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Used car, some financial help get grandmother and granddaughter rolling again
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Spring Prairie home part of the Underground Railroad
Spring Prairie home part of the Underground Railroad
The house on the Britten farm is located at W1248 Potter Road in the Town of Spring Prairie.
 Prominent Chicago leaders and one gambler lived here
Prominent Chicago leaders and one gambler lived here
This is yet another house which can only be seen by walking the public path around Geneva Lake or by taking a boat ride on that lake. Some people know this house as the Swift house, but Edward F. Swift named it Villa Hortensia to honor his wife,...
Judge builds lake home, lumber baron doubles its size
Judge builds lake home, lumber baron doubles its size
Another house you can view if you walk the public path around Geneva Lake or take a boat ride on that lake is the Bonnie Brae, built in 1881 for Judge Thomas J. Withrow. He named the house for his only daughter, Bonnie, who was married at the house...
Blackberry bushes make for a delicious hike
Blackberry bushes make for a delicious hike
It seems that our Tuesday walks are a bit monotonous since we usually walk around Lake LaGrange. Last week Tuesday was no different, but we were reminded why we love this trail so much. The lake is beautiful with a variety of waterfowl, and the trail...
Flora and fauna filling the summertime trails
Flora and fauna filling the summertime trails
Marvin Herman writes:Seven hikers met at the U.S. Highway 12 meeting place last week Tuesday. There had been heavy storms in the area the night before and although there was a cool breeze, mosquitoes were abundant on the trails. We...
Hikers spot plenty of birds and blooms
Hikers spot plenty of birds and blooms
Six of us walked counterclockwise around Lake LaGrange on a hot and muggy afternoon last week Tuesday. I was surprised that the mosquitoes were not really aggressive. We did put on some DEET but were only attacked by a few insects while in heavy cover...

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Lots of fishing action on Delavan, Geneva lakes
Delavan Lake Fishing report 7/14 through 7/21
Summer fishing patterns--and boat traffic--on lakes
Delavan Lake Fishing Report 7/7 through 7/13
Boat traffic is high, but find a spot and get in on the action
Delavan Lake Fishing Report 6/29 through 7/6
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...
Legal, ethical training helps supervisors stay aboveboard
School may be drawing to a close for thousands of children across the county, but Walworth County Board supervisors will be hitting the books this summer. Every two years, as part of our effort to educate new board members about the laws that impact...

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