Author Archive: Heather Ruenz

BRENT KEPP

BRENT KEPP

Brent A. Kepp, of Whitewater, passed away on Jan. 13, 2021 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison as a result of complications to a recent diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Lynne was by his side. Brent was born in Edgerton on Sept. 21, 1952, the son of LeRoy and […]

 
 

BRIANA SCARO

BRIANA SCARO

Briana L. Scaro, 39, of Darien, passed away to eternal life on Jan. 15, 2021 at the Mercy Medical Center in Janesville. She was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, on Dec. 28, 1981 to Kenneth and Susan (Paulson) Scaro. Briana is survived by her mother, Susan Ehlen; stepdad, Ron Ehlen […]

 
 

Elkhorn Lions dinner postponed

The Elkhorn Lions Club’s annual roast beef dinner, which was initially set for Jan. 31, was recently postponed until April 18. Confirmation of the event date was not made prior to publishing an article in this week’s Jan. 21 issue of the Elkhorn Independent. We regret the error.

 
 

Out in the fresh air

The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative of Walworth County is leading the charge to bring Cycling Without Age to the area. The program aims to bring joy and vitality to non-driving, older adults and those with differing abilities via a trishaw – a three-wheel, pedal-assist cargo bike.

Cycling Without Age program rolling into the area By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Cycling Without Age aims to bring joy and vitality to non-driving, older adults and those with differing abilities via a trishaw, a three-wheel, pedal-assist cargo bike. The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative is bringing the program to this […]

 
 

A place to discuss the tough stuff

In Conversations aims to provide safe space for difficult topics By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The Elkhorn Resilience Coalition is hosting a monthly panel and discussion called “In Conversations.” The goal of the program is to provide members of the greater community a safe space to discuss various topics. Elkhorn Area […]

 
 

WUSD gauges parent interest for planning

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With plans of reopening schools to all students in mid-January, officials in the Whitewater Unified district are in the process of determining who will have seats in classrooms and who will continue learning virtually. As the number of COVID-19 cases ticked upward in Whitewater and surrounding […]

 
 

Area man receives Blair Cares Award

Area man receives Blair Cares Award

Spiegelhoff recognized for volunteer work with Alzheimer’s Association Since 2001, Olympic champion Bonnie Blair has been an Alzheimer’s champion. Her volunteer leadership, willingness to serve, and incredible energy she gives to advance the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is the embodiment of “caring.” In this spirit of volunteering, the Alzheimer’s […]

 
 

Businesses recognized by Town of Delavan

Businesses recognized by Town of Delavan

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Two businesses – Boxed and Burlap and JD Environmental – were recognized by the Town of Delavan board recently for their contributions to the town. The owners of both businesses were presented certificates. John Neighbors, owner of Boxed and Burlap, was recognized for allowing the […]

 
 

A fruity fundraiser

A fruity fundraiser

Members of the Whitewater Rotary Club assemble holiday fruit baskets at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Community Engagement Center earlier this month. A total of 280 baskets in all were put together with proceeds from the fundraiser going to support various Rotary Club community projects. From the left: Aurelio Callope, Gordon […]

 
 

Genoa City fire still under investigation

Genoa City fire still under investigation

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Authorities are still looking into what caused a five-alarm blaze in Genoa City on Dec. 23 that destroyed a commercial building and displaced two residents. The five-alarm fire, according to investigators, happened before 2:22 p.m. when representatives from the Genoa City Police Department as well […]