Author Archive: Heather Ruenz

‘Super Ryan’ chosen for Kade’s Klassic

‘Super Ryan’ chosen for Kade’s Klassic

Boy with chromosome abnormality showing improvement By Heather Ruenz SLN staff Ryan Mayfield, 8, of Elkhorn, was born six weeks prematurely on Sept. 30, 2008, and immediately proved to be a fighter. He was sent home from the neonatal ICU after six weeks and was able to breath and sleep […]

 
 

Keepin’ it green

Keepin’ it green

Al Ritchey (on the right), discusses hosta plants with Kay Renshaw (on the left) at the 16th Annual Hosta Fest at Al’s Auto Body & Arboretum, Walworth, the first weekend in June. The event included concessions, Nellie’s Orphans, giveaways and tours. For more information call (262) 275-2800 or visit hostafest.com. (Penny […]

 
 

Stay safe and cool in summer heat

County shares risks, offers fans and list of cooling sites The Walworth County Division of Public Health urges residents to protect themselves from heat-related illness during the upcoming summer months. Most heat-related illnesses involve the elderly or individuals who have chronic illnesses, but also at risk are children, athletes, and […]

 
 

Council approves change orders for water plant

Editor’s note: In this week’s issue of the Elkhorn Independent, the figures listed for two change orders in regards to the northeast Water Treatment Plant are incorrect. The correct numbers are reflected in the story below. We regret the error.   By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common […]

 
 

Supporting the community

Supporting the community

Exemplar Financial helps fill food pantry shelves Exemplar Financial Network’s office in Walworth used its annual Spring Shredding Event to also support the Walworth County Food Pantry. As a post IRS tax deadline service, Exemplar has offered free shredding service for the community for some time. This year the financial […]

 
 

On his way

On his way

Alex Hulsey, 5, of Elkhorn, takes a trip down the inflatable slide at the annual Night under the Lights event at Harris Park in Elkhorn. The event, sponsored by the Elkhorn Recreation Department, features raffle baskets donated by local recreation teams, a variety of kids games, food and baseball and […]

 
 

Scholarship winners announced

Scholarship winners announced

On May 6 at its annual brunch, the Geneva Lake Branch of the American Association of University Women recently honored the 2017 STEM Scholarship winners, middle school students from throughout Walworth County, from the left: Riley Summers, Walworth; Lea Connolly, Elkhorn; Esther Coltman, Lake Geneva; Molly Bergstrom, Lake Geneva; Lauren […]

 
 

We did it!

We did it!

Carmen Consolino (from the left), Payton Rushing and Caleb Fox celebrate with a group hug following the graduation ceremony at Elkhorn Area High School June 8. (Aaron Gottschalk photo)

 
 

Agape House awarded Alliant Energy grant

Agape House awarded Alliant Energy grant

The Alliant Energy Foundation recently awarded Agape House, Walworth, a grant that will assist the organization in continuing its mission to educate and counsel young, at-risk women so they may find healing and strength as they face a future beyond abuse and brokenness. Nick Cizauskas, senior key account manager with […]

 
 

End of School Blast

End of School Blast

Majesty, a local Christian rock band, performs at Sugar Creek Lutheran Church June 10, during End of School Blast, an event sponsored by all of the Elkhorn-area churches for students in middle school through college. There was no charge to attend though donations for the Elkhorn Food Pantry were encouraged. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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