Author Archive: Heather Ruenz

Local elementary school student wins art award

Local elementary school student wins art award

By Heather Ruenz SLN staff Madison Fishbeck, 8, a second grade student at Tibbets Elementary School, Elkhorn, was one of 12 finalists recently selected for an art publishing website’s “Artist of the Week” competition. Her teacher, Erin Heiser, regularly submits students’ artwork to the competition but said it’s been four […]

 
 

Holiday Care program gears up for needy families

The holiday season is fast approaching and the Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a reminder it is seeking donations of new toys and new clothing for children, gift cards to local retail stores for teenagers and money to purchase food gift certificates for families. The […]

 
 

Doing the Turkey Trot

Doing the Turkey Trot

Joe Dietlin (front) heads north on Highway 67 during Four Lakes Athletic Club’s Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning in Elkhorn. The annual “run the race before you stuff your face” event includes a collection of non-perishable food items for the food pantry and features a 5K run/walk as well as […]

 
 

Have waffles with Santa

Annual fundraiser for Lakeland School Dec. 9 By Heather Ruenz SLN staff One sure sign for some that the holidays are fast approaching is the annual Waffles with Santa event at Lakeland School, set for Saturday, Dec. 9. This is the 17th year for the breakfast, sponsored by the Friends […]

 
 

Local students to attend Lyric Opera

Local students to attend Lyric Opera

Chapter members’ donations cover all costs for field trips More than 135 seventh grade students from Fontana, Reek, Sharon and Walworth elementary schools will attend Turandot at the Lyric Opera of Chicago Jan. 19, 2018. On March 21, 2018, 160 students from Lake Geneva Middle School will experience Faust at […]

 
 

Chiefs show intensity, unselfish play early on

By Dan Truttschel Sports correspondent It’s still early and there’s plenty of work ahead, but first-year Big Foot boys basketball coach Jeff Fenrick already is encouraged by what he’s seen. He knows this will be a process. Big Foot returns three of its top-five scorers from last season’s team that […]

 
 

Literacy Council gets grant from Alliant Energy

The Walworth County Literacy Council received a grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation. The Literacy Council is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness of literacy needs and collaborates with the local community in developing and providing instruction in basic literacy skills, English as a second language, citizenship preparation and GED […]

 
 

Dog-shaped topiary stolen from law office

Dog-shaped topiary stolen from law office

‘Shrub’ a conversation piece for staff, neighbors By Heather Ruenz SLN staff In a less-than-usual case of theft, a local law office is searching for a dog-shaped topiary aptly named “Shrub,” which was taken roughly 10 days after it was placed on the front lawn late this summer. Samantha Sostarich, […]

 
 

Yerkes to host star party Dec. 2

Yerkes to host star party Dec. 2

Yerkes Observatory will host a public observing night, called a star party, on its lawn from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Throughout the year, Yerkes holds public observing events to allow people to enjoy constellations, observe celestial objects through lawn telescopes and learn through hands-on astronomy activities. […]

 
 

Walworth County Home Community Education receives grant

Walworth County Home Community Education receives grant

Walworth County Home Community Education has received a grant from the Lori Genske Endowment Fund of the Elkhorn Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. to support the HCE’s project, Wisconsin Bookworms Reading Program. The project began in 1998 with innovative grant funding. Wisconsin Bookworms will […]

 
 
 
 
 

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