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Mural project celebrating 10th anniversary
Mural project celebrating 10th anniversary
WHITEWATER--A 10th anniversary party for the Prairie Tillers Mural project will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lakefront Pub, 111 W. Whitewater St., Whitewater Enter at main Pub door, room to the left).

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USDA launches new dairy insurance program
USDA launches new dairy insurance program

MILWAUKEE  — Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.

Signups for the new program...

  Wisconsin mourning dove season to begin Sept. 1
Wisconsin mourning dove season to begin Sept. 1

MADISON — Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding hunters that the state's new extended mourning dove season will begin next week.

Hunters will be allowed to kill the state's official peace symbol from Sept. 1 through Nov. 29.

Photos: Best of the Walworth County Fair
Photos: Best of the Walworth County Fair

ELKHORN--The 165th Walworth County Fair got off to a great start Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Dance school opens in Lake Geneva
Dance school opens in Lake Geneva

LAKE GENEVA--Broadway Academy of Art and Dance, a dance and performing arts school, is opening a third studio satellite located in Lake Geneva.

Big Events Blog: Walworth County Fair fun this holiday weekend
Big Events Blog: Walworth County Fair fun this holiday weekend

It's Walworth County Fair time again in Elkhorn, or you could sample other summer pleasures, like an open-air concert in Lake Geneva, a nature walk in Williams Bay or an award-winning cheese tasting in Mukwonago.

Elections board: Primary turnout was 12.7 percent
Elections board: Primary turnout was 12.7 percent

MADISON — Turnout for Wisconsin's primary elections two weeks ago was even lower than state election officials predicated.

The state Government Accountability Board had predicted turnout would be 15 percent of eligible voters. The...

Poll: Democrat Happ leads Republican Schimel
Poll: Democrat Happ leads Republican Schimel

MADISON — A new poll shows Democrat Susan Happ leads Republican Brad Schimel in the race for attorney general, but nearly one-in-four voters are undecided.

The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Happ with 40...

Shore Club owner a longtime fan of Lake Geneva
Shore Club owner a longtime fan of Lake Geneva

For the woman behind one of the newest restaurants in Williams Bay, life is coming full circle.

Going for the hay at Farmer Olympics
Going for the hay at Farmer Olympics

ELKHORN--Forget the javelin and the shot put.  If you want to see muscles in action at the Walworth County Fair, watch contestants tossing hay bales. Or toss one yourself.

Weekly Walk: Wildlflowers, wild raspberries and a couple of green herons
Weekly Walk: Wildlflowers, wild raspberries and a couple of green herons

Marvin Herman writes:

Fourteen hikers, a huge number for a Tuesday hike, met at the U.S. Highway 12 meeting place last week Tuesday, on a day which followed substantial rain in the area the night before. Five of the...