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WALWORTH COUNTY TODAY -- A pole barn fire killed more than 20 sheep and cost $125,000 in damages Friday night.

At approximately 9:54 p.m. Nov. 18, 2016, Darien and Sharon Fire departments responded to a fire at W8694 Kilkinney Road in Richmond Township. Additional assistance came from city of Delavan firefighters, according to a Darien Fire Department news release.

When units arrived on scene they found the barn engulfed in flames, according to the news release.

Strong winds caused the fire to spread quickly, but the fire fighters were quickly able to get the fire under control, according to the news release.

The fire was contained within the barn, according to the news release.

There were no human injuries in the fire, according to the news release.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to the news release.

Friday, 02 September 2016 12:18

Crisscross the county for festival fun

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Music takes center stage on the village square when the East Troy Bluegrass Festival kicks up its heels Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.

The East Troy festival is among one of four fun events planned next weekend. There’s also Darien Corn Fest, the Taste of Lake Geneva and the Whitewater Main Street Festival to squeeze into your social calendar.

Friday, 04 September 2015 14:04

In Darien, time is ripe for Cornfest

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- As summer days shorten, the cornfields around Walworth County start to lengthen. Row upon row of green sentinels silently stand watch, waiting to change color and welcome in fall. Anyone who is an avid corn on the cob fan can’t wait to roast one, two or more ears of the delectable treat featured at county fairs and backyard barbeques everywhere.

Folks in Walworth County know the real place to claim your own cob is at Darien Cornfest, set for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11 through Sept. 13. The event has held a spot on the calendar for more than 50 years, somewhere between first frost and the second weekend in September.

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