Author Archive: Heather Perkins

Elkhorn looks to update facility use agreement

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn is looking to update its joint facility use agreement with the Elkhorn Area School District. The agreement, which spells out the terms of shared use for City and EASD facilities between the school district and City Parks and Recreation programming, has been […]

 
 

Walworth County rockin’ the barns again

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer It’s been more than two years since the Walworth County Fairgrounds, under the direction of general manager, Larry Gaffey, created a concert series named, fittingly, Rock the Barns. Gaffey said at the time he is always looking for new ways to raise money for upkeep […]

 
 

Holiday display helps several organizations

Holiday display helps several organizations

Santa Cause’s Christmas Tree Festival teams up with charities The 4th Annual Charities of Christmas Tree Festival, held at Gage Marine’s Winter Harbor in Williams Bay, wrapped up Jan. 4 and was once again an overwhelming success, according to organizers. Nancy Waspi, coordinator of the event, said the exact amount […]

 
 

Public meeting set for Highway 14 project

Open house event will include discussion of design plans The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is hosting a Public Involvement Meeting to discuss the proposed improvements along Highway 14, from I-43 to County K. Slated 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, the meeting will be held at the Darien Village […]

 
 

Bringing some pep

Bringing some pep

The Big Foot Pep Band performs at the Jan. 10 Chiefs basketball game against Clinton. Band members in the stands included, from the left: (front) Austin Buchholz, Lindsey McIntyre, McKinley Boyle, Delilah Payton, Olivia Freitag, (row No. 2) MayLin Freitag, Amanda Leek, Liam Gerard, Jocelyn Arnold, Faith Long, John McHugh. […]

 
 

Honoring those who get the kids home

Honoring those who get the kids home

The Whitewater Unified School District on Jan. 9 honored some folks who often fly under the radar, its bus drivers from Nelson Bus Service and crossing guards. Those who drive buses are Brea Stiglitz, Ken Havlovick, Deb Kahn, Kevin Snow, Karl Ludeman, Bruce Parker, Wil Kingery, David Beck, Debbie Aceves, […]

 
 

EAHS hosts district SkillsUSA event

EAHS hosts district SkillsUSA event

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer SkillsUSA is an organization that gets students job ready for careers in the trades, technical education and a variety of businesses and a recent district level event at Elkhorn Area High School offered a friendly competition for area students. “Students come in professional dress attire […]

 
 

Habitat for Humanity seeks construction leadership

Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County is seeking construction leadership volunteers to join their Construction Committee. Habitat is specifically looking for a Construction Manager who will have the following responsibilities: Oversee the entire building process, including material procurement and coordination of sub-contractors; Create a construction schedule with the site supervisor […]

 
 

Taking the stage

Taking the stage

      At Turtle Creek Elementary School’s Holiday Concert Dec. 19 at Delavan-Darien High School, first grade students send out some holiday cheer. See more photos from the concert in the Jan. 16 Delavan Enterprise. (Courtesy Brian Vissers/DDSD photo)

 
 

Five-alarm blaze displaces a dozen

Community steps up to help residents of Genoa City apartment building By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Investigators believe an errant cigarette butt caused a five-alarm blaze and displaced 12 people in the Village of Genoa City on Jan. 5. The fire, according to Genoa City Fire Chief Jeff Schalow, resulted […]