turkey dinner in Honey Creek.

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Utility's proposal could impact Sugar Creek solar farm
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DELAVAN--The negative impact of proposed rate changes by Wisconsin's largest utility to customers who generate and use solar energy could include shutting down one of the largest solar farms in the state, located in the ... Read more >>

Big Event Blog: Railway rides, outdoor adventures and a shower of fall festivals
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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 R... Read more >>

Mission thrift shop in need of space
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ELKHORN -- The windows of the Circle of Friends Mission Thrift Shoppe at 23 E. Walworth St. in downtown Elkhorn are pasted with fliers: a lost dog, a blood drive, a charity 5K run event. It's not surprising that in this ... Read more >>

Big Event Blog: Run a marathon, hear Native American tales, or find a festival
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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.

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Big Event Blog: Bluegrass, great food and scarecrows in the street
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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... Read more >>

Big Event Blog: Farm fresh food, wines and free sweet corn
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Find something to eat this weekend during Cornfest at Darien, a sunset dinner cruise in Delavan or a Farm-to-Table meal in Evansville.

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Big Events Blog: Walworth County Fair fun this holiday weekend
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It's Walworth County Fair time again in Elkhorn, or you could sample other summer pleasures, like an open-air concert in Lake Geneva, a nature walk in Williams Bay or an award-winning cheese tasting in Mukwonago.

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Going for the hay at Farmer Olympics
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ELKHORN--Forget the javelin and the shot put.  If you want to see muscles in action at the Walworth County Fair, watch contestants tossing hay bales. Or toss one yourself.

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Old crafts get new interest at fair
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ELKHORN--As you check off your list before you head out for the 165th annual Walworth County Fair—sunscreen, comfortable shoes, water bottle—the director of the fair board has one more suggestion.

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