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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The universe captured on glass plates, with the earliest images dating over a century ago -- from photographs of Halley’s comet to the Andromeda galaxy -- have added layers of data to research for astronomers like Wayne Osborn. An extensive collection of these plates can be found at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, where Osborn has been making it his job to ensure their preservation.

Born in Los Angeles, Osborn and his family crisscrossed California while he was growing up. He moved across the country during his graduate studies, ending up with a doctorate degree in astronomy at Yale University.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 13:06

Photo Gallery: 2016 Halloween

2016 Halloween decorations and trick or treaters from around the area.

Friday, 28 October 2016 09:21

Local teens star in high school productions

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The plays taking center stage on Walworth County high schools next month showcase some wonderful theater, with several presenting familiar stories given a new twist.

Big Foot High School

Audience members will see a familiar fairy tale turned on its head with “The Cinderella Complex” at the newly remodeled auditorium at Big Foot High School, said director Rachel Wenndt.  

Friday, 23 September 2016 09:47

Music lessons for a new generation

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- “Music to me is like breathing,” said Ray Charles, American singer, musician and composer. “I don’t get tired of breathing. I don’t get tired of music.”

Almost everyone who breathes enjoys music -- whether that is listening to it, making it or moving to it. Of course, the style of music differs by person, peer group and regional and cultural affiliation.

Thursday, 14 July 2016 11:42

Photo Gallery: 2016 Cars Time Forgot

Photo Gallery of the 13th Annual "The Cars Time Forgot" car show held at Lake Lawn Resort

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Should you discover a purple toilet parked in your yard in the next few days, don’t be alarmed.

Instead, think of it as an unusual invitation to one of the most enjoyable -- and worthy -- local events of the summer: Relay for Life of Walworth County, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, and running through 8 a.m. July 16.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- For Mark Duran, memories of war are a constant companion. But so, too, is Duran’s art. And it’s the latter that helps him focus on a future that’s alive with color and hope.

Duran, 43, of Delavan is an Army veteran who served and was seriously injured on the front lines in Afghanistan in 2005.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- More than 1,000 classic cars, show trucks, motorcycles and special interest vehicles are expected to converge on the shores of Delavan Lake on Sunday, July 10, when The Cars Time Forgot car show takes over the grounds of Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan.

A special appearance by The Batmobile is one of the highlights. The caped crusader’s most famous mode of transportation is made possible by the Volo Auto Museum and the Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Dona Palmer is an unapologetic steward of the earth.

The environment -- and concern for its resources among all people on the planet -- has colored everything in her life from work to politics. Palmer grew up on a farm, living close to the land. She joined the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, a religious order named for the patron saint of all creation. As a backpacker, she’s taken in the beauty of the national parks. As a longtime teacher, she’s introduced hundreds of children to nature.

Former Green Bay Packer wide receiver Donald Driver visited Wileman Elementary School in Delavan June 1 as a reward for the school collecting the most donations for Goodwill Industries Pack’er Up Challenge.

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