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Posted on: July 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Walworth County Update for July 28, 2022

Walworth County Update What's Happening?

What’s happening in #WalCo this week? 

National Night Out is next week; two upcoming road improvement projects start August 1; the ADRC screening of SPARK, a documentary about actor Robin Williams and his battle with Lewy body dementia; Lakeland School celebrates its Special Olympics athletes; Partisan Primary absentee ballot deadline; and last call for real estate taxes.

Construction News

A truck applies Reclamite to a roadway.

Photo caption: Reclamite is applied in a single-pass per direction followed by a light coat of sand or screenings to reduce oil transfer to vehicles.

There are two upcoming road-improvement projects worth noting: Walworth County Public Works and its contractor will begin a roadway improvement project on August 1 involving the application of Reclamite to the following sections of County Highway X: 

  • Rock County line to Wise Road
  • East Village of Darien limits to County Highway K
  • Creek Road to St. Lawrence Drive

Drivers can expect delays as traffic will be reduced to one lane with flaggers. The project is expected to take four to five days to complete. As always, road work is subject to weather conditions and other potential delays. View the press release.

Road work is also scheduled to begin on August 1 on Wisconsin Highway 11 (WIS 11), between Clausen Road and the Walworth/Racine County Line, along the western portion of the Burlington Bypass. Project improvements include resurfacing of WIS 11 between North Road/Lyons Road and the Racine/Walworth County line and the replacement and/or repair of several culverts near the Lyons Road area. Drivers can expect single-lane closures from County Road JS to the Racine/Walworth County Line, as well as full lane closures from WIS 120 to County Hwy JS.  Access for local traffic will be maintained up to the culvert. The signed detour will utilize Wisconsin Highway 120 and Wisconsin Highway 36. Construction is scheduled for completion by late fall 2022. The schedule is dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress. View the press release.

The Walworth County ADRC is SPARKing a Conversation about Lewy Body Dementia

Invite for ADRC screening of SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia on Aug. 5

The Walworth County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) will host SPARK, a Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) event on Friday, August 5th from 9 to 11 a.m. The morning will be highlighted by a viewing of SPARK, a documentary about actor Robin Williams and his battle with Lewy body dementia. Following the film, a panel of experts will share their experiences and offer a Q & A opportunity. All are welcome to attend, but the ADRC highly encourages individuals with LBD or Parkinson’s as well as their caregivers to attend.

The event will be held in the Walworth County Room at the Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services building, 1910 County Road NN, Elkhorn. RSVPs are highly recommended by calling (262) 741-3273. Or reserve your tickets online.

Save the Date: Walworth County National Night Out on August 2

K-9 officer and his partner at National Night Out 2021

Photo credit: David Dresdow for Walworth County National Night Out

Put it in your calendar: Walworth County’s National Night Out event will be held on August 2 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds. Details on the official Facebook page.

Job of the Week: Occupational Therapist

Lakeland School is hiring an occupational therapist. Earn up to $77,370 annually.

Lakeland School has an immediate need for an occupational therapist. This role evaluates students to determine the need for OT services, participates in Individualized Education Program development, provides consultative services to classroom teachers and other staff, and designs and implements therapeutic programs to assist students in achieving their educational goals. For the full job description and to apply, visit 

Partisan Primary Reminder

Graphic with a calendar that says Mail your absentee ballot by August 2

Don’t wait to mail back your absentee ballot. The USPS recommends mailing back your absentee ballot by August 2 so it can arrive on Election Day. 

Lakeland School Celebrates its 2022 Special Olympic State Athletes

Special Olympics Wisconsin log in red and gray

Please join Lakeland School as it celebrates its 2022 Special Olympics State Athletes on Friday, July 29th, at 11 a.m. 

Parents and community members are welcome to join Lakeland School and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office in a Torch Run through the gym and the announcing and sending off of our athletes who will compete at the Special Olympics Wisconsin 50th-Anniversary Celebration Games on July 30 and 31 at Carroll University in Waukesha. Lakeland School is located at W3905 County Road NN, Elkhorn.

The sendoff and escort of the students by the Sheriff’s Office will go down County Road NN and into downtown following the assembly.

Forgetting Something? Real Estate Taxes are due July 31

The final installment of 2021 real estate taxes is due by July 31. If you haven’t already done so, you can pay in person at the Walworth County Treasurer’s Office, at the Government Center drop box, by mail (must be postmarked on or before Aug. 1), or online. View the press release for full details.

Community Events: What's Going on Around the County

Bring your appetite (and stretchy pants) to this weekend's food-centric events: Family fun, food trucks, locally sourced roasted corn, live music, craft vendors, a fresh market, and beer at the Elkhorn Truck & Shuck ’22 in downtown Elkhorn on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The 66th Annual Knights of Columbus Corn and Brat Roast is July 29 to 31 in East Troy Town Square. Serving local corn, brats, burgers, hot dogs, soda, water, and beer. The festivities run from 3 p.m. to dusk on Friday and 11 a.m. to dusk on Saturday and Sunday. The Big Foot Lions Club Lobster Boil & Steak Fry takes place on Saturday, July 30, from noon to 11:30 p.m. at Reid Park in Fontana. The 38th-annual event includes drive-through service, live music, a beer tent, and more. Also happening this weekend: Williams Bay hosts the 46th Annual Fine Art & Craft Fest, July 30 and 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Edgewater Park.

*We do our best to ensure the accuracy of event information. However, please confirm all details with event hosts either directly or online. Changes to locations, dates, and times are beyond our control. Thank you!

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