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Posted on: August 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Walworth County Update for August 18, 2022

Walworth County Update What's Happening?

What’s happening in #WalCo this week? 

Hey, #WalCo! What’s going on this week? The Veterans Service Office receives a generous donation; the Walworth County Economic Development Alliance wants to hear your thoughts on childcare in Walworth County; Lakeland School’s free Resource Fair is coming up; and the ADRC is hosting a free memory screening event this Friday.

Walworth County Veterans Service Office Presented with Donation from Lake Geneva Jaycees

Lake Geneva Jaycees present a check to Veterans Service Office

The Walworth County Veterans Service Office (VSO) received a $5,000 check from the Lake Geneva Jaycees to help support the needs of our active and veteran military members and their families. The money was raised during the Jaycee's annual Pub & Grub Crawl in May. The VSO will use the generous donation to pay for rides to VA medical appointments, cover VA pharmacy charges or uncovered civilian medical bills, provide assistance with utility bills or rent, and pay for the replacement of veterans grave markers and flag holders.

Follow us! Walworth County is on Facebook

A collage of photos showing Walworth County buildings, parks, and staff

Walworth County has launched an official Facebook pageHere’s what you can expect to see on the page: News alerts, information about upcoming County Board meetings and public hearings, details about programs and services, park events and highlights, construction updates, community updates, career and volunteer opportunities, answers to FAQs, behind-the-scenes snapshots, and more.  We hope you’ll give us a follow and share this page with your friends, family, and neighbors. 

Share Your Thoughts on Childcare in Walworth County 

Walworth County has contracted the Walworth County Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) to conduct a survey to better understand the need for childcare services in Walworth County. The goal is to gather enough local data to potentially secure grant funding to help offset families' childcare costs. If you utilize local childcare services, are a childcare provider, or are a local business interested in contributing to the conversation, please complete the survey linked below. Anyone who uses daycare can take the survey--you just need to either live in Walworth County or use a facility in the county.

Click on the link below to get started:

• Do you work in a day care facility? Go to

• Do you manage a day care facility? Go to

• Do you run a business that has employees that use childcare? We need to hear from you too! Go to

WIS 67 Railroad Work and Full Road Closure in Sharon, Aug. 22 and 23

Orange Construction Public Service Announcement GRAPHIC

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is notifying motorists of an upcoming full closure of WIS 67 (School Street) in the village of Sharon in Walworth County. Union Pacific Railroad is performing repairs at their railroad crossing between Salt Box Road and New Factory Road. 

To complete their work, crews require a full closure of WIS 67 between Salt Box Road and New Factory Road from 6 a.m. Monday, August 22 until 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 23.  Access to nearby businesses and residences will be maintained up to the closure.  Please note that this closure is weather dependent and subject to change.

An official detour will be posted using WIS 140, I-43 and US 14.

For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s Southeast region, visit the region’s 511 website:

Job of the Week: Full-Time Registered Nurse

Now hiring! Registered Nurse PM Shift

Lakeland Health Care Center has an immediate opening for a full-time nurse for the PM shift (2:30 to 11 p.m.) in its memory care unit. Pay range is $32.07-$41.79 an hour, and shift premiums and weekend differentials may apply. Apply today at

Coming up: Lakeland School's Resource Fair

Lakeland School Resource Fair flyer

Lakeland School will host a resource fair for parents of children and young adults with special needs in Walworth County. The Walworth County Resource Fair will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Lakeland School, W3905 County Rd. NN, Elkhorn. 

The Resource Fair will showcase local disability services and resources available to families, including financial services, respite, recreational ideas, job training, education, living arrangements, and more. 

For more information or for questions, contact Jodi Bronson at (262) 741-4131,

Register Today: Aging & Disability Resource Center's August Events

  • The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) will hold a free Memory Screening Event on August 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Tracking our cognition levels needs to be as normal as checking our blood pressure,” says Dementia Care Specialist Jake Sawyers. “It is recommended that once adults turn 60 they should have a memory screen conducted every four to six months. Not only does this give you a baseline, but helps you better understand if there are truly changes occurring.” RSVPs are required by calling (262) 741-3273. 
  • The Mind over Matter program will tackle strategies for women aged 50 and over to reduce incontinence. In three, two-hour sessions, participants can expect to gain an understanding of how muscles work and exercises that can reduce incontinence. The program will be held on Mondays, August 29 to September 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop has a suggested donation of $10. To register, contact Chetney Blaszczyk RDN, CD at (262) 741-3309.

Both events will be held at the Walworth County Department of Health & Human Services building located at 1910 County Road NN, Elkhorn.  

Community Events: What's Going on Around the County

Venetian Fest, an annual charity event hosted by the Lake Geneva Jaycees, returns to Flat Iron Park, Wednesday, August 17 through Sunday, August 21. Live music, carnival rides, food, beer tent, and a fireworks display on Sunday night. Bring the family to Phoenix Park Bandshell in Delavan for a showing of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at the free Movies in the Park on Friday, August 19 at 8:45 p.m. Enjoy a night under the stars watching a movie on a cinema-sized screen. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions are available. Hosted by the Delavan Lions Club, City of Delavan, and Friends of the Phoenix Park Bandshell. The Great Midwest Pro Rodeo rides into the Walworth County Fairgrounds August 19 and 20. This premiere rodeo competition features cowboys and cowgirls competing in eight different rodeo events, including bull riding, team roping, and barrel racing.  

*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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