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This Just In: Politics This Week--Wisconsin's on again, off again voter ID law
By late afternoon a week ago Thursday, when the presses began running for last Sunday's paper, our story on Wisconsin's voter ID law was correct and up-to-date.
This Just In: Politics this week--Sen. Ron Johnson not convinced there is a 'skills gap'
This Just In: Politics this week--Sen. Ron Johnson not convinced there is a 'skills gap'
Note: Politics this week is a roundup of election news for local candidates. It will run Sundays until the Nov. 4 election. Send your tips and scoops to dplutchak@communityshoppers.com
This Just In: Politics this week asks "Can a voter be registered in two states?"
Note: Politics this week is a roundup of election news for local candidates. It will run weekly until the Nov. 4 election. Send your tips and scoops to dplutchak@communityshoppers.com
Big Event Blog: Spooky stories, Halloween hikes, and Oktoberfest
Big Event Blog: Spooky stories, Halloween hikes, and Oktoberfest
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.
Big Event Blog: Studio art, exotic animals and Oktoberfest
Big Event Blog: Studio art, exotic animals and Oktoberfest
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 celebrate Oktoberfest in Lake...
Big Event Blog: Angora goats, pinto horses and a turkey dinner
Big Event Blog: Angora goats, pinto horses and a turkey dinner
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.

Community Blogs

The Time is Now to Help: Medical bills turn into financial crisis
Dear W.C.,
The Time is Now to Help: A little aid gives single mother, son a safe place of their own
Dear W.C.,
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.
First town of Sharon settler once owned this farm
First town of Sharon settler once owned this farm
You can see a barn quilt, “Fortunate,” on the G. & M. Savage Trust farm at W9432 County Highway B in the town of Sharon.  This farmette is located in Section 18 of that township. It is almost on the border with Rock...
 Mystery Place: The barn quilt is displayed on a silo at this homestead
Mystery Place: The barn quilt is displayed on a silo at this homestead
Out in the country, west of Elkhorn, you'll see a barn quilt on a silo. This quilt is called Storm At Sea. It is located on the Bob and Jodi Swatek farm at W5839 Sugar Creek Road, at the intersection with Granville Road. The farm setting is in Section...
 Mystery Place: First rural schoolhouse gone, but memories linger
Mystery Place: First rural schoolhouse gone, but memories linger
Reed School was located at the northwest corner of County Highway X and Foundry Road on the south side of Darien. This was the first district school in the township. It received that name because the Ovid and Amasa Reed family lived on the corner...
Weekly Walk: Trail choices lead to stops along the way
Weekly Walk: Trail choices lead to stops along the way
Twelve of us carpooled to the Nordic Trailhead last week Tuesday where we had a short one and seven tenths mile walk on the purple trail. This is a relatively level trail with a nice variety of scenery.We made this a very short walk...
Weekly Walk: Crisp air, fall colors combine for best hikes
Weekly Walk: Crisp air, fall colors combine for best hikes
Marv Herman writes:Eight human hikers and a dog gathered at the U.S. Highway 12 meeting place on a beautiful day Tuesday, Sept. 30, for hiking. After partaking of some Black Walnuts painstakingly gathered and cleaned...
Weekly Walk: Fall colors, wildflowers and bumblebees
Weekly Walk: Fall colors, wildflowers and bumblebees
On the way to the walk my car had a flat tire so I called Norwin and asked him to take over the hike on Tuesday, September 23. Norwin reported that six of them walked around beautiful Lake LaGrange.There is a corn field along the trail...
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: Fall fishing patterns taking shape
Delavan Lake Fishing Report 10/12 through 10/20
On the Lakes: Changing water temps make for spotty fishing
Delavan Lake Fishing Report 9/29 through 10/6
On the Lakes: Atypical lake patterns scatter fish
Delavan Lake 9/22 through 9/29
Walworth County Government Today: County can learn from records requests in Missouri hot-button case
I'm sure the folks in Ferguson, Missouri, city government aren't interested in hearing my opinion. There has been no shortage of commentators offering their views since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in August. I have to admit that I...
Walworth County Government Today: Several factors likely explain county's slow growth in equalized value
Before I get too far into this week's column, I need to update a column that I wrote several weeks ago involving what I thought was a 1939 edition of the Lake Geneva Regional News. The old paper was filled with so many funny stories, including wanton...
Walworth County Government Today: County budget aims to address needs, maintain fiscal discipline
Walworth County's 2015 budget process is underway. On Sept. 4, I released the first draft of next year's spending plan called the county administrator's budget.  The tax levy needed to support the plan would increase by less than one-half of 1 percent...

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