Author Archive: Heather Perkins

Whitewater could allow ATVs in rural areas

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Recreational vehicles could be permitted in a small portion of Whitewater, based on a proposal that is still in its infancy. Council member Greg Majkrzak has asked for consideration of an ordinance that would allow ATVs and UTVs in the sliver of Whitewater’s city limits that […]

 
 

Former Comet wins pro fighting debut

Former Comet wins pro fighting debut

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Delavan-Darien High School graduate Miguel Sanson, 22, won his Mixed Martial Arts professional debut against top prospect Aupuni Pagaoa on Sept. 24 at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh. Sanson competed in the flyweight 125-pound division in his first professional fight. Sanson graduated from DDHS […]

 
 

It’s going to be golden

Elkhorn’s Oktoberfest to feature bands, brats and beers By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer One of the premiere fall events in the area is Elkhorn’s Oktoberfest, which is celebrating its 16th anniversary this year. Since it falls on Oct. 16, it’s also the golden annual event, according to organizers. “This family […]

 
 

PATRICIA SGOTTA

Patricia “Trish” Ann Sgotta, 71, of Elkhorn, formerly of Elmhurst, Illinois, passed away on Oct. 10, 2021, at Vintage on the Ponds in Delavan. Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan is assisting the family.

 
 

JACK KEIZER

JACK KEIZER

      Jack E. Keizer, 54, of Delavan, passed away on Oct. 9, 2021, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. He was born in Elkhorn on Nov. 1, 1966, to Jacob “Jack” and Lucy (Ipema) Keizer. Jack graduated from DDHS in 1985. He helped run the Keizer Family Farm and […]

 
 

EVE JENINGA

EVE JENINGA

      Eve Jeninga, 96, passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2020. She was born on Feb. 26, 1924, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and at the age of 10, moved to Heerlen with her family. She was the daughter of Marie (father) and Metje (mother) Hamaker. Eve enjoyed her childhood years […]

 
 

TRIJNTJE ZOMER

TRIJNTJE ZOMER

      Trijntje “Tina” (nee Sangers) Kazimier Zomer, 89, of Delavan, passed away of natural causes Oct. 7, 2021, at Vintage on the Ponds. Tina was born in Friesland, The Netherlands on Oct. 27, 1931, to Germ and Anne (Sangers) Kazimier. She was united in marriage with Niek “Louis” Zomer in […]

 
 

Whippets celebrate homecoming

Whippets celebrate homecoming

A slew of homecoming activities took place at Whitewater High School the week of Sept. 27 through Oct. 1, many of them fun competitions pitting classes against each other in a variety of games. Leaning – and laughing – in unison during an activity are Madison Strickler. Audrey Mayer and […]

 
 

Campfire hours may expand in Elkhorn

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Legislative and Regulatory Committee recently voted in favor of recommending an amendment to the city’s burn ordinance in an effort to expand hours for campfire permits on the weekends and allow campfires to be started earlier on weekdays. Under the city’s ordinance, […]

 
 

Elks celebrate homecoming

Elks celebrate homecoming

Elkhorn Area High School celebrated homecoming on Oct. 1. The week closed out with the annual parade through downtown followed by the Elks football game. Tyler Etten and Megan Turk, two members of the school’s homecoming court, have fun in the parade. See more photos in the Oct. 7 Independent. […]