Author Archive: Heather Ruenz

Their hearts grow bigger every day

Their hearts grow bigger every day

Family of adopted boy this year’s benefit recipient   By Heather Ruenz SLN staff Brandon and Hiedi Kadlec opened their hearts when they decided to become adoptive parents and they opened them even further when they agreed to take in a baby with a rare heart condition. “There were certain […]

 
 

Firefighters’ Street Dance in Elkhorn Saturday

By Heather Ruenz SLN staff The Elkhorn Area Fire Department will hold its 48th annual Elkhorn Firefighters’ Street Dance from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday outside of the fire station at 13 S. Broad St. The event will kick off with food and drinks at 5 p.m. Food offerings will […]

 
 

Make a day of it

Elkhorn Community Day a family-friendly way to kick off summer By Heather Ruenz SLN staff Though located a bit off the beaten path, Babe Mann Park could be described as the ideal location for the Elkhorn Community Day event slated for Saturday. Now in its third year, the event was […]

 
 

Color Run fun

Color Run fun

After having to cancel twice because of the weather, the Color Run at Duck Pond, a Fontana Parent-Teacher Organization event, was held June 1. Kids are shown taking off on the run at the start. Teachers sprayed them with powdered colors along the way. See more photos from the event […]

 
 

Faithful service

Faithful service

Lisa Otterbacher prepares to turn the next page after serving 28 years in Whitewater police department By Todd Mishler Copy Editor “I’m not sure what planted the seed, but there was never a question in my mind,” Lisa Otterbacher said about deciding to become a cop at age 7. “I […]

 
 

Ski team opens season

Ski team opens season

The LAS Water Ski Show Team, joined this year by the Minneiska Ski Team, shown opening the season May 26 on Elkhorn Lake at Babe Mann Park, will be back at the park, 960 Proctor Dr. on Saturday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. For more information including a complete schedule […]

 
 

A job well done

A job well done

Town of Sharon Public Works Director, Bill Henning (right) retired May 14. He is shown being presented a plaque of appreciation by Town Chairman Rich Brandl. Henning was a Town Board Supervisor from 1991 to 2005, at which point he was appointed as Public Works Director. Serving the community is […]

 
 

Scouts host fundraiser

Scouts host fundraiser

Walworth/Fontana Boy Scout Troop 234 hosts a Brat and Hot Dog Sale at Heyer True Value Hardware May 26 with proceeds set to support a trip to Camp Tomahawk. Cheryl and John Tracy, from Fontana, are among the first customers to stop by during the sale. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

Parents may now file for tax rebate

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Parents throughout Wisconsin may now apply online for a $100-per-child sales tax rebate. The rebate is being touted by Gov. Scott Walker, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and other Republican leaders who championed the measure last winter. Some state Democrats, however, have labeled the rebate […]

 
 

Keeping kids safe

Keeping kids safe

At a bike rodeo hosted by the Sharon Police Department June 2, a variety of stations were set up to teach kids about bike safety, fit them for helmets and give them prizes. Police Chief Brad Buchholz mans one of the stations and talks to Lito Alicea, 8, about the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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