Author Archive: Jennifer Eisenbart

Whitewater student enrollment on the upswing

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       Bucking trends at the height of the pandemic, student enrollment counts in the Whitewater Unified School District are on the rise, officials announced recently.       Business Manager Ben Prather discussed this fall’s student counts within WUSD at the most recent School Board meeting. The data […]

 
 

East Troy Village Board approves 2023 budget

By Tracy Ouellette EDITOR       The East Troy Village Board approved the 2023 budget at Monday night’s meeting. In the budget presentation to the board, Village Administrator Eileen Suhm outlined next year’s budget.       She told the board there were some unknown variables at this time, mostly related to insurance […]

 
 

Youth suicide program helps try to answer questions for grieving community

Youth suicide program helps try to answer questions for grieving community

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Dr. Greg Hudnall admitted that answers in regard to suicide aren’t easy to come by.       “Suicide is very, very individualized,” said Hudnall, considered an expert in the youth suicide due to his work in Utah. “Correlations does not equal causation.”       Hudnall equated understanding […]

 
 

Area referendums get nod of approval

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       By narrow margins in both votes, both the Delavan-Darien School District and the Whitewater Unified School District passed referendums Tuesday night.       Whitewater Unified put a renewal of its previous referendum on the ballot, asking for $4.4 million for each of the next four school […]

 
 

Woman with disabilities has baby after assault

A warrant was issued Oct. 26 for the arrest of an East Troy man who allegedly impregnated a woman with developmental disabilities in 2020.       Jaycob M. Demara, 19, was charged Oct. 25 in Walworth County Circuit Court with first-degree sexual assault.       According to the criminal complaint, the adoptive […]

 
 

EASD sets tax levy for 2022-23

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       The good news for residents of Elkhorn Area School District is that their tax bills will likely shrink this year.       It comes after the district set its 2022-23 levy at the Oct. 24 board meeting at the amount of $21.782 million – an increase […]

 
 

On the ballot – Tuesday is election day

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       As the final days before the Nov. 8 General Election pass, a number of area races could see some considerable interest.       Area residents will go to the polls to vote on a number of local and area races, as well as the Wisconsin governor’s […]

 
 

Whitewater inks long-term John’s contract

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       Whitewater’s relationship with John’s Disposal for trash and recycling pickup will continue through at least the end of 2027, based on a recent decision from city officials.       John’s, which is based in Whitewater, has long been the city’s contracted firm for hauling away residents’ […]

 
 

East Troy School Board readies survey on referendum

By Tracy Ouellette EDITOR       The East Troy School Board agreed to send out a survey measuring community support for a three-year, $3 million annual operational referendum.       The survey also asks the community about its support for a capital improvement referendum to take care of the facility needs in […]

 
 

Cattails to remain closed in Delavan after special meeting

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Cattails bar in the Town of Delavan will remain closed until at least Nov. 22. The bar’s liquor license was revoked during a hearing that was held during a special meeting on Oct. 10 and that action remained in effect after another special meeting on […]