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    Walworth County reporter

Andrea Anderson

The reason for overgrown grass at Monterey Park
- Janesville officials allowed grass and weeds to grow tall along the lagoon at Monterey Park. It was an experiment to see if it would decrease the number of ducks and geese off the fields and trail. Read more >>
USA wins world ski tournament
- Team USA wins the biennial World Water Ski Show Tournament. The next one will be in 2016. Read more >>
USA leads water ski tournament
- Team USA is leading the World Water Ski Show Tournament that brings together five international teams. Read more >>
World ski tourney kicks off Friday
- World Water Ski Show Tournament is kicking off Friday evening at Traxler Park, 600 N. Main St., Janesville. Read more >>
Online commenting case settled
- A case between UW-Whitewater Professor Sally Vogl-Bauer and former graduate student Anthony Llewellyn is settled, according to online court records. Vogl-Bauer claimed Llewellyn defamed her. Read more >>
Fire chief: Abell's fire an accident
- The Friday morning fire that destroyed Abell's Restaurant and Lounge caused between $500,000 and $1 million damage was an accident, Elkhorn Fire Department Chief Rod Smith said. Read more >>
Whitewater teacher earns top state award
- Whitewater math teacher Diana Callope was named 2014 Wisconsin's Middle School Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony Friday. Read more >>
Elkhorn fire under investigation
- Elkhorn Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Friday morning fire that destroyed Abell's Restaurant and Lounge, N6427 Highway 12. Read more >>
Last blast: WJJO's Sonic Boom brings 13 bands to Janesville
- Madison radio station WJJO will sponsor a daylong outdoor concert Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport. It's an event made for hard rock. Read more >>
Elkhorn ponders sex offender limits
- The Elkhorn City Council voted 4-3 to draft an ordinance that would restrict where sex offenders can live in the city. It would require offenders to live at least 2,500 feet from facilities for children. Read more >>
Trial ordered in Delavan homicide
- Rafael Olivarez, 39, Delavan, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. He was bound over for trial at a second preliminary hearing Monday. Read more >>
Owners talk animal stress at fairs
- Owners say stresses on animals at fairs are easily managed. Often, the fair's hospitality is better than what the animals get at home. Read more >>
State: Whitewater dorm wasn't on hold
- The state Department of Administration says the new UW-Whitewater dorm was never put on hold and state Rep. Andy Jorgensen, D-Milton, didn't jumpstart anything. Read more >>
Vegan forages at the Walworth County Fair
- Reporters Cathy Idzerda, a meat eater, and Andrea Anderson, a vegan, try the different foods at the Walworth County Fair. Read more >>
UW-Whitewater dorm back on
- The UW-Whitewater dorm put on hold by the Department of Administration is now back on, State Rep. Andy Jorgensen said. Read more >>
Big Foot choir to perform with Foreigner
- Big Foot High School choir will perform with Foreigner at the Walworth County Fair on Sunday. Read more >>
Alpine Valley Music Theater for sale
- Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy is for sale. Read more >>
Five things about the Walworth County Fair
- Here are five things people should know before they set off for the 165th Walworth County Fair. It begins Wednesday. Read more >>
Walworth County fair boosts economy
- The Walworth County Fair brings millions of dollars to the county and helps keep Elkhorn business busy and afloat. Read more >>
Competition offers knowledge of U.S.
- American Legion members, former participant and high school staff encourage students to participate in oratorical competitions. Read more >>
Homicide alleged in Sharon shooting
- The 13-year-old town of Sharon boy accused of fatally shooting his friend in the head told a sheriff's detective his friend “jumped” into the line of fire while he was target practicing. Read more >>
Program links Elkhorn students
- For the first year, Elkhorn Area High School is participating in Link Crew, a national transition program linking freshmen, juniors and seniors. Read more >>
Movie being filmed in local areas
- A movie called "Double Yellow Lines" is being filmed in Rock and Walworth counties. Read more >>
Body found in Kettle Moraine State Forest
- The body of a deceased male was found in the Kettle Moraine State Forest near Whitewater ON Sunday afternoon. Read more >>
Elkhorn nonprofit to expand programs
- Elkhorn non profit Children's World Impact helps communities globally and locally. Now, it is planning to partner with national non profit Safe Families for Children to help families in Rock and Walworth counties. Read more >>
Lawyers appeal order in shooting
- The lawyers of two Walworth County deputies and Walworth County are appealing a federal judge's decision to not dismiss the county and one deputy from a lawsuit. Read more >>
Son of man stabbed: "He didn't deserve it"
- Judge David Reddy granted a new preliminary hearing for Rafael Olivarez, the man charged with stabbing his cousin, Ivan Guerrero, to death in May. Read more >>
Undersheriff Kurt Picknell wins Walworth County sheriff primary

ELKHORN—Undersheriff Kurt Picknell is planning for a smooth transition as the person who will more than likely become the next Walworth County sheriff.

Rock Aqua Jays win national title
- The Janesville Rock Aqua Jays won their 19th National Show Ski Championships title Sunday. Read more >>
Barb Snow, an 'unsung hero'
- Barb Snow of Janesville celebrates 40 years as a water ski scorer. Read more >>
Undersheriff, deputy face off in primary for Walworth County Sheriff
- The two Republican candidates for Walworth County sheriff face off in an Aug. 12 primary.
Deputy Ken Brauer is running against Undersheriff Kurt Picknell. Read more >>
Dancers travel to Belize
- For 16 years, Dance Factory owner and founder Tina Hansen has taken dancers to and from San Pedro in Belize for a cultural exchange. Read more >>
Discussion set for Whitewater library
- An architect will share his visioning and master plan for the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, 431 W. Center St., Monday with the public. Read more >>
Coach's prison sentence reduced
- Steven Springsteen-Hensel will serve three years in prison instead of four after pleading guilty to felony child enticement in 2013. Read more >>
Woman devoted to restoring 1850s church
- Georgia Kestol-Bauer is restoring Hart Prairie Methodist-Episcopal Church in the town of Richmond. The church is believed to have been built by Norwegian immigrants in the early 1850s. Read more >>
Online business eyes Sharon building
- HopMeUp and AltaRail owner Dan Hill is waiting for the Department of Natural Resources to give him the green light before the retailer makes his way to the village of Sharon. Read more >>
Mary Burke mingles in Janesville
- Mary Burke made a campaign stop at the Italian House on Thursday before before heading to the Rock County 4-H Fair. Read more >>
Teacher resigns after Facebook posts
- A Williams Bay teacher accused of posting threatening comments on Facebook in June has reached a resignation agreement with the Williams Bay School District. Read more >>
Street employees appear in court
- Ronald Carstensen and Donald Hoeft Jr., former Lake Geneva Street Department employees, made their initial appearance in court Tuesday. Read more >>
Whitewater shooting suspects in court
- The four people accused of being involved in a Friday morning Whitewater shooting made their initial court appearances Tuesday. Read more >>
Men face federal drug charges
- Two Janesville men face charges in federal court for conspiring to sell the club-drug methylone, also called Molly or M1. Read more >>
Whitewater chooses peace pole over flag
- The Whitewater City Council rescinded part of a 1971 resolution that claimed the city must fly the United Nations flag outside City Hall. Read more >>