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Big Event Blog: Fall fun at Scarecrow Fest, Oktoberfest
Big Event Blog: Fall fun at Scarecrow Fest, Oktoberfest
Looking for something to do? Celebrate Scarecrow Fest in Delavan, savor the delights of Oktoberfest at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, or enjoy a pancake breakfast in Whitewater or East Troy. 
Big Event Blog: Corn, bluegrass are late summer treats
Big Event Blog: Corn, bluegrass are late summer treats
Looking for something to do? Why not enjoy free roasted sweet corn at Darien's Cornfest, listen--and jam--to bluegrass on the square in East Troy, or step back in time to Old Farmin' Days in Caledonia, Illinois.
Big Event Blog: Get your fair fix or take flight in a balloon
Big Event Blog: Get your fair fix or take flight in a balloon
Looking for something to do? It's the weekend of the Walworth County Fair, which runs through Labor Day at the fairgrounds in Elkhorn. You can also jam at a First Friday event in East Troy, or watch hot air balloons take flight in Harvard,...

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Mystery Place: Rustic Realm owner diversifies business
Mystery Place: Rustic Realm owner diversifies business
Rustic Realm is at the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 11, County Highway F and Briggs Road. The Bears Paw barn quilt painted by Jackie Thelen hangs on the building.
Mystery Place: Plat books invaluable for establishing ownership
Mystery Place: Plat books invaluable for establishing ownership
The barn quilt “Stars and Bars” can be seen on the LaMarche barn at W5255 Lakeville Road in Section 36 in the town of Walworth. The quilt is easiest seen if you get to the intersection of Lakeville and Ridge roads south of the village of...
Mystery Place: Farm bought on Oster Company's success
Mystery Place: Farm bought on Oster Company's success
The 1948 plat book shows John Oster Jr. as owner of this farm, located just east of the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 120 and County Highway D in Section 5 of the town of Spring Prairie.
Weekly Walk: Going off-trail
Weekly Walk: Going off-trail
The Weekly Walks for Sept. 5 and Sept. 6, 2017 The Tuesday hike, reported by Jake Gerlach:On a chilly early fall evening nine experienced hikers showed up for our Tuesday hike. This...
Weekly Walk: Signs of fall
Weekly Walk: Signs of fall
The Weekly Walks for Aug. 29-30, 2017 The Tuesday hike, reported by Jacob Gerlach:Mike brought a new hiker, Bobbie, so we had a total of nine for our trip around Lake LaGrange.  The first thing...
Weekly Walks: Adventures on the trails
Weekly Walks: Adventures on the trails
The Weekly Walks for Aug. 22-23, 2017The Tuesday hike, reported by Jacob Gerlach:

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On the Lakes: Season producing mixed bag of results
Delavan Lake fishing report 9/3/17 through 9/11/17:
On the Lakes: Cooler-than-normal temps mean mixed fishing results
Delavan Lake fishing report 8/28/17 through 9/3/17
On the Lakes: Most fish in summer patterns
Delavan Lake fishing report 8/14/17 through 8/20/17Even though we are having a cooler than normal August, fishing remains excellent. The fish remain in their typical summer patterns.
Walworth County Government Today: Where to go for county, city services
A county employee and loyal reader suggested that I write a column about the locations of county departments. She felt sorry for folks who showed up at the office where she works only to be directed to a different building. If a column can save folks...
Walworth County Government Today: Budget planning in progress
I have no reason to complain about my Labor Day holiday this year; although in the past, I usually have. Each year, shortly after the long weekend, I release my proposed annual budget to the county board. I include a detailed letter along with this...
Walworth County Government Today: Equalized value indicator of property taxes
August 15th is becoming an important day again. That is the day when the Wisconsin Department of Revenue traditionally releases its calculation of equalized value throughout the state. Equalized value represents value of all taxable property. Ideally,...

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