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This just in: Why journalists should be allowed to do their job
Scott Olson, a photojournalist from Rockton, just south of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line, was detained Monday by police while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.Olson, a 1978 Hononegah High School graduate who works for Getty...
Who is Hanksy?
Who is Hanksy?
A mural appeared last week behind the Delavan Fitness Center, a piece of street art that would be more at home in New York City.
Video: Absent more serious charges, Zelich case moves forward
ELKHORN -- Steven Zelich, the former West Allis police officer accused of hiding bodies in suitcases and dumping them along a North Como Road in Geneva Township, was bound over for trial July 3, 2014 by Walworth County Circuit Court judge Phillip...
Big event blog: A weekend's worth of festivals
Big event blog: A weekend's worth of festivals
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.
Big events blog: Meet a local artist or browse for books, quilts and antiques
Big events blog: Meet a local artist or browse for books, quilts and antiques
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 Walworth County.
Big Event Blog: Remembering Wisconsin at war
Big Event Blog: Remembering Wisconsin at war
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. 

Community Blogs

Time is Now: With your help, grief-stricken family is back on firmer financial ground
Dear W.C.,I have a friend who is living in a trailer with two children. His wife died a few months ago from cancer. He recently lost his job. He was told he was let go because he missed too many days of work.
Used car, some financial help get grandmother and granddaughter rolling again
Dear W.C.,
Mystery Place: Lyons school named for original property owner
Mystery Place: Lyons school named for original property owner
Lyons Central School is located on the south side of the community of Lyons. On April 28, 1845, William and Catherine Lyon donated a parcel known as the School House lot for a school.
 Mystery Place: Some county farms changed ownership frequently
Mystery Place: Some county farms changed ownership frequently
This barn and its quilt, Grandmother's Flower Garden, are located at N8434 Converse Road, according to the county's barn quilt map brochure. The farm is in Section 19 of the town of Whitewater. A section is one square mile and 640 acres.
Mystery Place: History of farm's owners includes hint of family tragedy
Mystery Place: History of farm's owners includes hint of family tragedy
This farm, located at N6650 Hodunk Road in the town of LaFayette, has had a number of owners. The 1857 plat map shows the owner as T. Pollock. The 1992 “History of Walworth County” shows that Thomas Pollock was discharged from the Union...
Weekly walk: Bounty of wildflowers, swallowtails and scenery along the trail
Weekly walk: Bounty of wildflowers, swallowtails and scenery along the trail
Eight adventurers hiked a combination of horse trail and Ice Age Trail in a counterclockwise route around Lake LaGrange last week Tuesday. Part way on the horse trails we split up with Norwin and others taking one path while I took the remainder on...
Weekly Walk: New hikers, a new crop of wildflowers and a few pesky bugs
Weekly Walk: New hikers, a new crop of wildflowers and a few pesky bugs
Nine of us carpooled to the Nordic trailhead on County Highway H last Tuesday to hike the orange trail.  We added the second blue loop to the walk to make the hike more than three miles.  This also added some scenic views from the ridge on the blue...
Weekly Walk: Cool, comfortable temps and plenty of wildflowers along the trails
Weekly Walk: Cool, comfortable temps and plenty of wildflowers along the trails
Marvin Herman writes:On a balmy Tuesday afternoon last week, eight hikers braved the mosquito-ridden trail for a hike around Lake LaGrange. Two of the hikers were spouses of regular hikers and walked at a slightly...
Video today: Whitewater Arts Alliance a community presence
The scope of projects undertaken by the Whitewater Arts Alliance is broad, and includes community art projects, collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, exhibits by professional and amateur artists and photographers and workshops for...
Video Today: Setting sail this summer
Janelle Simons, 9, a third grader at Delavan Christian School, explains what it's like to race sailboats during a demonstration assignment last winter. Other parents and students from the Delavan Lake Sailing School were able to bring a complete...
On the Lakes: Best bite on the lakes right now? Bluegills
Delavan Lake Fishing Report 8/18 through 8/25
On the lakes: Fishing a mixed bag in midsummer
Lake Geneva Fishing Report 8/11 through 8/18
On the Lakes: slowly warming water bringing activity
Geneva Lake 8/4 through 8/11
Walworth County Government Today: Resident survey says land preservation key
The Southeastern Regional Planning Commission has been having a busy year. A few months ago I reported on a study released by that organization regarding the future of the economy and population of the seven-county southeastern Wisconsin region. That...
A matter of priorities: Board cautious about park expansion
I was about four minutes into my latest speech when I realized I had started on page two of my script, rather than the first, confusing my audience and cutting a good four minutes off of my presentation.
Committee improves communication, public safety
If an organizational expert was given a free hand to devise a plan to deliver critical services to state residents, it is unlikely that our current system of local government would be proposed. The myriad town, municipal and school governments that...

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