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Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

Jingle writer crafts catchy tunes

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- On any given Saturday evening in the bar room of the Lake Lawn Resort’s Frontier Restaurant, you may find yourself being entertained by the skillful piano playing of Terry Sweet.

This may be the first time you sat and listened to Sweet work the keys in person, but chances are this isn’t the first time you’ve listened to his music.

The following letters are opinions from our readers about the upcoming April 1, 2014 elections in Walworth County:

Friday, 21 March 2014 00:00

Rematch set in race for Delavan mayor

DELAVAN — Incumbent Delavan Mayor Mel Nieuwenhuis faces a challenge from longtime city alderman Ryan J. Schroeder on April 1.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Late last month on the day third-grade teacher Michele Raykovich was scheduled for breast cancer surgery, the students at St. Andrew’s Parish Elementary School in Delavan where she teaches came together to form a living awareness ribbon in the school gym.

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Friday, 14 March 2014 00:00

Photos: Delavan Train Show 2014

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The seventh annual Delavan Train Show took place March 8-9, 2014. The show was headquartered at the Delavan American Legion Hall, 111 S. Second St., but train displays also will be featured at eight other downtown locations.

Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00

Train show delivers fun for all ages

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The annual Delavan Train Show chugs into town this weekend, March 8-9, 2014.

The show has grown so much over the past few years, hosting nearly 4,000 visitors last year, that the organizers have made a few changes for this seventh year. As always, the show will be headquartered at the Delavan American Legion Hall, 111 S. Second St., but train displays also will be featured at eight other downtown locations.

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All the locations are within several blocks of each other to make the tour walkable, but a trackless train also will ferry guests between display areas. Organizer Sara Deschner said that the expansion will not only help to get people into downtown businesses and spread out the show’s large attendance, but also raise its status from show to festival.

Monday, 17 February 2014 11:24

Photo Gallery: Sky Circus on Ice

Sky Circus on Ice at Lake Lawn Resort

Forget about March--kite aficionados took to the skies last weekend at the first
annual Sky Circus on Ice at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan

There were giant kites-some as long as 150 feet--handcrafted nmodels, candy kite
drops, professional teams of kite flyers from around North America, and even a
"kite whisperer."

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- What’s your beef about this winter? Take your pick -- there’s plenty to choose from. Is it the polar vortex with its sub-zero temps that closed schools and froze pipes? Or all the snow pushed to wall-high piles that make your driveway feel more like a bunker? Maybe it’s the multiplying potholes or the skyrocketing heating bills and propane shortages. How about just the feeling of a never-ending winter?

The complaints are numerous, and spring -- at least according to the groundhogs that have been consulted -- is still over a month away.

But before you reach for the aspirin -- and a sweater -- remember this weather has affected more than heating bills and the cost of road salt. In the dark cloud of the winter of 2013-’14, a bit of  silver lining shines.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Winter’s gray skies will be dotted with color next weekend as the first-ever Sky Circus on Ice takes place in Delavan.

More details in the current Weekender HERE.

The event will run Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17. The event is based at Lake Lawn Resort, but live music and other events also will be featured in downtown Delavan.

The highlight of the event will be kite displays and performances on Delavan Lake near the resort. The grand launch ceremony at noon Saturday and Sunday will feature about 600 kites in the sky, as well as giant kites that will be tethered to the ice.

 WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- In the world of ballet, 9-year-old Ella Weerts already has cred — and connections to the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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This month, the third-grader at Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Delavan is part of the cast in the Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” being performed at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago.

Ella was 3 when her mother, Christine Weerts, first took her to classes at The Dance Factory studio in Delavan. Ella wasn’t sure she’d like dance lessons, but the minute the instructor played the bouncy theme song from the TV show “Dora the Explorer,” she was out on the floor. Since then, she’s enrolled in ballet, tap and jazz dance classes.

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