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Iconic bait shop is a real keeper
Iconic bait shop is a real keeper
TOWN OF DELAVAN -- On an overcast morning, neither Brian Gates nor his wife, Nancy, are anywhere to be found at their iconic bait store just north of Williams Bay. Behind the counter, and seated at a table possibly constructed from...

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Out-of-state tax notices may signal identity theft
Out-of-state tax notices may signal identity theft

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has recently received reports of what appears to be a new trend in identity theft: consumers are receiving notices from tax agencies in other states about filed tax...

Real estate sales agents honored

Jack Baker and Jane St. John of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell recently received international recognition as a result of their 2013 sales production. Both are sales agents from the company's Lake Geneva office.

Balloon festival taking to the skies
Balloon festival taking to the skies

Waterford's Hot Air Balloon Festival is set to launch July 18-20, on the grounds of Evergreen Elementary School, 817 W. Main St., Waterford.

A classic weekend when it comes to cars
A classic weekend when it comes to cars

Whether your taste runs to classic cars or classic music, there's something for you this summer weekend in Walworth County. Check out the Cars Time Forgot in Delavan; give an ear to classic hits by Blood, Sweat and Tears at Music by the Lake in...

Suitcase bodies suspect dodged discipline as cop
Suitcase bodies suspect dodged discipline as cop

WEST ALLIS — The suspect in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin highway resigned his job as a police officer to avoid discipline amid allegations of stalking, lying and abuse of power,...

Update: ID on boy shot in Sharon
Update: ID on boy shot in Sharon

SHARON -- An 11-year-old boy was declared brain dead at 12:38 a.m. today as authorities continue to investigate how he was shot in the head Wednesday, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office. 

Companies that outsourced jobs got state money
Companies that outsourced jobs got state money

MADISON — At least two companies that received money from Gov. Scott Walker's chief economic development agency later outsourced jobs to foreign countries.

WKOW-TV reported Wednesday that one of the...

Judge won't speed up gay marriage stay decision
Judge won't speed up gay marriage stay decision

MADISON — A federal judge will not speed up the briefing schedule in the American Civil Liberties Union request that she lift a stay on gay marriages in Wisconsin.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb on Wednesday said she would stick to...

Arson dog is hero on four legs
Arson dog is hero on four legs

BELOIT -- Glory may not have advanced advanced from the semifinal round of the Hero Dog Awards contest, held annually by the American Humane Association, but she's still a hero to many.

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...