Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



ELKHORN -- A Delavan man has been arrested following an attempted robbery Tuesday morning, July 7, 2015, at the Pharmacy Station in Elkhorn.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Red beets and green lettuce, tart cherries and sweet peas -- they all sprout from the soil each Wisconsin summer.

As myriad the varieties of plants, so too are the reasons that small-scale farmers and growers work the soil and share the bounty at local markets.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- He’s put on plenty of miles in 20 years of "My Classic Car," and TV host Dennis Gage is ready to put on a few more as he cruises into Delavan for the 12th annual Cars Time Forgot show.

ELKHORN -- An Elkhorn man who told police he shot a man he knew is protected under Wisconsin's castle doctrine, his attorney told a judge during a court hearing June 26.

Editor’s note: Saving Downtown is an award-winning series by freelance writer Lisa Schmelz exploring how Walworth County communities are breathing new life into their historic downtown districts. This is the fourth installment.

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- If you want to keep a century-plus-old downtown district alive, it helps to have a square, and in its center a brick bandstand. If possible, the tavern on the southwest corner should lay reliable claim to being the state’s oldest.

Of course, it’s also a lot easier to keep an aging downtown on the map if the nation’s second largest amphitheater is 10 minutes down the road and the village outskirts are zoned for skydiving and electric trains.

Oh, and to really up its chances for survival, every third or so business should accept bitcoin for payment.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Sonette Tippens wrote in her journals figuring that she would read them later in life and recall all the things she’d done, the fun she’d had. But when the retired Big Foot Union High School teacher kept hearing from former students that she should write her stories down in a book, Tippens looked at those journals and decided to put them to good use.

“When I was teaching Spanish, first in Elkhorn and then East Troy, my students always enjoyed my stories about Mexico,” Tippens said. Her new book is based on those stories and her journals and is now available in paperback.

ELKHORN -- Police are on the scene of a shooting in an apartment on Elkhorn's north side.

A 19-year-old Elkhorn man received a gunshot wound to a lower extremity, according to a news release from Elkhorn Police Chief Joel Christensen.

Officers were called to an apartment in the 100 block of W. Hidden Trail about 1:15 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015.


The area is near the commercial district on the north side of Elkhorn, off Wisconsin Highway 67.

The shooter was taken into custody at the scene, according to scanner traffic.

Check back for more details as they become available.


WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Lynne Jacobsen laments she was born 150 years too late.

"I love anything from the 1800s," the Janesville resident wrote in an email. "If it’s not raining or snowing, I am cooking on my brazier (a portable container for fire) outside. I cook and bake everything from scratch, usually organic and homegrown. I love making things with my hands as my Norwegian and Polish grandmothers did."

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Fun-seeking kids throughout Elkhorn are ready to dive into the newly renovated community pool at Sunset Park.

LAKE GENEVA -- A good story never gets old.

So this summer, residents and tourists alike can stroll around downtown Lake Geneva to hear the back story of the city’s most well known and remarkable landmarks.

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