The Walworth County Idol vocal competition is heating up as the Walworth County Fair nears. A final preliminary round is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 25, at Kunes Country Chevrolet Cadillac, 1231 Geneva St., Delavan.
The Tuesday hike report by Jake Gerlach: This week 10 experienced hikers plus 7-year-old Talon showed up for the hike. Talon came with his grandmother. Because it had been sprinkling most of the afternoon, I decided to just go around Lake LaGrange. Many of the summer flowers were past their prime, but others just were starting to bloom. I saw several stems of rough blazing star that were just beginning to show color at the tip. Evening primrose was in bloom, and the many varieties of goldenrod are either just beginning to bloom or are showing where blooms will soon occur.