Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Most of us spend either too much or too little time planning for retirement. There are books, seminars, even YouTube channels dedicated to helping the 9-to-5 crowd plan for their “golden years.”

While the prospect of taking a break from the daily grind sounds good to some, the flip side is that there’s not much advice for those who retire with not much to do.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- There’s something for everyone this summer in Walworth County, but this year, there’s one event you won’t want to miss -- top U.S. yacht racers will compete in the Inland Lake Yachting Association’s  annual championship.

No. 1: Excitement on Geneva Lake

Last held on Geneva Lake in 2010, the 2015 Inland Lake Yachting Association annual championship will attract more than 250 teams with 875 sailors from 30 different clubs.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- For more than 20 years, Terri Yanke, a retired special education teacher in Walworth County and a member of the Delavan Lioness Club, has been a volunteer transporter in a vast relay system nicknamed the “Cornea Express.”

The network involves some 2,500 members of 270 Lions and Lioness Clubs -- nonpolitical service clubs -- throughout Wisconsin, including 11 in Walworth County, who take human eye tissue either to the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin in Madison or local surgical centers -- such as Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn -- that do corneal transplants.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- “Home is where the heart is” according to Pliny the Elder, author, naturalist and philosopher of the Roman Empire.

Homes leave a mark on our heart, and if we’re lucky, we leave a mark on the house, the structure itself. For Ron Markwell, this certainly is true.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- In 1890, one of the most popular cigars in the world was handcrafted in Delavan.

At the height of their business, brothers Washington and Ferdinand Van Velzer were taking in tons of leaf tobacco grown by local farmers and turning out some 200,000 cigars annually, including the leading seller La Delavana brand, at their small shop at 212 E. Walworth St., Delavan.

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:23

Work day works better with pets

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Occasionally when Bonnie Ihnen is stocking the shelves or checking on a price in the aisles of her downtown Delavan store, she’ll hear a short scream, and she knows a customer probably has just met Tess.

The startled yelps of surprise usually come from unsuspecting shoppers at Pet Pals who were admiring what they thought was a realistic, life-size statue of a tortoise when they suddenly see its eye blink or head sway.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:10

Photo Gallery: 2015 Sky CIrcus on Ice

Delavan- Photos from Sky Circus on Ice at Lake Lawn Resort.  The two day event included Ice sculpting, kite flying and an appearance by Connor Doran from Americas got Talent with his indoor kite flying.

Performers and their mounts prepare for a show at the Dancing Horses Theatre.  This marks the first time back after the Christmas shows.  Trainers and performers work together to take care of the horses as well as getting them prepped and ready for their performances.

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.”

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.

Barker Lumber was sold on Jan. 6 to Home Lumber of Whitewater.

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