Author Archive: Heather Ruenz

Highway 67 closure Thursday

Jackson Creek bridge deck overlay work is scheduled for Thursday. Oct. 11 and travelers should plan alternate routes. Highway 67 from Morrissey Drive to Grant Street south of Elkhorn will be closed to all traffic, according to the Department of Transportation. The closure is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. […]

 
 

Michael Lois Support Fund launched

Elkhorn football player recovering from serious, non-football injury “On Sunday, September 16th Elkhorn Area High School Student, Michael Lois broke three vertebrae in his neck while diving into a swimming pool. Those who know Michael know that he is a determined, positive, and kind young man. He is a star […]

 
 

For the kids

For the kids

The fourth annual Golf Fore! Kids fundraiser was held Aug. 19. Don McComb, center, accepts one of the day’s three Friend of Whitewater Kids awards from Lakeview Elementary Principal David Brokopp and Whitewater Unified School District Administrator Mark Elworthy. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

WWUSD officials offer new details on $12.8 million fall referendum

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater Unified School District officials have launched an informational website and set in motion a series of meetings for the $12.8 million operational referendum that will be on residents’ ballot boxes in November. The WWUSD School Board at a special meeting Aug. 13 voted to hold […]

 
 

Focused

Focused

Two members of the Big Foot-Williams Bay tennis team, including Hanah Nordmeyer (above) at No. 4 singles, won their singles matches at Edgerton Aug. 30. She is shown competing Aug. 29 at Brookfield Academy. (Bob Mischka photo)

 
 

A gathering place for the community

A gathering place for the community

Dietrich Studio and Gallery, Sharon, hosting open mic night Fridays By Heather Ruenz SLN staff In an effort to offer members of the greater community a place to gather, be entertained – and for some, the opportunity to share – an open mic event is being held on Friday nights. Held […]

 
 

Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge offers tour

A portion of the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge, N541 County Highway H, Genoa City, will open to the public, and a hike will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 11. The tour will be off the 86-acre Genoa City Tract, northeast of Genoa City on Highway H. […]

 
 

Delavan Common Council accepts traffic analysis of Lakeside Center’s effect

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council on Aug. 21 accepted a Department of Transportation traffic analysis of the affect the new Lakeside Center will have on Highway 50 east of Interstate 43. Fleet Farm is due to open in October, and Meijer has an agreement to purchase […]

 
 

Welcome back

Welcome back

Badger teachers, staff and student mentors welcome freshmen to school on Sept. 4 for Badger High School’s first day of the 2018-19 school year. (Michael Hoey photo)

 
 

Open Arms Free Clinic team comes alive

Open Arms Free Clinic team comes alive

Walworth County Fair goers witnessed a flash mob performed by the Open Arms Free Clinic Volunteer Outreach Team on Aug. 29. Over 100 volunteers prepared the joyful expression of outreach to the The Greatest Showman movie soundtrack song, “Come Alive” under the direction of The Dance Factory Choreographer, Garrett Vopendesta. […]