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.
DELAVAN — The city of Delavan will celebrate its culture and history at the second annual Heritage Fest from Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 14, 2014 through Aug. 17, 2014.