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Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



Editor’s note: Saving Downtown is the first in an occasional series by freelance writer Lisa Schmelz exploring how Walworth County communities are breathing new life into their historic downtown districts.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Lois Stritt does not want to be the one to turn the lights out at Bradley’s Department Store in downtown Delavan. She purchased this fading slice of Americana in 2010, and though she has no plans to throw in the towel, this 77-year-old, pint-size powerhouse freely admits that running a local department store is no easy feat in today’s big box, homogenized, strip mall of a world.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

Photo Gallery: 2014 Cars Time Forgot

Lake Lawn in Delavan hosted the 2014 Cars Time forgot, at the resort last weekend.

Delavans fourth of July parade and Fontana fireworks from the fourth.

Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00

Enjoy classic cars at Delavan show

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The Cars Time Forgot car show in Delavan has grown to be one of the biggest events of its kind in the state.

This year, organizers say they wouldn’t be surprised to see more than 1,000 classic vehicles on display at Lake Lawn Resort along the shores of Delavan Lake.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- The seeds are being planted. Now, Claire Cantwell is hoping that it germinates and blossoms.

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Cantwell is the recreation supervisor with the city of Delavan’s Parks & Recreation department whose efforts are helping introduce local residents to pickleball, a national craze and arguably the fastest-growing sport in the country.

DELAVAN -- It’s a 103-year-old Walworth County mystery that’s puzzled area historians, and if you’re the one holding the photographic clue you could be $500 richer, courtesy of a California researcher.

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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