Author Archive: Jennifer Eisenbart

Restoration of lakes underway after drawdown

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       With the winter drawdown and dredging of Cravath and Trippe lakes in the rearview mirror, Whitewater officials are turning their attention toward restorative efforts as warm weather sets in.       At a Common Council meeting May 3, Eric Boettcher, parks and recreation director, provided an […]

 
 

Elkhorn food pantry goes online

Elkhorn food pantry goes online

EI 051222 Food pantry online By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Like just about everything else lately, the Elkhorn Food Pantry is going online. As a way to make the pantry more accessible, the pantry recently added an online ordering system. The pantry, which serves those who live in the Elkhorn Area […]

 
 

County clearing out surplus equipment

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Finance Committee of the Walworth County Board of Supervisors approved a pair of resolutions April 28, one to sell surplus public works equipment and another to American Rescue Plan Act funding. The county has a pair of single-axel Mack trucks with attachments it purchased in […]

 
 

Webster House scheduled for grand reopening

Webster House scheduled for grand reopening

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As the growth of historical societies in the area has shown, many are interested in finding out just what life was like in past centuries. Now, a Walworth County iconic spot is getting ready to reopen, with a change in style and reach further back into […]

 
 

Having a fiesta!

Having a fiesta!

The City of Delavan celebrated Cinco de Mayo May 6-8 at Phoenix Park. The event featured live music, ethnic dancers, children’s activities and even a jalapeno-eating contest with a $100 top prize. Vendors from various restaurants and churches provided Mexican food and drinks, and a large variety of items were […]

 
 

Comets officially moving to Rock Valley Conference

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT Delavan-Darien High School will officially leave the Southern Lakes Conference and join the Rock Valley Conference for the 2023-24 school year. The Comets were already slated to join the RVC in football next season. The WIAA Board of Control approved the move of all D-DHS […]

 
 

Keeping private money out of running elections

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Walworth County Board of Supervisors Executive Committee gave a unanimous nod to new ordinance language that would prohibit non-governmental grants and private donations to help run elections. The Republican Party of Walworth County drafted correspondence to the County Board out of its annual canvas, asking […]

 
 

Evergreen Country Club sold

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After 20 years of ownership by a group of four partners, Evergreen Country Club has been sold. The information was first reported on Wisconsin.Golf and also confirmed by BizTimes.com. Wisconsin.Golf reported the buyer as Nehang Anand, a Chicago-area businessman. Anand has a partial ownership in other […]

 
 

Picknell to retire at end of year

Walworth County Sheriff Kurt Picknell

Walworth County Sheriff announced Thursday morning, Feb. 24, that he plans to retire by the end of 2022. “My immediate thanks goes to the dedicated employees and their families for the 24 hours a day shared sacrifice to the mission driven focus for public safety in Walworth County,” said Picknell […]

 
 

New era starts for Elkhorn Fire Department

By Kellen Olshefski CORRESPONDENT       With the swearing in of 10 career firefighters during the Feb. 5 City of Elkhorn Common Council meeting, the Elkhorn Area Fire Department not only marked the beginning of a new era for the City of Elkhorn, but for Walworth County as well.       The […]