Author Archive: Heather Perkins

Shelter permit decision may come Monday

New Beginnings expected to be on council’s agenda By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent After more than a month of waiting, the hotly debated New Beginnings domestic abuse shelter might make its way before the City of Elkhorn Common Council to determine whether or not it will receive a conditional use permit. […]

 
 

Among the area’s best

Among the area’s best

     Big Foot High School pitcher Jack Hereley was recently named to the honorable mention list of the Southern Lakes Newspapers’ All-area baseball squad. See who made the squad in SLN publications throughout the area. (Bob Mischka file photo)

 
 

Breastfeeding Resource Fair a free event

Featuring an expert panel, educational materials, gift bags and raffles In an effort to help new and expecting parents learn more about caring for and feeding their baby, the Walworth County Breastfeeding Coalition will host an upcoming event. The 3rd Annual Breastfeeding Resource Fair will be 1 to 3 p.m., […]

 
 

57th annual Venetian Festival up and running

The Lake Geneva Jaycees held their first Venetian Festival in 1962. This year’ s five-day festival, 57 years later, began Wednesday and goes through Sunday, Aug. 18. It features activities at Flat Iron, Library, and Seminary parks in downtown Lake Geneva. The festival is a five-day event that features family […]

 
 

Governor makes stop at local free clinic

Governor makes stop at local free clinic

He was promoting increased funding for dental services By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Late last week, Gov. Tony Evers visited two free medical clinics that also provide dental services to promote additional funding in his biennial budget to support the state’s oral health program. The Aug. 8 visits included a […]

 
 

Whitewater officials remain optimistic in grocer recruitment effort

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent While nothing is set in stone, City Manager Cameron Clapper said he remains bullish on the quest to bring a full-service grocer back to Whitewater. Clapper, who has been filling in as the city’s economic development liaison while the search for a permanent candidate continues, discussed […]

 
 

Badger teacher receives Spirit of Advising Award

Badger teacher receives Spirit of Advising Award

Deanna Giovingo, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Badger High School, was recognized as a Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Master Adviser at the organization’s recent National Leadership Conference. Giovingo was among 42 fellow 2019 Master Adviser recipients awarded nationwide at the conference that had more than […]

 
 

Visit Lake Geneva president appointed to state organization

Stephanie Klett, president and CEO of Visit Lake Geneva, the community’s chamber of commerce and official visitor and convention Bureau, has been appointed to the board of directors for Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives. This is the first time a Lake Geneva chamber president has served on the board in […]

 
 

Family hike

Family hike

      This female turkey and her babies, of which there were nine in all, make their way along the side of Town Hall Road in Delavan near Highway 50 during an early morning hike a couple of weeks ago. Hens incubate one brood of eight to 18 eggs per year […]

 
 

Sunset Soiree raises funds for restoration

Sunset Soiree raises funds for restoration

It’s the foundation’s exclusive event at Old World Wisconsin The Old World Foundation raised $16,000 for historic restoration projects at Old World Wisconsin at the recent Sunset Soiree event. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, is an outdoor living history attraction with more than 60 historic buildings, 100 […]