Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



ELKHORN -- A legal dispute concerning a county ordinance that forbids short-term rental of residential homes has the county reviewing the language to provide more clarity.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER  -- Amy Givhan knows firsthand how a family in crisis can lead to a downward spiral where children are removed from the home. But Givhan found support from a group that helps families avoid such extreme measures.

Since 2002, Safe Families for Children has provided homes where parents safely can place their children of their own free will. The program was founded by the LYDIA Home Association based in Chicago and is expanding to Rock and Walworth counties.

LAKE GENEVA -- Some leaders are easy to spot, while others prefer to avoid the spotlight. Alex Martinez falls into the latter category.

However, the Badger High School senior takes that role seriously, and his cross-country teammates tend to follow.

LAKE GENEVA -- When Bethany Souza and Andrew Fritz bought a lakefront mansion in 2010 and turned it into five-star lodging, complete with private butler service, they wanted it to be more than luxury lodging on historic Geneva Lake.

With the results in from Tuesday’s primary vote, the field now is set for the Nov. 4 general election.

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Geneva Lake provides about eight square miles of Walworth County’s 21 square miles of water. Thousands of years ago, retreating glaciers carved out the depression that eventually became the lake.

The ancient Oneota tribes of the lost Hopewell Culture Indians were thought to have lived in the area as long ago as 1,000 B.C.

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

Fourth of July fireworks and events 2014

Fireworks and events in the Stateline area, 2014

Business profile: Chris Ann’s Resale

Owners: Family owned, Crystal Smith (Chris Ann), Gary, Drew and Destinee

Address: 406 Interchange North, Lake Geneva

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (beginning April 13, 2014)

Phone: (262) 348-9088


Type of business: Resale/thrift; not consignment

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Statistics won’t be available until the official end of the season, but early indications show that 2014 may come up short, especially compared to last year, in terms of maple syrup production in Wisconsin.

Last year, maple syrup production hit a 20-year high in the state, but a bitter cold winter and lingering cool temperatures have delayed and shortened the season while decreasing potential yield. That said, the region will continue its annual maple syrup celebrations unabated in an attempt to have some family fun and communally enjoy the natural treat.

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Although the Stateline falls at the southern most expanse of maple syrup territory and the state hovers around the fourth and fifth place producer in the country, the breakfast staple is still very much a part of our regional heritage.


Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:29

PHOTOS: Lake Geneva Museum's must-see exhibits

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LAKE GENEVA -- The newest additions, along with some of the most popular exhibits, were on display Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, during a special preview at the Geneva Lake Museum.

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