The days between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve in Lake Geneva during the 1940s and 1950s always seemed like the “lame duck” days of the year. On many Thanksgiving days during those years, snow would fall and the ground would remain covered with the white stuff until the end of March. The br…

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Among the many things that I was thankful for on Thanksgiving was that I live in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Lake Geneva is truly one of the most unique small cities in the United States. Why? What differentiates Lake Geneva from Burlington, Elkhorn, Delavan, or thousands of other small cities i…

Editor’s Note: The Lake Geneva Regional News presents “Party Lines,” a monthly discussion of political issues featuring side-by-side guest columnists from the local Democratic and Republican parties. The column below represents one side of this month’s discussion. Click here for the other side.

Editor’s Note: The Lake Geneva Regional News presents “Party Lines,” a monthly discussion of political issues featuring side-by-side guest columnists from the local Democratic and Republican parties. The column below represents one side of this month’s discussion. Click here for the other side.

If you’ve ever driven west on state Highway 50 from Lake Geneva to Delavan, you’ve driven through East Delavan. Albert Beckwith’s “History of Walworth County” indicates that around 1843, farmer Truman Pierce and his son-in-laws Kirtland G. Wright, Calvin Carrington, and Samuel Utter chose th…

November 11th was Veterans Day. When I was growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, it was called Armistice Day in honor of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (in 1918), which was the time an armistice was signed between England, France, and the United States and their allies, and Ger…

At this time of year, we always start to think about what we have accomplished for the year and the work that still needs to be done. We also like to count our blessings and contemplate all that we are thankful for. In this week’s column, I would like to share with you some of the things I a…

Walworth County’s 2019 budget was adopted by the county board on Nov. 5. Under the plan, county government will spend $156.8 million next year. The property tax levy needed to support the budget would be $58.9 million, a decrease of 2.77 percent over last year’s tax levy.

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