Author Archive: Jennifer Eisenbart

Whitewater’s Xochipa takes part in first girls state wrestling tourney

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       For Whitewater High School junior Ashly Xochipa, this past weekend was a dream come true.       In the first-ever WIAA State Girls Wrestling Tournament in La Crosse, Xochipa – competing in the 27-competitor 132-pound weight class – won her opening match by pin before losing […]

 
 

Food trucks welcome as county looks to expand zoning

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       The Walworth County Board County Zoning Agency voted unanimously Jan. 20 to move forward with revising the county zoning code regarding food trucks.       The revised ordinance would allow B-1 zoned areas – local business districts – to host food trucks. The county already allows […]

 
 

Town of Delavan reminds everyone to be wary of ice conditions

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Walworth County’s biggest lake might be Geneva Lake, but if you’re into fishing, Town of Delavan Police Chief Raymond Clark expects people to come to Delavan Lake.       “It’s more of a sportsman lake,” he explained. “People like to fish. I understand that. I do.” […]

 
 

WUSD pursuing overhauled ELL program

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT Citing a desire to meet the growing needs of its English Language Learner population, officials in the Whitewater Unified School District are in the early stages of exploring a program that would offer multilingual focus across all grade levels. Superintendent Caroline Pate-Hefty and other district officials […]

 
 

More in need of rescue after going through the ice

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Town of Delavan ended up with a pair of ice rescues on back-to-back days last week. The two incidents combined to make it the third time in the past week that people have gone through the ice on Delavan Lake. The first incident took place […]

 
 

Let’s go fly a kite!

Let’s go fly a kite!

Elkhorn Middle School put on its production of “Mary Poppins” last weekend. Show here are, clockwise from above: Marshall Griffin (second from right), as George Banks, speaks with his children Ethan Justen and Eden Cochenour (from left, Michael and Jane Banks) with their mother Winifred, played by Ava Schmieden, looking […]

 
 

Closing the gender gap: Elkhorn earns diversity award

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When Sydney Steinbauer joined a coding club in middle school, she wasn’t thinking of where the future might lead. And for Grace Ivey, she wasn’t even necessarily interested in Elkhorn’s AP Computer Science track. She took the class because it would help her with her business […]

 
 

Town takes next steps to dredge ponds

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Town of Delavan board approved the next steps toward dredging the Mound Road sediment ponds beginning in July on Jan. 18. The board approved engaging Peter Berrini at a cost not to exceed $12,000 to take the next two steps. Mary Knipper, chairman of […]

 
 

Schools are weathering COVID storm

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As the most of the state remained in critically high transmission rates this week, the question of how COVID-19 is affecting schools is on the minds of many people. Using information updated Monday, county reporting of total cases is as follows: In Kenosha County, there have […]

 
 

Whitewater fixture Stewart passes at the age of 85

Whitewater fixture Stewart passes at the age of 85

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor   James McBridge Stewart, a fixture in the Whitewater community for his military, community and university service, has died at the age of 85. Stewart died at AngelsGrace Hospice Care Friday, Nov. 26. He is survived by his wife, Claire and several children, grandchildren and great […]