WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Awards season is upon us. One by one, the Golden Globes, Emmys and Oscars will shine brightly on our TVs, tablets and elsewhere. One honor after another for the best of the best. Seems there are more awards and lists than ever these days.
Sometimes the best awards are given for those actions or achievements on a much smaller scale. That’s where you would find Arno Crowley, fifth-grader. Even Arno’s name, which originally belonged to his great-great grandfather, is worthy of distinction.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Among the dozens of black-and-white photographs of Delavan lakeshore resorts, downtown street scenes and landmarks that fill the pages of Patti Marsicano’s new book, “Forgotten Delavan,” readers have found some personal memories.
“When I talked to people at book signings, each of them got excited about a different photo,” Marsicano said. “There was one picture -- I had to laugh -- of The Log Cabin.”
ROCK COUNTY -- Roy and Barbara Carter are the voice for children who need someone to speak on their behalf.
The Shopiere couple are volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Rock County, or CASA. The Carters serve as advocates for children who have been neglected or abused as their cases work their way through the court system.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The snow sculpting artists known as The Kilted Snow Weasels had been wanting to use their “Shot of Whiskey… Leave the Bottle” sculpture design for about 10 years.
The wait paid off as it landed them first place in the Illinois State Snow Sculpting Competition held Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 in Rockford.
JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Growing up in Janesville, Callie Johnson-Schouten had aspirations of becoming a national performer. Now that she has accomplished that goal, she wants to help someone else follow their dreams.
The Janesville native, who now lives in Las Vegas, plans to present a $1,200 scholarship to a local youth during the Janesville Area Creativity Awards event, which will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St. The scholarship is for a Rock County resident between the ages of 10 and 16 who is studying dance.