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.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Most local folks know of Delavan’s storied circus connection. Not as many realize that at one time the city drew not only clowns and big top promoters, but a colony of accomplished, award-winning artists.
For almost two decades at the turn of the last century, artists flocked to the area. Some were regular summer visitors. Others made their homes here. And although Delavan’s original arts colony is gone, what remains is a collection of museum-worthy paintings in town that showcase those artists’ works and provide on their canvases a glimpse of what the city and its residents looked like more than a century ago.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Their worlds may be different, but people with disabilities tackle life with the same, or even more, gusto. It’s all about attitude and determination in overcoming obstacles.
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Student-athletes and staff members involved in wheelchair athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater prove that daily. And one of their main tools in dispelling myths, spreading awareness and breaking down barriers is the Cornerstones for Success program, which they have conducted throughout the Midwest for more than 15 years.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Delavan resident Mary Humphrey saw the advantages a dual language class could offer her grandson, Dylan, immediately and enrolled him as soon as it became available earlier this fall at Turtle Creek Elementary School.
“I think it’s important for all of our kids to be bilingual,” Humphrey said. “It wasn’t an option when my kids were going to school, so I decided to take advantage of it for Dylan.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Bill McCoy is happy to report that Delavan-area Salvation Army bell ringers raised $8,000 more in 2013 than they did in 2012.
The Delavan-Darien boys soccer team advances to the D3 state championship game with a 6-2 win over Rice Lake. They’ll face Mt. Horeb Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at noon.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Six-year-old Jacob Schuenke’s Facebook request on Sept. 9 for 100 fire department patches for a school project netted him almost 1,000 colorful patches -- and an equally colorful collection of stories from fire departments stretching from small Wisconsin towns to communities as far away as Africa and Australia.
The project asks students to collect 100 items of their choosing and display them in celebration of the 100th day of the school year, and it was created in part to give families time together to work on it, said Barbara Breytung, Jacob’s first-grade teacher at Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Delavan.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Scarecrows of many shapes and sizes will be dressed to impress visitors this September in downtown Delavan.
The scarecrows will be displayed as part of the 14th annual Scarecrow Fest, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.
STATELINE NEWS--U.S. Army Lt. David Johnson was killed in action on Jan. 25, 2012, while fighting in Afghanistan. The soldier’s body was flown home to parents Andrew and Laura Johnson, and though their grief was tremendous, they weren’t left alone in their mourning.
With the results in from Tuesday’s primary vote, the field now is set for the Nov. 4 general election.