Performers and their mounts prepare for a show at the Dancing Horses Theatre. This marks the first time back after the Christmas shows. Trainers and performers work together to take care of the horses as well as getting them prepped and ready for their performances.
Sculptors started carving blocks of snow Wednesday in Riviera Park in preparation for the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition. - See more at: http://www.walworthcountytoday.com/20150130/photos_sculptors_create_frozen_art#sthash.eTvksuS4.dpuf
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The snow sculpting artists known as The Kilted Snow Weasels had been wanting to use their “Shot of Whiskey… Leave the Bottle” sculpture design for about 10 years.
The wait paid off as it landed them first place in the Illinois State Snow Sculpting Competition held Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 in Rockford.
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.