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This just in: Cooperation or gridlock--what's your guess?
Americans love an office pool. In our newsroom, we've been debating which way the winds of Congress will blow after the Republican drubbing of Democrats in the midterm elections of two weeks ago.
This just in: Politics this Week--Commercials add confusion rather than clarity
Voters interested in learning about the differences between 1st Congressional District candidates would benefit from reviewing the video of last Monday's debate.
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.
Big Event Blog: Shopping, home tours and other holiday happenings
Big Event Blog: Shopping, home tours and other holiday happenings
What will you be doing this weekend? Enjoy the lights and decorations in Burlington, take a holiday homes tour in Elkhorn or take a gingerbread homes tour in Lake Geneva. 
Big Event Blog: Crafts, chili and the search for short-eared owls
Big Event Blog: Crafts, chili and the search for short-eared owls
What are your plans this weekend? Try a holiday craft fair so big it needs six separate locations in Elkhorn, chow down on chili in Darien or search for short-eared owls in Kansasville.   Bingo, Nov. 7, with doors open at...
Big Event Blog: Treats, crafts and a benefit for animals
Big Event Blog: Treats, crafts and a benefit for animals
What are your plans for this Halloween weekend? Try Trunk or Treat in Genoa City, shop a holiday craft fair in East Troy, or sip to support Lakeland's Animal Shelter at a benefit in Lake Geneva. Don't forget daylight saving time--set your clocks back...

Community Blogs

The Time is Now: Thanks to a little help, widow gets to keep special dog
Dear W.C.,
The Time is Now: Struggling but faithful family has a place to live with a little help
Dear W.C.,My family is going through a very tough time. My husband has been fighting cancer for the past year. It is finally in remission and we are so thankful to God for that.
The Time is Now to Help: Medical bills turn into financial crisis
Dear W.C.,
Mystery Place: White River County Park has a rich ownership history
Mystery Place: White River County Park has a rich ownership history
White River County Park is the newest of Walworth County's three parks, located at 6503 Sheridan Springs Road, in Section 16 in the town of Lyons. Walworth County purchased the land in 2014. A dedication was held in October.  
Mystery Place: Plat maps reveal farmstead changed hands frequently
Mystery Place: Plat maps reveal farmstead changed hands frequently
You can see a barn quilt, “Mountain Variation,” on the W. and M. Garwood Farm, which is located at the southwest corner of County Highway K and Sweet Road in Section 26 in the town of Darien.
Mystery Place: Kennel Road likely named for former resident's job
Mystery Place: Kennel Road likely named for former resident's job
You can see the barn quilt “Cake Stand” on the Stern barn at N5423 Kennel Road in the town of Sugar Creek, west-northwest of Elkhorn. You can access it from either Hazel Ridge or Sugar Creek roads. This may be a road that you do not often...
Weekly Walk: Migrating cranes another sign of fall
Weekly Walk: Migrating cranes another sign of fall
Five of us walked around Lake LaGrange via Ice Age Trail and horse trails last week Tuesday.  It was cold and cloudy but comfortable hiking weather. The sun set as we hiked even though we could not see it. There were patches of ripples on the water...
Weekly Walk: Fall's muted colors come in berry red and mushroom
Weekly Walk: Fall's muted colors come in berry red and mushroom
I did not hike this day but Norwin led the hike last week Tuesday around Lake LaGrange. There were seven participants.Daylight saving time had ended the Sunday before so the sun set during the walk and the hike ended after darkness set in...
Weekly Walk: Cool, but comfortable temps and signs of a fading fall
Weekly Walk: Cool, but comfortable temps and signs of a fading fall
Marvin Herman writes: With temperatures in the mid 50s and falling and cool breezes swirling around the U.S. Highway 12 parking area, five hikers walked around Lake LaGrange via the Kangaroo Walk last week Tuesday. The...
Video Today: Would-be entrepreneurs make a splash at Gateway's 'Shark Tank'
ELKHORN--Gateway students will have a chance to make a quick pitch of an innovative business or product idea on Wed., Nov. 19 during the college's third annual "Shark Tank" event.
Video Today: Halloween Legends and Lore
October nights are perfect for stories around the bonfire, and that's just what you'll get with Halloween Legends and Lore at Old World Wisconsin, the living history museum in Eagle.
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: WCEDA works to improve county's economic outlook
The Walworth County Economic Development Alliance Inc. held its annual meeting Nov. 12 at the Grand Geneva resort. WCEDA's annual meetings are always well done, and this one was no exception. In addition to reporting on the state of the organization,...
Walworth County Government Today: County taking consistent steps to eliminate debt, save
Walworth County's 2015 budget passed another milestone last month. Supervisors completed the final step prior to budget adoption by holding a public hearing on the proposed spending plan on the evening of Oct. 30. Barring any further amendments, the...
Walworth County Government Today: Federal money is vital, so county will adjust to new accounting rules
It looks like the federal government is trying to keep closer tabs on its money. Last December the U.S. Office of Management and Budget issued comprehensive grant reform rules titled “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and...

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