Author Archive: Jennifer Eisenbart

COVID-19 updates in county to come at committee level

By Jennifer Eisenbart STAFF WRITER       The Walworth County Board of Supervisors essentially postponed discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic at the Feb. 8 meeting of the full board, citing updates coming at the committee level.       The COVID-19 response, update and state and federal actions was listed on the agenda […]

 
 

Senior Travel Club of Walworth County getting back up and running after COVID-19

By Jennifer Eisenbart STAFF WRITER       For a group that is based on gathering for socialization, the Senior Travel Club of Walworth County has managed pretty well in the times of COVID-19.       In the last year and a half, while membership has dropped, the group still managed 12 bus […]

 
 

County clerk leaving after 25 years in the position

County clerk leaving after 25 years in the position

By Jennifer Eisenbart STAFF WRITER       Walworth County Clerk Kim Bushey, who has been in the position for 25 years, announced her retirement last week.       Bushey’s letter of resignation was forwarded from the Walworth County Board of Supervisors Feb. 8 to the executive committee, which was set to meet […]

 
 

Whitewater moves forward with ‘White Elephant’ refresh

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       A historic, deeply rooted building in the heart of Whitewater is set to receive a much-needed refresh, following a pivotal vote from city officials.       The Whitewater Common Council on Feb. 1 approved a developer’s agreement with Bower’s House LLC, a company that has acquired […]

 
 

Crisis liaisons become permanent in Walworth County

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       A year ago, Walworth County launched its Embedded Crisis Liaison Program, which is designed to put mental health resources on site at the most critical call times for area law enforcement.       Now, in light of the program’s success, availability will expand, with critical crisis […]

 
 

Change order increases construction project costs

By Kellen Olshefski CORRESPONDENT       The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 5-0 in favor of a change order for the 2021 Elkhorn Street Program construction project at its meeting Monday night.       Alderman Ron Dunwiddie was absent from Monday’s meeting.       According to a memo provided to the council […]

 
 

Delmar wants more done with storm water issues

Gwen Rayka, President of the Delmar Improvement Association, spoke out recently in response to a recent article in the Delavan Enterprise regarding the South Shore reconstruction project and storm water issues that were brought to light by the project.       Rayka wanted to make clear that the DIA did not […]

 
 

Partners in Play starts second session with WUSD

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       When Molly Fuller started her job last year as the family/community engagement coordinator for Whitewater Unified School District, she knew she wanted at least one thing – a chance for kids to play.       “I wanted kids to be able to come in with their […]

 
 

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       Stable enrollment and additional infusions of capital spending are among the preliminary considerations in play as Whitewater Unified School District officials begin assembling a budget for the 2022-23 school year.       While the next fiscal year does not officially begin until July, school districts typically […]

 
 

Middle schoolers to experience Service Fair

By Kellen Olshefski CORRESPONDENT       The Elkhorn Resilience Coalition has planned a service organization fair for middle school students on Feb. 24 to help expose them to the numerous organizations that work to better the community in the Walworth County area.       Elkhorn Area School District Community Resilience Outreach Coordinator […]