As a junior in college, Anne Celano Frohna spent a year in England. From there, she worked in rural Japan for two years as an assistant English teacher for Japan's Ministry of Education, and then spent a year in Italy as a nanny and family chef.
Returning to the United States, Celano Frohna began writing and editing for several publications in Walworth County, but never forgot the experiences she had abroad.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- To serve one’s country is a great honor. Countless tributes set in granite, prestigious awards handed out by presidents and national holidays bear witness to a sacrifice that truly cannot be repaid.
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Now some of those stories of sacrifice have been recorded and preserved in a documentary film.
“Mission to Honor” was created by a handful of students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The students didn’t set out to make a film, but as senior Katie Klepper points out, it was the right thing to do.
BELOIT -- Despite smoke detectors being activated, intense heat and heavy smoke likely were responsible for the deaths of two people in an early morning fire in Beloit.
Clint Christensen, 61, and Jamie Christensen, 33 died in the fire. Caren Christensen, 60, was transported to an area hospital where she is in critical condition, according to a Beloit Police Department news release.
MESSENGER -- Three Craig High School students recently had a big opportunity to get a jump start on their scientific careers by helping researchers study a tiny particle.
Seniors Matthew Plewa, Jacques Boudreau and Nolan Moran recently participated in an internship program at the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
DARIEN -- At 14 months old, Daxton James Borchardt had that irresistible combination of a sly grin and a rebel's haircut: a thick center strip of hair that sometimes spiked upright.
But while he was at a babysitter's home in the town of Walworth almost one year ago -- March 6, 2013 -- Daxton was fatally mauled by the sitter's two pit bulls.
The attack was horrific: Walworth County sheriff's deputies who responded to the scene described seeing shreds of clothing and blood everywhere, and Daxton's limp body looking like a ripped rag doll.
Daxton's father, Jeff Borchardt, is determined to transform the heartbreaking tragedy into a lifesaving experience for other families with an organization called Daxton's Friends for Canine Education and Awareness.
A launch party and fundraising event for Daxton's Friends is planned from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St., Oak Brook, Ill. READ FULL STORY