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Photos: St. Patrick's transformation
Photos: St. Patrick's transformation
ELKHORN — St. Patrick Parish showed off for the public at an open house Feb. 21, culminating nearly a yearlong renovation project.Ground broke on March 16, 2014, and the congregation held its first Mass back in the church on...

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Delavan countryside was their canvas
Delavan countryside was their canvas
At the turn of the 20th century, accomplished artists from the Art Institute of Chicago came to Delavan for summer art classes, eventually forming a local arts colony.
Board votes to extend county administrator's contract
Board votes to extend county administrator's contract

ELKHORN — Walworth County Board members voted 10-0 last week to extend the employment contract of County Administrator Dave Bretl through December 2017.


Bretl also serves as county corporation counsel.

Longtime Delavan lumberyard sold, but local connection remains
Longtime Delavan lumberyard sold, but local connection remains

DELAVAN--Although Ron Kastein has stepped away as the longtime owner of Barker Lumber in Delavan, the lumberyard will remain at 327 S. 7th St , under a new--and local--owner.

Photos: Art history in Delavan
Photos: Art history in Delavan

Among the paintings lining the walls at the Aram Public Library in Delavan are a collection of those from an art colony that flourished in Delavan at the turn of the last century. The colony got its start after sketching classes offered by the Art...

'Failed' bridge could remain closed for years
'Failed' bridge could remain closed for years

TOWN OF SHARON — It could be four to seven years before a closed-down town of Sharon bridge is replaced, according to Kevin Brunner, Walworth County director of central services.

Squaring off in village of Walworth
Squaring off in village of Walworth

Editor's note: Saving Downtown is an occasional series by freelance writer Lisa Schmelz exploring how Walworth County communities are breathing new life into their historic downtown districts.

Bodies in suitcases, dog track among editors' picks for top 2014 stories
Bodies in suitcases, dog track among editors' picks for top 2014 stories

The news in Walworth County in 2014 included a massive fire that destroyed a longtime eating place landmark, bodies found stuffed in suitcases along a rural road, and a decade-long rally supporting local troops that came to an end.