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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- While the Walworth County Dairy Breakfast offers a great excuse for eating ice cream before lunch, the free tour of a local farm is the real treat.

The annual breakfast is set for Saturday, June 20, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn. You can spend a summer morning catching up with friends while enjoying scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, ice cream and more. Activities also include a small animal display, a craft fair and live entertainment.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Terry Woods isn’t from Wisconsin. He didn’t grow up on a farm. His profession, after a stint in the Navy, has been tied to the computer.

Woods has lived in California and Chicago and, in 1984, bought an old farm four miles south of Geneva Lake. He, wife Denise and daughter Aubrey made the move to Wisconsin to a new life. He put some Jersey cows in the barn and started work on his dream of making the best artisanal cheese around. He named it The Creamery at Highfield Farm.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- There’s something for everyone this summer in Walworth County, but this year, there’s one event you won’t want to miss -- top U.S. yacht racers will compete in the Inland Lake Yachting Association’s  annual championship.

No. 1: Excitement on Geneva Lake

Last held on Geneva Lake in 2010, the 2015 Inland Lake Yachting Association annual championship will attract more than 250 teams with 875 sailors from 30 different clubs.

Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:39

Memorial Day: The hat

I wear an Army hat most of the time. No, it is not official -- I was never in the military -- but the hat looks fairly genuine. I get a lot of, "thank you for your service" accolades.

It never was intended for that purpose when I got it at Fort Polk during my son-in-law’s memorial service. That’s right, I had to lose someone to get it.

ROCKTON -- A victory parade celebration will be held Wednesday, May 20 at Hononegah High School Performing Arts Center in Rockton for the returning veterans of the sixth VetsRoll bus tour.

Buses are expected to arrive sometime between 9:45 p.m. and 10 p.m.

WALWORTH  COUNTY SUNDAY -- Parades and other observances are being organized around Walworth County to mark Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. All events below are set for Memorial Day.

Darien

11 a.m.: Darien American Legion members march to Darien Cemetery for ceremony. Followed by stops at Fairfield and Allen’s Grove cemeteries. Potluck lunch follows at noon at Darien American Legion hall, 24 Market St.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- For more than 20 years, Terri Yanke, a retired special education teacher in Walworth County and a member of the Delavan Lioness Club, has been a volunteer transporter in a vast relay system nicknamed the “Cornea Express.”

The network involves some 2,500 members of 270 Lions and Lioness Clubs -- nonpolitical service clubs -- throughout Wisconsin, including 11 in Walworth County, who take human eye tissue either to the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin in Madison or local surgical centers -- such as Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn -- that do corneal transplants.

BELOIT -- Law enforcement officers sometimes have a thankless job, responding to situations that often threaten their safety -- and their sanity.

Author Hilary Dickinson shares stories from law enforcement officers about their most memorable calls in her book "Wisconsin 5-0: From High-Risk Police Calls to Comic Cop Stories." The book includes stories from 30 law enforcement officers from throughout Wisconsin.

Thursday, 14 May 2015 15:09

Lykeminded by Jim Lyke: I like Iyke

You might be impressed that 274 people are following me on Twitter. Until you know that 265 of them think I am someone else.

Of course, the first question you may ask is why on Earth I am on Twitter in the first place. And in all honesty, there is really no good reason, at least not from a personal standpoint.

Don't feel bad if you don't understand the latest hoopla surrounding a proposed trade deal with Europe and Asia. Usually, you can give politicians credit for simplifying even the most complex issues into something average citizens, and even journalists, can understand.

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