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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Connor Doran will demonstrate that he’s got the talent for indoor kite flying when he returns to Delavan next weekend.

Doran, 23, will be performing at Sky Circus on Ice, set for Friday through Sunday, Feb. 12 through Feb. 14, at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. Doran is scheduled to perform at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Great Room of the resort. Each performance will last about 45 minutes.

Friday, 29 January 2016 09:42

Coloring makes a comeback for adults

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Crayons and dolls are just part of the day for Bridget Sandoval, a Delavan mother of three, whose youngest child is 4 years old.

“I’ve told people over the years that I decided to be a stay-at-home mom because it gives me an excuse to play with Barbies,” she said, laughing.

Welcome to the redesigned Walworth County Sunday, Stateline News and Janesville Messenger.

The new look papers will arrive at your home this weekend.

We hear a lot of talk about the decline of the printed newspaper and what the news business will be like a few short years from now.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The $3 million residence for sale on South Shore Drive in Delavan is a 10,000-square foot house with 120 feet of frontage along Delavan Lake.

The home features six fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, first- and second-floor laundry rooms, a billiard room, theater room, wet bar, full beauty salon, a great room with soaring ceilings and an exercise room just off the first floor master bedroom suite.

There is a separate, 300-square-foot enclosed screened porch overlooking the lake, an attached three-car and a detached two-car garage as well as a boat shed. There’s even an optional gatehouse -- designed by Frank Lloyd Wright -- available for an additional $260,000.

The home was once part of a large estate owned by the late Edward Brennan, who was the CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Co. Brennan is just one in a long list of tycoons, business magnates and families with names like Borg or Wrigley who have been drawn to lakeside summer homes in the Delavan and Lake Geneva areas for more than 100 years.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- We humans could learn a lot from honeybees. The honeybee hive is a tight-knit society of individual bees devoted to the greater good. But while entomologist E.O. Wilson claims bees are “humanity’s greatest friend,” humanity has not been a good friend to the honeybee.

But now, thanks to a change in a Delavan city ordinance, honeybees once again can be kept in the city and beekeeping advocates are hoping the trend will spread throughout Walworth County.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- For years, Julie Supernaw has seen compassion kindled in young people.

Now she’s channeling it.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The seventh-grade Phoenix Middle School girl who suited up for the Jr. Comets team at youth football games and stood up to bullies on the playground is still remembered here, even though she’s been gone for 10 months.

In her too-short life, Lilly Perry touched a lot of people.

Friday, 25 September 2015 10:32

Elkhorn walk aims to raise suicide awareness

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Diane and Michael Michalek lost their 22-year-old daughter, Alyssa, to suicide about four years ago. Now the Delavan couple has helped organize a walk in her memory to help others who have lost a loved one to suicide or people who are struggling with thoughts of suicide.

The Walworth County Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn. Registration begins at 8 a.m., an opening ceremony with a balloon release will be at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. People also can register for the two-mile walk by going online to afsp.org/walk.

DELAVAN -- It is 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, and a large cargo van is pulling into the parking lot at Veterans Park in Delavan. Near the rear doors, simple magnetic signs proclaim the van’s mission: "Delavan-Darien Bookmobile -- Let’s Read," with a bespectacled green bookworm propped against a stack of books doing just that.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- In the weeks after her daughter Avery, an ebullient fifth-grader at Delavan Christian School, was killed in a car crash in fall 2012, Bridget McCarthy would find herself awake in the middle of the night. Unable to sleep, she’d often turn to Facebook or her blog, Stumbling Towards Perfect, and read comments from people who were thinking about her and wanted to let her know.

“Social media saved me when Avery died,” McCarthy said.

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