WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- In Wisconsin, 42 percent of the state’s households have adults who go to work every day but aren’t sure they’ll be able to put dinner on the table tonight for their families, pay the electric bill this month or buy prescription drugs to manage chronic conditions like high blood pressure.
The findings are the result of a United Way of Wisconsin report released in September on the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, or ALICE. Often referred to as the working poor, these are people who don’t fall under the poverty level but can’t afford basic necessities.
More photos from this weekends Walworth County Fair
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- In between the creampuffs and the kiddie rides, people may notice some changes at the Walworth County Fairgrounds during the annual six-day spectacle.
Several additions and renovation projects have been completed over the past few months, just in time for the fair, which begins Wednesday, Aug. 31, and continues through Monday,
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Should you discover a purple toilet parked in your yard in the next few days, don’t be alarmed.
Instead, think of it as an unusual invitation to one of the most enjoyable -- and worthy -- local events of the summer: Relay for Life of Walworth County, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, and running through 8 a.m. July 16.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Madison Gruman is looking forward to showcasing her singing and dancing talents in front of a hometown crowd.
Gruman, 20, is a member of the Kids from Wisconsin, which is set to perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Burlington High School.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- In “Miles Ahead,” a new movie about Miles Davis, Don Cheadle portrays the legendary trumpeter in a dark place during the 1970s as he was spiraling downward in drug addiction, hiding out in his home, avoiding music.
That wasn’t the man Larry Ramirez knew.
JANESVILLE -- Want to party on a parking structure rooftop high above Parker Drive? Check out a church-turned-entertainment center? Step out on the third-floor ballroom at the Odd Fellows Lodge?
You can do all those and more, thanks to a one-day Downtown Open House Wisconsin on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
The inaugural event is a collaboration between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Main Street Program "to showcase unique historic and cultural assets of Wisconsin downtowns," according to a WEDC news release. The organizations hope to get residents and visitors to explore their communities, learn what's new and discover the established places that they might not have checked out before.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- While the world obsessed over dancing the macarena in 1996, Shannon Werfelmann decided to reignite a toe-tapping craze in Walworth County. This former member of the Walworth County Clowntown Cloggers started attending clogging competitions and workshops in other cities.
“I wanted to start a group that was not just recreational, but had another element,” Werfelmann said. “I wanted something where people were more committed.”
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Students undecided about a career might want to consider agriculture, and plenty of people in the industry hope they do. The demand for employees in a wide variety of ag-related fields continues to outstrip the supply, said Jeff Hicken, agriculture education consultant and Wisconsin FFA adviser, and that has some leaders in the field worried.
Adding to the problem is an increasing shortage of experienced agriculture teachers as they retire and potential replacements choose more lucrative careers.
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