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This Just In: Why Obama is getting cozy with Republicans on international trade
Don't feel bad if you don't understand the latest hoopla surrounding a proposed trade deal with Europe and Asia. Usually, you can give politicians credit for simplifying even the most complex issues into something average citizens, and even...
This Just In: How Ryan's faith guides his policies
This Just In: How Ryan's faith guides his policies
After Rep. Paul Ryan was named Mitt Romney's running mate in the 2012 presidential election, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely candidate in 2016, had a few words of advice for his fellow Wisconsinite.
This Just In: Only a hope, not a plan, for Obamacare
This Just In: Only a hope, not a plan, for Obamacare
With six weeks to go before millions could find themselves without affordable health care, Republican leaders in Congress still don't have a plan to respond to the potential disaster for many families.
Big Event Blog: Memorial Day, brats and corn, and all things chocolate
Big Event Blog: Memorial Day, brats and corn, and all things chocolate
What are you doing this holiday weekend? Get your chocolate fix in Burlington, pick up one of 100 varieties of hostas in Walworth, or cook with morels in Lake Geneva. Don't forget
Big Events Blog: Bird walks, Black Point Estate tours, and brunch with mom
Big Events Blog: Bird walks, Black Point Estate tours, and brunch with mom
What are you doing this Mother's Day weekend? Why not talk to the animals in Burlington, take a bird walk in Williams Bay, learn about remarkable mothers--and other women--in Lake Geneva, or have a special brunch with Mom in...
Big Event Blog: Gal pals, Earth Day activities and a ski swap
Big Event Blog: Gal pals, Earth Day activities and a ski swap
What are you doing this weekend? Why not gather with girlfriends in Lake Geneva, go fly fishing in Kansasville, or celebrate at an Earth Day fair in Elkhorn?
Tasty in Southern Wisconsin: Tuscan Grill offers tasty fun
At the Tuscan Grill, you'll find great food and a staff that is committed to making sure you enjoy it. In my two recent visits, I had their Whitefish and Salmon. Both meals were great and reasonably priced.  Although the food was...
Tasty in Southern Wisconsin: It's all, always tasty at Hernandez
The enchiladas are delicious. I also love the burritos, tacos, chimichangas and tostadas from Hernandez El Sarape.  Everything I've ever had at Hernandez has been delicious so I've concluded that it's all tasty at Hernandez.
Tasty in Southern Wisconsin: Experience this joint's tasty steaks
Readers of my tasty stories have two types of comments. In addition to regularly receiving recommendations on places I should try next, occasionally someone will ask about the identity of my partner.  I recently informed Geneva Smith that...

Community Blogs

The Time is Now: Fire leaves family living out of its minivan
Editor's note: The Time is Now to Help was founded by a local businessman who knew extreme poverty as a child. With the help of donations from the community, The Time is Now is able to help local residents in need.  Dear W.C.,
The Time is Now: Couple get help in caring for grandson
Dear W.C.,Could you please help a friend of mine from work? She is caring for her disabled husband that is pretty much housebound. He was in a terrible car accident. He had back surgery last year that left him in worse shape than before the...
The Time is Now: Woman and her pets get a second chance to live simply, happily
Editor's note: The Time is Now to Help was founded by a local businessman who knew extreme poverty as a child. With the help of donations from the community, The Time is Now is able to help local residents in need.  Dear W.C.,
Mystery Place: Farm's former owner probably fought in Civil War
Mystery Place: Farm's former owner probably fought in Civil War
The farm of Jas. Taylor is located on the northeast corner of Section 13 in the town of Richmond. That is also on the northeast corner of the intersection of County Highway P and Taylor Road.
 Mystery Place: Cemetery records its share of young lives cut short
Mystery Place: Cemetery records its share of young lives cut short
The Millard Cemetery is located on County Highway O north of its intersection with County Highway A. It was laid out on Section 9 of the town of Sugar Creek on Barker land and started out as a cemetery connected to the local church. Eventually it ...
Mystery Place: In 1839, seven families gathered to form Fontana
Mystery Place: In 1839, seven families gathered to form Fontana
The village of Fontana began when Dr. Henry Clark, who came from Oswego County, New York, bought 66.06 acres for $83.25 on Feb. 25, 1839, from the U. S. government. That's all the land from Highway 67 to the lake shore and from the boulevard by the...
Weekly Walk: Damp trails, wildflowers and wildlife, and memories of Russ
Weekly Walk: Damp trails, wildflowers and wildlife, and memories of Russ
The Weekly Walks, May26 and 27Dog owners:  It's now nesting season & dogs must be on leash at all times on state forest land through July 31:
Weekly Walk: Hikers find hidden treasures along the trail
Weekly Walk: Hikers find hidden treasures along the trail
The Weekly Walks for May 19 and 20Note to dog owners: It's now nesting season & dogs must be on leash at all times on State Forest land through July 31:
Weekly Walk: Sandhill cranes, morels and wild leeks
Weekly Walk: Sandhill cranes, morels and wild leeks
Weekly walk for May 12 and 13:
Video Today: Film looks at EBR's history
In an ironic twist of timing, Wisconsin Public Television is scheduled to run “Ragged Edge: An American Comeback Story,” an hour-long documentary on Erik Buell and Erik Buell Racing, LLC , on Friday, May 8 at 10 p.m.
Video Today: Earth Day meteor shower
Cap off Earth Day with the spectacular shooting stars of the Lyrid meteor shower tonight.The shower started Thursday and goes through Saturday, but best viewing times will be Wednesday into Thursday before dawn.
Video Today: 1968 Film highlights LaGrange farm family
Follow a town of LaGrange farm family, the Markhams, on a typical summer day 47 years ago--including a stop at the Walworth County Fair in this short film by Encyclopaedia Britannica. 
On the Lakes: Action on the water improving
Delavan Lake fishing report, June 1 through June 7
On the Lakes: Green slime, up-and-down temps, but some good fishing spots
On the Lakes: Green slime, up-and-down temps, but some good fishing spots
Delavan Lake fishing report May 25-31
On the Lakes: Good fishing will become even better as water temps warm
Geneva Lake fishing report May 18-24
Walworth County Government Today: Ordinances govern ongoing county policy
Our county clerk, Kim Bushey, warned me not to write this column.  About 30 minutes into our conversation regarding the differences between republication and codification of ordinances, Kim posed a very reasonable question: Why was I asking for all of...
Walworth County Government Today: Volunteers give time, talent to many county programs
In case you missed it, April 12 through April 18 marked National Volunteer Week. I have never been a fan of the “Hallmark holidays,” like Root Canal Awareness Week (it actually took place last month) and similar occasions contrived to sell...
Walworth County Government Today: Citizens play vital role in county committees
If you have ever considered getting involved in county government, but aren't quite ready to take on the commitment of elected office, there are still plenty of ways to serve. Through membership on committees, boards and commissions, citizens play an...

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